I've skied at Breckenridge 16 days over the last 15 years and was excited to bring my 5-year-old with me to learn how to ski. First, my daughter did great and second, Breckenridge was awesome for her to come up to speed so quickly.
Due to COVID and limitations that come with ski school, I opted to teach her myself. We spent ample time on Peaks 8 and 9 over the 3 days
>>On Day 1, we spent the morning on the magic carpet at the base of Peak 9 - it's a little bit of a climb and not very long but covered the basics of walking in skis, standing straight, getting on/off the carpet, and being able to go down a small relatively flat section - we spent the rest of the day going up and down Quicksilver doing Frontier and Silverthorne runs - both were easy to navigate, wide, and relatively flat
>>Day 2 was spent on Peak 8 where there new beginner section off of Rip's Ride was her favorite - no issues and great forest and 'lazy river' with a protected area for taking s-turns down the mountain - their family-friendly Springmeier and Powerzone were also a treat
>>Day 3 was split across Peaks 8 and 9 with time spent on the other family friendly blue runs on Peak 9, Cashier and Bonanza. These runs are steeper and longer but daughter was prepared
We stayed off of 4 O'Clock run and going through the blue section at the top is a challenge (especially on the first day) but found there are ways to get on 4 O'Clock using Springmeier from the top or off of the Rip's Ride lift
Dining reservations (due to COVID restrictions) were never a problem a nice break 2-3 times throughout the day.
We loved our trip and can't wait to go back.