Breckenridge is a big ski resort. With three bases, five mountain peaks and nearly 3,000 acres you need a lot of chairlifts to access the mountain.
The Quicksilver SuperChair happens to be one of the most important chairlifts at the Breckenridge ski resort.
Located at the base of Peak 9, it is responsible for getting winter visitors up the mountain and onto the slopes.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this chairlift then you have come to the right place so keep reading to find out more.
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Quicksilver SuperChair – What To Expect
The Quicksilver SuperChair, manufactured by Poma, is a highspeed chairlift with a capacity for six passengers.
Located at the base of Peak 9, its main role is to provide visitors with access to the beginner slopes at the Breckenridge ski resort.
The chairlift has a vertical rise of 632 feet (193 meters) and the total ride time is about 6:20 minutes.
Advanced riders can catch the Quicksilver SuperChair and then the Falcon Superchair for access to the advanced slopes at the top of Peak 9.
Intermediate riders can catch the Quicksilver SuperChair and then transition to the Mercury Superchair to access a number of intermediate slopes.
One thing to note though is that during busy periods (weekends and holidays) there can be long wait times to get up the Quicksilver SuperChair. This is mainly due to the general lack of beginner terrain elsewhere at the resort.
Quicksilver SuperChair Cost
During winter, the cost to ride the Quicksilver SuperChair is included in your lift ticket or season pass.
The chairlift does not offer scenic chair rides in summer or winter so there is no separate cost to ride it.
Quicksilver Superchair Operating Hours
The Quicksilver SuperChair is only open during the winter season. At the time of writing, the operating hours were from 8:30 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m.
The only exceptions to the hours above are for the first tracks from January to March each year. Visitors with first-track access can board the Quicksilver SuperChair from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
To find out the latest operating hours and lift status head over to the Breckenridge Resort website.
Quicksilver SuperChair – Breckenridge First Tracks
The Quicksilver SuperChair is also the chair used for First Tracks at Breck which runs from January to March each year.
Visitors with access to the First Tracks board the Quicksilver SuperChair one hour before the general public.
From there they ski/ride trails accessed from the Mercury SuperChair until the rest of the mountain opens.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this, then check out our Guide to First Tracks at Breckenridge.
Where is the Quicksilver SuperChair Located?
The Quicksilver SuperChair is located at the base of Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Resort in Colorado.
How To Get There – Peak 9 Parking
Slopeside parking with access to Peak 9 via the Beaver Run Superchair or Quicksilver SuperChair is available at the Beaver Run Lot (map below).
You can expect a 3 – 7 minute walk from your vehicle to the slopes.
This slopeside parking gives you easy access to Peak 9, the Quicksilver SuperChair and learning terrain.
A few key things to note about this parking lot:
- Parking can be paid for using the onsite kiosk or the Breck Park app.
- Parking is limited but you can reserve a spot ahead of time.
- Daily rates apply and are subject to change (hourly rates are available after 2 p.m.).
- No parking is permitted between 2 a.m. – 6 a.m.
You can find more information about slopeside parking at Breckenridge here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long is the Quicksilver SuperChair?
The Quicksilver SuperChair is 5,598 feet (1,706 meters) long and has a total ride time of approximately 6:20 minutes.
What is the elevation of the Quicksilver SuperChair?
The Quicksilver SuperChair starts at the base of Peak 9 at an elevation of approx. 9,600 feet (3,033 meters), has a total vertical ascent of 632 feet (193 meters) and finishes at the Ten Mile Station at an elevation of approx. 10,232 feet (3,119 meters).
Before You Go..
If you’re heading to Breck this winter or summer there is a good chance you’ll take a ride on the Breckenridge Gondola (aka BreckConnect). If you need more information then check out our guide to the Breckenridge Gondola.