Skiing at Breckenridge Mountain
By Scott Palat
As you drive into the town of Breckenridge, you can see Breckenridge Mountain and many of the lifts. Breckenridge Mountain has four peaks and each is labeled peak 10, peak 9, peak 8 and peak 7. You can ski all four of Breckenridge's peaks in one day if you are up for a hike. The only peak accessible by lift is Peak 8.
Breckenridge has many green trails which are perfect of beginners. So do not be intimidated when you see the tops of the mountains, because you will not have to ride the lifts to the top to enjoy all the skiing that Breckenridge has to offer. If you are an intermediate skier, Breckenridge has plenty of blue and black runs that offer wide open skiing or tree skiing.
If you enjoy extreme skiing, you'll love Breckenridge Mountain! You can hike any of the four peaks and on peak 8, the lift that will take you to the top.
The Imperial Express Superchair will take you 12,840 feet high to the top of peak 8. From here, you will be able to see the town of Breckenridge, Quandary Mountain, Baldy Mountain, Ten Mile range, Lake Dillon and Keystone Resort. Be sure to bring your camera so your memories last forever.
Once you reach the top of Peak 8, you can choose your own way down the mountain. You can take Art's Bowl, Peak 7 Bowl, North Bowl, Imperial Bowl or the Whales Tale which take you to the Lake Chutes. This is the finest extreme skiing that you will ever find and you will certainly enjoy your ride down!
Here are some stats on Breckenridge Mountain. We hope to see you out here soon!
Season: November 11, 2005 - April 23, 2006 (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time
Base Elevation: 9,600 feet / 2,926 meters
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet / 3,963 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet / 1,036 meters
Number of Trails: 146
Breckenridge mountain breakdown from easy to extreme:
This includes all of Breckenridge's green trails.
"More Difficult 33%:
This includes all of Breckenridge's blue trails.
"Most Difficult 20%:
This includes all of Breckenridge's single black diamond trails.
This includes all of Breckenridge's double black diamond trails.
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