Peak 6 is open!
Time to awaken your sixth sense Breckenridge; Peak 6 is now open for the season!
Breck received 12 inches of new snow this week, and with that snow not only comes better snow for everyone to ski, but more terrain for the powder hounds to play on.
On Tuesday, Dec. 16, Breck’s incredible ski patrol team finished running their routes on Peak 6 and announced the opening of Breck’s newest terrain. Peak 6 opened to the public for the first time on Dec. 25, 2013, as Breck’s largest terrain expansion since the opening of Peak 7 in 2002. Offering skiers and snowboarders an additional 543 acres of lift accessed terrain at a top elevation of 12,300 feet via Zendo Chair and Kensho SuperChair, the expansion into Peak 6 is one of the largest in North America in the last decade.
At approximately 11:45am, some of the first skiers and riders began unloading at the top of Kensho SuperChair, eager to take their first turns down Peak 6’s signature run, Bliss. As the first lucky powder hounds made their way down the intermediate, high-alpine bowl run, the powder began flying.
We took a run down Wonderland, one of Peak 6’s steeper lift accessed runs to see if we could find some more of the steep and deep. Wonderland’s top open gullies provided fast, open powder turns that were followed by a steeper tree section with some of the deepest powder we have seen all season.
The easiest way to access Peak 6 terrain is by following the Peak 6 Parkway from the top of Independence SuperChair on Peak 7, or by Columbine to Peak 6 Parkway from the top of Rocky Mountain SuperChair or Colorado SuperChair on Peak 8.
Breck’s newest expansion has some of the best terrain out there for all ability levels. Go explore what Peak 6 has to offer, and awaken your sixth sense!