Posted June 4, 2024

Summertime Above Treeline

Snow is melt
ing, the aspens are budding, and Breck is thawing out for the summer! We’ve got the perfect setup to make the most of your high alpine summer from Main Street hangouts to accessible views at over 11,000 ft.

Our summer season officially kicks off on June 14 and runs daily through Labor Day, so get up here and get after it because as we like to say in the mountains... summer’s almost over.

Group of Friends Take on Alpiner Challenger Course at Breckenridge

Slide into High Alpine Activities

The Alpine Slide is back in business this summer and expected to reopen for the season starting June 21.

After a summer off last year for the construction of our newly upgraded Five SuperChair, we’re happy to bring back one of our favorite signature activities. This classic will be made even better with access via the new Five chair while the same old twists, turns and thrills of sliding down Peak 8 provide plenty of hoots and hollers for the whole family. For an extra adrenaline rush, head over to the Gold Runner Coaster to whiz through the trees on 2,500 feet of elevated coaster track.

Higher Ground

Don’t miss Alpine Camp! Even if you aren’t an experienced hiker, you can get above treeline with easy access via a scenic lift ride on the Colorado SuperChair. The views alone are enough of a reason to ride up and check out the scenery but in addition you’ll find adventure activities and access to a variety of hiking and biking trails. Try the Horseshoe Bowl loop to see some of our most advanced ski terrain without its winter coat and try your hand at wildflower identification with countless species of flora (and maybe even fauna, too!).Or take the guesswork out of it by joining one of our free nature tours with expert naturalist U.S. Forest Service Rangers to get a side of learning with your lift ride. Tours take place Thursdays through Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. and meet at the top of the Colorado SuperChair.

Up for a challenge? Test your skills on the Alpineer Challenge Course for an aerial ropes course experience or try the Gold Summit Climbing Wall to work up a sweat and get a bird’s eye view of the base area below.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Vista Haus for gorgeous views and brews above 11,000 ft. Cheers to that!

Arts District in Downtown Breckenridge

Stop, Stay, and Smell the Flowers

It’s impossible to see it all in just a day at Breck! With over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, Main Street is worth an afternoon or two of eating, drinking, and wandering. With the free BreckConnect Gondola, you and your crew can easily go between mountain and town with sweeping views of the Tenmile Range and Cucumber Gulch Nature Preserve along the way.

Lodging options in Breck offer something for everyone. One Ski Hill Place features luxury lodging at the heart of Breck’s summer activities on Peak 8 plus an on-site spa and complimentary bowling alley for guests. Mountain Thunder gives that tucked away in the trees feeling with a great heated pool while still being in close walking distance to the BreckConnect Gondola and to town. For a cool vibe and to be right in the buzz of town, try Gravity Haus on the southside of Main Street.

Sunshine with a side of Sustainability

Plastics are out; reusable and recyclable products are in! This summer, as a part of Vail Resorts Commitment to Zero and in support of the Town of Breckenridge’s upcoming plastic containers ban, all our on-mountain food and beverage locations are going plastic-free in our guest-facing operations! When you grab a bite to eat or drink with us at Ski Hill Grill, Tbar, Vista Haus and Sevens this summer, you’ll find reusable products like fountain drink tumblers and durable plateware and flatware, as well as aluminum products to replace beverages formerly sold in single-use plastic bottles.

We’re excited to continue to reduce our plastic waste, and you can help do your part too while visiting by bringing along your own reusable water bottle and tote bags to use throughout the resort and around Town.

Speaking of sustainability, Breck makes it easy to go car-free! With an excellent free bus system, a walkable downtown, and the BreckConnect Gondola for quick access to the mountain, you’ll spend less time parking the car and more time breathing in that high country fresh air.

Know Before You Go

Summer temps average in the mid-70s during the day with quickly changing conditions in our high alpine environment. July and August often bring afternoon thunderstorms. Consider heading up to Alpine Camp earlier in the day to avoid inclement weather, and always bring water, sunscreen, a hat, layers, and a rain jacket.

With a base elevation of 9,600 feet above sea-level, Breck is a high elevation environment and the altitude can affect people in different ways. Take it easy, get acclimated and stay hydrated! For more information on altitude preparedness, visit our safety page.