Breckenridge Ski Resort Now Open for the 2014-15 Season

14 November 2014
Breckenridge Ski Resort Now Open for the 2014-15 Season
The New, Upgraded Colorado SuperChair now open
 
Media Note: Video & Photo Alert: Broadcast-quality video and photos will be available on Breck’s Box site, https://vailresorts.box.com/Breckenridge (in the video and photo folders, respectively). Please credit Breckenridge Ski Resort. Video of LCpl Colton, CJ Mueller and the chairlift ribbon cutting start at 1:03 and appear in that order.
 
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Nov. 14, 2014 — Breckenridge Ski Resort is now open for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season! In a week where more than 30 inches of snow has been reported at Breck, the new, upgraded Colorado SuperChair started turning at 9 a.m. to the cheers of skiers and snowboarders waiting in line since early Friday morning.

The upgraded Colorado SuperChair is now as six-passenger express, providing a 30 percent increase in capacity for Peak 8’s primary lift, providing faster routes to surrounding peaks. The Colorado SuperChair was first installed in 1986 as a high-speed quad, updated in 2002 from a chain drive system to a gear drive system and then again in 2012 with new chairs. Those quad chairs will be used for upgrades to the Beaver Run SuperChair, located on Peak 9.

The honor of being the first person to ride the new chair lift went to Coloradoan and Marine Lance Corporal Colton Carlson. Lance Corporal Colton’s deployments include training and humanitarian efforts in Japan after the tsunami, and a 2012 deployment in Afghanistan. During the Afghan deployment, an IED blast took both of his legs. Carlson learned how to snowboard again thanks to Disabled Sports USA’s annual Hartford Ski Spectacular event, which has taken place annually at Breck for the past 27 years, and returns to the resort, Dec.1-7, 2014.

Local ski legend CJ Mueller was also honored with a ride on the first chair. Mueller was recently elected to the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame for being one of the leading speed-skiing pioneers of the 1980s – becoming the first skier ever to exceed 130 mph in 1987. Mueller remains one of the most colorful characters in Breckenridge, where a ski run on Peak 7 bears his name: “C.J.’s.” Those initials come from his equally colorful nickname, “Crazy John.”

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 snow making operations. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.  Visit Breckenrige.com for terrain updates and the latest snow report.

BUY TWO, GET THE THIRD FREE BEFORE DEC. 18
Want to get an early trip into Breck this season? Buy two days of lift tickets and lodging by Thursday, Dec. 18 and get the third day free. With a savings of up to 33 percent, you likely won't find a better deal this season. Choose an in-town townhome, a slope-side condo, or a convenient hotel for your lodging. Book at Breckenridge.com

2014-15 WINTER SEASON PASSES
Vail Resorts’ season pass lineup offers the best value for the 2014-15 winter season. All current prices on Vail Resorts season passes are guaranteed for a limited time only. For more information about the 2014-15 season pass line-up or to purchase a pass online, visit www.epicpass.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 @Breckenridgemtn on Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT
With five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22-ft 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. In 2014, Breck welcomed 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.

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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; Park City and Canyons in 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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