Breckenridge Offers for Top-to-Bottom Skiing on Peak 9 Thanks to Lift Openings

01 December 2016
  • Breckenridge opened Beaver Run SuperChair today with Mercury SuperChair scheduled for tomorrow
  • Breckenridge now offers more than 200 acres of terrain for skiers and snowboarders
  • The Hartford Ski Spectacular continues through Saturday and Dew Tour is on for next week
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Dec. 1, 2016 – Breckenridge Ski Resort opened Beaver Run SuperChair today and will be opening Mercury SuperChair on Friday, Dec. 2 with associated terrain for downhill skiing and snowboarding. With the opening of Mercury SuperChair, there will be top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding on Peak 9 for guests to enjoy. Thanks to cold temperatures and snow in the forecast, Breckenridge expects to open additional terrain in the near future. Keep updated with Breckenridge terrain and lift openings at www.Breckenridge.com.
 
Skiers and snowboarders can explore more than 200 acres of open terrain at Breckenridge accessed by the following lifts:
Peak 9
  • Quicksilver SuperChair
  • Beaver Run SuperChair
  • Mercury SuperChair
  • Peak 8 SuperConnect
  • Snowflake chair
  • Base Learning Area (includes magic carpets and rope tow)
Peak 8
  • Colorado SuperChair
  • 5 Chair
  • Rip’s Ride
  • Base Learning Area (magic carpet)
 
Skier Services Updates
TBar restaurant at the base of Peak 8 is now serving breakfast with a delicious new menu including breakfast sandwiches, burritos and unique items like Bison Pastrami and Sweet Potato Hash. Sevens restaurant is open at the base of Peak 7 which is accessible by the free BreckConnect Gondola, Overlook Restaurant at the top of Peak 9 will open in full Friday, Dec. 2 and meals can also be enjoyed at The Maggie, TenMile Station, Vista Haus and Ski Hill Grill. Ski School is open for all ages and ability levels on Peak 8 and Peak 9.
 
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 snowmaking operations. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.
 
Events
The Hartford Ski Spectacular, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3
In its 29th year, The Hartford Ski Spectacular continues the week-long event through Saturday, Dec. 3 presenting the U.S.’s largest winter sports festival for people with physical disabilities. The week-long event presents learn-to-ski and race programs, youth development camps, races and numerous other activities like Nordic/biathlon lessons and even sled hockey lessons. Learn more at www.SkiSpec.org.
 
Lighting of Breckenridge, Dec. 3
Breckenridge’s holiday spirit shines brighter starting Saturday, Dec. 3 with the Lighting of Breckenridge event in Breck. The Race of the Santas featuring 100s of racers in Santa suits racing down the six-block historic Main Street course, carolers, a Bernese Mountain Dog Parade, Fat Bike Open race and Handmade Holiday Craft Market start the festivities before the lighting of the center tree downtown. Find out more at www.GoBreck.com.
 
Dew Tour, Dec. 8-11
The much anticipated kick-off event to winter, Dew Tour, returns to Breckenridge for its ninth year, Dec. 8-11, 2016. Experience the new Dew Tour experience on the mountain and in town with concerts, the Powder Awards, TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Awards, slopestyle and new Adaptive competition on Peak 8, night streetstyle event in downtown Breck and more. See the full schedule on www.DewTour.com
 
Last Chance to Purchase a Season Pass
Ski as much as you want, whenever you want. The Epic Pass features unlimited and unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Perisher in Australia for the 2017 season, Wilmot Mountain just outside of Chicago, Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass now provide five free days at Whistler Blackcomb in 2016-2017 with holiday restrictions. The Epic Pass also grants limited access to Arlberg in Austria, Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France, Skirama Dolomiti in Italy and 4 Vallées in Switzerland. See all of the season pass options at www.epicpass.com before the Dec. 4 deadline.
 
Stay Connected
Visit Breckenridge.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details and the lowest priced lift tickets guaranteed. Stay connected all year long at www.facebook.com/Breckenridge and follow @Breckenridgemtn on Instagram and Twitter.

 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate ten 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; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts 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




 

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