Breckenridge Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding
Breckenridge Ski Resort has a reputation for being one of the largest and most well-designed ski resorts in Colorado. With around 2900 acres of ski terrain, five peaks, and 187 trails to choose from within boundaries, the skiing and snowboarding opportunities here are endless. Each of the five peaks are rated by ability level, so that skier and riders can easily choose which terrain is right for their ability level.
These are the Five Peaks at Breckenridge that Skiers and Snowboarders can ride:
Peak 6 – INTERMEDIATE/EXPERT
Peak 6 is one of Breckenridge’s newest additions, adding over 500 acres of skiable terrain to the resort. This peak gets hit hard by snowstorms, leaving the bowls on Peak 6 full of that infamous Colorado powder. While the bowls are a favorite of expert level skier, Peak 6 also offers intermediate terrain as well, making it a versatile slope for a range of different ability levels. The majority of the Peak 6 terrain can be accessed by lift, however, for those who want to earn their turns, there are some steeper slopes just a short hike away.
Peak 7 – INTERMEDIATE/EXPERT
Whether you’re cruising the blues or shredding the expert terrain, Peak 7 has it all for intermediate and expert skiers. This peak is known for its Whale’s Tail and Peak 7 Bowl, which offer incredible views and challenging terrain for advanced skiers. If you are someone who is looking to explore some of the more extreme terrain on Peak 7, we highly advise you to check out the Breck Guides program. The program will teach you about avalanche safety, high alpine travel, and avalanche rescue.
Peak 8 – BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE/EXPERT
If you’re a beginner on the slopes, Peak 8 is a great place to start. Known as the heart of Breckenridge, Peak 8 is where the resort first began. Most runs are rated green for easy, and if you’re learning how to ski or ride there is a learning center at the base. This makes Peak 8 a fitting choice for families who need access to ski school or are learning themselves. Peak 8 is also home to the highest ski lift in North America. In addition, Peak 8 also offers plenty of intermediate runs including bowls higher up on the mountain, for those who are ready to take their skills to the next level.
Peak 9 – BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE/EXPERT
Peak 9 is another great place for skiers and riders to learn with plenty of green runs. In addition, this peak offers a lot of intermediate and advanced runs as you make it higher on the mountain. You’ll find a family learning center here as well for those just getting comfortable on snow. For those interested in freestyle skiing, there are small to medium features at Breck’s Highway 9 Terrain Park. This peak is the second highest mountain of the numbered mountains in Breckenridge.
Peak 10 – ADVANCED/EXPERT
Peak 10 sits above the rest of the resort, at a high elevation of 13,640 ft. This peak only offers advanced and expert terrain, so make sure you have the skills needed before you go. If you’re an expert, you can ski from Peak 10 to Peak 6 on powder days for a run you’ll never forget.