Since the first lifts started up at the Breckenridge ski area in 1961, the Resort has been at the forefront of innovation, new lift technology and continuing to enhance the skier and rider experience. Breck installed the world’s first high-speed quad chairlift, it was the first major Colorado resort to welcome snowboarders in 1984; and opened up its signature high alpine terrain with the introduction of the T-Bar, the Imperial Express, and the opening of Peak 6 in 2013. The resort now boasts five separate peaks, each with distinct features.
Keep reading to learn about Breck's innovations for this coming ski season...
This ski season, Breck will unveil its latest improvement, the transformation of the Peak 8 base area. Peak 8 is the heart and soul of Breck. It’s where it all began. From almost anywhere in town, you can look up and see Peak 8’s iconic Horseshoe Bowl, topped by the highest chairlift in North America—the Imperial Express SuperChair.
The main upgrade is to the 5-Chair, which will now be known as the FIVE SuperChair - a new, high-speed quad. Now, all four chairlifts that service Peak 8 will be high-speed lifts to assist with getting skiers and riders out of the resort’s most popular base area and up on the mountain faster.
If you have an Epic pass, the new My Epic app gives you access to a seamless, all-inclusive mountain experience, with Mobile Pass, trail maps, live lift-line status update, personal stats and much more. A few fun features:
- Mobile Pass – Your pass is loaded on to your phone and it’s scanned at the lift hands-free, straight from your pocket.
- Lift Line Status – Don’t stand in line. See which lifts have the shortest lines.
- Real-Time Mountain Alerts – Looking for that perfect carpet! get grooming updates on the app.
- Interactive Trail Maps – Navigate the mountain like a pro.