A mother and daughter riding the coaster in Breckenridge
A mother and daughter riding the coaster in Breckenridge

Summer Activities at Breckenridge Ski Resort

Exploring the mountain at Breckenridge Ski Resort isn’t just a winter activity! Embark on a summer adventure with Epic Discovery, offering a combination of scenic, family-friendly and thrill-seeking outdoor activities designed to immerse guests in Breck’s High Alpine environment. Epic Discovery offers a variety of zones and activities designed to immerse guests in nature while highlighting Breck’s rich landscapes, local history and possibilities for adventure.

Children climbing up a rock climbing wall at the Epic Discovery on a sunny summer day in Breckenridge.

Take adventure to new heights on the Gold Summit Climbing wall.

What are the Gondola and Epic Discovery Season Dates?

The Gondola and Epic Discovery are open daily Friday, June 30 through Labor Day, September 4, 2023

Look for a variety of activities at Peak 8 Base Camp, including mini golf, bungee trampolines and gemstone panning, scenic rides and bike hauls on the Colorado SuperChair, plus adventure activities at Alpine Camp.

What time is Epic Discovery Open?

The BreckConnect Gondola is open 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (last upload at 5 pm) and Epic Discovery activities are open 10:00am to 5:00pm.

When is Breckenridge’s Gondola Open?

This summer the BreckConnect Gondola is open daily Friday, June 30 through Labor Day, September 4, 2023.

Gondola Hours of Operation:  9:30am to 5:30pm (last upload at 5:00pm). Epic Discovery activities are open 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Cost: Free

What Activities Can You Do At the ski resort this summer?

With ongoing summer construction to transform the Peak 8 base area and upgrade 5-Chair to a high-speed quad, the alpine slide will be closed this summer and the Gold Runner coaster will operate on a limited schedule. Check with the resort ticket office for summer activity information.

Learn More and Purchase Tickets


What else is there to do in town?

Summer in Breckenridge is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. It’s a place where visitors feel like locals, and locals have one heck of a good time, all season long. Stroll our charming Main Street, hit the trails, enjoy dining alfresco and partake in the endless activities we have going on all season long.


Traveling with kids? Explore our Kid-Approved Summer Fun Guide

Resort Summer Activity FAQS

A kid riding down the alpine slide for Epic Discovery in Breckenridge

The Alpine Slide at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

How do you get to Breckenridge Ski Resort?

To get to Peak 8 of Breckenridge Ski Resort take the free BreckConnect gondola from town to the base of Peak 8. To get to Alpine Camp, take the gondola and once you’re at the base area of Peak 8, you can explore the various summer activities offered.

Gondola Hours of Operation:  9:30am to 5:30pm (last upload at 5:00pm) and Epic Discovery activities are open 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Where do you park for Breckenridge Ski Resort summer activities?

All Epic Discovery Parking is located in the South Gondola Lot Parking Structure and North Gondola Lot. This lot is now operated by Breck Park. You can park here and pay with a credit card using either an onsite kiosk or their smartphone app. There is no parking located at the Peak 8 base area, and all parking is in town. Access Epic Discovery by riding the gondola or bus up to Peak 8. Learn more about getting around Breckenridge during your trip.

Is the gondola in Breckenridge free?

Yes. The BreckConnect Gondola is always free to ride.

Is the Breckenridge gondola open?

Summer Gondola Hours of Operation: June 30-September 4, 2023 from 9:30am to 5:30pm (last upload at 5:00pm). Epic Discovery activities are open 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Where can you purchase tickets or make reservations for resort summer activities?

You can stop by the ticket office upon arrival or make advance reservations at 970-453-5000 or Breckenridge.com

What should I wear for resort activities?

At 9,000 feet, exposure to the sun is 40% greater than it is at sea level. We recommend bringing along sun protection, including sunscreen, hats and sunglasses, as well as a reusable water bottle. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in the mountains and may cause interruptions and delays in summer activities and lift operations. Lifts and activities may close on occasion due to weather conditions, causing delays. Bring a raincoat and be sure to pack a sweater and other extra layers. Keep in mind that many activities are active, so wear clothes that are easy to move around in.  Learn more about packing for your Breckenridge summer vacation.

Where is Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park?

The Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park has been improved and expanded to become Epic Discovery. All the Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park activities you loved are still located at the base of Peak 8 which is now called Peak 8 Base Camp. You can access Peak 8 Base Camp by riding the BreckConnect gondola from town up to the base of Peak 8.

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