With five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22 foot Superpipe, 11 bowls, North America’s highest chairlift and some of the country’s best high alpine terrain, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town, there are numerous reasons why “Breck” is one of the most popular ski resorts in North America. Breck is a place that feels familiar, but always has something new and exciting to offer visitors who return year after year. Independent. Laid Back. Welcoming. Authentic. The moment guests step foot here they are already home. Once they visit, they’re a local. When guests leave they take a piece of Breck with them. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of their locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities and events, Breck embodies more than just a destination, inspiring a way of life that transcends borders and creates a worldwide community of followers who live and love the Breck lifestyle.
Breck – A Mountain of Capital Improvements
There’s always something new to experience in Breckenridge. Whether it’s been a few years since your last visit, a year, or just a season, the resort and town are constantly evolving yet still manage to offer the same familiar feeling and spirit for visitors year after year. On mountain and new for the 2017-18 winter season, the resort opens an upgraded Falcon SuperChair on Peak 10, featuring a new high-speed, six-passenger lift to offer an easier and faster ride up the mountain. Peak 10 is a popular area for advanced skiers and riders, providing access to fun and challenging expert terrain. The upgrade is another milestone in a wave of recent capital improvements at the ski area geared towards enhancing the guest experience – including the opening of Pioneer Crossing, a new 490-seat restaurant on Peak 7 last season, a new Colorado SuperChair in 2014, and more than 500 acres of new terrain with the opening of Peak 6 in 2013. Peak 6 is one of the most notable ski area expansions in the past decade, and features high-alpine, intermediate bowl skiing – a rare find in North America.
Dew Tour Celebrates 10 Years at Breck as an Olympic Qualifier December 13-17, 2017
The Dew Tour returns to Breck for its 10th year, December 13-17, 2017 (presented by Mountain Dew® and TEN: The Enthusiast Network), as an Olympic qualifying event for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The four-day event kicks off the competition season, featuring individual superpipe and slopestyle competitions with the best skiers and snowboarders in the world, along with live concerts, the interactive Dew Tour Experience and in-town events. The Team Challenge is also back for another year and features invited teams of riders representing the biggest brands competing on a unique three-course layout.
Slope-side Dining Just Got a Little Sweeter
Breck’s Ten Mile Station is going a little “Willy Wonka” this ski and snowboard season with the addition of the “Candy Corner”, offering an array of classic chocolates and sweets right off the top of the Quicksilver SuperChair. In addition the resort’s newest restaurant, Pioneer Crossing (opened December 2016), also sweetened up its menu, adding sweet and savory crepes to its breakfast lineup this winter. Located just steps from the top of the Independence SuperChair on Peak 7 – one of the resort’s five iconic peaks on the north side of the mountain – the slope-side restaurant offers panoramic views of the mountain and Summit County.
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, each of Breck’s five peaks features above-tree-line terrain spanning across 11 bowls and offering some of the best High Alpine skiing and snowboarding in North America. Breathtaking views from the top are just the beginning, as a playground of adrenaline-pumping bowls, chutes and hike-to lines will take your experience to the next level. Ride the Imperial Express, North America’s highest chairlift, and it’s like being transported to the European Alps. On a clear day Peak 8’s treeless, powdery slopes offer views for miles, and a birds-eye look at historic Breckenridge that will leave you in awe. Dip into Imperial Bowl and put your skills to the test in the famed Lake Chutes or traverse over to Whale's Tail, then take a moment at the bottom to peer up and admire your perfect turns. Head back up and over to Peak 7 for some not-to-be-missed hike-to bowl runs with an added bonus – Cruise down Art's Bowl and you’ll find yourself in the middle of Ore Bucket, some of Breck’s best gladed terrain. On Peak 6, intermediate skiers or riders can take a cruise down Bliss, a run that will introduce you to panoramic views that are…well…simply blissful. Advanced skiers will also love the hike to The Six Senses on Peak 6; 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, elevate your skills above-tree-line with the new Breck Guide programs and get the inside scoop on hidden powder stashes and top terrain to experience Breck like the locals and legends.
Make the Mountain Yours with the Breckenridge Ski & Snowboard School's New "Breck Guides" Programs
It’s a part of every skier’s DNA to explore and evolve. To chase new terrain, and the exhilarating sense of accomplishment that goes along with it. The truth is, every skier’s journey is its own unique path down the mountain, and every ounce of progression unlocks an even deeper desire to discover. So in Breckenridge, we treat ski school a little differently. It isn’t just a class, it’s an experience. Where professional and knowledgeable guides treat visitors like locals, and Breckenridge like its own subject matter. The focus is not just teaching skills but teaching the mountain itself and imparting the confidence to explore Breck on your terms. So get the most out of your next vacation: Choose a lesson. Get a guide. Make the mountain yours with one of the Breck Ski & Snowboard School’s newest guided experiences.
  • Elevate: Take your skills to the next level and give your technique an altitude adjustment.
  • Explore: Learn the mountain like a local. At Breck there’s a mountain of exploring to do – five of them actually!
  • Go Beyond: Go behind the scenes, above the trees, and beyond your limits.
Made in Breck: Craft Brew and Spirits
With around a dozen breweries and distilleries at your doorstep and in surrounding Summit County, après in Breck means tastings and tours. Here are two of our favorites:
  • Billed as the world’s highest distillery, the Breckenridge Distillery offers tastings of its award-winning bourbon, vodka and gin at its tap room on Main Street. Tours, tastings, and more are also available at its main distillery and farm-to-table restaurant on Airport Road lead by Top Chef star Daniel O’Brien.
  • The Breckenridge Brewery opened in 1990 and has quickly expanded into one of the nation’s premier craft breweries. A favorite of the locals, as you sit at the bar, watch as a selection of award winning beers are handcrafted by the brewers. The dining room also offers a great view of the Ten Mile Range while dining on excellent pub fare at reasonable prices.
Breck’s Favorite Events are Back
Breck is renowned for its event lineup in-town and at the resort. Here are a few favorites you won’t want to miss this season:
  • Ullr Fest Rocks Breckenridge Jan. 10-13, 2018. For more than 50 years, the Breckenridge community has paid tribute to Ullr (rhymes with cooler), the Norse god of snow. Grab a Viking helmet and join the town-wide snow dance which includes the iconic Main Street parade, Ullr Ice Plunge, (unofficial) world’s longest shot ski and more. www.gobreck.com 
  • International Snow Sculpture Championships – Jan. 22-29, 2018
Snow carving in Breckenridge began as a local pastime; today, decorated snow artists from across the globe transform 20-ton blocks of snow into an outdoor art gallery. The Breckenridge Fire Arts Festival runs the same weekend as a fiery contrast of burning sculptures, pyrotechnical effects and other spark-filled attractions take place.
  • Breck Pride Returns for Second Year
    Back for a second year in March 2018, and growing, Breck Pride is offering live music, daily aprés, a Color Run in costumes down the mountain, and much more fun and entertainment. A First Tracks event allows guests on the mountain an hour early to experience the fresh corduroy and early morning light. This week is for everyone – LGBT, straight, skiers, snowboarders, beginners, experts, supporters – come one, come all.
  • Spring Fever! Breck will be one of the last major resorts still open when the biggest spring skiing party in the Rocky Mountains returns March 17 through April 22, 2018. Breckenridge’s elevation – 9,600 feet in town – makes the snow last longer and the bluebird spring days even sweeter. To celebrate, Spring Fever brings a month-long lineup of activities for families, beer drinkers, music lovers, mountaineers and more.
Learn through Play this Summer with Epic Discovery
From lightly swinging logs, to shoe-to-rope balancing maneuvers, the Alpineer Challenge Course is the latest addition to Epic Discovery! Located just steps from the top of the Colorado SuperChair at Alpine Camp, test out your agility on one of 15 different challenges; part of a truly unique adventure, built to blend in with its natural surroundings. The challenge course is the newest activity at Alpine Camp, which opened in late Summer 2017, and it accompanies a new 35 foot tall climbing wall, resort observation tower and interpretive hiking loop offering guests a journey of learning about Breck’s high-alpine environment, including animals, flora and fauna, mountain wetland and history. Epic Discovery’s new activities complement a variety of other popular summer attractions at the resort, including zip lines, alpine slides, a year-round alpine coaster, a bungee trampoline, and much more. 


Zak Sos

Senior Communications Specialist
Email: asos@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970-496-7402
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