Resort PR Contact:
Kristen Petitt Stewart
Communications Manager
970-453-3210
kpetitt@vailresorts.com

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.

Mailing Address:
Breckenridge Ski Resort
P.O. Box 1058
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Summer Operation Hours:
Breckenridge Epic Discovery will open June 9, 2017 through Sept. 4, 2017, and then open Friday - Sunday Sept. 8-10, 2017. (Dates & times are weather permitting).  Learn more at www.breckenridge.com.

Breck Summer Epic Discovery Activities
New for Summer 2017: Expedition Zip Line Tour on Peak 7, Alpineer Challenge Course on Peak 8, Vista Point Overlook, Animal Abilities, Story Stakes, Gold Summit Climbing Wall, Vista Haus summer lunch
Coming Summer 2018: Hawk Eye Zip Line Experience
Current: Breck Flyer Zip Line, Gold Runner Alpine Coaster, Alpine SuperSlide, Mini Golf, Colorado SuperChair Scenic Chairlift Rides, Silver Summit Climbing Wall, Mineshaft Maze, SuperBungee Trampoline, Mini Miner Gemstone Panning, Ripperoo's Bounce House, Breck 4x4 Vehicle Mountain Tours, Guided Hiking Tours, Mountain Biking, Little Climber Ropes Course, Tom's Nugget Tubing, Little Flyer Zip Line for kids, Snow Field, Ski Hill Grill, TBar and Sevens restaurant dining, FREE Scenic Gondola Rides and Summer Camps.
 
Summer Camps
The Breck Summer Day Camp features a curriculum that focuses on science, nature, crafts and more, while teaching kids valuable outdoor skills. Open to children ages 5 to 12. Full-day sessions include lunch, and camp is run by CPR and first aid-certified counselors with a 1 to 10 ratio of counselors to campers. This camp is an official Colorado licensed camp facility.

Details:
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., half-day and full-day sessions available, June 12 through August 18. Monday-Friday only. Cost: $89 for morning or afternoon half-day session; $120 for full day; $442 for a full-day five-pack, which can be used any five days throughout the camp season. Call (970) 453-5000 for more informaiton or toll free at 1-800-789-7669.
 
Mountain Bike Lessons
Breckenridge offers beginner and intermediate mountain bike lessons daily.

Mountain Bike Trials
21.5 miles of trails on Breckenridge Mountain

Blue Mountain Biking Trails
Swinger: 3.4 miles. The longest top-to-bottom trail on Peak 8, offering both singletrack and mountain roads.
Klinko Falls: .6 miles. Rolling hills of both singletrack and mountain road. This is a connection trail between Peak 7 and 8 mountain roads Dwight's and Swinger.
Edge Trail:  .4 miles. A short climb between Frosty's and Swinger with great views of the valley, this singletrack is located on steep terrain.
Breakaway: .2 miles. A mid-mountain connection between Dwight's and Swinter, this singletrack is gentle but on steep terrain.
Lehman Trail: 3.2 miles. A rolling cross-country trail that leads to the Village at the base of Peak 9. Please stop if you encounter horseback riders.
Sawmill Creek: 1.7 miles. Follows the valley between Peak 8 and Peak 9. Take the mountain road or town trails back to base.
Prospector Trail: 1 mile. A short but steep singletrack that leads to a road and then takes you down to the Village at the bsae of Peak 9.

Black Mountain Bike Trails
Game Trail: 2.4 miles. Encounter seven different bridges on singletrack all the way to the bottom of Peak 8.
Dwight's: 2.4 miles. Starts right below the Vista Haus and offers banked corners and berms.
Frosty's Challenge: 1.2 miles. Steep terrain that leads you to the Lehman Trail.
Wagon Trail: 9 miles. Steep and rocky terrain.
 
Town size
3,702 acres / 5.5 square miles
3,900 acres of open space property
41 acres of community parks
 
Summer Operating Lifts 
Colorado SuperChair – Services Epic Discovery activities, scenic lift rides, hikes and bike haul
5 Chair – Services Alpine SuperSlide
Free BreckConnect Gondola - Services transportation from the Town of Breckenridge to Breckenridge Epic Discovery
 
Parking
FREE parking will be available for guests in the North Gondola Lot. Free shuttle buses offer service from the gondola lots, and the BreckConnect Gondola.
 
Did you know?
On July 23, 1887, the largest gold nugget ever found in the State of Colorado was discovered in Breckenridge.  Tom Groves walked into the town cradling the blanket wrapped bundle in his arms, and it was appropriately named "Tom's Baby", weighing in at 13.5 lbs. Three days later the nugget was sent to Denver via train... it then disappeared for 85 years.  Rumors surrounding the nugget's 85 years of freedom are abundant, including that it was shown at the Smithsonian, the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and Chicago's Field Museum, but none could be verified. Tom's Baby was essentially kidnapped. In 1972, the Colorado State Historical Museum was prodded into examining gold specimens that had been deposited in a Denver bank in 1926. Sure enough, Tom's Baby was found, but more than 5 lbs are still missing.
 
Need more statistics?
For more information about Breckenridge government, employment, economic indicators, education and more, visit www.townofbreckenridge.com.