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December 10, 2008 — Industry magazines continually rank Breckenridge’s terrain parks in the top-3 nationwide, yet as snowboarding and twin-tip skiing innovate, so must the parks. Five parks and four halfpipes are strong evidence that Breckenridge still puts jibbers high on the priority list.
Looping through the terrain park is one thing, but skiing a full day throughout Breckenridge’s disparate areas was once a problem. Now, however, the BreckConnect gondola links the Peak 7 base area to coveted intermediate terrain on Peak 7 as well as to the expert above timberline terrain on Peaks 7 and 8, accessed by the T-Bar. The new Sevens Restaurant is also scheduled to open during the winter season.
Fun Fact: Two intermediate trails – Angel’s Rest and Pioneer – will be graced with snowmaking early this season, meaning more than 630 acres of terrain will be served on Peaks 7, 8, and 9 early in the year.
Average annual snowfall: 300 inches
Price: Prices vary (see website)
Skiable Acres: 2,358
Lifts: 30 (2 high-speed sixpacks, 7 high-speed quads, 1 triple, 6 double, 1 gondola, 4 surface, 9 carpets)
Terrain park: Yes (5 parks, 4 pipes)
Season: Nov. 7 – April 19
Terrain breakdown: 14 percent beginner, 31 percent intermediate, 19 percent advanced, 36 percent expert
Location: 104 miles from DIA, on highway 9 (south from exit 203 on I-70)
Information: www.breckenridge.snow.com (800) 789-7669
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