Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge is home to some of the most popular snowboarding destinations in the US. Since 1961, when snow trails started to gain popularity, it has continuously upgraded and improved its services to better accommodate riders and snow enthusiasts. It also played a key role in the development of snowboarding in the United States.
Breck, as it is often called, is located in Western US, Colorado. This high-altitude resort has a base elevation of 9,600 feet with its summit elevated at 12,998 feet. It is recognized as one of North America’s top five snowboard parks. It is also known for its wide area totaling 2,908 acres of ride terrain for snowboarding of all styles. Its four terrain parks, seated in 25 acres, have an array of rails and boxes. On top of that, it has a total of 187 trails making it impossible to explore everything in just a day or two.
Location wise, Breck is within the bounds of the Ten Mile Range. It comprises five peaks in total offering a variety of terrain for both seasoned and novice snowboarders. The peaks, Peak 6–Peak 10, are numbered accordingly from the northernmost to the southernmost part of the resort. To reach the peaks, there are two main base areas accessible in Peak 8 and Peak 9. Each of the peaks brings out the adrenaline at different levels. Peak 6 offers the steepest terrain among the five while Peak 7 is a great place for intermediate snowboarders. The oldest peak, Peak 8, serves as the center of the resort and offers ample space for exploration, from beginner trails to more challenging glades. Big winter events are also held at Breckenridge like the Dew Tour in 2008. Peak 9 is a great place for both beginners and intermediate while Peak 10 is for the more advanced, with trail rating mostly black to double black diamond.