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Ski Season: Nov. 08, 2013 – April 20, 2014

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during early season.

8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. during regular 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: 565 acres

Avg. Annual Snowfall: 350 inches

Acreage:

Total Skiable Area: 2,358 acres (2,893 when Peak 6 opens)

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:

Total Number of Lifts: 31

Gondola: 1

Six-passenger high-speed lift: 3

High-speed quad: 7

Fixed-grip quad: 1

Triple chair: 1

Double chair: 6

T-Bars: 1

Ropes: 1

Platters: 2

Magic Carpets: 8

Total Uphill Capacity/Hour: 40,680

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

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

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