Breck Welcomes Summer with Fun Park Opening and Events

15 May 2014
Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Breckenridge Resort Chamber officially welcome summer with a kickoff event the weekend of June 13-15, 2014. The three-day celebration honors Breck’s diverse mining history, with the eighth annual Kingdom Days festival (featuring the legendary Outhouse Races) and the official opening of the Summer Fun Park at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
 
The Breckenridge Summer Fun Park returns for the 2014 summer with new operating changes due to the replacement of the Colorado SuperChair in the Peak 8 base area. The Summer Fun Park opens Friday, June 13 with featured activities for all ages including the Gold Runner Coaster, Alpine SuperSlide, Breck Treks guided hikes, 4X4 off-road tours, climbing wall, mini golf and more at the base of Peak 8. Beginner mountain biking terrain can be accessed via Rip’s Ride on Peak 8. New this summer: scenic chair rides, access to hiking and various levels of mountain biking will operate on Peak 7 via the Independence SuperChair.
 
The Fun Park will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. through Sept. 1; then Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only through Sept. 14. Free parking will be available for guests in the Gondola North parking lot. The BreckConnect Gondola will start running with FREE service on Friday, June 13 at 9 a.m.
 
Fun Park visitors can also enjoy dining during the day on the spectacular Ski Hill Grill patio conveniently located at One Ski Hill Place at the base of the Fun Park.  In addition, the T-Bar next door will be open weekends in June, and daily July 1 – Sept 5, from 11 a.m. until the gondola closes. Sevens restaurant, on Peak 7, will also be open daily beginning June 13 from 11 a.m. -10 p.m. for both lunch and dinner.
 
Summer Kick-Off Events:
Kingdom Days, June 14-15, brings a robust lineup of free activities including blacksmithing demos, gold panning, historic hikes and more. The annual Outhouse Races, the centerpiece of the weekend, showcases competitors rolling down Ridge Street to vie for the Gold Throne, Silver Moon or Bronze Bucket awards. “Open House on History” tours of Breckenridge historic sites are FREE during Kingdom Days – explore the house of an escaped slave-turned-prominent businessman, pan for gold and much more. Call (970) 453-9767 to reserve space on guided tours; visit www.GoBreck.com for all other town event information.
 
For full details on all events taking place in Breck this summer, including programs for kids, guided tours and more, and to purchase your Fun Park tickets online, visit www.Breckenridge.com.
  
Summer on Us:
Come up to the mountains and cool off!  Enjoy the perfect summer temperatures and relax in Breckenridge’s most scenic outdoor pool at Mountain Thunder Lodge, the #1 rated place to stay in Breck by TripAdvisor. Stay in a two-bedroom townhouse with full kitchen for as little as $206 per night when you stay five days or more. Go to www.Breckenridge.comfor all the latest summer lodging deals.
 
Stay Connected:
Stay connected all season long and learn more about Breckenridge Ski Resort via the resort’s official social media channels: www.facebook.com/Breckenridge, watch official resort videos at www.YouTube.com/Breckenridge, and follow @Breckenridgemtn on Instagram and Twitter.
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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