About Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge is one of the great close resorts in relation to Denver, CO. Although all good skiing days require an early start, it makes it easy for those days I need to get things accomplished in the morning and still make it to the slopes by noon. With four different peaks to choose from, Peaks 7, 8, 9, 10 (stretching for 2,358 acres), there is always a wide range of skiing to conquer. Breckenridge is about an hour and a half from Denver, CO.
For those looking for groomers, Breckenridge is the place to go.
Since Breck is closer to the front range and accessible on the 5-mountain pass (Colorado Pass) prepare to handle larger crowds.
For the steep and powder shredders, fresh terrain can be found at the top of any of the four peaks; especially after a night of flurries. For the easiest way to get to the steaps, look to take the six chair lift between Peaks 8 and 9. Here you can catch the Imperial Express Superchair to the summit bowls. Those in the mood for something more extreme can hike from here and find steeper runs embodied with a few cliff faces. I haven't reached this terrain as of yet. I will post more after hiking it this season.
There are a few good tree runs, but most of them get tracked out quickly. Smoke huts can be found throughout the Breckenridge resort. With the summit scraping the sky at 12,998 feet, you can be sure your lungs are getting a workout.
The park rats will find 5 levels of runs, each specifically designed to different levels of skill. Prepare to wait your turn if you want to jib on any of the beginner to intermediate terrain. Even though Breck hosts a great Dew Tour, I wouldn't make the trip just for
After the last run of the day, you'll come across a great downtown within steps of the base. It is an old mining town with lots of history.
Breckenridge invites you to stay with lots of bars, shops, restaurants, etc. and a free bus that will take you almost anywhere you need to get to (even between Frisco and downtown Breckenridge). I always find it worthwhile to check out some microbreweries after a long day of riding. It relaxes the muscles and helps you avoid any traffic home. Drink up!
CFgnar Rating: 4 out of 5
Dew Tour - December 2010
CF - Breckenridge Mountain. (CF,December 2009)
View of Breckenridge Mountain - Cloudy day. (CF,December 2009)
Downtown Breckenridge Ridge
Breckenridge Ski Area Location
Breckenridge Mountain Info
Base Elevation: 9,600 feet / 2,926 meters
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet / 3,963 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet / 1,036 meters
Lifts: 30 Total
Lift Capacity: 37,880 people per hour
Operating Since: December 16, 1961
Total Ski/Ride Terrain: 2358 acres / 954 hectares
Groomed Daily: 600 acres / 241 hectares
Bowls: 772 acres / 312 hectares
Terrain Parks: 25 acres / 10 hectares
Snowmaking: 565 acres / 228 hectares
Number of Trails: 155
Longest Trail: Four O'Clock - 3.5 miles / 5.6 km
Season: early November - early April
Address: Breckenridge, CO
Main Phone Number: 800-789-SNOW (7669)
Snowed filled streets of Breckrenridge, CO.
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Some of the fast black groomers off Falcon Chairlift at Breck. (2/13/2011)
Leo's Cabin at Breckenridge Ski Resort. (2/13/2011)
Nice tree rail near Leo's Cabin at Breckenridge Ski Resort. (2/13/2011)
Big peaks of Breckenridge off the Imperial Lift - you can traverse to these bowls off Imperial Superchair. (2/13/2011)
The Imperial Express Superchair takes you up to 12,840 feet, but you can always hike higher. (2/13/2011)
Traverse from the top of the Imperial Superchair for big bowl skiing. (2/13/2011)
Funky mainstreet in downtown Breckenridge, CO. (2/13/2011)