Investing in our Five Peaks

Since opening its slopes for the first time on Dec. 16, 1961, Breck has paved the way for innovation, access and high alpine adventure across our Five Peaks, from being on the forefront of new lift technology and installing the world’s first high-speed quad; to being the first major Colorado resort to welcome snowboarders in 1984; and to providing unrivaled access to signature high alpine terrain with the introduction of the T-Bar, the Imperial Express, and the opening of Peak 6 in 2013. While the resort has grown and evolved over the decades with new lifts, new peaks, new experiences and beyond, guests can still find the same energy, sense of adventure and spirit of community that draws people in from near and far to Breck.

Rip's Ride Upgrade: Faster Lift | More Time to Learn

In November 2022, the newly upgraded Rip's Ride debuted on Peak 8 as a high-speed quad.

A signature learning area at the resort, the newer, faster ride provides skiers and riders with quick access to Peak 8’s beginner terrain allowing for more time spent on the snow and enhancing the experience for our Ski & Snowboard School. In addition, a slight realignment to the upper terminal location now allows for easier and more convenient access to ski and ride from Rip’s Ride over to Peak 9.

If you're looking for beginner terrain on Peak 8, Rip's Ride is the best place to start!

Upcylcing & Giving Back
As a part of this project, parts from the original Rip’s Ride chair were upcycled and reused on the resort’s 6-Chair, an effort that helps towards our company's goals of zero waste, while 85 of the former chairs were auctioned off to benefit the local community. The Rip’s Ride chair auction raised more than $100,000 in total, with $50,000 going to the Summit County Rescue Group, and the remainder of the proceeds being split between the Summit Foundation and the Epic Promise Foundation.


A Mountain of Capital Improvements

There’s always something new to experience in Breck. Whether it’s been a few years since your last visit, a year, or just a season, the resort and town are constantly evolving yet still manage to offer the same welcoming spirit and vibrant energy for locals and visitors year after year.

As we look forward to exciting future investments, we’d be remiss not to highlight past ones in our recent history that have helped paved the way to where we are today.