23 April 2013
For Immediate Release
Breck Welcomes Summer June 14-16 with Kingdom Days and Fun Park Opening
·Breck Summer Fun Park, BreckConnect Gondola open for the summer on June 14th
Editor’s Note: Photos of Breckenridge summer events and activities are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xatrn84wkzpmrzl/am0b9GRqsH. Photos are for editorial use only.
·Town of Breckenridge “Kick Off to Summer” events, Kingdom Days and more June 14-16
BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. – April 23, 2013 –Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Breckenridge Resort Chamber officially welcome summer with a kickoff event the weekend of June 14-16, 2013. The three-day celebration honors Breck’s diverse history, with the signature Kingdom Days festival (featuring the legendary Outhouse Races), the National Repertory Orchestra Opening Night, and the Breck Town Party, as well as the official opening of the Summer Fun Park at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
The Breckenridge Summer Fun Park is back and better than ever this summer, opening June 14th at the base of Peak 8 of the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Uniquely situated on the slopes, the Breck Summer Fun Park will feature activities for all ages including the Gold Runner Coaster, Alpine SuperSlide, Breck Treks guided hikes, 4X4 off-road tours, climbing wall, mini golf and more. The Fun Park will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. through Sept. 2; then Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only through Sept. 15. Free parking will be available for guests in the Gondola North parking lot. The BreckConnect Gondola will start running with FREE service on Friday, June 14 at 9:00 a.m.
Fun Park visitors can also enjoy dining during the day on the spectacular Ski Hill Grill patio conveniently located at One Ski Hill Place at the base of the Fun Park. In addition, the T-Bar next door will be open weekends in June, and daily July 1 – Sept 15, 2013 from 11 a.m. until the gondola closes. Sevens restaurant, on Peak 7, will also be open daily beginning June 14th, from 11 a.m. -10 p.m. for both lunch and dinner.
Kingdom Days, June 14-16, brings a robust lineup of free activities including blacksmithing demos, gold panning, historic hikes and more. The annual Outhouse Races, the centerpiece of the weekend, showcases competitors rolling down Ridge Street to vie for the Gold Throne, Silver Moon or Bronze Bucket awards. “Open House on History” tours of Breckenridge historic sites are FREE during Kingdom Days – explore the house of an escaped slave-turned-prominent businessman, pan for gold and much more. Call (970) 453-9767 to reserve space on guided tours; visit www.GoBreck.com for all other town event information.
For full details on all events taking place in Breck this summer, including new programs for kids, jeep tours and more, and to purchase your Fun Park tickets online, visit www.Breckenridge.com.
Summer on Us: Beat the summer heat and enjoy all the cool things to do in Breck this summer! Get 20% off when you stay 3 or more nights with Breckenridge Hospitality; valid 4/14/13 - 11/7/13, subject to availability. Go to www.Breckenridge.com for all the latest summer lodging deals.
Stay connected all year long and learn more about Breckenridge Ski Resort at www.facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.
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