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There's a whole list of reasons why Breckenridge Ski Resort is legendary. Breck was the first ski resort in North America to install a high-speed quad (1981) and the first Colorado resort to allow snowboarding (1984). It’s home now to the world’s highest superchair — the Imperial Express — which tops out at 12,840 feet. The mountain’s top-notch terrain parks are also recognized worldwide. Don’t be surprised to see pro skiers and snowboarders going big for midweek training or gathering at major freestyle comps like the annual Winter Dew Tour.

Trygve Berge and Sigurd Rockne founded Breckenridge Ski Resort with the same pioneering spirit that brought settlers to town in the 1800s. That spirit carries on today both in town and on the mountain.

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: 34 Total

  • 4 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs
  • 6 high-speed quad lifts
  • 1 fixed quad
  • 1 triple lift
  • 6 double lifts
  • 1-8 passenger BreckConnect Gondola
  • 4 surface lifts
  • 11 carpet lifts

Lift Capacity: 46,800 people per hour (with surface and carpets)
Operating Since December 16, 1961
Total Ski/Ride Terrain: 2,908 acres / 1,177 hectares
Groomed Daily: 600 acres / 241 hectares (29 percent of total terrain)
Bowls: 1,061 acres / 429 hectares (35 percent of total terrain)
Terrain Parks: 25 acres / 10 hectares
Snowmaking: 600 acres / 243 hectares
Number of Trails: 187
Longest Trail: Four O'Clock - 3.5 miles / 5.6 kilometers

Peak 6 Expansion at the Breckenridge Ski Resort
The biggest ski resort expansion in North America in more than a decade took place on Dec. 25, 2013, as Breckenridge Ski Resort added Peak 6 to its skiable terrain. The additional terrain represents a 23 percent increase in resort’s skiable acres.