Breckenridge Ski Resort

Breckenridge Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Breckenridge, CO. We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Breckenridge stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

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

Breckenridge Lodging:

Breckenridge Ski 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, 5 square miles, or 12 square kilometers.

Breckenridge's slopes see on average 350 inches (138 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 29 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
2,908(12 km2)
Annual Snowfall
350"(138 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

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.


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.

Skiiable Area 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 for the beginners.
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
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
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 nearby the town of Breckenridge, CO.

Breckenridge, CO 80424 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
39.49000, -106.03000

Getting to Breckenridge Ski 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.

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.

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
Ski CooperLeadville, CO11,700 ft42%17 mi
VailVail, CO11,570 ft72%20 mi
Beaver CreekBeaver Creek, CO11,440 ft62%28 mi
Winter ParkWinter Park, CO12,060 ft72%31 mi
Ski GranbyGranby, CO9,202 ft30%32 mi
EldoraNederland, CO10,800 ft48%40 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 BasinAurora, CO13,050 ft76%68 mi
SunlightGlenwood Springs, CO9,895 ft51%70 mi
LovelandLoveland, CO13,010 ft63%81 mi

Breckenridge Ski Resort Mountain Stats

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