Watching Breckenridge Ski Resort evolve and flourish has been a genuine gift. Our home mountain and world-famous resort was raised on humble roots, opening as a single peak on December 16, 1961. Small but mighty, the Peak 8 Ski Area was a modest operation with one double chair and a short learners T-bar. Lift tickets were $4 for adults and $2.50 for kids. Three small buildings comprised the base area—the most prominent was The Bergenhof restaurant, or “The Bergie” as locals dubbed it.
Fast forward 50 years, Breckenridge Ski Resort has notched an incredible 1.63 million skier visits in a single season, making it the most popular ski area in North America. An eight-passenger gondola is in motion, linking town to the Peak 8 base area, and the resort is stretching its powder legs across Peaks 6 through 10.