Breckenridge Gondola

Breckenridge Gondola Rides

The Gondola is open for the 2020 - 2021 winter season!

Operates daily from 8.30 AM - 4:00 PM till closing day on May 31, 2021. 

FREE transportation and scenic view between town and Peak 8 Base Area.

Reservations are NOT required for the gondola. 

Please refer to the drop down menu below for more information on location, parking, hours, etc. 

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. 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. At Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts, we are happy to offer a great selection of Breckenridge vacation rentals near the gondola, for easy access to activities and sight-seeing.


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BreckConnect Gondola Information 

The BreckConnect Gondola is located at the Breckenridge Transfer Center on the corner of Watson Avenue and Highway 9/North Park Avenue.

170 Watson Avenue
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Breckenridge Free Ride - Take the free area shuttle from your Breckenridge condo. 
Summit Stage - Take the free public bus from Frisco, Keystone, Silverthonre, Dillon, & Copper
Parking - Most parking is paid in Breckenridge, use the kiosks to pay for parking. The North Gondola and South Gondola lots are paid parking year-round located next to the gondola. Free parking is available the satellite lot on Airport Rd, the free shuttle picks up every 15 minutes and will bring you to the Breckenridge Transfer Center.
Driving Directions

Ride the gondola between town and Peak 8 in both summer and winter months. If you are looking to ski or access on mountain summer activities you will need to purchase a lift ticket or activity to continue up the open air chair lifts. 

Once aboard the gondola, there are three stations 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 and Sevens Restaurant. The last stop is the Peak 8 base area restaurants, chair lifts, and Epic Discovery (summer only). 

The ride up lasts about 10 minutes from town to the base of Peak 8. Along the way you will rise almost 400 feet in elevation for a view of the town and the Cucumber Wildlife Preserve. 

Once you are on Peak 8, you can walk around the base area and acess the restaurants. Restaurant availability is limited by covid restrictions for the 2020 - 2021 season. 

BreckConnect Hours of Operation Open for Winter 2020 - 2021

WINTER 2020/2021
Opening Day 11.13.20
Closing Day 5.31.21
Open Daily 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 
Last upload 4:00 PM
Last download 5:30 PM                 
SUMMER 2021  TBD (Typically open the last weekend of June - Labor Day & September 10th and 11th) 
The gondola does not opperate between seasons when the resort is closed

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.
Though it is free to ride the gondola for transportation from town to the base area, 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.

*2020-2021 winter lift tickets are limited, and advance purchase is recommended. Season pass holders must make advance reservations online.

For summer on mountain activities it is also recommended to purchase tickets online in advance at 
Summit County public health orders are subject to change. Get the most up to date information at Don't forget your mask! 

You will not have to ride with others outside your group
Lines will be distanced
Increased cleaning procedures

The BreckConnect Gondola is open in the summer to transport you between the town and Peak 8. Riding the gondola is FREE!

In the summer months you can ascend past the Peak 8 Base Area on the Colorado Super Chair (paid activity). You will ride in an open chair over the ski runs enjoying beautiful views on the way to Alpine Camp atop Peak 8. Once you arrive you can hike about and explore before you descend.

Scenic Chair Rides Summer 2020
Purchase in person on mountain at guest services office (base peak 8)
Advance online purchase at $23
Pricing subject to change.

Estimated summer operation is the last weekend of June - Labor Day, and September 10th and 11th.

Other on mountain summer activities include  zip lines, ropes courses, rock climbing walls and more!

Scenic chair rides on mountain are not available in the winter months. The mountain is open for skiing and you not be able to safely load/unload the open air chair with out skis.

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.

Please see SummitCountyCO.Gov for the most up to date public health orders on restaurants and dining.
There is a TO GO window for beverages and sandwiches for the 2020 - 2021 winter season. 
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.


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