(Last Updated On: September 18, 2014)

Fred Zapp, Alpine Ski Instructor at Breckenridge Ski Resort, gives an overview of some of the resort’s finest advanced terrain.

If adventure is your middle name and you’re ready to go beyond blue trails: Never Fear.  Breckenridge Ski Resort has lots of black and double black trails for the more adventurous skiers and riders that are up to the challenge.

The view from the top of Imperial Bowl is beautiful.

The view from the top of Imperial Bowl is beautiful.

Here are six favorite black trails that can put some excitement into your ski day:

  • Shock – located on Peak 9:  As it’s name suggests, Shock can be, well, a bit of a shock, to your adrenaline system, that is.  This trail is short, sweet and steep and great for those that like a smooth black trail.
  • Upper Four O’Clock – located on Peak 8:  Upper Four O’Clock will make you want to keep skiing after four o’clock!   Accessed via 6 Chair, this groomed run offers wonderful views of Imperial Bowl.
  • Pika – located on Peak 8:  Accessed via the T-Bar, Pika is a groomed run that takes you all the way to the top of Peak 8 and back down.
  • Peerless – located on Peak 9:  For those who want to ski or ride moguls, fearless Peerless is for you.   With a nice wide trail, there is a line for every skier, so give it a whirl.
  • Centennial – located on Peak 10: If you’re in the mood for a long cruiser run, Centennial is for you.  This trail is accessed via the Falcon Super Chair, near Ten Mile Station Restaurant.
  • White Crown – located on Peak 8:  If off piste is what you desire, look no further than White Crown.  Advanced skiers and riders can access White Crown via the T-Bar and the natural beauty of Colorado.

But why stop there?  Breckenridge has many more black trails waiting for you.  And to really take your game to the next level, check out the Breckenridge Ski and Ride School.  Classes and private lessons are offered for all levels, from beginner to expert. Who know, maybe you’ll be ready for a double black trail in no time!

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