Breck’s Ready for the Fourth of July Weekend

02 July 2014

Breck’s Ready for the Fourth of July Weekend
·         Additional mountain bike trails expected to open for the holiday weekend
·         The Ski Hill Grill BBQ Station opens to offer the perfect holiday lunch option
·         Breck Summer Fun Park is fully open

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — July 2, 2014 — With warm sunny skies in the forecast and the Breck Summer Fun Park in full swing, Breckenridge Ski Resort is excited to share that the Ski Hill BBQ Station at the fun park opens Friday, July 4 and additional mountain biking trails are expected open just in time for the holiday weekend.
 
The Ski Hill BBQ Station is a popular dining option in the winter and will return this Friday for summer, open daily starting at 11 a.m. through Labor Day weekend. Located on Peak 8, the BBQ station features in-house smoked meats and homemade style sides like smoke and braised baby back ribs and grilled corn on the cob, with butter, salt and parmesan cheese. Take the free BreckConnect Gondola from town to enjoy the food and fun all summer long at the Breckenridge Fun Park.
 
In addition to the BBQ station opening, the Breckenridge Ski Resort is likely to open four more mountain biking trails for the holiday weekend. With the opening of these trails, bikers will be able to access over 60 percent of the resort’s mountain biking trails via the Independence Chair on Peak 7.
 
Current open trails include:
Beginner – Whirl – 0.5 miles
Intermediate – Swinger – 4 miles
                        Pioneer – 3.3 miles
                        Breakaway – 0.2 miles
Expert – Dwight’s – 2.4 miles
 
Expected trails to open:
Intermediate – Wanderer – 3.7 miles
                        Prospector – 1 mile
Expert – Game Trail – 3.0 miles
                        Wagon Trail – 1 mile
 
No Bike, No Worries
Breck Sports offers a variety of bike rental options across locations on the hill in town. Rent a full suspension bike, a comfort cruiser, a junior bike, or a trailer and you'll get a helmet rental included. To book your bike rental ahead of time, visit breckenridgesports.com.
 
For full details on all events taking place at Breck this summer, including new programs for kids, 4x4 tours and more, and to purchase your Fun Park tickets online, visit www.Breckenridge.com.
 
Stay connected all year long and learn more about Breckenridge Ski Resort at www.facebook.com/Breckenridgeor @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.
 
Fourth of July Weekend in Breck
On Friday, July 4, Breck’s professional fireworks show will be set off from the center of town around 9:45 p.m. and can be visible from all over town.
There is no place better place to celebrate America’s Great Spirit than Breckenridge. With breathtaking scenery, friendly atmosphere, and terrific food and music, Fourth of July festivities in Breck are always an event to remember. The Fourth of July kicks off a 3-day weekend-long celebration of America’s birthday. For complete details on all events and activities taking place this Friday – Sunday please visit www.gobreck.com.
 

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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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