Skiing At Its Peak Aodhan Boylan, Ski Specialist

"Take a ride on the Imperial Super Chair in Breckenridge, or Breck as it's known to the locals, and then a short hike to the summit of Peak 8 and you will be at a staggering 12,998ft. You will definitely feel on top of the world! After this you will have earned a beer or two in Breck's Microbrewery - a popular choice for a spot of apres ski"

Breckenridge Ski Holidays

This is the quintessential ski town USA. If you want a taste of the North American ski adventure Breckenridge is the very essence of skiing the American way.

Breckenridge is high altitude: there are five peaks, each over 12,000 feet, and this means ample quantities of light, dry Colorado snow. The skiing at Breckenridge caters for all abilities, but is particularly suited to those who want to improve their skills and those who ski in groups of mixed ability.

The town of Breckenridge is charm itself; clapboard houses are laid out in neat rows, competing for attention in their various hues.

Breckenridge is also perfect for those who wish to extend their abilities; it has a relatively flattering pitch and an outstanding ski school. The class sizes are never large and you are guaranteed world class instruction. For kids there is the added mystery of the Enchanted Forest – hidden in a secret location, this is a ski school only fairytale trail through the trees.

Skiing in Breckenridge

There are five peaks, helpfully named Peaks 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Peaks 8 and 9 are a haven for intermediates.

In the early hours when the trails are still perfect corduroy take yourself to the top of Duke’s Run by way of the Rocky Mountain SuperChair and just let yourself go.

Want to get really high? Breckenridge has the Imperial Express SuperChair on Peak 8 – the highest lift in North America, rising to an impressive 12,840 feet – and serving an area of awe-inspiring advanced and expert bowl terrain.

Tree skiing can also be found in abundance on each peak, and with the gondola from the village to Peaks 7 and 8, Breckenridge’s reputation for outstanding skiing and minimal lift lines is further enhanced. 

New in winter 2013-14, Peak 6 added a further 543 acres of new terrain and two new lifts, giving Breckenridge an amazing 2901 acres of prime Colorado powder!

We offer a full range of discounted Breckenridge lift tickets, ski & snowboard rentals and snow school lessons and we always recommend you book early for our very best prices.

First Tracks Fridays

Exclusive to guests staying in the official lodging properties of Breckenridge Ski Resort, 'First Track Fridays' enables guests to to access the mountain one hour before it opens to the general public on Friday mornings.

One designated chairlift will open early each Friday morning on Peak 9 and will be available to guests who stay at any of Breckenridge’s official lodging properties (The DoubleTree by Hilton, Mountain Thunder Lodge, One Ski Hill Place, Crystal Peak Lodge and The Village at Breckenridge). You must hold a valid Breckenridge lift pass in order to participate.

Getting to Breckenridge

Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying direct from London into Denver and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our holidays to Breckenridge include a shared, scheduled shuttle transfer from Denver, but if you want to take advantage of your EPIC Pass, you may want the flexibility of a self-drive, SUV or minivan. We offer 'Gold' option car rental which includes all the mandatory taxes & fees, extra drive fees, fuel and ski rack. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav.

Important information
Season Mid November–Late April
Ski Area 2,908 acres
Annual Snowfall 25ft
Number of Lifts 34
Ski Range 9,600–12,998ft
Ski Shuttle Free service between town and ski areas.
Blue Runs 11%
Red Runs 31%
Black Runs 58%
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
Snow report
Cloud -3°C
Overcast skies
15cm Last snowfall
Piste conditions
Great conditions - wax up your skis!
12/34 Lifts open
Best up high
Runs to resort:
193/193cm Lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed:
18th Apr
Report date:
19th Apr
Distance from airports
Denver 2hrs