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Breckenridge Ski Resort Guide

Breckenridge, United States

Rated: 5/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,960m
Resort Height2,930m
 Nearest AirportsVail/Eagle and Denver International
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The American ski resort of Breckenridge is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 2,930m.


Breckenridge has direct access to 139 marked pistes, served by a total of 23 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,930m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,960m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Breckenridge is very highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Breckenridge.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Lake Chutes'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Breckenridge?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 19 October, with around 2cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Breckenridge

Ski Area Stats

Breckenridge Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Breckenridge Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,960m
Lowest Piste2,930m
Resort Altitude (Breckenridge)2,930m
Max Vertical1,030m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Breckenridge
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

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Location and Map

Where is Breckenridge?

This ski resort is in the American Rockies in Summit, Colorado.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Breckenridge is Vail/Eagle, 85 minutes drive away.

Denver International, Dallas Fort Worth, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs, Aspen, Yampa Valley, Gunnison-Crested Butte and Grand Junction airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 23 ski lifts are able to uplift 36,680 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Breckenridge open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Breckenridge Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Breckenridge, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Breckenridge Tourist Office for the latest.

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