Six reasons I love Peak 6
Peak 6 is the newest and largest ski resort expansion in over a decade. Featuring Breckenridge Ski Resort’s first above-treeline blue terrain, not only is it a great experience for intermediate skiers and riders, it also features some of the most challenging extreme terrain for experts. Below are six reasons that I love Peak 6 and why you should check it out the next time you are skiing or riding in Breck!
1. Exploring New Terrain
Although I had accessed Peak 6 via the backcountry access gate in past seasons, the amount of new terrain opened up through the expansion really blew me away. It’s been amazing to discover new runs and ride the entire ridge of Peak 6 in areas that would not be accessible without the benefit of Breckenridge’s avalanche control work.
2. The View
From the moment you are swept away on Kensho Superchair you are surrounded by gorgeous snow covered pines and begin to catch a glimpse of the terrain along with open space stretching down the Ten Mile Range towards Frisco. Once you break the treeline, the full scale of the Peak 6 Ridgeline highlighted by the Six Senses comes into view and it’s hard not to contemplate the power and beauty of nature at it’s finest.
I love Breck’s high alpine terrain and take full advantage of it. The fact that Peak 6 terrain varies from Intermediate, Groomed Terrain to expert and extreme terrain means I have been able to share the above treeline experience with my parents, friends and family who ski and ride at an advanced intermediate level.
4. The Hike Access
Wow. I love the hike accessible terrain on Peak 6. The hike is not easy but always worth it. Unbelievable views stretching as far as the eye can see and some of the best skiing and riding out there. Choose your own adventure with Steeps, Chutes, Drops, Technical Lines and Open Bowls to the left and right.
5. Big Mountain Features
From Wonderland to the Six Senses, the new terrain is peppered with all sorts of awesome features including cliffs, wind drifts, chutes and lines. A playground of options and challenges for a snowboard athlete and powder enthusiast like myself.
6. The Wilderness Experience
The 543 new acres of Peak 6 feel a world away from the main infrastructure of the resort and town of Breckenridge. The White River National Forest stretches into the backcountry for miles towards Frisco sealing in a different on mountain experience and true wilderness feel.
Did you get the chance to ride Peak 6 in its inaugural season? Let us know what you loved about the new peak in the comments below!
– Leslie Glenn