Top 10 beginner runs at Breck
Breckenridge Ski Resort’s 2,908 acres of terrain is busted out into green (beginner), blue (intermediate) and black (advanced) trails. If you’re just getting your ski legs, want to take it easy or skiing with the kiddos, Breck boasts some of the best learning terrain anywhere. In fact, 11 percent of the resort is rated green.
Find the majority of beginner trails off of the QuickSilver SuperChair on Peak 9 and the Rip’s Ride on Peak 8. Here are 10 green goodies to try.
1. Springmeier: Take the Colorado SuperChair from the base of Peak 8 to access this local favorite. A quick jaunt on the blue-rated upper portion of the trail takes you to the smooth sailing green run that’s typically marked as a family-friendly Slow Zone.
2. Swinger: Be sure to snap an EpicMix group photo at the top of this run. Follow Springmeier down and split off to the left for this tree-flanked trail.
3. Trygve’s: Walk over to easy-to-load Rip’s Ride and take the two-seat lift to the top of this run named for one of the resort’s original founders. Ski alongside and watch kiddos maneuver the small boxes and mini jumps in Trygve’s Park.
4. Twister: Jump on the Snowflake lift and unload at the top where easy-skiing Twister will float you to the base of Peak 8.
5. Dyersville: On the other side of the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster from the Twister trail, this wee-one favorite is a short and sweet groomer.
6. Lower Four O’Clock: This is a must for any skier or rider. The longest trail at Breckenridge spans 3.5 miles and will let you cruise from Peak 8 all the way to town.
7. Silverthorne: One of the best trails to learn to ski or ride in the Western U.S., this lower Peak 9 green run offers up wide-open space to perfect your turns.
8. Sawmill: Traverse between Peaks 8 and 9 on this long, scenic between-the-trees cruiser that will deliver you to the base of Peak 9.
9. Lower Lehman: Take the six-person QuickSilver SuperChair from the base of Peak 9 and cut over to this beginner trail running along the edge of Peak 10. Zero crowds and a fairly flat keep learners happy.
10. Red Rover: Hop on the QuickSilver SuperChair and make a detour through entertaining Ripperoo’s Forest before hitting Red Rover and heading right over to the other side of Peak 9.
Good news: Every beginner and intermediate trail is groomed nightly so you’re sure to have a smooth ride as you cruise these mellow runs. Keep up to speed on daily terrain status and find your favorite path on the hill with this winter trail map.
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