The Breckenridge expert skiing ranges from wide-open bowls filled with fresh snow to tight trees and long mogul runs. Known for having one of North America’s most popular terrain parks and half pipes, the caliber of freestyle skiing found in Breckenridge will blow you away, too. X Games competitors, pro-skiers and -snowboarders spend a lot of time in Breckenridge because of the world-class jumps, rails, and pipes.
Whether you’re looking for long bump runs, wide-open bowls with powder, tight trees to navigate, or massive kickers to practice your park jumps, the Breckenridge expert skiing is definitely challenging. Head to Breckenridge if you think you can ski it all: park and powder, moguls and trees.
The Imperial Express SuperChair on Peak 8 is the highest chairlift in North America, and gets expert skiers and snowboarders to some challenging terrain. It used to take committed skiers 45 minutes to hike up to the summit of Peak 8, but now getting up the 12, 840 feet take a little less than three minutes. The beautiful views are only out-classed by the great skiing. The Lake Chutes are as steep as it gets in Breckenridge, and the Snow White zone gets the “EX” or extreme terrain classification. Both spots will test the most confident and experienced expert skiers. North Bowl, Horseshoe Bowl, and Contest Bowl are three other zones that expert skiers love off of the Imperial Express SuperChair. Traverse towards Peak 7 to hit Whale’s Tail, Art’s Bowl, and Peak 7 Bowl.
Don’t sleep-in when there’s fresh powder in Breckenridge because these bowls get tracked up quickly. The good news is that the snow stays cold in Breckenridge and the winds fill in tracks, so everything off of Peak 8 can be lapped all day.
Peak 10 is the place for expert skiers that love leg-burning moguls and tight trees. Spitfire and Corsair are great runs off of the skier’s left side of Peak 10, and Mustang and Cimarron are good go-to runs on the skier’s right side of Peak 10. On powder days (and even a few days after a storm), Peak 10 is a great spot to go if you’re searching for soft snow. The trees are sheltered, the crowds tend to stay away, and the pitches are steep.
Breckenridge’s Freeway Terrain Park and Pipe is located at the base of Peak 8. This is where you’ll invariably see some of the best park and pipe skiers in the world—like X Games Gold Medalists Bobby Brown and Simon Dumont—practicing their tricks before competitions and filming ski movies.
If there’s a best terrain park in Colorado, Breckenridge’s Freeway Terrain Park is it. A large, perfectly manicured jump line runs down the center of Freeway. The rails are fun, the landings are smooth, and the crew takes a lot of pride in creating progressive features with awesome conditions.