Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens Peak 6 on Christmas Day

25 December 2013
For Immediate Release                       
                         

Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens Peak 6 on Christmas Day

Video & Photo Alert: Broadcast-quality video and photos are available on Vail Resort’s Dropbox site, https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wcvr41spvmcas0g/PFtjG2Sf6b in the Breckenridge - Peak 6 folder.  Please credit Vail Resorts. Video includes: B-Roll of the Kenshso SuperChair and ribbon cutting, comments from Pat Campbell, SVP & COO of Breckenridge Ski Resort, and Santa himself talking about and skiing Peak 6
 
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Dec. 25, 2013 – Blue skies, fresh snow and even Santa Claus greeted skiers and riders this Christmas Day at Breckenridge Ski Resort’s historic public opening of Peak 6 – the resort’s brand new expanded terrain and lifts. Peak 6 opened with over 200 acres of the 550 acre expansion, including the signature run Bliss, a high-alpine, intermediate bowl run – a rare find in North America.
 
Denver resident Ryan Chase and brothers Trevor and Riley Scannell from Littleton, CO were among the six guests who waited to get the coveted first chair at the noon opening of the Kensho SuperChair, a high-speed six person chairlift, topping out on Peak 6 at 12,300 ft.
 
The opening of Peak 6 represents one of the biggest and most notable ski area terrain expansions in North America in the past decade, and was the first at Breck since the Peak 7 expansion in 2002.
 
“Merry Christmas and welcome to Peak 6,” announced Pat Campbell, SVP & COO of Breckenridge Ski Resort at a ribbon cutting ceremony before the Kensho SuperChair officially started running. “This is an incredibly historic moment for Breckenridge Ski Resort … I know everyone here is going to love what they find up there.”
 
Continued terrain openings for Peak 6 and all five peaks of Breckenridge Ski Resort will be dependent upon weather conditions and snow coverage; guests can stay tuned to Breck’s social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/Breckenridge or follow the new @BreckConditions Twitter account for the most current terrain status updates.
 
About Peak 6
This season, Breckenridge will bear witness to one of the most important landmark years in Breck history, as the resort adds over 540 acres to its famous landscape via the Peak 6 expansion. Peak 6 will include 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain, representing a 23% increase in the resort’s skiable acreage. This is the largest & most notable ski area expansion worldwide in the past decade, and will feature high-alpine, intermediate bowl skiing – a rare find in North America. Visit www.Breckenridge.com/Peak6 for the latest news, updates and content on the Peak 6 project.
 
Perfect Peak 6 Package
Guests can make the trip to Breck to be part of the historic Peak 6 grand opening with the resort’s specially-designed “Perfect Peak 6 Package,” which includes discounted lodging up to 20 percent off, as well as free food, drinks and massages. Rooms are available while supplies last for Peak 6 Opening Day (as well as some holiday availability) at Breck’s official lodging sponsors of Peak 6 (The DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge, Mountain Thunder Lodge, One Ski Hill Place, Crystal Peak Lodge, and The Village at Breckenridge). For details & to book the Perfect Peak 6 Package, visit www.Breckenridge.com.

Stay Connected
Visit Breckenridge.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details and the lowest priced lift tickets guaranteed. Stay connected all season long and learn more about Breckenridge Ski Resort at www.facebook.com/Breckenridge watch official resort videos at www.YouTube.com/Breckenridge, and follow @Breckenridgemtnon Instagram and Twitter

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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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Email: kpetitt@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970)453-3210
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