Vail Resorts owns and operates the Breckenridge Ski Resort found in Summit County, Colorado. The resort offers a total of thirty lifts for visitors to choose from. There are two six passenger super chairs, seven quad lifts, one triple lift and six double lifts. There are also four surface lifts, nine carpet lifts and one gondola that the facility finished during January of 2007.
The winter season for 2009-2010 is from November 12th until April 18th provided the weather allows. The lifts are open from eight thirty in the morning until four in the evening; the gondola opens from eight in the morning and closes at five in the evening. The hours can change without notice and those planning a trip to the Breckenridge Ski Resort should call to confirm them.
There are a variety of choices when it comes to parking at the Breckenridge Ski Resort although the base of Peak 8 does not have parking available. Monday through Thursday parking is $5 at the Gold Rush Lot and the Gondola's North and South Lots. Friday through Saturday the cost is $10 to park in this lot. There are prepaid parking packs available as well. The cost of the prepaid packs is $35 for a five pack and $60 for a ten pack.
The Breckenridge Ski Resort offers incentives to car pool as well. Those with four or more people in the vehicle can receive discounts for parking. The parking is free during the weekdays and $5 on weekends for the above lots. The Beaver Run Lot is $15 each day and offers a discount of $5 to carpoolers. In addition there are three paid lots in Breckenridge that cost $15 per day to park in. Parking in the Airport Road Lot is free with a complimentary shuttle to the Gondola. The paid lots are free after two in the afternoon and after three in the afternoon the Town of Breckenridge Lots are free to park in.
The elevation at the base of the mountain is over nine and a half thousand feet with a summit elevation that is nearly thirteen thousand feet. The vertical rise of the mountain at the Breckenridge Ski Resort is over three thousand feet.
Those with small children should check with the Breckenridge childcare center to make reservations for their stay. There are also a variety of learning opportunities for skiers at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Trails go from beginner to expert depending on the expertise of the skier. The facility offers snowboarding and skiing lessons for people at any skill level. There are over six hundred professional instructors at the facility to assist visitors. There are also equipment rentals available for those that require them.
There are a number of activities at the Breckenridge Ski Resort including a day spa and forest ranger tour. There is something for everyone at the resort making it an incredible place for everyone to visit. Additional information about amenities and directions to the resort can be obtained by contacting the facility directly.