Breakdown By Base Area

Breck boasts three main base area locations at Peaks 7, 8 and 9, that serve as the primary access points to the mountain and offer a variety of skier services like lift tickets, rentals and ski school. Figure out where to start your day based on location, service need and skiing and riding ability.

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Peak 7

No fuss. Hit the mountain fast!
Sure, there are amenities here if you need lift tickets, rentals or a break to refuel during the ski day, but Peak 7 is our smaller, more understated base area
and a great place to get your day started on snow, especially if you're ready to just get up and go.


SKIER SERVICES AVAILABLE

 

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LIFT TICKETS

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RENTALS

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DINING

 

ABILITY LEVELS

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Intermediate-and-above. No beginner terrain.


MAJOR LIFTS AND TERRAIN ACCESSED FROM PEAK 7

Base Area Lift: Independence SuperChair

> Access to Freedom SuperChair <

> Access to T-Bar and high alpine terrain <

> Access to Peak 6 (Zendo Chair and Kensho SuperChair) <

> Access to Peak 8 <

Peak 8

Our flagship base area and the heart of the resort.
At Peak 8 you'll find our newest resort facilities including lift ticket and season pass office, Ski and Ride School headquarters, and Breck Sports rental and retail.

 

SKIER SERVICES AVAILABLE

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LIFT TICKETS RENTALS LESSONS DINING

 

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First-timers to Experts



> First Time/Learning – start with the Rip’s Ride learning area carpets <

> Beginner – start with Rip’s Ride and 5-Chair <

> Intermediate-and-above – start with the Colorado and Rocky Mountain SuperChairs <


MAJOR LIFTS AND TERRAIN ACCESSED FROM PEAK 8 

Base Area Lifts:Colorado SuperChair, Rocky Mountain SuperChair, 5-Chair and Rip's Ride

> Access to advanced- and expert-level high alpine terrain via the Colorado SuperChair to 6-Chair and Imperial SuperChair <

Access to T-Bar via the Rocky Mountain SuperChair <

Access to Peak 7 via the Rocky Mountain SuperChair <

Access to Peak 9 via Rip’s Ride, 5-Chair and Colorado SuperChair <

Peak 9

One of the best places to learn to ski and ride!
Peak 9 is the closest base area to downtown Breck and Main Street, and is home to two small base areas, the Village and Beaver Run.

 

SKIER SERVICES AVAILABLE

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LIFT TICKETS RENTALS LESSONS DINING

 

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First-timers to Experts

 

> First Time/Learning – start with the Quicksilver learning area carpets <

> Beginner – start with the Quicksilver SuperChair <

> Intermediate – start with the Beaver Run SuperChair <


MAJOR LIFTS AND TERRAIN ACCESSED FROM PEAK 9

Base Area Lifts: Quicksilver SuperChair and Beaver Run SuperChair

> Access to a variety of intermediate terrain on Peak 9 via the Beaver Run SuperChair, Mercury SuperChair and C-Chair <

> Access to advanced terrain on Peak 10 <

> Access to expert terrain on E-Chair <

> Access to Peak 8 via the Peak 8 SuperConnect <

Across the Five Peaks

Breakdown by Progression

Breck offers a variety of terrain for all levels and it's important to know where to go to best suit your skiing and riding ability. Lessons are a great way to improve your skills as well as familiarize yourself with a resort even if you are a seasoned skier and rider. Regardless, we always recommend starting small and working your way up to more advanced terrain. A green circle, blue square or black diamond at Breck is not necessarily the same as at another ski area. Trail ratings are relative to the resort and not a comparison to difficulty between resorts. Check out the information below to learn about the variety of terrain offered at Breck and how to progress across the mountain.

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Designated Learning Areas

Learning terrain is available at the base of Peak 8 and Peak 9.
If it’s your first time on skis or a snowboard, or you haven’t been on the slopes in a while, pick one of these two areas as your home base.

 

> Quicksilver Learning Area carpets (Peak 9) <

> Rip’s Ride Learning Area carpets (Peak 8) <

Beginner

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Beginner terrain is available on Peak 8 and Peak 9.
If you are able to start and stop consistently, and are beginning to link turns, try the following lifts and areas.

 

5-Chair to Springmeier trail (Peak 8)

Intermediate

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A variety of intermediate trails are available on Peak 7 and Peak 9, with high alpine intermediate-rated terrain available on Peak 6.
If you’re linking turns consistently to control your speed, and ready to take on slightly steeper terrain, start with Peak 7 or Peak 9.

 

> Independence and Freedom SuperChairs (Peak 7) <

> Mercury SuperChair, Beaver Run SuperChair and C-Chair (Peak 9) <

> Kensho SuperChair for intermediate-rated high alpine trails like Reverie and Bliss (Peak 6) <

Advanced

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Advanced terrain is available across all Five Peaks.

If you’re just moving up from intermediate terrain, start with some of the groomed black diamonds on Peak 8 and Peak 9, then try Peak 10.
Riding 6-Chair and T-Bar will take you up to high alpine black diamond terrain, where most terrain is natural and not groomed.

 

> Duke’s Run (Peak 8) <

> American and Volunteer (Peak 9) <

> Centennial, Crystal and Doublejack (Peak 10) <

> 6-Chair to Upper 4 O’Clock (Peak 8) <

> T-Bar to North Bowl terrain (Peak 8) <

Expert

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If you’re a seasoned skier or rider, Breck has a ton of expert- and extreme-rated (EX) glades, high alpine bowls, hike-to-terrain and chutes.
This terrain is for experts-only and can contain very steep slopes, rocks, cliffs and other unmarked hazards.

 

Lift-Served:

> Imperial Ridge and Imperial Bowl (Peak 8) <

> Contest Bowl (Peak 8) <

> Horseshoe Bowl (Peak 8) <

> E-Chair terrain (Peak 9) <

> Whale’s Tail (Peak 8) <

> Wonderland (Peak 6) <

 

Hike-To:

> Peak 7 Bowl (Traverse/Hike-to) <

> Back 9 and Twin Chutes (Peak 9) <

> Beyond Bowl (Peak 6) <

> Serenity Bowl (Peak 6) <

> Snow White (Peak 8) <

> Lake Chutes (Peak 8) <

> Six Senses (Peak 6) <