Fast forward 50 years, Breckenridge Ski Resort has notched an incredible 1.63 million skier visits in a single season, making it the most popular ski area in North America. An eight-passenger gondola is in motion, linking the town of Breckenridge to the Peak 8 base area, and the resort is stretching its powder legs across Peaks 6 through 10.
Impressive transformations have unfolded over the years—most notably in the last decade—to accommodate skier volume and provide the highest level of winter sports and amenities to guests visiting from all over the globe. In 2005, the Imperial Express chairlift opened, claiming the highest lift in North America at 12,840 feet. In 2010, the Gold Runner alpine coaster opened on Peak 8 and in 2013, Peak 6 opened on Christmas Day adding 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain to the resort’s skiable acres.