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Apr. 28, 2021 By Nicole

Epic Discovery Season Dates: Friday, June 18 through Sunday, Sept. 12 

  • Open daily through Monday, Sept. 6 
  • Open Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10-12 
  • Hours: 10am – 5pm

Elevation : 

  • Peak 8 Base Camp Elevation: 9,600 ft. 
  • Alpine Camp Elevation: 11,059 ft. 

Lifts:  

  • BreckConnect Gondola (Free transportation from Town up to the base of Peak 8 at the resort) 
  • Colorado SuperChair (Scenic rides and access to Alpine Camp) 
  • 5-Chair (For accessing the alpine slides) 

Peak 8 Basecamp at Epic Discovery 

Opening on Friday, June 18, the Peak 8 Basecamp offers signature and family-friendly summer activities, located at the base of Peak 8 and easily accessed by the free BreckConnect Gondola from town: 

  • Scenic Rides Offered on the Colorado SuperChair, taking guests to heights more than 11,000-feet above sea-level. 
  • Bike Haul /Mountain Biking Lift-served mountain biking is available on the Colorado SuperChair. 
  • GoldRunner Coaster: Start your ride at an elevation of 10,230 feet, before racing down the mountain, hitting speeds of up to 25mph on 2,500 feet of elevated roller coaster track as you enjoy a thrilling journey around and through the forest. Ride single or with a friend. 
  • Alpine Slides: A classic favorite at Breck, choose between three exhilarating 2,600-foot-long slides and control the speed of your cart as you race down berms, turns and straightaways. 
  • Lil’ Climber Ropes Course: The kid-sized version of the Alpineer Challenge Course features ropes, bridges, logs and other kid-friendly obstacles and challenges for younger guests. 
  • Lil’ Flyer Zipline: The perfect introduction to ziplining for little flyers. 
  • Lil’ Nugget Tubing: Tubing isn’t just a winter activity. Hop on and get ready for a tubular time on this summer activity version of the winter classic. 
  • Silver Summit Climbing Wall: Explore the nooks and crannies of this 35-foot tall climbing wall designed with novice and beginner climbers in mind, so there is fun for all ages and abilities. 
  • 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.  
  • Mini Miner 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. 

Alpine Camp at Epic Discovery 

Once weather and conditions permit, we will also open Alpine Camp, located just steps off the top of the Colorado SuperChair and the heart of Epic Discovery’s newest activities and adventures at Breck: 

  • 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. 
  • Alpineer Challenge Course: Test out your agility on one of 15 different challenges from lightly swinging logs, to shoe-to-rope balancing maneuvers  
  • Gold Summit Climbing Wall: The 40-foot tall climbing wall offers 16 distinct routes to challenge all ability levels, from beginner and advanced climbers. 

On-Mountain Dining:  

  • Ski Hill Grill  
  • Vista Haus 
  • Sevens  

Getting Here  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. 

Climate: Average Summer Temperatures: 70 degrees daytime, 50 degrees nighttime      

Safety: Health and safety remains our top priority. At our resorts this summer, we will be operating according to local public health orders and following their guidance as it relates to face coverings. We encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines as the pandemic continues to evolve. Local public health information: https://summitcountyco.gov/1348/Visitor-Resources

High Altitude Preparedness   The elevation can affect people in different ways. Visitors should be mindful 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.