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Go Big at Breck

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Statistically speaking, Breckenridge is Summit County’s largest ski area. Vertical drop, number of trails, number of lifts ” everything about Breckenridge is big.

As such, the ski area has something for everyone. Actually, it has a lot of everything for everybody.

Exceptional mountain staff are eager to help beginners learn to get around the mountain. Much of the lower terrain on Peaks 8 and 9 cater to novices.

The Independence Super Chair serves a half-dozen intermediate cruisers. Peaks 8, 9 and 10 also offer a fair share of groomed slopes, with Peak 10’s bordering on advanced.

For experts, the fun begins at Breck’s second level ” the above-treeline terrain at the tops of Peaks 7 and 8. Skiers and riders access these bowls and chutes from Chair 6, the T-Bar and a new lift that replaces a hefty hike with an easy ride to the summit of Peak 8. The new lift, Imperial Express SuperChair, is the highest chairlift in North America, reaching an elevation of 12,840 feet. It expands lift-serviced terrain by about 400 acres.

Vertical drop: 3,398 feet

Summit elevation: 12,998 feet

Number of trails: 146

Number of lifts: 28

Average snowfall: 300 inches

Contact: 1-800-789-SNOW


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