Breckenridge Ski Resort, Colorado

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Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Breckenridge Ski Resort is in Summit County next to the town of Breckenridge. General George E. Spencer formally created the town of Breckenridge in November 1859. Spencer chose the name “Breckinridge” after John C. […]

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Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Breckenridge Ski Resort is in Summit County next to the town of Breckenridge. General George E. Spencer formally created the town of Breckenridge in November 1859. Spencer chose the name “Breckinridge” after John C. Breckinridge the 14th, Vice President of the United States, in the hopes of flattering the government and gaining a post office. Spencer succeeded in his plan, and a post office was built in Breckinridge; it was the first post office between the Continental Divide and Salt Lake City, Utah. Later on the “i” was changed to “e” and hence we have Breckenridge as it is known today. The town of Breckenridge was created to serve the gold miners working in the nearby communities of Blue River and Idaho Springs. The mines and mining have long since left the area, and tourism is now its main industry. Breckenridge Ski Resort was opened on December 16, 1961, the vision of Bill Rounds from the Porter and Rounds Lumber Co., who wanted to bring skiing to the area. It opened with a few trails on Peak 8, a double chairlift and a small T-Bar lift. The Resort has experienced an incredible of amount of growth and development over they years, way too much to mention here. However, one interesting fact is that in 1981 Breckenridge became the first ski recreation area in the world to install a High Speed Detachable Quad Chairlift. Today, Breckenridge Ski Resort is recognized as a world-class ski and snowboard facility with over 187 named trails and some of the best snow conditions in Colorado.

On the Slopes

  • Breckenridge Ski Resort is geographically situated over 5 peaks in the Ten Mile Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains. There is something for everyone and every level of ski and snowboard ability. The terrain layout is massive, so make sure you plan enough time to enjoy all the skiing or snowboarding that Breckenridge Ski Resort offers.
  • You know the adage “a little something for everyone”; we’ll at Breckenridge there is “a lot of something for everyone and every ability level”. There is over 1000 acres of bowl skiing and snowboarding to work those heart and leg muscles. Let’s not forget to mention the spectacular views of the entire surrounding areas. A camera is a must. Take the time to explore the area; you will be glad you did.
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort has 4 terrain parks and 1 superpipe ready to provide you with an experience that will leave you wanting more. Each terrain park has something for every level of ability. Freeway is the godfather of terrain parks at Breckenridge and is home to many boxes, rails, bonks and the superpipe. Freeway and Park Lane are designed for experienced enthusiasts only. Bonanza caters to new entrants attempting to gain the necessary basic skills needed to advance and Trygve’s is a terrain park created for children to enjoy an introduction to their future on snow.
  • Breckenridge Ski & Ride School is ready to meet your needs with qualified professional instructors, whether you are a novice on the slopes or the seasoned veteran looking to refine your technique. There are many programs and lessons available, ranging from children’s programs ages 3 -12 to women’s camps, group, private and specialty lessons.

Off the Slopes

  • Breckenridge has an extensive list of lodging options, both on the mountain and in the town that will fit most budgets and lifestyles, everything from hotel rooms to condos, townhouses and mountain homes. There is also the option of staying in Summit County and taking advantage of the “free” transit system to get you to the mountain.
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort is a place that takes pride in providing a family-friendly environment both on and off the slopes. Parents can take some time for themselves as childcare is available for children from 8 weeks to 3 years. Staff members are trained in CPR, First Aid and are dedicated to providing an awesome indoor or outdoor experience for your child. There are 3 locations on the mountain, Peak 8, the Village and Beaver Run Child Care Centers.
  • At Breckenridge Ski Resort, there are many choices for off mountain activities for the entire family. There is ice-skating, both indoor and outdoor, as well as, Eric’s Arcade, Carter Hill for sledding and weekly events that occur throughout the season.
  • If you are looking for a place for a quick snack or leisurely bite, dining choices are almost endless at Breckenridge; from on mountain options such as Ski Hill Grill or The Maggie, to a great selection of charming cafes, bustling breweries and fine dining in the town of Breckenridge.
  • There is no shortage of shopping options at Breckenridge. There are numerous places on the mountain to buy logo wear, souvenirs, pants, jackets, new equipment and other items. There are also more than 200 shops in town including, galleries clothing stores, speciality shops and general merchandise. Also in Summit County you’ll find even more retail options including outlets malls.
  • One of the many wonderful amenities featured in Breckenridge and Summit County are the Summit Stage transit and the “free ride Breckenridge” system that are “free of charge” for all to use. The Summit Stage will get you to the Breckenridge transfer station, from this point the “free ride Breckenridge” system services the town of Breckenridge and will get you to the slopes of the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Both transit systems are a great alternative to driving as they provide convenient schedules and easy access.
  • Airport transportation is available from Denver Intl Airport or Eagle County Regional Airport near Vail with Colorado Mountain Express. They offer Shared Ride or Private Car Service with the convenience of door-to-door service, visit their website at for more information.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
3398 ft / 1036 m

Base Elevation:
9600 ft / 2926 m

Summit Elevation:
12998 ft / 3962 m

Skiable Area:
2908 acres

Average Snowfall:
353 in / 897 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 187

Beginner: 21 (11%)

Intermediate: 58 (31%)

Advanced: 45 (24%)

Expert: 63 (34%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 5

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: Yes

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Eagle County CO , 72mi / 116km

Nearest Major City:
Denver CO, 82mi / 132km

Nearest Town/City:
Breckenridge CO, 3mi / 5km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 10 to Apr 22

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm: Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices


Lift Information

Total Lifts: 34

Gondolas: 1

Express-6 Chairs: 5

Express Quad Chairs: 5

Quad Chairs: 1

Triple Chairs: 1

Double Chairs: 6

Surface Lifts: 15


Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Eagle County Airport  (EGE)
Distance: 72 mi / 116 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Denver Intl Airport  (DEN)
Distance: 106 mi / 171 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-789-7669

Direct Phone: 970-453-5000

Snow Phone: 970-496-4111

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Ski Resort Shuttle

Airport Transportation

Airport Transportation

More Helpful Links

Airport Transportation