Ok, so it’s a little cheesy, but if you have kids (or are traveling with a kid at heart), they are definitely going to want to check this out if they catch wind of it! And when in Rome, why not do as the tourists do? Even if you aren’t there for the activities, the gondola ride and the amazing views that await you at the top make it TOTALLY worth checking out!
As far as accessibility goes, Vail Resorts never responded to multiple calls and emails for more specific information, so what I have is from someone who works there and observation on my part. I recommend calling ahead to double check or if you have any special concerns.
Take the gondola up to the base of Peak 8, and from there lots of accessible activities to choose from! Access them via well-maintained, designated crusher fines paths (may be slightly uphill/downhill in spots).
– Riding the ski lift cost about $16 last year, so as long as your wheelchair is able to fold and be hooked on the back a bike, you are set! As the person I spoke to said, “A lot of people like to ride it just for the novelty of it. And it has great views.” Per the Vail Resorts website, “riders must be able to approach the load area and sit on the chair unassisted and under their own power.”
– You can access the Alpine slide and Gold Runner Coaster, both of which are controlled by hand brakes, by taking Chair 5 (again, assume you must be able to load and unload without assistance). It drops you off at a platform deck, where they can have a wheelchair waiting for you so yours can stay at the bottom. The weight limit for the Gold Runner Coaster is 350 lbs.
– Miniature golf is also located on level terrain and accessible provided you can handle a few tight turns and maneuvers, as well as up to 1” thresholds between greens and sidewalks.
– Gemstone panning from a wooden water trough is also accessible because it’s on an elevated surface, and when I laughed a little at this, the person I spoke to said it’s “actually pretty cool because you get to take home a souvenir with the Breckenridge logo on it.”
– It’s larger sized gravel to enter The Maze, but once you’re there it’s paved and fully accessible.
– The TBar Restaurant and Ski Hill Grill are also open, both of which serve good (albeit overpriced) food and drinks. All facilities are accessible.
– Breck Flyer Zipline: Accessible if you call and arrange 24 hours in advance. The weight limit is listed as 275 lbs.