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Mountain Information

Groomed Run in Breckenridge

2014 Hours of Operation

Opening Day for the 2014/15 Winter Ski Season is November 14, 2014. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates. 

Lift Operating Hours

Ski lifts operate from 9am to 4pm. Gondola operating hours are from 8am to 5pm. Upper lifts at Breck open approximately 30 minutes later, conditions permitting. 

Get your lift tickets or season passes early for the guaranteed lowest price. 

The Gondola Season Pass office is open Thursdays - Mondays from 10am - 4pm for all lift ticket and season pass sales. 

*Hours subject to change


Base Elevation: 9,600 feet / 2,926 meters
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet / 3,963 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet / 1,036 meters
Lifts: 34 Total

  • 4 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs
  • 6 high-speed quad lifts
  • 1 Fixed Quad
  • 1 triple lift
  • 6 double lifts
  • 1 8-passenger gondola
  • 4 surface lifts
  • 11 carpet lifts

Lift Capacity: 46,800 people per hour (with surface and carpets)
Operating Since: December 16, 1961
Total Ski/Ride Terrain: 2908 acres / 1177 hectares
Groomed Daily: 600 acres / 241 hectares (29% of total terrain)
Bowls: 1061 acres / 429 hectares
Terrain Parks: 25 acres / 10 hectares
Snowmaking: 600 acres / 243 hectares
Number of Trails: 187
Longest Trail: Four O'Clock - 3.5 miles / 5.6 kilometers

Please Note:  There is no parking at the base of Peak 8.

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Daily Parking Information:


Gondola South Lot, Gondola North Lot, & Gold Rush Lot:

Monday thru Thursday- $5
Friday thru Sunday plus Peak Days- $12
(Peak Days include Christmas/New Years Week, Martin Luther King Weekend, Presidents Week, and Spring Break)

Save with Parking Packs:
Pre-paid 5 pack- $40
Pre-paid 10 pack- $70

Beaver Run Lot - (Peak 9 Slopeside):
Mon thru Thursday- $15
Friday thru Sunday plus Peak Days- $20
(Peak Days include Christmas/New Years Week, Martin Luther King Weekend, Presidents Week, and Spring Break)

Car Pool Incentives:
Drive up with 4 or more people in your vehicle and receive a $5 discount at the above lots!

Parking Lot Locations: See Map
For more information please call 970-496-5455

Town of Breckenridge Paid Parking Lots:
Wellington Lot - 
Daily- $15
Dredge Lot, F Lot - Daily - $12

Free Parking: See Map
Airport Road Lot- Satellite Parking with free shuttle to Gondola
All Paid Lots are free after 2pm (Town of Breckenridge Lots above are free after 3pm)

Handicap Parking:
Available at the Beaver Run & North Gondola Lots.

Oversized Vehicle and Overnight Parking:
You must obtain a permit for oversized vehicles and overnight parking from the Town of Breckenridge. Not permitted in our lots. Click Here for More Details

Parking Passes:

 Parking Pass:

 Lot Authorized: 

Available:

 Cost:

 Gondola

Gondola North/South

Daily 

$169

 Gondola Add-On*

Gondola North/South

Daily

$25

 Peak 9

Beaver Run Lot

Mon-Thurs

$359

 Combo Pass

Gondola Lots &
Beaver Run

Daily &
Mon-Thurs

$459

 Transferable Pass Gondola Lots Daily $499

 

*To qualify for this additional pass, you must purchase a full price, Gondola Season Parking Pass ($169). Only one $25 add-on product is allowed per full price Gondola Parking Pass. In addition, the original and additional pass holders must be present, and must be able to provide driver’s licenses with identical physical addresses to the ticket office. 

Parking Lot Locations- See Map

All parking passes must be purchased in-person at the ticket office. For more information please call 970-496-5455

All prices are subject to change. Parking Spaces are subject to first come first served. Pass holders are not guaranteed a parking space.

10 reasons why Breckenridge has the best snow conditions in Colorado

Colorado is known around the world as a haven for powder hounds searching for the next big thrill.

So why does Breckenridge stand out as having the best snow around?

Snow In Breckenridge

Here's the top 10 reasons Breckenridge has the best snow:

1. 14ers are more than just scenery

Our peaks are nestled among a host of Colorado’s famous “fourteeners.”

In Colorado, there are a total of 53 peaks that rise 14,000 feet or higher. From Breck, you can see three of them: Quandary, Grays Peak and Torreys Peak.

From the top of the Imperial Lift many more 14,000 foot peaks in the heart of the Rockies are visible, including Mt. Massive, Mountain of the Holy Cross, and even Pike's Peak away in the distance.

Not only are they a spectacular sight, they also have a big influence on snow conditions in Breckenridge.

2. Our mountains make their own weather

Joel Gratz, the founder of OpenSnow.com, explains Breckenridge's propensity for big snow due to orographics perfectly when he says: “Understanding the location of mountain ranges is important because big mountains create their own weather.”

The towering peaks surrounding Breckenridge increase the chances of fresh snow at the ski resort.

Moist air is forced to travel over the summits, and when it reaches the point of condensation, the snow begins to fall – right over beautiful Breckenridge.

3. Our orographic lift is epic

Even the meteorology in Breckenridge is epic! Since the resort rests at such a high elevation, it’s subject to “orographic lift.”

This term refers to air masses moving to higher elevations, and it’s responsible for the yearly average of 300 inches of snow in Breckenridge.

Breckenridge Powder4. Storms from the north and west bring new powder

When it comes to getting optimal weather conditions for snow, you can’t beat a 50% chance of perfect ski weather.

Because of the resort’s location, storms coming from the west, northwest and north yield healthy shots of powder.

5. We measure our snowfall in feet, not inches

Yes, our reports give snowfall figures in inches, however, when you convert our average snowfall each year into feet, you get over 25 feet of snow.

6. Our team of official weather observers accurately reports conditions daily

We have a team of eight ski patrollers trained specifically to ski out to our snow stake and measure the snowfall each morning between 4:45 and 5:00 am.

7. We take the measurement of daily snowfall seriously

Training our patrol members is just the beginning.

We have a very specific process for measuring the snowfall every morning as well as measuring the settled base. We aim to give you the most accurate snow report every day.

8. You can check the snowfall and conditions yourself.

Our snow stake is located in the back bowls on Peak 8 near the bottom of 6 Chair.

A 24-hour time-lapse camera records new snowfall, and you can watch it online.

powder on peak 69. Our snow conditions are perfect for skiers of every level.

Breckenridge resort spans several peaks and elevation levels, offering a variety of terrain and opportunities for fresh tracks.

Soft groomers abound for beginner and intermediate carvers, while experts can experience deep powder in the bowls and glades.

10. We make all important snow reports easily accessible.

We compile all the stats, measurements and weather info into one comprehensive snow report.

Before you head out for the day you can check out everything you would ever want to know about the snow. 

From mountains made for creating perfect snow conditions to a staff of professionals dedicated to providing you with the most accurate snow reports possible, Breckenridge has optimal conditions for your next ski vacation.

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