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|Ski area:||2358 acres|
|Longest Trail:||3.5 mi|
|Six Pack Chairs:||4|
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Breckenridge is an old mining town founded during the "Pikes Peak Gold Rush" of 1859, turned ski town and home to the Breckenridge Ski Resort, a large Colorado destination resort offering something for almost everyone. Breckenridge has four mountain peaks (Peak 7, 8, 9 and 10), three base village areas: Peak 9 base (Beaver Run and the Breckenridge Village), Peak 8 base (Ski Hill Place and Kid's Castle) and Peak 7 base (Crystal Peak lodge).
Beaver Run: base of Peak 9
Breckenridge is only two hours from Denver International Airport off of I-70 to Hwy 9. This proximity makes it one of the most visited resorts in North America (especially during spring break).
The mountain runs facing the skier at the bases of Peak 7, 8 and 9 at the three main bases areas are all pretty easy so as to great skiers with compassion. One will have to stray past these peaks to to hit the more advanced terrain.
Runs on Peak 9.
There are lots of blue cruisers with some black diamond runs on the upper bowls and off of lift 6 chair and Imperial Express (upper Peak 8) and E chair (Peak 9) with the trails just to the left off of lift.
Some of the best advanced runs and tree runs require a hike such as those off of chair 6.
E lift has a trail map insert (back side of trail map) showing "Mine Shaft", "Devils Cratch" which were two of my favorites.
Under lift E was fun as it was avoided by the shy skers who do not want to draw attention to themselves and the powder did not get skied off as fast.
For those willing to hike past the top of E lift, you can ski the back side of 9, "Twin Chutes" and the trees of "Windows" where I found the last remaining poweder on the mountain.
Advanced runs: Peak 9 Advanced North slopes off of E Chair
Peak 8 Bowls
For extreme chutes, hike up to "Snow White" or "Lake Chutes" off of Imperial Express lift.
Mogul Run: Devil's Crotch
Mogul Run: Mineshaft
Access to an "Out of Bounds" trail can be seen along "Flapjack". It did not seem to lead to anything exciting especially since nothing steep is accessible from here.
Breckenridge has four official terrain parks and with small to large features to support the beginner to advanced riders. Chair 5 will take you to all three of the Peak 8 terrain parks.
CopperTop Bar and Cafe At Beaver Run (Base of Peak 9)
Patio at CopperTop
While the base villages have some shopping, you may want to save some time to check out the town of Breckenridge in particular Main Street and some of the side spurs.
Gold Pan Saloon: Live music and Beer
Lodging is available at the base of the mountain in the three main base areas (Peak 7, 8 and 9) or in town. Frisco is also a nearby option if skiing other resorts in the area.
Other transportation options:
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