Just steps from Beaver Run Resort, Peak 9 at Breckenridge is the place to start your explorations of one of North America’s largest ski areas. With five peaks and a lot of terrain, skiing and riding at Breckenridge can be confusing. Beaver Run Resort is optimally situated for easy access to all the peaks of the Breckenridge Ski Area. Here are some tips for navigating your way around Breck.
Breckenridge Ski Area is divided into five peaks on the Ten Mile Range. From Peak 10 on the south to Peak 6 on the north, each has its own personality with something different to offer snow riders. Only Peaks 7, 8 and 9 have base area facilities. And only Peaks 9 and 8 offer beginner terrain.
Beginners and never-evers starting at Beaver Run will want to sign up for a lesson from the professional ski and ride school. Conveniently located at Beaver Run Resort, instructors will get you started out right. Beginner terrain starts on the snow at Beaver Run’s door. Glide down to the Quicksilver lift for access to the area’s easiest runs on Peak 9.
Intermediate skiers and riders will want to jump on the Beaver Run Chair to enjoy the wide variety “blue runs” on Peak 9, served by the Beaver Run, Mercury and C-Chairs.
Experts can take the Beaver Run Chair for immediate access to the Falcon Chair on Peak 10. Powder stashes can still be found here even hours after the snowstorm ends.
All abilities can pick up the Peak 8 SuperConnect by skiing down from the Quicksilver, Falcon or Beaver Run Chairs. This high-speed quad whisks riders to the upper part of Peak 8, Breckenridge’s original ski mountain. From here, beginner skiers will need to take Springmeier, the only “green run,” from the top of the SuperConnect to the base area to enjoy access to other easy terrain on Peak 8.
From the top of the SuperConnect, we suggest by-passing the lift-lines at Peak 8 and traversing over to Peak 7. Accessed by the Independence or Freedom Chairs, the long groomers and rolling terrain of lower Peak 7 promote fun swooping turns.
Continue northward to Peak 6 for the only above-timberline open bowl skiing at Breckenridge available to intermediate level snow riders. The hike-only terrain is for experts.
Explore Peak 8 toward the end of the day on your way back to Peak 9 and Beaver Run Resort. Popular intermediate and advanced runs are found below tree-line on Peak 8. Above timberline in the alpine zone, Chair 6, Imperial and the T-Bar are for expert skiers only.
Make your way back to Peak 9 to return to Beaver Run. For beginners, or if your legs are just too darn tired, take Lower Sawmill all the way to Peak 9 and directly to Beaver Run. Intermediate and advanced skiers may want one last run for the day. If so, we like taking Frosty’s Freeway (a “black run”) from the top of the Colorado SuperChair on Peak 8, down to E-Chair. This short lift rises to the upper reaches of Peak 9, giving you one long run down to Beaver Run.
Beaver Run’s location couldn’t be more convenient for enjoying all that Breckenridge offers, from five peaks of skiing and riding, to the charming historic town. We hope you’ll join us!