Breckenridge Ski Resort offers five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, 11 bowls, North America’s highest chairlift and some of the country’s best High Alpine terrain. Breckenridge, affectionately known as ‘Breck’ to locals and visitors alike, is a historic mining town and vibrant mountain community that boasts a serious dose of high alpine adventure, natural beauty and ski town charm.
 
NEW Breck and Keystone Set to Offer One of the Longest Ski Seasons in the Country
For the first time ever, this year guests can enjoy one of the longest ski seasons in the country at Breck and Keystone, with skiing and riding operations planned to kick off at Keystone in October and run through Memorial Day at Breck, as weather and conditions permit. This summer Keystone Resort has been hard at work upgrading snowmaking on its opening terrain to a state-of-the-art, automated, energy-efficient system that will assist the resort to operate more productively in narrow early-season snowmaking windows. This investment in snowmaking will also help to position Keystone to be the first resort to open in Colorado and the U.S. each season with the most skiable terrain. With Keystone getting the season started, Breck will close it out with late spring skiing and riding. Following Breck’s announcement last season to run winter operations through Memorial Day moving forward, skiers and riders can celebrate the end of the winter season at Breck’s Spring Finale with access to signature High Alpine terrain offerings throughout May. Thanks to Breck’s elevation, High Alpine terrain and propensity for snow, the resort typically offers exceptional spring conditions for skiing and riding.
 
NEW Escalators, Skier Services, and Amenities Greet Guests at the Base of Peak 8 this Winter
The heart of Breckenridge Ski Resort gets a new beat this season with the transformation of the Peak 8 Base Area, elevating the overall guest experience at the primary portal to the mountain. This winter guests will be greeted with a whole new look and feel as they arrive at Peak 8, welcomed by new escalators to help guests move between street-level and plaza-level; brand new skier services headquarters including new locations for resort ticket and season pass sales, the Breck Ski & Snowboard School, and Breck Sports retail and rental store; as well as other guest amenities including an outdoor ice skating rink, coffee shop, new public restroom facilities and new town transit stop for easy and convenient access into town. Over the past several years the Peak 8 Base Area has seen major improvements, with One Ski Hill Place paving the way in 2011 as a new ski-in, ski-out luxury lodging experience. In Dec. 2016, Breck Grand Vacations opened the first phase of the Grand Colorado on Peak 8, with an expansion underway and set to open this winter. Additionally, more exciting developments are on the horizon with the recent approval of a proposed four-star hotel.
 
NEW Gravity Haus Elevates Peak 9
Gravity Haus Breckenridge is the adventure destination and social haus for the modern adventurer. Replacing the former Village Hotel at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peak 9, the renovated and tech-forward ski-in/ ski-out boutique property will debut in December 2019, featuring 60 distinctly-curated rooms. Featuring a modern alpine design, accommodations include private queen & king suites and 'all-in-one' combination suites featuring both bunks and private sleeping areas for families and groups. Designed to activate a community of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts year-round, Gravity Haus offers ongoing insider experiences ranging from outdoor excursions to social programming.  Onsite amenities at Gravity Haus include Dryland fitness and sports recovery center, Backcountry discovery center, a super trampoline, StarterHaus, a new co-working space by Jim Deters , farm-to-cup Unravel coffee, nourishing dining at Cabin Juice, Japanese-inspired onsen and more. 
 
Ullr Fest: Famed Breck Festival Moves to December
Get ready to break out the Viking helmets a little earlier this year, as Breck’s whacky and fun Ullr Fest celebration moves to Dec. 11-15, 2019. A tradition for more than 50 years, the event brings together snow-lovers alike for a town-wide snow dance to pray for snow by paying homage to Ullr (rhymes with cooler), a Norse god known for his love of cold weather, snow and skiing. Every year a sea of more than 12,000 horned Viking hat adorned skiers and snowboarders flood Main Street to cheer on, or take part in the (unofficial) world’s longest shot ski. The fun continues as the Ullr Parade winds its way down Main Street packed with outrageous floats, like a moving ski jump with those aboard catching air, a gliding hot tub, and a Viking paddling his canoe through town.
 
Ski-In, Ski-Out Mountain Town
Breckenridge, affectionately known as ‘Breck’ to locals and visitors alike, offers a serious dose of High Alpine adventure, natural beauty and ski town charm. With an abundance of slopeside lodging accommodations, ski-to-town trails and the BreckConnect Gondola, the connection between mountain and town is seamless. It’s like the entire town of Breck is practically ski-in, ski-out. Where else in the world can you ski from the top of North America’s highest chairlift and directly into town for après!?
 
Terrain with Altitude: Discover Breck’s High Alpine
Pioneered by locals and skied by legends, the High Alpine is Breck’s untamed wilderness. Towering above the town, Breck’s above-tree-line terrain spans across multiple peaks, 11 bowls and offers some of the best High Alpine skiing and riding in the country. Ride the Imperial Express, North America’s highest chairlift, and from the top traverse over and drop into Whale's Tail, which is often powder-loaded even several days after a snow cycle; or follow the boot pack and take a quick hike to nearly 13,000 feet above sea-level to Peak 8’s famed Lake Chutes. Feel your heart racing and adrenaline pumping as the views and the altitude literally take your breath away, as you stare down the face of some of the steepest in-bounds pitches in Colorado. At the center of the High Alpine action, Peak 7 features vast and expansive bowl terrain accessed by the T-Bar lift – practically a rite of passage at Breck, and by a mellow hike off Imperial. A local’s favorite, the High Alpine of Peak 7 offers up classic, steep runs like Y Chutes, CJ’s and Magic Carpet, and below that sits Ore Bucket, some of the best gladed terrain on the mountain. Peak 6, the newest area of terrain on the mountain that opened in 2013, is where advanced-intermediates can get their first taste of High Alpine adventure while experts can hike to Beyond Bowl, Serenity Bowl and The Six Senses where wide-open expanses, cliffs and technical chutes await. For a snow-sensory overload drop in on E.S.P. on powder days. If all this has you in a High Alpine state of mind, take your skills to new heights above tree-line with the new Breck Guides programs, and get a whole new perspective on the best terrain and hidden powder stashes so you can experience the mountain like the locals and legends.
 
Breck Guides: Experience Breck’s High Alpine in a Whole New Way
With five distinct peaks to explore, some of the country’s best High Alpine terrain, and plenty of secret sweet spots, there’s no better way to experience it all than with a Breck Guide. Consider them the elites of our Ski and Snowboard School – guides who treat Breckenridge like its own subject matter and visitors like locals. For adventure seekers, there’s no better way to both experience the mountain and learn, with a focus that goes beyond skills and teaches the mountain itself. Broken down into three unique programs, you may find yourself kicking of the day with special access to Ski Patrol’s morning meeting, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how patrollers work with Breck’s unique weather patterns to manage terrain, and where to find the best snow based on recent conditions. Many of our Guides bring over a decade of Breck experience, eager to show off our hidden powder stashes, easy-to-miss glade runs and the best of our challenging High Alpine terrain. Along the way, they’ll happily offer tips and instruction to take your game to the next level, leaving you with the confidence to explore Breck’s terrain like never before and make the mountain your own.
 
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