Experience Breckenridge Ski Resort’s expansive High Alpine terrain in summer with adventure activities at Epic Discovery, guided hiking and biking, and scenic chairlift rides. Situated above an authentic, vibrant mountain town, Breck offers numerous year-round outdoor activities and events, as well as more than 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, throughout its historic downtown.
Epic Discovery at Breckenridge: A Mountain of Summer Fun is Ahead!
Exploring the mountain at Breckenridge Ski Resort isn’t just a winter activity! Embark on a summer adventure with Epic Discovery, offering a combination of scenic, family-friendly and thrill-seeking outdoor activities designed to immerse guests in Breck’s High Alpine environment. Opened in late summer 2017, Epic Discovery offers a variety of zones and activities designed to immerse guests in nature while highlighting Breck’s rich landscapes, local history and possibilities for adventure.
The summer fun starts at Peak 8 Base Camp, accessible via the free BreckConnect Gondola in town, and offers a hub of family-friendly activities geared towards the little ones and signature summer thrills like the Gold Runner Coaster and Alpine Slides. From there, take a scenic ride on the Colorado SuperChair to Alpine Camp and find the resort’s newest summer activities. Catch a thrilling ride on the Expedition Zipline Tour, scale multiple routes on the Gold Summit Climbing Wall, test your balance and maneuver the obstacles of the Alpineer Challenge Course, embark on a scenic hike with learn-through-play activities and more. All with stunning views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
Vail Resorts’ Epic Discovery, offered at Breckenridge and Vail in Colorado, and Heavenly Resort in California, is the first-of-its-kind comprehensive on-mountain summer adventure designed to immerse guests in activities which provide big-time thrills, allowing them to challenge themselves physically, explore and better understand their natural surroundings, and ultimately create lifelong memories. Vail Resorts will utilize its “1% For The Forest” program as a means to contribute one percent of all summer lift ticket and activity revenue to The Nature Conservancy for forest restoration projects on national forest lands.
Mountaintop Adventures at Epic Discovery’s Alpine Camp
Alpine Camp, located just steps from the top of the Colorado SuperChair, is the heart of Epic Discovery’s newest activities and adventures at Breck, featuring the Alpineer Challenge Course, Expedition Zip Line Tour, Gold Summit Climbing Wall, Interpretive Hiking Loop and Observation Tower. Experience everything Epic Discovery has to offer. Embark on the Expedition Zip Line Tour, and get all-day access to the Ultimate Adventure Pass for the same day and next day after your tour.
  • Alpineer Challenge Course: Test out your agility on one of 15 different challenges from lightly swinging logs, to shoe-to-rope balancing maneuvers; part of a truly unique adventure, built to blend in with its natural surroundings. The challenge course is the newest activity at Alpine Camp, opened in late Summer 2017.
  • Expedition Zip Line Tour: This half-day guided tour explores the Peak 7 Ore Bucket area of Breckenridge Ski Resort by air; navigating over a mile on eight zip lines between 10 towers and a 200-foot-long aerial bridge walk with stunning views of Summit County.
  • Gold Summit Climbing Wall: The 35-foot tall climbing wall offers 16 distinct routes to challenge all ability levels, from beginner and advanced climbers.
  • Interpretive Hiking Loop: Just under a mile, this gentle hiking loop takes guests on a journey of learning about Breck’s High Alpine environment, including animals, flora and fauna, mountain wetlands, impacts of the gold rush and additional history of the area. Story Stakes along the loop provide photos, fun facts and interesting written descriptions to encourage a connection to the area while learning in a unique way.
  • Observation Tower: Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of Breckenridge, the Continental Divide and the greater Rocky Mountains.
Epic Discovery’s Peak 8 Basecamp
Offering activities for the whole family, with a focus on the little ones, Peak 8 Basecamp is the first stop to make on your Epic Discovery journey. Located off the top of the free BreckConnect Gondola and at the base of the Colorado SuperChair, Peak 8 Basecamp offers plenty of summer fun for the young and young at heart.
  • GoldRunner Alpine Coaster: Race down the mountain on 2,500 feet of elevated track as you enjoy a thrilling journey around and through the forest. Ride single or with a friend, managing your own speed through the hairpin twists and turns!
  • Alpine Slides: Choose between three exhilarating 2,600 feet-long courses at Peak 8 Base Camp. Control your speed through berms, turns and straightaways on the most legendary Alpine Slide in Colorado.
  • The Lil’ Climber Ropes Course: Swing, glide, balance and more. The kid-sized version of Breck’s Alpineer Challenge Course features ropes, bridges, logs and other kid-friendly obstacles and challenges for younger guests.
  • Little Flyer Zipline: The perfect introduction to ziplining for little flyers, specially designed to get you flying and ready for the big experience.
  • Silver Summit Climbing Wall: Explore the nooks and crannies of this 35ft tall climbing wall while taking in the views of the surrounding mountain ranges, all while safely harnessed. The climbing wall is designed with novice and beginner climbers in mind, so there is fun for all ages and abilities.
  • Bungee Trampoline: Harness up and get ready to bounce, flip and soar towards the mountaintops.
  • Riperoo’s Bounce House: Let your kids expend some energy in this giant inflatable bounce house where they can literally bounce off the walls.
  • Mineshaft Maze: Take the challenge! Can you and your kids find your way through the twists and turns of Colorado's largest human maze? Race the clock and find out.
  • Tom's Nugget Tubing: Tubing isn’t just a winter activity. Hop on and get ready for a tubular time this summer.
  • Mini Golf: Putt the afternoon away on this scenic miniature golf course.
  • Mini Miner Gemstone Panning: The history of the gold rush comes alive at Peak 8 Base Camp. Pan for gems in this interactive sluice and take home your finds.
Make the Most of Your Epic Discovery Experience
The Ultimate Adventure Pass is the best way to experience the majority of Epic Discovery summer activities at Breckenridge, offering scenic chairlift access and unlimited all-day access to activities at Basecamp and Alpine Camp, including the Alpineer Challenge Course, Gold Runner Coaster, Alpine Slides, climbing walls, bungee trampolines, mini golf and more. Plus, guests who purchase an Ultimate Adventure Pass after 2:30 p.m. can enjoy Epic Discovery activities that afternoon as well as the next day!
Explore the Wildflowers and Beauty of Breckenridge on Foot, Bike or 4x4 Tour
Immerse yourself in Breckenridge’s High Alpine environment and experience the beauty of the mountains via the resort’s extensive summer trail system.
  • Guided Hikes: Explore Breck’s High Alpine environment with a scenic guided hike along the Horseshoe Bowl Trail. Enjoy amazing views and wildflowers while learning about local history, geology, biology, wildlife and conservation. The tour includes a scenic chair ride up to Alpine Camp, water and granola bars, and hiking poles.
  • Mountain Biking: Enjoy Breck’s breathtaking mountain biking trails accessed by the Colorado SuperChair. The resort offers mountain bike lessons from beginner to intermediate levels and teaches terrain and tactics, safety, local history, high altitude and weather anomalies, and what it takes to protect the High Alpine environment. Or, simply book a guide to help you explore the best terrain Breck has to offer.
  • 4x4 Tours: Get off the beaten path! Hop on one of Breck’s open-air safari-style 4x4 vehicles with up to 7 people and cruise Peaks 7 and 8. This 90-minute ride will give you spectacular views from the top of the Ten Mile range.


Sara Lococo

Senior Communications Manager
Email: slococo@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 496-3210
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