Breckenridge Ski Resort Post-Season Operations and Uphill Travel Reminders

25 April 2016
Breckenridge, CO – Monday, April 25, 2016 – Breckenridge Ski Resort’s ski season officially ended on Sunday, April 24, but resort operational teams will remain active with end-of-winter procedures as well as summer season preparation.  Operational activities including and not limited to snow clearing, heavy machinery use or construction projects may be in progress throughout the resort; current operational restrictions and recommended travel routes can be obtained by calling the trails/winch cat hotline at (970) 547-5627.
 
Breckenridge is operated under a special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service; the following restrictions and recommendations are in place for those looking to enjoy their public lands.
 
Uphill Travel guidelines at Breckenridge after Monday, April 25, 2016:
  • Uphill travel is allowed on designated routes (avalanche mitigation will not be conducted after April 24)
    • Peak 7 - Fort Mary B > Claimjumper > Lower Forget Me Not > top of Independence chair - return down the same route
    • Peak 8 - Springmeier > Upper 4 O’clock > Lonewolf Access > T-Bar Hut – return down the same route
    • Peak 8 – Gondola Ski Back > Lower 4 O’clock > Springmeier
    • Peak 8 – Lower 4 O’clock from town > Springmeier
    • Peak 9 - Silverthorne > Lower American > Bonanza > top Beaver Run chair or top of Mercury chair - return down same route
    • Peak 10 - Silverthorne > Red Rover > Crystal > top of Falcon chair – return down the same route
  • Recommendations once the mountain is closed to the public for skiing and snowboarding:
  • Call Breck’s trails/wench cat hotline (970) 547-5627
  • Wear clothing with reflective materials
  • Ensure you are visible from above
  • Keep to the side of the trail
  • Carry a light
  • Avoid all areas where machines are operating
  • Note that ski area services and medical care are not available
  • Backcountry travelers are strongly encouraged to visit the Colorado Avalanche Information Center at Avalanche.State.CO.US for current snowpack information as Breckenridge Ski Patrol will not be conducting avalanche mitigation.
  • Prohibited snow recreation at Breckenridge Ski Resort:
    • Examples of prohibited recreation at Breckenridge include, and are not limited to: snowmobiles, fat tire snow bikes, mountain bikes, snow skates, sleds, disks, toboggans, or power-driven mobility devices. 
    • Recreational drone use, Small Unmanned Air Vehicle (SUAV) or remote-controlled air vehicle use by any guest or member of the public, for any reason, is not permitted on the resort's property.

 
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 three 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, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. 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


 

Contact(s)

Kristen Petitt Stewart

Senior Manager of Communications
Email: kpetitt@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970)453-3210

Ashley L. Smith

Sr. Communications Specialist
Email: alsmith@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970 496 7402
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