Experience Bar
  • 43°F
    Rain Likely

    Weather Report

    Last updated 3 hours ago


      Rain Likely
      43°F HIGH
      25°F LOW

      Rain Likely


      Chance Rain/Snow
      45°F HIGH
      23°F LOW

      Chance Rain/Snow


      Slight Chc Showers
      48°F HIGH
      28°F LOW

      Slight Chc Showers


      54°F HIGH
      29°F LOW



      Slight Chc Thunderstorms
      56°F HIGH
      30°F LOW

      Slight Chc Thunderstorms

    • FRIDAY

      Slight Chc Thunderstorms
      54°F HIGH
      29°F LOW

      Slight Chc Thunderstorms


Plan Your Trip


Call 800-985-9842 (001-970-496-5500) to speak with a local expert.

Ski with a Ranger

Ski With a Ranger is an opportunity for the United States Forest Service, Friends of Dillon Ranger District, and Breckenridge Ski Resort to partner and provide guided interpretive tours for the purpose of highlighting the resources of the National Forest and the resort’s environmental commitments.

Volunteer Rangers guide a one hour ski or snowboard tour down an intermediate trail on Peak 7 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Participants meet at the top of the Independence SuperChair at 11:00 a.m. on Fridays from December 20, 2013 through March 28, 2014 (look for a sign indicating the meeting place). The Ski With a Ranger tour is free to participants, but a lift ticket and at least intermediate skiing or snowboarding ability are required.

Each tour follows the naturalist guide through several planned stops on the mountain to learn about topics of interest, including:

• Local Wildlife
• Lifecycle of the Mountain Pine Beetle
• Tree Types and Identification
• Avalanche Awareness
• Local History
• Resort Environmental Programs

Examples of what participants learn include:
• Timberline is not at a set elevation but rather depends on the environmental conditions in a given location.
• Aspen trees can reproduce by sending out roots to become new trees and are considered among the largest organisms on Earth.
• Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Town of Breckenridge partnered to preserve Cucumber Gulch open space, a wetland open space area just downhill from the Peaks 7 and 8 base areas.

Ski With a Ranger at Breck:


Hours: 11:00am, Fridays
Dates Of Operation: December 20, 2013 - March 28, 2014

Please Call 970-453-5000 for more information.


Did you know that your browser is out of date?

To get the best possible experience using our websites we recommend that you upgrade to a newer browser. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.

Click on an icon to go to the download page.