Purple morning sun alpenglow on Peak 8

Breckenridge Ski Resort

What would the perfect mountain town be without its mountain? Boasting 5 peaks, 2,908 skiable acres, 187 trails, four terrain parks and the tallest chairlift in North America, Breckenridge Ski Resort offers unforgettable skiing and riding for all ability levels. Considered by many to be one of the best ski resorts in Colorado, Breckenridge combines unique character with unmatched terrain and impeccable service to stand out from the rest.

Breckenridge Ski Resort Opening Day:  Friday, Nov. 11th, 2022

Join us at the Breckenridge Ski Resort for the 2022/23 season, kicking off Friday, Nov. 11, with plans to operate through Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, as weather and conditions permit.

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Winter at Breckenridge Ski Resort

Aerial shot of a sunset over Breckenridge Ski Resort, one of the best ski resorts in Colorado.

Aerial shot of a sunset over Breckenridge Ski Resort, one of the best ski resorts in Colorado.

Why Ski Breckenridge?

We could talk about how Breckenridge annually receives one of the highest snow totals in Colorado, or about the fact that it claims the highest operating chairlift in North America, but the biggest reason Breckenridge Ski Resorts stands above the rest of the ski resorts in Colorado is because of its character. Situated among some of the tallest peaks in the Rockies, Breckenridge provides a unique skiing experience that overwhelms with its beauty. Additionally, the warm and welcoming nature of the people you’ll meet at Breckenridge will have you leave feeling like you made new friends. Breckenridge Ski Resort truly has something to offer for every age and ability, and we proudly proclaim it above (both literally and figuratively) any of the other ski resorts in Colorado.

A look back at the fun we’ve had!


Mountain Stats

Base Elevation: 9,600 feet / 2,926 meters

Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet / 3,963 meters

Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet / 1,036 meters

Total Ski/Ride Terrain: 2,908 acres / 1,177 hectares /

  • Operating Since December 16, 1961
  • 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


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Spring at Breckenridge Ski Resort

Join us for the annual pond skim, live music and more!

Spring skiing is one of our favorite times of the year at Breck, and there are plenty of chances to get your spring turns in with the resort regularly scheduled to operate through Memorial Day, 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.

Summer at Breckenridge Ski Resort

A mom and child on the Alpine Coaster at Breck

Epic Discovery is home to an Alpine Coaster, rock climbing, mini golf and more!

Summer Activities

Explore the mountain with a variety of activities that highlight the stunningly beautiful and rich environment. Soar up the scenic Colorado Chair for a bird’s eye view of three of Colorado’s famous 14ers. Cruise through the White River National Forest by zipline and suspended bridge walk on the Expedition Zipline Tour. Explore the environment and history of Breckenridge through the Alpine Loop hiking trail. Whether you have an hour or a full day, craft your day your way with a pass, add on a zipline tour, or just enjoy a scenic chairlift ride!


Breckenridge Ski Resort FAQs

Skiers in winter at Breckenridge Ski Resort

Breckenridge Ski Resort boasts 5 peaks and 2908 skiable acres.

Is the Breckenridge Gondola Free?

The BreckConnect Gondola is free for all passengers, however once on the slopes, a ski pass or scenic chair lift ticket is required. Each of the fully-enclosed cabins can seat a max of 8 guests, and furry family members are welcome aboard too! The gondola drops off at Peak 7 and Peak 8 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Guests who are staying or dining at Breckenridge Ski Resort past gondola operating hours can catch a ride to or from town on the Black Route of the Breckenridge Free Ride bus that picks up just below the gondola on Ski Hill Road.


When does the Breckenridge Gondola run?

The Breckenridge Gondola runs through opening day (typically mid-November depending on current weather conditions) and stops running late-April through mid-June during the transition season. The gondola starts back up again for the summer season, servicing restaurants, Epic Discovery and trail access. The gondola can carry bikes up for a fee.

Please call (970) 453-5000 for current hours of operation.


Where do I park to ride the Breckenridge Gondola? 

While there is parking available for a fee, the easiest way to get to the gondola is to take the free bus straight to the transfer center, conveniently located across the street. 


What time does Breckenridge Ski Resort open?

Breckenridge Ski Resort chairlifts open every day at 9 am and close at 4 pm. On rare occasions, lifts may temporarily close during the day due to high winds or lightning. The BreckConnect Gondola typically operates from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm in the winter, and 10 am to 5 pm in the summer.

Please call (970) 453-5000 for current hours of operation.


For more FAQs and information about Breckenridge ski resort, visit our skiing and snowboarding guide.


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downtown Breckenridge at dusk
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