Summit Daily News – October 22, 2013
Skiers and snowboarders can start mapping out their runs at the new Peak 6 terrain at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
The resort released its 2013-14 trail map, which features the new Peak 6 terrain and lifts set to open this season. It’s the first time Breck has released a trail map to the public ahead of the resort’s winter season opening.
The map gives skiers and riders a complete look at all of the Peak 6 trail names and routes. It also includes the two new lifts, the Zendo Chair and Kensho SuperChair, a high-speed, six-pack that tops out at 12,300 feet.
“Peak 6 will be a tremendous addition to Breckenridge, significantly improving the guest experience by adding new terrain and lift capacity, spreading out skiers and offering them more terrain to explore,” said Kristen Petitt Stewart, communications manager at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Peak 6 will feature approximately 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain. The dominant trail rating at Peak 6 will be intermediate, with 182 acres of blue access. There are also 62 acres of advanced-intermediate terrain and 163 acres of expert territory in the expansion.
“The highlight of the terrain will be the above-tree-line intermediate bowl experience,” Stewart said. “There is also some great expert terrain in the expansion similar to the terrain you might find in the Lake Chutes off the top of Peak 8.”
The variety of terrain offered on Peak 6 will give more skiers and boarders the opportunity to experience high alpine bowl skiing and riding.
Stewart said she’s excited to see how guests react to the views from the top of the superchair. “They are spectacular,” she said.
The opening of Peak 6 represents the largest ski area terrain expansion in the last decade, and the first at Breckenridge since the Peak 7 expansion in 2002. The new terrain will be opened based on snowfall, with more specific dates being released as the season progresses.
Opening day at the resort is Nov. 8. Staffers started making snow this week, but don’t have an opening day terrain announcement yet.
“We will know as we get closer to opening day and will be sure to get the word out on Facebook, Twitter and local media outlets,” Stewart said.
The public can view the new trail map and stay up to date with terrain updates, snow reports and other information at www.Breckenridge.com.
The map is also available on Breck resort’s Facebook page.