Breckenridge is one of the top US ski destinations for good reason. For a break down of all the open ski runs in Breckenridge read our guide for facts & information…
Breckenridge ski resort is made up of four adjacent peaks of the Ten Mile mountain range, and covers an area of 2358 skiable acres, with a maximum elevation of 12 998 feet. There are 155 runs in total, as well as five terrain parks and two half pipes. Although there are snowmaking facilities on more than 500 acres in the park, and close to 30% of the park’s terrain is groomed each day, there are restrictions on runs at certain times. As with all ski resorts, the runs that are open and fully operational vary widely according to the season and weather patterns.
As of the 29th of April 2012, there were 30 of the 155 runs open, a total of 32% of the park’s area. Each day, snow conditions are reported on the Breckenridge ski resort website, including details about the inches of snowfall in the previous 24 hours, inches of new snow in the last 7 days, and a detailed report on the runs, terrain and park area that are currently open. To check the weather conditions for the day before you go out skiing, visit the Breckenridge website on www.breckenridge.com and check out the snow and weather report.
The runs that are open at the moment include:
Peak 7 – Peak 7 Summit Bowl
Peak 8 – Springmeier, Swinger, Trygves, Dukes, Middle 4 O’Clock, Northstar, Park Lane Terrain Park, George’s, Spruce, Imperial Bowel, Whales Tail
Peak 9 – None
Peak 10 – None
No parks are currently open, but all the T Bars are available and are open for skiing.
Of the 31 lifts at the park, only 6 are currently operational.
Breckenridge All Season Events
Breckenridge provides a range of exciting activities, no matter what the season – so even is the mountain is closed, Breckenridge is still well worth a visit. In the Spring time, Breckenridge hosts an annual month long Spring Fever festival, which offers great prices on accommodation and skiing, as well as exciting competitions, parties and free music concerts.
In Summer, Breckenridge hosts the annual Breckenridge Festival of Film with screenings of the latest independent films as well as premieres of Hollywood blockbusters. There is also an annual 4th of July Celebration, which allows visitors to participate in a variety of fun, free activities that include live music, entertainment, fireworks and celebrations for the whole family.
Even in those times of the year when the skiing at Breckenridge is not ideal, there is still plenty to do in this historic town – so choose Breckenridge as your next destination, no matter what the season. It is a decision you won’t regret!