Guided tours at Breck: What you need to know

Breckenridge Mountain Tours

Transcend a day of skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort into an educational adventure with a guided mountain tour.

Breckenridge guided tours pair groups of guests with knowledgeable ambassadors, rangers and guides trained to give you an inside look at mountain nooks and crannies that locals spend years seeking and skiing. Here are three ways to experience a guided tour at Breck:

Breckenridge mountain tours

Breckenridge mountain toursFamiliarize yourself with Breckenridge’s wide variety of terrain on a free mountain tour. Local guest services ambassadors share their favorite spots on the mountain during these daily excursions.

Geared towards intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, mountain tours meet daily at 9:45am at the Beaver Run SuperChair (Peak 9) and the Colorado SuperChair (Peak 8 base area). Just look for the Mountain Tours signs. Tours start promptly at 10am and last 1.5 to two hours. Large groups should contact a group sales rep at 800-789-7669 or email breckgroup@vailresorts.com to arrange for a private tour.

Ski with a forest ranger

Get to know some of the more than 2,300 acres of Breckenridge terrain on a Ski with a Forest Ranger Tour. A partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, Friends of Dillon Ranger District, and Breckenridge Ski Resort, volunteer rangers lead the free one-hour interpretive ski tours highlighting the National Forest and Breck’s environmental stewardship.

Skiers and snowboarders are invited to meet at the top of the Independence SuperChair (Peak 7) at 11am on Fridays throughout the season. Look for the sign indicating the meeting place. Follow a naturalist guide to planned on-mountain stops where you’ll learn about local wildlife, the mountain pine beetle, avalanche awareness, local history and more.

Intermediate skiing or snowboarding ability is required, along with a lift ticket. Call 970-453-5000 for more information.

New Breck Guides tours

Ski and ride Breck like a local with the new Breck Guides program. The recently launched service allows guests to hire a personal Breck Guide for a customized experience on some of the resort’s top terrain. Learn about snow science, back country travel and how to use a transceiver. Take advantage of insider know-how and let your guide lead you to the best snow and exclusive powder stashes.

Guides gladly share tips on shredding Breck’s off-the-beaten-path advanced terrain and will take you to parts of the resort where conditions are consistently the best — you know, where the locals go. For more information on Breck Guides, call the Breck Guides Program at 800-356-3972 or 970-496-3272.

- Lisa Pogue