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Breckenridge, Colo.

Photograph By Devon O'Neil

Peak 6 at Breckenridge, Colo. -- formerly backcountry terrain -- will now be lift-accessed and mitigated by professional avalanche technicians, which started last week with Breckenridge's opening day. The expansion offers 543 new acres and increases the resort's skiable terrain by 23 percent.