Meet Trygve Berge, founder of Breck [video]
Things looked a bit different around Breck in 1960. There was no ski lift or ski runs. Town had just a few shops and no pavement. Mining had been the primary industry in the area. Fast forward to 2015 and skiing is our main business and something we’ve put a stake in the ground around. That stake is almost entirely in part to the efforts of Trygve Berge, the co-founder of our ski resort. Berge was a Norwegian ski instructor who had relocated to Breckenridge and thought “man, I think we might be able to open a ski area here,” which lead to the Peak 8 Ski Area opening on December 16, 1961.
Learn more about Breck’s humble beginnings and Berge’s ingenious idea in the GoBreck/ Breckenridge Ski Resort co-produced “Who the Breck Are You?” video below.