If you haven’t heard, there’s good news at Breckenridge for the 2013/14 ski season. In August 2012 Breckenridge received approval from the U.S. Forest Service to develop the area. After more than a year of installing lifts (two to be exact), cutting new trails (10) and building warming huts (two, one of which houses Ski Patrol), Breckenridge Peak 6 will open for the ski and snowboard public’s enjoyment this year.
Located looker’s right of Peak 7, the Breckenridge Peak 6 expansion means 543 new acres of skiable terrain and a 23 percent overall terrain increase. The new terrain is most enticing for intermediate to advanced intermediate skiers, as the new area boasts being the “first above-treeline intermediate bowl terrain.” Speaking of bowl skiing, Peak 6 adds an additional three bowls to Breckenridge’s gamut.
Sidecountry enthusiasts and powder-seekers can still get their kicks on Peak 6, since 143 acres of the 543 are hike-to access.
To learn more about Breckenridge’s expansion and get a feel for the new terrain, sit back, relax and watch the video below.
And if this video gets you excited—which it will−don’t forget that Ski.com is here to help you plan, customize and book your Breckenridge ski vacation.
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