Breckenridge Ski Resort has something for everybody- from novice to expert, groomer cruisers to powder hounds! Breckenridge Ski Resort is a massive ski area. With 35 lifts, nearly 3,000 skiable acres, 187 trails, and four terrain parks deciding where to start can be daunting. Explore this guide to the five peaks of Breckenridge to find the best place for you!

Peak 6

Peak 6, the newest addition to Breckenridge Ski Resort, debuted in 2013. Peak 6’s exclusively blue and black terrain makes it a perfect place for advanced-intermediate riders looking to challenge their abilities. There is no base area at peak 6; you must work your way over from peak 7. You can either head down peak 7 to Zendo chair or traverse through the trees via Wanderlust. Don’t let the distance deter you- peak 6 is worth the journey! There is a little bit of everything from wide-open, high-alpine runs to powder-filled trees. Expert skiers and riders can even try their hand (and their nerves!) at the Serenity and Beyond bowls hike-to chutes.

Terrain: Blue, Black

Lifts: Zendo Chair, Kenosha SuperChair

Summit Elevation: 12,573 ft.

Dining options: None! Head to peak 7

Favorite Run: Bliss 

Peak 7

Peak 7 features entirely intermediate (blue) terrain and can be easily accessed directly from the gondola. The base area is understated and typically boasts shorter lift lines! Peak 7 is a great mountain to advance from green runs without feeling overwhelmed. The runs are below treeline, wide-open cruisers, but still, provide a challenge (and lots of fun trees). At the top of Independence SuperChair or the brand-new Freedom SuperChair, you will find Pioneer Crossing if you need to take a break and refuel. Intermediate to advanced skiers can take it up a notch by heading above treeline with the T-bar for a thrilling ride down Horseshoe Bowl.

Terrain: Blue, Black

Lifts: Independence SuperChair, Freedom SuperChair, Horseshoe Bowl T-Bar

Summit Elevation: 12,655 ft.

Dining options: Pioneer Crossing, Sevens, The Coop

Favorite Run: Claimjumper

Peak 8

Peak 8 is the heartbeat of Breckenridge Ski Resort! The large base area is the central hub of the mountain featuring a ticket office, Ski and Ride School, equipment rentals, restaurants and more. With several easy, groomed, green runs, peak 8 is a great place to learn a new snowsport or get back into the swing of things! Intermediate skiers can utilize the Rocky Mountain SuperChair for a mix of blues and blacks. Skiers and riders looking for challenging chutes or above treeline terrain can head toward Imperial Bowl via Imperial Express- the highest lift in North America! After a thrilling day at the resort, peak 8 provides easy access via Gondola into town for après.

Terrain: Green, Blue, Black

Lifts: Rocky Mountain SuperChair, Colorado SuperChair, Imperial SuperChair, Rip’s Ride, Five Chair

Summit Elevation: 12,998 ft.

Dining Options: Ski Hill Grill, Vista Haus, Outbar, Ski Hill Coffe Bar, Ullr Cafe, TBar Restaurant, The Living Room

Favorite Run: Springmeier

Peak 9

Peak 9 has a little something for every level of skier or snowboarder! Towards the base area, the runs are mellow, green and groomed. As you climb higher, the runs become steeper- turning from blue to black. This natural progression in difficulty makes peak 9 the perfect place to improve! Beginners can stick close to Quicksilver or A-Chair, while the more advanced should take Mercury or Beaver Run Superchair. If you are looking to access terrain towards peaks 6, 7 or 8, take the Peak 8 Superconnect. Peak 9 will be the easiest mountain to access for owners and guests staying at Grand Timber Lodge- and is the closest to downtown!

Terrain: Green, Blue, Black

Lifts: Quicksilver SuperChair, A-Chair, Mercury SuperChair, Beaver Run SuperChair, Peak 9 Superconnect, C-Chair

Summit Elevation: 13,195 ft.

Dining Options: The Maggie, Ten Mile Station, The Overlook, The Waffle Shop, Ten Mile BBQ Depot, Ten Mile Coffee Corner

Favorite Run: American

Peak 10

Peak 10 is known as an experts-only peak featuring exclusively black diamond runs! Peak 10 can be accessed via Quicksilver or A-Chair of peak 9. Its six-seater Falcon SuperChair will lead you to some of the best expert groomed terrain you can find. Adrenaline seekers can head off of the groomers for phenomenal natural features- rock outcroppings, cliffs and glades. The area known as The Burn holds some of the best tree skiing in the Rockies!

Terrain: Black

Lifts: Falcon Superchair

Summit Elevation: 13,639 ft

Dining Options: None! Head to Peak 9

Favorite Run: Cimarron