Breckenridge opened the BreckConnect Gondola on Saturday. The gondola connects the town with the resort’s base areas.
The gondola begins at the Breckenridge Transportation Center, and continues onto a terminal at Peak 8 with a terminal at Peak 7 opening in 2008.
At this time, the ski resort plans to operate the gondola in both the winter and summer seasons.
Ride time is approximately 10 minutes from the transportation center to the base of Peak 8, and carrying capacity is 2,800 people per hour.
BreckConnect Gondola facts
• 10 minute ride time from Transit Center to the Peak 8 terminal
• Two mid-stations at Shock Hill and Peak 7 base area
• 7,592 ft. in length
• 396.1 ft. vertical rise
• 28 towers
• Capacity of 2,800 per hour
• 121 cabins