The Five Peaks of Breckenridge

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

Peak 6

Peak 6 is the newest addition to Breckenridge Ski Resort, making its debut in 2013. Peak 6 features exclusively blue and black terrain, making 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 hike-to chutes of Serenity and Beyond bowls.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lifts: Rocky Mountain SuperChair, Colorado SuperChair, 5-Chair, Imperial SuperChair, Rip’s Ride
  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Lifts: Falcon Superchair
  • Summit Elevation: 13,639 ft
  • Dining Options: None! Head to Peak 9
  • Favorite Run: Cimarron