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: November 13th
Breckenridge Ski Resort has re-imagined the mountain experience to help keep you safe this season. Plus, pass holders get priority access with our new reservation system.
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!
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
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
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.
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.