Breckenridge Extends Ski Season

16 April 2013
For Immediate Release                   
                         

Breckenridge Extends Ski Season

  • Excellent snow conditions allow for one extra weekend of skiing
  • All 2012/13 Vail Resorts season passes will continue to be valid during the extended season
  • $25 lift tickets for season pass holders from other resorts; $50 lift tickets also available
  • Free parking

Photo Alert: Photos of today's conditions at Breckenridge are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wcvr41spvmcas0g/PFtjG2Sf6b under Breckenridge/Extended Season.  Please Credit Nate Zeman.

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — April 16, 2013Breckenridge Ski Resort officials announced today they will extend the resort’s ski season one additional weekend, April 19-21, due to the large amounts of snow the resort has received over the last part of the season. Breckenridge has received over five feet of snow so far in April, including a foot since the official closing on Sunday. Additional snow is in the forecast this week.
 
“After skiing some amazing powder turns on Closing Day and more heavy snow in the forecast this week, we just don’t have the heart to shut down Breck’s lifts just yet,” said Pat Campbell, resort SVP & COO. “We can’t deny how great the conditions are, so this is a great opportunity for all of our guests to take advantage of a few extra days and enjoy more of the spring skiing and riding we all love here in Breck.”
 
Breckenridge will open 1180 acres, lifts and terrain on Peak 8 only this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 19-21, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Lifts open will include:  The BreckConnect Gondola, Colorado SuperChair, Rip’s Ride, 6 Chair, T-Bar and the Imperial Express SuperChair; Park Lane and Trygve’s Terrain Parks will also be open.
 
Current 2012-13 Vail Resorts season passes already valid at Breckenridge will be honored this extended weekend. In addition, Vail and Breck will have a special $25 lift ticket for guests who hold season passes from non-Vail Resorts owned and operated resorts, and a $50 lift ticket for those without passes for purchase at the ticket windows. Free parking will be available all three days this weekend in the gondola lots.

Additional services for Breck’s guests during the extension include special lesson prices, with half-day adult lessons starting at $59 and full-day children’s lessons for $99. Discount private lessons with a reservation will also be available.
 
Some restrictions to regular season promotions and discounts may apply. A full list of services for the extended weekends is up online now and will be updated at www.breckenridge.com.
 
Extended Lodging Deals
April lodging is 40% off! Book lodging for Breck’s extended weekend and save up to 40% on your stay. Additional rates and lodging deals are available at www.breckenridge.com.
 
2013-14 Season Passes now on Sale!
Breck’s extended season are just two reasons to have one of Vail Resorts’ popular ski and snowboard season passes, including the Epic Pass at $689 for adults, now on sale for the 2013-2014 winter season. Ski or snowboard eight world-class resorts across three states and 24,980 acres, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe, more than five to six days in one season and all of the passes pay for themselves. Visit www.epicpass.com for more information
 

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Media Note
More info and photos of Breckenridge Ski Resort are also available at http://news.breckenridge.vailresorts.com. For broadcast-quality video footage and photos, visit: http://public.me.com/breckenridgeski. Please credit the photographer listed and Vail Resorts.
                
                         

About Vail Resorts
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; 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.

Contact(s)

Kristen Petitt Stewart

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