- Highest lift in North America at 3,914 m for some big mountain shredding
- Bustling historic mining town with a laid-back vibe
- Party town reputation - they got après ski down packed
- Wide range of lodgings from modest to luxury that suits all budgets
- Award-winning terrain parks (some of the best in the world!)
- Epic wind chill so wrap up warm
- High elevation combined with strong winds means top lifts can close for days
- Slopes can get crowded, ugh!
- Snow can be blow-packed into a crusty shell
- High altitude can cause altitude sickness
A mecca for big mountain shredders and trick stomping freestylers, Breckenridge is all about the new school! When it comes to high alpine terrain, no-fall zone chutes, and wide open bowls, it tops every other ski area in Summit County.
Denver International Airport
Breckenridge (approx. 2.5 hours)
Base of Breckenridge (Walk)
- Popular base areas include Peak 7,8 and 9
- Ski-in/ski-out accommodation
- Peak 8 and Peak 9 are great areas for beginner's to stay
Historic Downtown (2-3 km)
- Best dining and nightlife is on Main Street
- Wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets
- Shuttles available to and from slopes
Dillon/Silverthorne (24-32 km)
- Both towns are around 30 mins drive away
- Inexpensive lodging
- Limited nightlife
Frisco (16-24 km)
- 25 minutes drive away
- Inexpensive lodging; has many hotel and motel chains
- Easy access to Copper Mountain
Breck has some of the best beginner skiing in Colorado. Check out the beginner terrain on the lower half of Peak 9 and base of Peak 8 or try out the speed-controlled Family Zones.More beginners tips
There's intermediate terrain across all the Peaks at Breck but Peak 7 is where you'll find plenty of perfect corduroys and gently rolling runs. Take on Claimjumper for big sweeping turns down the mountain, it's our favourite for intermediates here!More intermediates tips
Don't underestimate Breck, it's got expert terrain well above the tree line (unlike many Colorado resorts!), slopes as steep as 55 degrees and vertical cornices you gotta drop over! Take on the Six Senses area for steep narrow chutes and cornices or drop into some epic bowls such as Serenity Bowl, Horseshoe Bowl or from the highest point in the resort at 3,962 m, Snow White Bowl!More experts tips
Breck's high elevation keeps the snow nice and fresh, but it gets tracked out quickly so go to the hike-to terrain on Peaks 6, 8, 9 and 10 for freshest stuff.
Ditch the crowds
Head to Peak 6's Kensho Super Chair and Peak 10's Falcon Super Chair to escape the crowds.
Breck has some of the best nightlife that will keep non-skiers partying all night long. There is also snowmobiling and dogsledding available too.
For families with beginners, there are easy trails that access the ski-in/ski-out accommodation between Peak 8 and Peak 9, where you'll find beginner terrain on the lower half.
|beginner||11 %||10 %|
|intermediate||31 %||30 %|
|advanced||24 %||37 %|
|expert||34 %||23 %|
|child lift ticket||$110 USD ($153 AUD)||Free|
|adult lift ticket||$169 USD ($234 AUD)||$100 USD ($139 AUD)|
|value for money|
|average total snowfall||584cm||457cm|