How to Have an Awesome Time Skiing Breckenridge Mountain

In the winter Breckenridge Mountain offers miles of beginner terrain for those just learning to ski or snowboard while the summer offers the Peak 8 Fun Park especially designed for the younger generation.

The Stephen C. West Ice Rink also offers special sessions for kids and the Mountain Top Children’s Museum keeps the fun going with a “kid’s night out.” Here kids are provided with dinner and have an evening of specially designed art projects and crazy experiments meant to encourage laughter and learning.

Of course, Breckenridge Mountain is known best for its world-class skiing and snowboarding, boasting the highest lift in North America, the Imperial Express. The mountain offers over 2,300 acres of terrain. The top of Breckenridge Mountain has over 700 acres of expert terrain spread throughout the steep open bowls and tightly packed trees, which allows even the most advanced skier or snowboarder to push themselves.

The four terrain parks–one for every skill level–rival any in the world, so any aspiring athletes will have more than enough space to practice.

Prepping for Ski

To check on the terrain status before heading out, visit the Breckenridge Mountain terrain status.

For a snow and weather report, check Breckenridge Mountain specific reports here.

To see trail and elevation maps, click here.

Breckenridge Mountain EpicMix

Get More from the Mountain with EpicMix! EpicMix has revolutionized the way you experience the mountain. This app interacts with RFID scanners are located in various on-mountain locations and automatically track your on-mountain accomplishments.

You can: Track Vertical Feet, Earn Pins, Share Photos, and more.

Breckenridge Mountain Ski & Snowboard School

Breckenridge Ski & Snowboard School is stocked with pros who can help get you to the next level, no matter which level you’re starting at. The pro teachers are dedicated to improving your confidence, skills and enjoyment of skiing on Breckenridge Mountain.

Learn more about the programs here.


First Timer – What to expect – based on your needs and goals:

  • Learning about your equipment and the mountain environment
  • How to stop and get up from a fall

Beginner – What to expect – based on your needs and goals:

  • Making different sizes and types of turns
  • Developing confidence with rhythm and speed
  • Getting on and off a chairlift


Your skills are developing, your confidence is growing and it’s time to push them both. You’re eager to tackle the more challenging terrain and feel it’s high time to start turning your fundamentals into your own style.

What to expect – based on your needs and goals:

  • Building your confidence at higher speeds and steeper slopes
  • Completing the transition from Green runs into Blue runs
  • Refining your fundamentals
  • Developing better balance, technique and consistency with linked turns

Know Before You Go: Breckenridge Mountain Stats

Base Elevation: 9,600 feet / 2,926 meters
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet / 3,963 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet / 1,036 meters
Lifts: 34 Total
Total Ski/Ride Terrain: 2908 acres / 1177 hectares
Groomed Daily: 600 acres / 241 hectares (29% of total terrain)
Bowls: 1061 acres / 429 hectares
Terrain Parks: 25 acres / 10 hectares
Snowmaking: 600 acres / 243 hectares
Number of Trails: 187
Longest Trail: Four O’Clock – 3.5 miles / 5.6 kilometers

We know one thing for sure about Breckenridge Mountain: your best experience starts with Book Breck. Check our available accommodations and start planning your ski adventure today!

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