Resort PR Contact:
Kristen Petitt Stewart
Sr. Communications Manager
970-453-3210 (phone)
kpetitt@vailresorts.com

Mailing Address:
Breckenridge Ski Resort
P.O. Box 1058
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Dates and Hours:
2016-2017 Ski Season: Nov. 11, 2016 - April 23, 2017
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during early season.

Location & transportation– Breckenridge sits two hours west of Denver International Airport (DEN) and 2.5 hours northwest of the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). From Denver, visitors drive 98 miles (159 km) west via I-70, then take exit 203 (Highway 9) south nine miles to Breckenridge. From Colorado Springs, visitors drive 110 miles (178 km) west through South Park and over Hoosier Pass, or via I-25 to C-470 to I-70.

High altitude precautions– The elevation can affect people in different ways. Visitors should be aware of the effects of altitude and make sure to always wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water and limit the consumption of alcohol and caffeine. If symptoms such as headache, nausea, lethargy or shortness of breath persist, visitors should seek immediate medical attention.

Elevations:
Base Elevation: 9,600 ft.
Summit Elevation: 12,998 ft.
Vertical Rise: 3,398 ft.

Snow:

Snowmaking: 600 acres
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 355 inches

Acreage:

Total Skiable Area: 2,908 acres

Trail Classification
(Total Mountain Acreage):
34% Expert
24%Advanced
31% Intermediate
11% Beginner
Conventional Trails: 187                                                                        
Longest Run: Four O'Clock at 3.5 miles/5.6 km
Terrain Parks: 4
Halfpipes: 1
Bowls: 1,061 acres

Lifts:

Lifts: 34 Total
1 8-passenger gondola
4 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs 
6 high-speed quad lifts 
1 Fixed Quad (Zendo)
1 triple lift
6 double lifts
4 Surface Lifts
11 Conveyors (carpets)

46800 pph with surface and carpets

Climate (Temperatures in Fahrenheit):
Winter Temperatures: 28 degrees daytime, 15 degrees nighttime
Summer Temperatures: 70-80 degrees daytime, 50 degrees nighttime

Town of Breckenridge:
Population
Breckenridge: 3,182
Summit County: 23,548


Town Size:
* 7 miles long, 2 miles wide, 5.3 square miles
* 2,200 developed acres /1,100 undeveloped acres
* 30% open space (Town also has interest in 1,200 acres of open space outside town limits)
* 400 acres of parks, historic sites and recreation areas


Need more statistics?
For more information about Breckenridge government, employment, economic indicators, education and more, visit www.townofbreckenridge.com.