Breckenridge Ski Resort stretches across 5 peaks, but if you’re keen to move around a bit though, there are a few other ski tours around the Breckenridge area that might strike your fancy.Less
Silver Couloir is probably the most well known couloir in Summit County and is included as one of the 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America (50classicskidescents.com). This is for good reason as the couloir is about 2,500 feet of wide open turns and aesthetic views. Access is easy and at just over five miles round trip, this couloir is fairly easy to accomplish.
This route has a lot to offer despite its meager appearance. The slope is under 25 degrees making this a good option for days when avi conditions won’t allow for steeper terrain. This is a good place for backcountry beginners as the short distance and mellow slope angle make for an easy tour. The total ascent is only about 700 feet which allows for a quick roundtrip tour or easy laps giving you the flexibility to ski for as long or little as you want.
A long skin from the bottom of Spruce Creek Trailhead will access this line. If you are going to ski this line, you might as well tack on Stegosaurus Ridge. Make sure before even attempting this line, that you are up to date with the weather conditions. A day with low visibility and cloud cover can be challenging for this specific zone.
This is the route that will allow you to access either Peak 10 or Peak 9 summits. On the map, this route will continue to the summit of Peak 9. It starts at the top of Twin Chutes Zone, and you must enter through the gate.
Access this line via Mercury SuperChair or E chair. Start from the Twin Chutes Hike and enter through the backcountry gate at the top of Twin Chutes. Follow the ridge of Peak 9 to Summit Peak 9. Follow the marked decent but be aware of coverage as this line does not always fill in well. Skis best in the Spring.
High Voltage is one of the many runs in the Montezuma area that offers fun gully skiing. The North facing aspect holds snow well and the 30-35 degree slopes offer the perfect angle for fun powder skiing. Don’t get too relaxed though, this is an avalanche path so make sure conditions are safe before choosing this line.