Posted on Nov. 22, 2022

The Low Down Ahead of the Holiday Weekend

It’s no surprise that holiday weekends are a popular time for skiers and riders to hit the slopes. And while we are firm believers that friends on a powder day (and any day on the mountain!) are a good thing, we know that a little advanced planning and preparation, along with some insider tips and tricks, can make all the difference when it comes to having a great day on the slopes!

From planning your visit to parking to our Five Peaks, use this guide to help plan ahead and maximize your time in Breck.


Book in Advance

Whether it’s lodging, lift tickets, ski school or rentals, it is always a good idea to book in advance. It not only guarantees your spot but it usually saves you money, too. Save yourself the time and worry, and reserve all the essentials for your trip to the mountain in advance.

 

For this winter, we are limiting lift ticket sales every day of the winter season to help balance pass holder visitation with our lift ticket guests and provide the best on-mountain experience possible for everyone. So, if you purchased an Epic Pass or Epic Day Pass during early season pass sales, you are good to go, but if traditional lift tickets better suit your style, then make sure to check lift ticket availability and secure your access before heading to the mountain.

 

Getting Here

Arrive (and drive) early for the easiest commute to the slopes AND carpool when you can! It’s good for the roads, the environment and your wallet, with carpool discounts available in all paid parking lots for vehicles with 4 or more people.

As you’re driving into Breck, be sure to check the digital sign boards on the right side of Highway 9 for real-time updates on which lots are open or which lots might already be full. And, as tempting as it may be to think you’ll be the lucky car to find a unicorn spot in a full lot, it helps everyone’s experience to get on the mountain faster if you follow our signage and directions to our open parking lots. Note that most parking in town is paid, but there is free parking available just outside town in our Airport Road Lot.

And, if you’re driving to visit us, check out more information about getting here on our website, and use GO I-70 for road conditions, tips and carpool options.

Ditch the Car While You’re Here

One of the best things about Breck is that the whole town is incredibly pedestrian-friendly. There is truly no need for a car while you’re here, so if you do drive to town, we highly recommend leaving your car in one place once you’re here. Between the walkability of Town and Main Street, the BreckConnect Gondola connecting the mountain and town, and free in town buses, it is very easy to navigate the town and the resort without your car.

Terrain across our Five Peaks

Since it's still early season, we are continuing to make snow and open new terrain. For the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we have terrain open across Peaks 8 and 9, with a variety of trails for all ability levels. If you’re just starting out and getting your ski legs under you, head to the Rip’s Ride area of Peak 8 (and check out our fancy new high-speed quad!) or head to the Quicksilver learning area at Peak 9. It’s very possible that new terrain could pop open at any time, so you can find current information about what’s open on the lift and terrain status page of our website, or on the EpicMix App. And, to learn more about the layout of our base areas and terrain, check out our page about navigating the mountain.


Stay Connected

Stay connected to resort updates and information by following us on Instagram, and check out some of the 'Breck-Down' and Five Peaks stories pinned to our profile for more handy tips and information. And, don’t forget to download the EpicMix App to help you navigate the mountain and stay in the know while you’re at the resort.

 

We’re all out here to have fun, so share the slopes, share the stoke and share these tips with your friends!