Breckenridge: Mountain Information
Posted by Client Care on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 10:30am.
Breckenridge is one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. Located in Summit County, Breck as the locals call it, is ran by Vail Resorts and is only an hour and a half from Denver. Vail Resorts Inc. manages four all-inclusive ski resorts and mountain towns in total which including Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge. Each resort offers outstanding slopes, quality amenities, outdoor adventure, top rated hospitality, and world class real estate.
World Class Service - In the last several years, Breckenridge has been ranked the 2nd most visited ski resort in North America. Furthermore, Breck’s large attraction from international travelers has earned it such honors as being in the top five ski resorts worldwide and the top ten best resorts in the US according to SKI Magazine. Popular with thrill seekers, Breckenridge has played the perfect host to such winter sports games as the Dew Tour which has seen such notable athletes as Shaun White, Hannah Teter, Tanner Hall, Andreas Wing, and Gretchen Bleiler.
Your Guide to the Slopes - Breckenridge’s runs are cut from four peaks, interconnected by trails and offer a wide range of terrain. There is a total of 30 lifts, including 2 high-speed 6-passenger and 8-passenger gondola runs, each running roughly 3,000 people every hour or so. Located to the south you will find Peak 10. Here the runs are mainly difficult and intermediate. A few have been upgraded from blue-black to black diamond just recently and include: Crystal, Centennial, and Doublejack.
For more intermediate mountain runs and trails you will want to visit Peak 9. The lower you go, the more beginner hills you will find. Expert trails like Devil's Crotch and the Windows are hike in only access and are closed when weather is bad. Getting to popular Peak 8 is easy via Colorado SuperChair, Rocky Mountain SuperChair, and the Peak 8 SuperConnect. The intermediate runs and a couple of advanced runs make up the lower part of Peak 8.
You can access the back bowl from Chair 6 and T-Bar. These two chairs will also get you to the Imperial Express lift, the northernmost (Peak 7) and eventually to the western bowls ofLakeChutes. These more difficult runs have slopes around 55 degrees and are subject to Mother Nature.