Breckenridge - Five Peaks
Breck is big. Like Five (mountain) Peaks and nearly 3,000 acres big. Most resorts just have one mountain but Breck is part of an entire mountain range, comprised of Peaks 6 through 10 spanning north to south within Colorado’s distinct Ten Mile Range. In winter, Breck’s Five Peaks are home to more than 180 trails for skiing and riding, and some of the most accessible high alpine terrain in the country.
It’s impossible to miss Breck’s massive Five Peaks cutting into the skyline, serving as the scenic backdrop as you make your way into the historic Town of Breck. The connection between mountain and town is ever-present, from the abundance of walk-to-lift accommodations, the BreckConnect Gondola and ski-to-town trails. It’s like the entire town of Breck is practically ski-in, ski-out. So, when you’re ready to end your day on the mountain and head to après, the hotel or your car, the best way to get there is to ski or ride.
Peak 6: In 2013, Breck’s signature Five Peaks came to life with the opening of Peak 6, one of the most notable terrain expansions in the past decade. The gateway to the high alpine at Breck, Peak 6 is where experienced skiers and riders can go to get their first taste of the resort’s high alpine on trails like Bliss and Reverie, and where experts can take on heart-pounding, no-fall-zones in the Six Senses.
Peak 7: Below treeline, Peak 7 is an intermediate’s paradise with rolling groomed terrain serviced by the Independence and Freedom SuperChairs. Take it up notch and above treeline with the Tbar and Imperial Express and find Peak 7 heaven in the high alpine, with steep and expansive bowl skiing.
Peak 8: The heart of the resort! From starting small to going big, Peak 8 has it all, including the highest chairlift on the continent, the Imperial SuperChair. At the end of the day, ski and ride directly into town via the 4 O’Clock trail.
Peak 9: One of the best places to learn to ski and ride! The lower half of Peak 9 offers mellow learning terrain and family-friendly zones, while the upper half offers wide-open intermediate terrain that fosters progression. As the closest base area to downtown Breck, start your day and end your day right in town.
Peak 10: Accessed by the 6-passenger Falcon SuperChair, Peak 10 is a hub of advanced trails from smooth groomers to moguls, glades and rugged natural terrain. If you’ve conquered the intermediate terrain of Peaks 7 and 9, this is the next area of the mountain to explore.
Pioneered by locals and skied by legends, the High Alpine is Breck’s untamed wilderness. Towering above town, approximately 40% of Breck’s terrain is above treeline, spanning across multiple peaks and expansive bowls. If this has you in a High Alpine state of mind, take your skills to new heights above tree-line with the Breck Guides programs, and get a whole new perspective on the best terrain and hidden powder stashes so you can experience the mountain like the locals and legends.
Spring skiing is one of the best times of the year at Breck with plans to operate through May or as long as the snow lasts. as weather and conditions permit. Thanks to a base elevation of 9,600 feet above sea-level, including the highest chairlift in North America – the Imperial Express – Breck is often blessed with plentiful snowfall, excellent spring snow conditions, and one of the longest-running ski seasons of any major resort in the country. Beginning in late April, intermediate-, advanced- and expert-level skiers and riders can celebrate spring and get on the snow long after many resorts have closed for the season, with access to signature high alpine terrain throughout May across Peaks 6, 7 and 8. Warmer weather, long sunny days, goggle tans and the occasional spring powder day - what’s not to love?! (Heads up! There is no beginner terrain available during the last spring operations.)