All About the Breckenridge Gondola

Breckenridge Gondola Rides

The BreckConnect Gondola is a favorite to skiers and visitors alike and provides access to the ski resort from the town of Breckenridge. The BreckConnect carries up to 8 passengers in each cabin and covers almost 400 feet of vertical rise and 7,600 feet in around 13 minutes.

Operating since 2006, the Breckenridge Gondola transports passengers to the base of Peak 8. The ride offers beautiful views of the town and resort during the winter and summer months. Views of the Tenmile Range and the Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve* are plentiful while riding up. The Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve harbors state-endangered boreal toad, moose, elk, deer, mountain lion, beaver, and over forty-seven species of birds, so you have a great shot at spotting some sort of wildlife on your gondola ride.

*Please keep in mind that dogs are not allowed on the Wildlife Preserve as they pose a huge risk to the animals inhabiting the area.

Gondola Access & Hours of Operation

The operating hours vary depending on the season, but it generally runs between:
  • 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM between the resort's Opening & Closing day during ski season
  • 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM during the summer
  • After Closing Day, the gondola shuts down until around mid-June
It is completely FREE to ride the gondola up and down, but once on the slopes, a ski pass is required. Feel free to bring your leashed dog on the gondola as there are many hiking trails around the resort. The gondola does carry bikes up as well, but there is a fee. Guests who want to stay at the Peak 8 Base past gondola operating hours can catch a ride down on the Black Route on the Breck Free Ride Shuttle that picks up just below the gondola on Ski Hill Road. The Shuttle runs year-round and is a great alternative to getting into town at the end of a day on the slopes if the gondola line is long.

Getting There
When driving into the North end of Breckenridge, drive South down Main Street and take a right onto French Street, and the gondola station will be on your right-hand side. 170 Watson Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

Parking Options
The North Gondola and South Gondola lots are paid parking year-round. The F Lot is also nearby the gondola. Guests who purchase tickets for Epic Discovery can get parking validated. For free parking, the Breckenridge Satellite lot holds 500 spots and there is a shuttle that takes passengers from the Satellite Lot straight to the gondola.

Once aboard the gondola, there are three stations to unboard at along the way. The first is for Shock Hill guests and residents only. The second is to Peak 7 where skiers can hop on the Independence Chair. The last stop is the Peak 8 base area restaurants, chair lifts, and Epic Discovery (summer only).

Breckenridge Gondola Dining Options

Sevens is located on Peak 7 and the second gondola stop. They offer a patio and New American cuisine and great cocktails. The Ski Hill Grill is located at the base area of Peak 8 and offers American cuisine such as burgers and BBQ, a salad station and house-made menu items such as soups and cookies. Winter or summer, the T-Bar is a great place to grab a drink and watch the mountain activities on Breckenridge Ski Resort. It is adjacent to Ski Hill Grill which also offers indoor and outdoor seating.

Lift Tickets
Though it is free to ride the gondola, lift tickets must be purchased to ski and mountain bike (uphill lift use). Lift tickets can be purchased at the ticket office at the base of the gondola as well as Peak 7, Peak 8, and Peak 9 base areas.

For assistance with Lift Tickets & Season Passes, contact Corporate Sales & Services:
8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. MT, Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. MT, Saturday-Sunday
Phone: 970.754.0011
Email: [email protected]

Breckenridge Ski Resort Ticket Office

(970) 453-5000
170 Watson Avenue
Breckenridge, CO 80424