2012 – 2013 Winter Breckenridge Fast Facts
Breckenridge Ski Resort
P.O. Box 1058
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Dates and Hours
Ski Season: Nov. 09, 2012 - April 14, 2013
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during early season.
8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. during regular season.
Location & transportation
– Breckenridge sits two hours west of Denver International Airport (DEN) and 2.5 hours northwest of the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). From Denver, visitors drive 98 miles (159 km) west via I-70, then take exit 203 (Highway 9) south nine miles to Breckenridge. From Colorado Springs, visitors drive 110 miles (178 km) west through South Park and over Hoosier Pass, or via I-25 to C-470 to I-70.
High altitude precautions
– The elevation can affect people in different ways. Visitors should be aware of the effects of altitude and make sure to always wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water and limit the consumption of alcohol and caffeine. If symptoms such as headache, nausea, lethargy or shortness of breath persist, visitors should seek immediate medical attention.
Base Elevation: 9,600 ft.
Summit Elevation: 12,998 ft.
Vertical Rise: 3,398 ft.
Snowmaking: 650 acres
Avg. Annual Snowfall: 366 inches
Total Skiable Area: 2,358 acres
Miles east-west: 2.9 miles
Miles north-south: 2.3 miles
Trail Classification (Total Mountain Acreage)
Conventional Trails: 155
Longest Run: Four O'Clock at 3.5 miles/5.6 km
Terrain Parks: 5
Bowls: 772 acres
Total Number of Lifts: 29
Six-passenger high-speed lift: 2
High-speed quad: 7
Triple chair: 1
Double chair: 6
Magic Carpets: 8
Average winter temperature
Town of Breckenridge Facts
Day: 28 degrees F (-2 degrees C)
Night: 15 degrees (-9 degrees C)
2: Nordic Centers
88: Restaurants and bars
188: Shops and boutiques
300 days: Yearly average sunshine
1859: Year Breckenridge founded
3,000: Estimated number of units – hotel/condo/B&B/private homes
3,583: Permanent population
12,840: Summit of Imperial Express SuperChair, highest chairlift in North America
34,000: 2011 International Snow Sculpture Championships attendees
3,702 acres / 5.5 square miles
3,900 acres of open space property
41 acres of community parks
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