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Breckenridge Ski Resort Summer 2024 Tip Sheet


Experience high alpine summer at Breck with scenic chairlift rides, mountainside activities, hiking, biking, and more open daily Friday, June 14 through Labor Day, September 2. Situated above a vibrant and historic mountain town, Breck offers numerous year-round adventures, as well as more than 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, throughout its historic downtown. Hop on the free BreckConnect Gondola to enjoy the view while you ride from town to Peak 8, where the on-mountain summer adventure begins! 


Slide into Summer 

The Alpine Slide is back! After a summer off for the installation of the new Five SuperChair, the resort’s most popular signature summer activity has returned to the lineup. Offering three exhilarating lanes, control the speed of your cart and race your way down 2,600 feet of berms, turns and straightaways. The Alpine Slide is accessed by the new Five SuperChair. 

Accessible Adventure at 11,000-feet 

Even if you aren’t an experienced hiker, you can easily access Breck’s high alpine environment and get more than 11,000 feet above-sea-level with a scenic ride on the Colorado SuperChair. From there, enjoy a free nature tour with a ranger from the U.S. Forest Service, test your skills on the climbing wall or ropes course, hike the Horseshoe Bowl Loop trail, or simply take in the view of Breck from new heights. 

Free Nature Tours with the U.S. Forest Service 

Ride up the Colorado SuperChair and meet with a Forest Ranger every Thursday-Saturday at 11:30 AM to learn about Breck’s high alpine environment, including the flora, fauna and wildlife that are native to this area of the Rocky Mountains. 

Plastic-Free Summer Dining 

Enjoy summer dining at the resort with a side of views and sustainability! As a part of Vail Resorts’ Commitment to Zero, and in support of the Town of Breckenridge’s plastic water bottle ban, all the resort’s on-mountain dining locations will go plastic-free in our guest-facing operations this summer. Piloted this winter at our Pioneer Crossing location, this effort to be more environmentally friendly expands to our summer dining operations, including Ski Hill Grill, TBar, Vista Haus and Sevens. 


The BreckConnect Gondola: Connecting Town and Resort 

The free BreckConnect Gondola is a great way to take in the sights and sounds of summer during a visit to Breck. Conveniently located in the center of town, guests can hop on the gondola to enjoy a scenic ride over the Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve and up to the ski resort. Stop at Peak 7 to enjoy lunch at Sevens restaurant or keep riding all the way to Peak 8, the hub of the resort’s summer activities. Whether you’re sightseeing or embarking on a mountain adventure, the gondola is a great way to experience Breck, and makes it easy to go car-free during a visit. The BreckConnect Gondola is open daily through Labor Day from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, with the last upload taking place at 5 pm.  

Summertime Above Treeline 

Exploring the mountain at Breck isn’t just a winter activity! The summer fun starts at Peak 8 Base Camp, accessible via the free BreckConnect Gondola, and offers a hub of summer activities from mini golf and bungee trampolines to signature summer thrills like our Alpine Slides and Gold Runner Coaster. Elevate your mountain experience to more than 11,000 feet above-sea-level with a scenic ride on the Colorado SuperChair to Alpine Camp and scale multiple routes on the Gold Summit Climbing Wall, test your balance and maneuver the obstacles of the Alpineer Challenge Course, or embark on a scenic hike, all with stunning views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.  

Take a Hike or Bike! 

Hit the dirt and take in the high alpine scenery on foot or two wheels with summer trails designated for hiking and mountain biking. For a signature high alpine hike, check out the Horseshoe Bowl Loop trail, easily accessed from the top of the Colorado SuperChair. This moderate, about 1-mile loop trail provides a new perspective of some of Breck's signature high-alpine terrain that’s most often experienced while skiing and riding. Hit the trail in July and hike amongst a variety of native and colorful wildflowers that bloom there every season. If two wheels is your preferred mode of transportation, there are a variety of lift-accessible mountain biking trails for intermediate-and-above level bikers across Peaks 7, 8 and 9. Explore your options for adventure: Breck Summer Trail Map.  

Your Ticket to Ride in Summer and Winter 

It’s never too early to start thinking about next winter! Secure your Epic Pass now to lock in your turns for the 2024/25 season AND take advantage of a ton of summer benefits like free scenic rides on the Colorado Superchair, plus Epic Mountain Rewards for 20% off summer food, lodging, and bike rentals. For more information visit 

Where to Stay: 

  • One Ski Hill Place: Luxury lodging accommodations located at the heart of Breck’s summer activities on Peak 8, plus on-site spa and complimentary bowling alley for guests. 

  • Mountain Thunder: The ultimate combination of feeling tucked away in the mountains, while still being close to the action with the BreckConnect Gondola and Main Street within close walking distance. 

  • Gravity Haus: A boutique hotel for the modern adventurer, located in downtown Breck and steps to Main Street. 

Where to Eat: 

  • Vista Haus: Dine with a view! Located above 11,000 feet and accessed by the Colorado SuperChair, Vista Haus is the place to fuel your adventure or simply relax and take in the views. 

  • Sevens: Located at the base of Peak 7, hop on the BreckConnect Gondola to enjoy a sprawling deck, mountain views and full-service dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

  • TBar: Enjoy slopeside patio seating at Peak 8 with apps, burgers, wings, craft beers and cocktails. 

  • Ski Hill Grill: Conveniently located at the base of Peak 8, this quick service lodge offers a variety of snacks and lunch items to keep you fueled as you explore Peak 8 Base Camp.


Summer Operations: Daily Friday, June 14 through Monday, Sept. 2 

Activities Hours of Operation: 10 AM to 5 PM 
BreckConnect Gondola Hours of Operation: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (last upload is 5 PM) 

Location & Elevation: 

  • Peak 8 Base Camp Elevation: 9,950 ft.  

  • Alpine Camp Elevation: 11,059 ft. 

Lift Operations: 

  • BreckConnect Gondola: Free transportation between the resort and Town 

  • Colorado SuperChair: Scenic rides, bike hauls and access to Alpine Camp 

  • Five SuperChair: Alpine Slide 

On-Mountain Dining

  • Ski Hill Grill & TBar: Located at the base of Peak 8 

  • Vista Haus: Located at Alpine Camp, off the top of the Colorado SuperChair 

  • Sevens: Located at the base of Peak 7 

Peak 8 Base Camp: Located at the top of the BreckConnect Gondola, the Peak 8 base area is the hub of signature summer thrills and family-friendly activities for all ages. 

  • The Colorado SuperChair: Scenic Rides, Bike Haul and access to Alpine Camp

    • Scenic Rides: Ride the Colorado SuperChair for beautiful views, taking guests to heights more than 11,000-feet above sea-level.

    • Bike Haul/Mountain Biking: Lift-served mountain biking access to trails across Peaks 7, 8 and 9. Note that all lift-served mountain biking is intermediate-and-above. 

  • The Alpine Slide: Everyone’s favorite summer activity is back in action this summer. Control the speed of your cart as you race down berms, turns and straightaways with three exhilarating 2,600-foot-long slides.  

  • Gold Runner Coaster: Race down the mountain, hitting speeds of up to 25 MPH on 2,500 feet of elevated coaster track as you wind through the forest. Ride single or with a friend.  

  • Mini Golf: Putt for fun or a hole-in-one on this scenic 18-hole miniature golf course. 

  • Gemstone Panning: The history of the gold rush comes alive at Peak 8 Base Camp. Pan for gems in this interactive sluice and take home your finds.  

  • Bounce House: Jump, bounce and flip around in this inflatable house of fun. 

  • Kids’ Ropes Course: The kid-sized version of the Alpineer Challenge Course features ropes, bridges, logs and other kid-friendly obstacles and challenges for younger guests. 

  • Kids’ Zipline: Fly through the air on this miniature-sized zipline designed just for kids. 

  • Bungee Trampolines: Harness up and get ready to bounce, flip and soar towards the mountaintops. 

Alpine Camp: Located at more than 11,000-feet above sea-level, and accessed by a scenic ride on the Colorado SuperChair, Alpine Camp is the heart of Breck’s high alpine adventure activities. 

  • Alpineer Challenge Course: Test out your balance and agility on one of 15 different challenges including swinging logs, rope features, cargo nets and bridges. 

  • Gold Summit Climbing Wall: The 40-foot-tall climbing wall offers 16 distinct routes to challenge all ability levels, from beginner and advanced climbers.  

  • Interpretive Hiking Loop: Less than 1 mile, this gentle walking trail includes “Story Stakes” with photos, fun facts and interactive activities about the environment and wildlife at Breckenridge Ski Resort. 

  • Vista Point Overlook Tower: Enjoy panoramic views of Breckenridge and the surrounding Rocky Mountains at over 11,000-feet above-sea-level. 

Climate & Weather 
On average, summer daytime temperatures sit in the mid-70s, and nighttime temperatures typically drop into the 50s. With generally low humidity in the Rocky Mountains, temperatures can vary greatly between morning, afternoon and evening, as well as based on the amount of sun and cloud cover. Temperature also changes with elevation, and in general in summer, expect the temperature to decrease about 5 degrees per 1,000 feet of elevation gained. 

Weather in our high alpine environment can be intense and can change quickly, and the months of July and August are known for bringing afternoon thunderstorms to the mountains. Always check the weather before heading out for summer activities, and bring along plenty of water, sunscreen, layers and a rain jacket. 
High Altitude Preparedness 
The Town of Breckenridge and Breckenridge Ski Resort are located in a high elevation, high alpine environment, with a base elevation of 9,600-feet above-sea-level. The elevation can affect people in different ways, and it can be helpful to drink plenty of water and limit the consumption of alcohol and caffeine as your body adjusts to the higher elevation. If symptoms such as headache, nausea, lethargy or shortness of breath persist, visitors should seek immediate medical attention. 
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