Breckenridge Ski Resort to Open Friday, Nov. 14

10 November 2014
With fresh snow on the ground this morning, Breckenridge Ski Resort today announced the resort will open Friday, Nov 14 for 2014-15 winter ski season. A strong cold front has brought snow and much colder temperatures to Colorado and will allow the resort’s snowmaking team to work around the clock for Friday’s opening. 
 
“With the return of winter temperatures, we are excited to move forward with another amazing ski and snowboard season at Breck,” said Breckenridge Vice President of Mountain Operations, Gary Shimanowitz.
 
OPENING DAY FESTIVITIES
The NEW Colorado SuperChair will start turning at 9 a.m., but guests are invited to get to Peak 8 early for opening day festivities.  The first several hundred guests in attendance will be treated to some free treats, including handmade donuts from the Ski Hill Grill, Nature Valley Soft Baked Oatmeal Squares and other prizes courtesy of Breck’s official partners. EpicMix Photo will also be on site to commemorate Breck’s opening with FREE prints from their EpicMix Photo booth!

DJ DC will be spinning tunes from Red Bull’s specially made MXT DJ truck and there will be a special ribbon cutting of the newly upgraded Colorado SuperChair. The Colorado SuperChair has been upgraded from four-passenger express to a six-passenger express, providing a 30 percent increase in capacity for Peak 8’s primary and most utilized lift. Breck now has four six-passenger chairlifts across its five peaks and 2,908 acres to help better disperse skiers across its famed terrain.

Additional festivities will include a special tribute to honor United States service men and women in honor of this week’s Veterans Day, as well as local ski legend CJ Mueller, who recently was elected to the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame.  

For the full Breck Opening Day schedule and updates on opening day terrain, as well as to purchase the lowest-priced lift tickets guaranteed, visit Breckenridge.com.
 
BOOK LODGING BY OPENING DAY AND SAVE 25%
Did you know that booking early is the single best way to save money on a ski vacation? It's also the best way to ensure you get the room you want, when you want. Take advantage of our last pre-season sale and save up to 25% on a seven-night stay at Breckenridge.com. Valid 11/14/14 - 4/19/15.  Blackout dates apply; subject to availability.

2014-15 WINTER SEASON PASSES
Vail Resorts’ season pass lineup offers the best value for the 2014-2015 winter season. All current prices on Vail Resorts season passes are guaranteed for a limited time only. For more information about the 2014-2015 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 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. 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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