On Christmas Day, Breckenridge Ski Resort gave tourist and locals a long awaited present. Skiers and snowboarders gathered at the base of Peak 6 for the highly anticipated grand opening! For the first time, the chairs started running at noon.
The opening of Peak 6 is one of the largest expansions in North America since 2002. The Breckenridge Ski Resort added 543 skiable acres, increasing the skiable terrain by 23%. There are two new chairs, the Kensho and Zendo, giving access to skiers and snowboarders to high-alpine terrain and bowls. There is an additional 100 hike-able acres. According to the USA Today, “Peak 6 is being described as a "playground" for both intermediate and advanced skiers, with a sharply divided mix of blue terrain and extreme expert chutes in two high bowls.” The two bowls are named Serenity and Beyond Bowl. There are more than 20 new chutes that are regarded as some of the resorts most expert terrain.
But if adrenaline skiing is not what you are looking for, Peak 6 still offers some intermediate terrain that gives a new sense to repeat tourists. Unlike the rest of the mountain, you can ski the open terrain, above tree line and feel isolated from the rest of the resort. You can take in the stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and views down valley all the way to Lake Dillon. Peak 6 is located to the north of Peak 7 From the farthest trail to the north, skiers and snowboarders can get the same sense as skiing in Lake Tahoe- views that descend into the lake. Less advanced skiers can now enjoy an experience above tree line without having to face expert terrain. Peak 6 offers a variety from steep faces, chutes, cliffs, winding groomers and two open bowls.
The next time you come to Breckenridge, you should Awaken Your Sixth Sense.
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