Breckenridge Ski Resort Summer Fast Facts

Epic Discovery Summer Operations: Daily Friday, June 30 through Monday, Sept. 4 
Epic Discovery Hours of Operation: 10 AM to 5 PM 

BreckConnect Gondola Hours of Operation: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (last upload is 5 PM) 

Location & Elevation: 
  • Peak 8 Base Camp Elevation: 9,950 ft.  
  • Alpine Camp Elevation: 11,059 ft. 
Lift Operations: 
  • BreckConnect Gondola: Free transportation from Town up to the base of Peak 8 
  • Colorado SuperChair: Scenic rides, bike hauls and access to Alpine Camp 
On-Mountain Dining: 
  • Ski Hill Grill & TBar: Located at the base of Peak 8 
  • Vista Haus: Located at Alpine Camp, off the top of the Colorado SuperChair 
  • Sevens: Located at the base of Peak 7 
Peak 8 Base Camp at Epic Discovery  
Located at the top of the BreckConnect Gondola, the Peak 8 base area is the hub of signature summer thrills and family-friendly activities for all ages. 
  • The Colorado SuperChair: Scenic Rides, Bike Haul and access to Alpine Camp 
    • Scenic Rides: Ride the Colorado SuperChair for beautiful views, taking guests to heights more than 11,000-feet above sea-level. 
    • Bike Haul/Mountain Biking: Lift-served mountain biking access to trails on Peaks 7 & 8 
  • Lil’ Climber Challenge Course: The kid-sized version of the Alpineer Challenge Course features ropes, bridges, logs and other kid-friendly obstacles and challenges for younger guests. 
  • Bungee Trampolines: Harness up and get ready to bounce, flip and soar towards the mountaintops.
  • Mini Golf: Putt for fun or a hole-in-one on this scenic 18-hole miniature golf course. 
  • Gemstone Panning: The history of the gold rush comes alive at Peak 8 Base Camp. Pan for gems in this interactive sluice and take home your finds. 
  • *Gold Runner Coaster: Race down the mountain, hitting speeds of up to 25 MPH on 2,500 feet of elevated coaster track as you wind through the forest. Ride single or with a friend. 
    • *Please note, Gold Runner Coaster operations will be impacted this summer due to construction of 5-Chair. At a minimum, we expect to operate on the following schedule: 
      • July Operations: Saturdays and Sundays throughout July, plus Monday and Tuesday of July Fourth weekend 
      • August Operations: Anticipated to be open the majority of days 
  • The Alpine Slide: Closed for summer 2023 due to construction of 5-Chair. 
Alpine Camp at Epic Discovery 
Located at more than 11,000-feet above sea-level, and accessed by a scenic ride on the Colorado SuperChair, Alpine Camp is the heart of Epic Discovery’s high alpine adventure activities. 
  • Interpretive Hiking Loop: Less than 1 mile, this gentle walking trail includes “Story Stakes” with photos, fun facts and interactive activities about the environment and wildlife at Breckenridge Ski Resort. 
  • Vista Point Overlook Tower: Enjoy panoramic views of Breckenridge and the surrounding Rocky Mountains at over 11,000-feet above-sea-level. 
  • Alpineer Challenge Course: Test out your balance and agility on one of 15 different challenges including swinging logs, rope features, cargo nets and bridges. 
  • Gold Summit Climbing Wall: The 40-foot-tall climbing wall offers 16 distinct routes to challenge all ability levels, from beginner and advanced climbers. 
Climate & Weather 
On average, summer daytime temperatures sit in the mid-70s, and nighttime temperatures typically drop into the 50s. With generally low humidity in the Rocky Mountains, temperatures can vary greatly between morning, afternoon and evening, as well as based on the amount of sun and cloud cover. Temperature also changes with elevation, and in general in summer, expect the temperature to decrease about 5 degrees per 1,000 feet of elevation gained. 

Weather in our high alpine environment can be intense and can change quickly, and the months of July and August are known for bringing afternoon thunderstorms to the mountains. Always check the weather before heading out for summer activities, and bring along plenty of water, sunscreen, layers and a rain jacket. 
High Altitude Preparedness 
The Town of Breckenridge and Breckenridge Ski Resort are located in a high elevation, high alpine environment, with a base elevation of 9,600-feet above-sea-level. The elevation can affect people in different ways, and it can be helpful to drink plenty of water and limit the consumption of alcohol and caffeine as your body adjusts to the higher elevation. If symptoms such as headache, nausea, lethargy or shortness of breath persist, visitors should seek immediate medical attention. 
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