History

History of Breckenridge

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Where the Peak 6 trail names at Breck came from

Peak 6 at Breckenridge introduced nearly 550 acres and over three dozen new trails during the 2013-2014 season. Over 1,800 guests submitted trail names that “Awaken Their Sixth Sense” in a contest and 25 were chosen. What are the meanings behind some of these names? Beauty was a common theme but some names suggested spirituality,… Read More

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Employee Spotlight: Bob and Susie Nothnagel, Breckenridge Ski Patrol

They called it the storm of the century. Late last month, an epic blizzard dropped more than three feet of snow on the Colorado Rockies in as many days. Powderhounds near and far rejoiced and flocked to the resorts. For the ski patrollers managing the mountains’ in-bounds safety, the snow was welcome and exhilarating. It… Read More

Breckenridge scenic view

Breck Ski Resort sponsors a new community center Juniors’ Room

Breckenridge Ski Resort announced a significant donation to the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and South Branch Library in appreciation for the local community’s involvement in the resort’s Peak 6 project, which opened this ski season. During a small reception Wednesday, Blaise Carrig, President of Vail Resorts’ mountain division, and Pat Campbell, EVP and COO… Read More

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Inside the Creation of Peak 6 Part One: Where Lifts Are Born [video]

Construction on Peak 6 has officially begun. Watch as we follow the trails teams, lift teams, safety teams, and more as Peak 6 joins Breckenridge Ski Resort for the 2013-2014 ski season. In episode one of our 6 part, all-GoPro video series we visit Leitner Poma in Grand Junction. Colorado to check in on how… Read More

Opening Day 2012

The best of the ’12/’13 winter in Video

Our 51st ski season was one for the record books thanks to our incredible guests and employees. Relive each memory of the season with our favorite moments captured on film here. Thanks! Breck Video

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Best of the ’12/’13 season in photos

Breck’s 51st season was one to remember with the biggest Dew Tour of all time, a record-breaking Ullr Fest, and lots and lots of snow. Check out the photo gallery below of our favorite moments from the season and get inspired for your next winter in Breck.

Throwback Throwdown

The history of snowboarding with Steve Link and Michael Troppman

Summit County has been home to snowboarding almost longer than anywhere else. With some of the first big competitions, new technology in gear, and many legends calling this place home, Breck and snowboarding go hand in hand. We sat down with legends Steve Link and Michael Troppman to chat about their history with the sport… Read More

The town of Breckenridge

How Breckenridge resort got its name

Breckenridge Resort‘s namesake went from being Vice President of the United States to fleeing on a boat to Cuba. Find out why the town changed the spelling of his name.  And find out how to get to the oldest bar west of the Mississippi. The man named Breckinridge John Cabell Breckinridge is the youngest man… Read More