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The 2,908-acre Breckenridge Ski Resort contain five sections or "peaks" that comprise the southern half of the Tenmile Range. Peak 6 showcases intermediate to advanced trails paired with panoramic views of the valley; Peak 7 is characterized by blue runs; Peak 8 offers a variety of green, blue and black trails, making it a popular area for skiers of all levels; Peak 9 is the best for beginners with predominantly blue and green runs; and Peak 10 is for the experts with a range of black and double-black trails. There are also several upper alpine areas on Peaks 6, 7 and 8, called bowls. Some of these areas can be reached by lift; others can only be reached by hiking to the top. Characterized by deep powder and steep terrain, bowls should only be attempted by advanced skiers and snowboarders. When the snow melts, Breckenridge Ski Resort offers hiking trails, zip lines, alpine slides and coasters, and rock climbing walls. 

Recent visitors said Breckenridge Ski Resort is fun no matter the season. Travelers described the ski instructors and ski conditions as "amazing," and were equally impressed with the warm-weather hiking. Still, some expressed irritation over the price tags on nearly "everything." 

Lift passes vary in price by month and day, but you can expect to pay about $100 for a one-day adult ticket and around $60 for a children's ticket (ages 5 to 12). Multiday tickets are also available. If you'll be visiting multiple ski resorts in a single winter, consider purchasing the Epic Pass, which grants unlimited access to more than 40 resorts across the United States, Canada and Europe for one flat price. The chairlifts are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ski season runs from November to April, while summertime activities are offered from June to September. You can also purchase passes for the resort's summer activities, including alpine slide rides, mini-golf and zip line rides. Passes range from $40 to $82 per person, depending on the number of activities you'd like to participate in. During the summer, the resort operates daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit Breckenridge Ski Resort's website

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#1 Main Street The galleries, shops, bars and dining establishments along Breckenridge's Main Street have lined the street for more than a century, and are a great place to stop for a ... Read more » Bob Winsett / Breckenridge Tourism Office

#2 Carter Park The best sledding hill in town is found at Carter Park, and it's a popular spot for the young or young at heart. When the snow melts, the park ... Read more » Jessie Unruh / Breckenridge Tourism Office

#3 Breckenridge Ski Resort The 2,908-acre Breckenridge Ski Resort contain five sections or "peaks" that comprise the southern half of the Tenmile Range. Peak 6 showcases intermediate to advanced trails paired with panoramic ... Read more » Peter Tsai Photography - www.petertsaiphotography.com / Getty Images

#4 Boreas Pass Road Boreas Pass Road is a nearly 20-mile stretch that traces the path of the Pacific Railroad and rises to a summit at the Continental Divide. Along the way, Boreas Pass ... Read more » Jessie Unruh / Breckenridge Tourism Office

#5 Vail Pass Path If you want to take a scenic tour of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Frisco, cycling the 14 miles from Breckenridge to Frisco, Colorado, on the Vail Pass Path is a ... Read more » Jack Affleck / Getty Images

#6 Hiking While Breckenridge is best-known for its ski slopes, its hiking trails are equally delightful. The area boasts hikes for all levels, but keep in mind that it might be wise ... Read more » skibreck / Getty Images

#7 Breckenridge Nordic Center It's not all about downhill skiing here. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing get some serious love at places like the Breckenridge Nordic Center, which offers 1,400 acres of groomed ... Read more » Liam Doran / Breckenridge Tourism Office

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Not every town's main street is lined with 19th-century buildings and backed by the Rockies, but Breckenridge's Main Street is.  Bob Winsett / Breckenridge Tourism Office

Both kids and adults alike say the sledding hill at Carter Park is a must-do.  Jessie Unruh / Breckenridge Tourism Office

Sometimes you'll need to stop and catch your breath when skiing down one of Breckenridge Ski Resort's five peaks.  Peter Tsai Photography - www.petertsaiphotography.com / Getty Images

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The best way to experience Vail Pass is on a bike.  Jack Affleck / Getty Images

Breckenridge is chock full of hiking trails suitable for all skill levels. For a full overview of the area's many trails, consider purchasing a hard copy map at the Breckenridge Welcome Center. skibreck / Getty Images

During the winter, the Nordic Ski Center is a great place to cross-country ski or snowshoe. In the summer, it serves as a popular wedding and event venue.  Liam Doran / Breckenridge Tourism Office

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