Breckenridge Ski Resort

Breckenridge Ski Resort is a world-renowned ski destination located in Summit County, Colorado. With over 2,900 acres of skiable terrain, Breckenridge offers something for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. The resort is known for its expansive terrain parks, which feature a variety of jumps, rails, and other features suitable for both beginner and advanced freestyle skiers and snowboarders.

In terms of snowfall, Breckenridge typically receives an average of about 350 inches (9 meters) of snow each season. This abundant snowfall, combined with the resort's state-of-the-art snowmaking capabilities, ensures that the mountain is well-groomed and in excellent condition throughout the ski season.

The ski season at Breckenridge typically runs from mid-November through early April, providing ample opportunity for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the mountain's exceptional terrain and stunning views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the ropes or an experienced skier seeking new challenges, Breckenridge has something to offer for everyone.

We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Breckenridge stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Breckenridge is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Breckenridge around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Breckenridge Mountain Resort Terrain Overview

Breckenridge has a total of 187 ski trails, which are serviced by 34 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 2,908 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,177 hectares, 4.5 square miles, or 11.8 square kilometers.

Breckenridge's slopes see on average 350 inches (107 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 29 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
187
Ski Lift
Lifts
34
Skier
Skiable Acres
2,908(12 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
350"(10,668 cm)

Breckenridge Ski Resort Elevation

Breckenridge Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 12,998 feet, or 3,962 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 9,600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,398 feet (1,036 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 12,998 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
12,998'(3,962 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
3,398'(1,036 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
9,600'(2,926 m)

Breckenridge Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
81.9out of 100
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Breckenridge is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, with a difficulty score of 81.9. This mountain ranks in the top 10% of most-difficult ski resorts in all of North America, mostly due to the fact that it has 64% of its trails rated as expert-level, and a vertical drop of 3,398 feet.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Breckenridge has 2,908 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Seeing as Breckenridge is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 87% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 13% of its skiable acres as beginner terrain.
Green Circle
Beginner
13%(378 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
23%(669 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
64%(1,861 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Breckenridge Ski Resort good for beginners?

This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Breckenridge Ski Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 64% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.

Breckenridge Ski Resort Location

Breckenridge Ski Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Breckenridge, CO.

Address:
Breckenridge, CO 80424 USA
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Website:
breckenridge.com

GPS Coordinates:
39.49000, -106.03000

Getting to Breckenridge Mountain Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Breckenridge Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.49000, -106.03000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Breckenridge, CO to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Breckenridge Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO77 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Breckenridge.

NameCodeCityDistance
Eagle County Regional AirportEGEEagle, CO48 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO48 mi
City of Colorado Springs Municipal AirportCOSColorado Springs, CO85 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Breckenridge Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Breckenridge Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Copper MountainFrisco, CO12,313 ft66%8 mi
KeystoneDillon, CO12,408 ft69%9 mi
Loveland Ski AreaDillon, CO13,010 ft63%15 mi
Ski CooperLeadville, CO11,700 ft42%17 mi
VailVail, CO11,570 ft77%20 mi
Beaver CreekBeaver Creek, CO11,440 ft62%28 mi
Echo Mountain ResortIdaho Springs, CO10,650 ft27%30 mi
Winter Park ResortWinter Park, CO12,060 ft72%31 mi
Ski Granby RanchGranby, CO9,202 ft30%32 mi
EldoraNederland, CO10,800 ft48%40 mi
Aspen Mountain Ski ResortAspen, CO11,212 ft79%47 mi
Aspen Highlands Ski ResortAspen, CO11,675 ft93%48 mi
Aspen SnowmassSnowmass Village, CO12,510 ft86%53 mi
ButtermilkLarkspur, CO9,900 ft47%62 mi
Crested ButteCrested Butte, CO12,162 ft74%67 mi
MonarchSalida, CO11,952 ft51%68 mi
Arapahoe Basin Ski AreaDillon, CO13,050 ft76%68 mi
SunlightGlenwood Springs, CO9,895 ft51%70 mi
Howelsen Hill Ski AreaSeamboat Springs, CO7,136 ft44%81 mi

Breckenridge Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation12,998 ft
Base Elevation9,600 ft
Vertical Drop3,398 ft
Trails187
(13% Beginner,  23% Intermediate,  64% Expert)
Lifts34
Skiable Acres2,908
Avg. Annual Snowfall350 inches
Breckenridge Ski Resort Mountain Stats