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Breckenridge Ski Resort (www.Breckenridge.com) is located in the town of Breckenridge, Colorado high in the Colorado Rockies (at 9,800 feet in elevation, it is one of the highest in the country). The ski resort is both a summer and winter destination, with Breck being one of the Western Hemisphere's most visited ski resorts in the winter, and in the summer the average temperature of 75 degrees F is a perfect backdrop to the resort's Summer Fun Park, featuring multiple activities on the slopes.
In winter, the skiing and riding at Breckenridge is considered world-class, with four mountains and one of the world's most innovative and extensive lift networks to access the varied terrain.
The terrain at Breckenridge is mostly intermediate, with a majority of the terrain above treeline. There are some steep pitches where the terrrain has been left natural (ungroomed) that will challenge the advanced skier, such as runs off the south side of Peak 10, the north side of Peak 9, and higher up off the T-Bar and the Imperial Express, the highest chairlift in North America. But beginner and intermediate skiers and riders of all ages will feel supremely at home, with groomed runs galore and tons of terrain to explore, and one of the nation's top ranked ski & ride schools to provide instruction.
Breckenridge has also received some of the highest marks in the USA for the quality and quantity of its terrain parks. Several beginner, intermediate and advanced parks are sprinkled across Peaks 8 and 9 and draw jibbers from around the world, and are home to the only winter stop of the extreme sports extravaganza the Winter Dew Tour, which occurs in mid-December every year.
In the summer, the ski resort is home to the Summer Fun Park, located at Peak 8. Featuring chairlift rides, guided hikes, apline slides, the GoldRunner Coaster, bungee trampolines, mini-golf, 4x4 off road tours, mountain biking, and much more, Breck offers one of the most family friendly centers of activity of anywhere in the Rocky Mountains from June-September every year.
In all seasons, the on-mountain activities are complemented by a variety of activities for guests of all ages in and around the town, which is located directly at the foot of the mountain. Shopping, gold mine tours, dog sledding, bar hopping, snowmobiling, fly fishing, hiking, camping and mountain biking options abound, just to name a few of the slew of activities available.