2021 Breckenridge Ski Resort Summer Tip Sheet
 
Experience Breckenridge Ski Resort’s expansive High Alpine terrain in summer with 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. On-mountain activities are offered daily Friday, June 18 through Labor Day, September 6, then Friday-Sunday, September 10-12.
 
Cool Off
Breck’s high alpine environment offers the perfect place to get out and cool off in summer! With an elevation of 9,600 feet, low humidity and average summer temperatures in the 70s, Breck is the perfect summer mountain retreat to escape the heat, humidity and hustle-and-bustle of the big city. Plus, guests can quite literally cool off on the giant snow pile that remains.
 
Learn Through Play: 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. Don’t forget to stop and enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of Breckenridge, the Continental Divide and the greater Rocky Mountains.
 
Explore the Wildflowers and Beauty of Breckenridge by Foot or Bike
Immerse yourself in Breckenridge’s High Alpine environment and experience the beauty of the mountains via the resort’s extensive summer trail system.
 
  • Hiking: Explore Breck’s High Alpine environment with a scenic hike along the Horseshoe Bowl Trail. Enjoy amazing views and wildflowers while learning about local history, geology, biology, wildlife and conservation.
  • Mountain Biking: Ride up and down Breck’s breathtaking mountain biking trails to enjoy the beauty the mountains have to offer.
 
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.
 
Sustainability: Recycled Tables and Chairs
Ever wonder what happens to those snack wrappers you’ve recycled? In Vail Resorts’ expanded partnership with PepsiCo, we’ve teamed up with TerraCycle to recycle those candy wrappers into picnic tables and adirondack chairs! When you find yourself taking a break at the Ski Hill Grill, kick up your feet in one of 24 new chairs or enjoy a snack at one of 50 picnic tables. Just be sure to keep recycling, so we can keep making more tables and chairs and continue to work towards Vail Resorts’ Commitment to Zero by 2030.

Breck Under Construction: New Peak 7 Lift
On the heels of major base area upgrades to Peak 8, the attention turns to Peak 7 this year with a brand-new chairlift set to debut next winter for the resort’s 60th anniversary season. Construction of the new Leitner Poma high-speed quad lift will begin this spring at the ski resort. The new lift will be constructed on the north side of Peak 7, with the lower terminal located just below where the Lincoln Meadows and Monte Cristo trails meet, and the upper terminal located just above the Pioneer Crossing restaurant. The new lift will greatly enhance the on-mountain experience for skiers and riders, reducing congestion at the base of Peak 7 and providing relief to the Independence SuperChair, while improving the circulation of skiers and riders between Peaks 6, 7 and 8.
 
In addition, this fall the new South Gondola Lot parking garage will open, providing much needed additional parking in the core of town. The project broke ground in May 2020 and is set to open this fall, ahead of the ski and ride season. The new parking garage will accommodate approximately 950 cars, providing 400 incremental spaces.
 
Commitment to Safety
Health and safety remains our top priority. At our resorts this summer, we will be operating according to local public health orders and following their guidance as it relates to face coverings. We encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines as the pandemic continues to evolve. Local public health information: https://summitcountyco.gov/1348/Visitor-Resources
 
Breckenridge Ski Resort Summer Fast Facts
 
Elevation
Base Elevation: 9,600 ft.
Summit Elevation: 12,998 ft.
Vertical Rise: 3,398 ft.

Bike Trail Classification:
25% Advanced
66% Intermediate
8% Beginner
Named Trails: 12  
                                                                     
Summer On-Mountain Activities:
  • Scenic rides on the Colorado SuperChair
  • Bike Haul
  • GoldRunner Coaster
  • Horseshoe Bowl Hiking Loop
  • Alpine Hiking Trail
  • Peak 8 Basecamp at Epic Discovery
  • Alpine Camp at Epic Discovery, as weather and conditions permit
 
Getting Here
Breckenridge sits two hours west of Denver International Airport (DEN) and 2.5 hours northwest of the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). From Denver, visitors drive 98 miles (159 km) west via I-70, then take exit 203 (Highway 9) south nine miles to Breckenridge. From Colorado Springs, visitors drive 110 miles (178 km) west through South Park and over Hoosier Pass, or via I-25 to C-470 to I-70.

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