Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens North America’s Highest Chairlift Today

27 December 2015
The Imperial Express SuperChair tops out at 12,840 feet 
All of Breck’s Lifts are Now Open 

Media Note: Photos of the Imperial chairlift and Imperial Bowl are available on Breck’s Box site, https://vailresorts.box.com/Breckenridge in the ‘terrain openings’ folder. Please credit Breckenridge Ski Resort.
 
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Dec. 27, 2015 The final days of 2015 are going to new heights at Breckenridge Ski Resort with Sunday’s opening of the Imperial Express SuperChair, giving skiers access to some of Breck’s famed above tree line terrain in the Imperial Bowl. The opening of North America’ highest chairlift means all of the ski area’s lifts are now open for the season, with access to all five peaks and more than 2100 acres of skiable terrain.  Complete terrain and weather reports are available at www.breckenridge.com.

The Imperial Express SuperChair tops out at 12,840 feet after a quick 2.7 minute ride to the top of the Imperial Bowl. The chairlift offers easy access to three high-alpine bowls and hike-to access to the renowned Lake Chutes and Snow White areas of Peak 8, once those areas open.

Breckenridge Ski Resort requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snowmaking operations. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.
 
Let it Snow!
December 2015 has been a great month for snowfall at Breck, with two feet of snow in the past week, more than four and a half feet of snow this month, and 120 percent of average snowfall season­to­date. Watch Breckenridge’s live snow stake cam to see the snow pile up throughout the season or visit Breckenridge.com for the latest terrain updates, snow reports and more.
 
Book by the New Year and Save up to 40% on Lodging
Looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones? Breck’s still got the perfect lodging deal guaranteed to bring some holiday cheer to all skiers and snowboarders. Choose from an in-town condo, a slopeside retreat or anything in between! This deal is only available until Jan. 8 and spots are filling up quickly. Get your family the perfect gift at the perfect rate this season!  Book now at Breckenridge.com.
 
EpicDay Lift Tickets Offer the Ultimate Convenience and Savings of up to 25 Percent
Vail Resorts is making it more convenient and affordable for skiers and snowboarders to purchase daily lift tickets to its 10 U.S. resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota; and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. EpicDay Lift tickets offers advance or up-to-the-minute lift ticket purchases through an easy-to-use online and mobile site, www.snow.com/epicday. When purchased in advance, lift tickets can be picked up at a designated EpicDay Express Ticket Pick-Up lane at each resort. Once the ticket is picked up, guests can keep their ticket and load it with more days online, avoiding a return trip to the ticket window. EpicDay Lift Tickets rewards advanced planning, even if the purchase is made while walking up to the resort, with the lowest price guaranteed and less time spent in the ticket line.
 
Stay Connected
Visit Breckenridge.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details and the lowest priced lift tickets guaranteed. Stay connected all year long at Facebook.com/Breckenridge, watch official resort videos at YouTube.com/Breckenridge and follow @Breckenridgemtn on Instagram and Twitter.
 
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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development 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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