Breckenridge Announces Plans to Extend Ski Season

07 March 2014

Breckenridge Announces Plans to Extend Ski Season

 
·         Breck will add additional week to the season after excellent snow season-to-date
·         All 2013/14 Vail Resorts season passes will continue to be valid during the extended season
·         Excellent opportunity for guests to extend their Easter vacations
·         Open terrain to include Peaks 6, 7 & 8, with access to approximately 1,600 acres
 
 
Breckenridge Ski Resort officials announced today they will extend the resort’s ski season by one additional week, from Monday, April 21 through Sunday, April 27, due to a deep snow pack and terrific conditions that can be expected at Breck’s elevation in the spring. In January, Breck was the snowiest resort in the U.S. and has received more than 28 feet of snow so far this season.
 
During the past two years Breck has extended their regular season with extra weekends tacked on, and with this year’s significant snowfall, resort officials made the decision to include the extra weekdays as well.
 
“It’s been such an amazing season for snowfall in Breck that even with a month and a half  to go in the regular season, we are confident that we will be able to offer terrific conditions in the extended week,” said Pat Campbell, executive vice president and COO at Breckenridge Ski Resort. “This additional week will be a great way for us to thank our loyal passholders, our locals, and our destination visitors, who now will have the option to book their spring vacations the week after Easter as well.”
 
Breck will open three of the resort’s signature peaks during the extended week, Peaks 6, 7 and 8, with Rip’s Ride, 5 Chair, Colorado SuperChair, T-bar, Imperial SuperChair, Independence SuperChair, Zendo Chair, and Kensho SuperChair all slated for operation. In past years’ extended seasons, only terrain on Peak 8 was open. This year’s package will give guests another chance to be able ski or ride Breck’s newly-added terrain, Peak 6, during the final days of its inaugural season.
 
Passes & Tickets
Skiing during this extended week will be free for 2013-14 Vail Resorts season pass holders, whose passes will still operate during the extended week. In addition, Breck will offer a specially-priced, $66 lift ticket for purchase at the ticket windows.
 
New to skiing or snowboarding? Take a beginner lesson!
Adult group lessons, children group lessons and private lessons will be available during the extended week and start at $95 for adults or $105 for children. Please refer to the Ski School section of the website for more details and call 1-888-LRN-2SKI to book now! Some restrictions during the extended season may apply.

Guarantee your stay!
Book your lodging for the extended week now and enjoy the sun and snow this season has given us. Browse lodging now!
 
For more information on terrain, skier services, lessons and more for the extended week at Breck, visit www.Breckenridge.com or follow Breckenridge Ski Resort on social media at www.Facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter and Instagram.
 
2014-15 Season Passes on Sale Starting March 10, 2014!
Breck’s extended season is a great opportunity to pick up one of Vail Resorts’ popular ski and snowboard season passes, including the Epic Pass. Ski or snowboard eleven world-class resorts across three states and 24,400 acres, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Canyons in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan, as well as new next year, five consecutive days at Niseko, Japan. Visit www.epicpass.com for more information or to order online.
 
About Breckenridge Ski Resort
With five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22ft Superpipe, 11 bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, there are good reasons why “Breck” is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere. And new for 2013 – Breck welcomes Peak 6, the biggest resort expansion in the last decade. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of their locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities and events, Breck embodies more than just a destination, inspiring a way of life.  www.breckenridge.com.

Photos & Video: Broadcast quality video and photos are available on Dropbox under the Breckenridge folder or by contacting one of the communications folks below!
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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Kristen Petitt Stewart

Senior Manager of Communications
Email: kpetitt@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970)453-3210
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