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See How Breckenridge Has Changed From 1961 to Today

Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado's Summit County is one of the state's busiest ski areas, and it's also undergone a huge transformation from its origins as a humble mining town. First opened in 1961 with one double chairlift and a short T-Bar on Peak 8, Breck has steadily added new terrain and innovative technology over the decades. Peak 9 opened with two double chairs and 12 trails in 1971, the ski area installed the world's first high-speed quad chairlift in 1981, and Breck was the first major Colorado ski resort to allow snowboarding in 1984. Peak 10 debuted in 1985, Peak 7 opened with hiking access in 1993, and a slew of other high-speed lifts opened in the 1990s. In 2002, the ski area added the lift-serviced Peak 7 expansion and opened Peak 6 in 2013. Five peaks in just over 50 years is a lot of new terrain, so let's take a look at how the trail maps changed over the years.

Breckenridge in 1961 (click to expand):

Breckenridge in 1967 (click to expand):



Breckenridge in 1978 (click to expand):

Breckenridge in 1985 (click to expand):

Breckenridge in 1994 (click to expand):

Breckenridge in 2004 (click to expand):

Breckenridge in 2014 (click to expand):

What do you think Curbediverse? Is there any other mountain that has added new terrain as consistently as Breckenridge?

· Breckenridge Ski Resort [Official Site]
· SkiMap.org [Official Site]
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