The Alpine SuperSlide: A Breckenridge summer must
The Breckenridge Summer Fun Park opens June 12 and the star of the show – well, one of the stars – is the Alpine SuperSlide. If you haven’t whipped down the mountain on this slick quarter-mile track, be sure to put it on your summer bucket list.
Construction on the fiberglass-plexiglass Alpine SuperSlide was completed in 1979. Guests take a 10-minute scenic chairlift ride up the front side of Peak 8 and choose from three different tracks that twist and turn for 2,600 feet. Hop in your sled-like car, note the handbrake, and get ready for an exhilarating three-minute thrill ride.
You may feel like you’re flying as adrenaline and gravity propel you down the slope, dipping and banking off turns in your own cart. Age 8 or 48, you’ll hop off at the bottom giddy and ready to do it again.
The rules: Ages 7 and up may ride alone; ages 3 to 6 must ride with an adult
Make the most of your day with an all-day Fun Park Ticket, granting you access to tons of activities on the mountain. All-day Fun Park tickets are available online at a slightly discounted rate.
- Gold Runner Coaster
- Alpine SuperSlide
- Mountain Biking
- Mini Golf
- Climbing Wall
- Bounce House
- Gem Stone Panning
- Scenic Chairlift Rides
- Mineshaft Maze
Check out more of Breck’s awesome kid-approved activities.
Directions to the Breckenridge Summer Fun Park:
Free parking for the Summer Fun Park is only available in the town of Breckenridge at the base of the Breck Connect Gondola in either the North or South Lot. From there, take a ride on the complimentary gondola up to the base of Peak 8 where you will exit into the Summer Fun Park. The address of the Breck Connect Gondola is 320 N. Park Ave., Breckenridge, CO.
– Lisa Pogue