Breckenridge Terrain Update: Peak 7, Imperial Express to Open This Weekend

04 December 2014
Breckenridge Terrain Update: Peak 7, Imperial Express to Open This Weekend
 
  • Approx. 195 additional acres of skiable terrain to open for the weekend
  • Imperial Express SuperChair scheduled to open Sat., conditions permitting
  • Lighting of Breckenridge Festivities kick of the holiday season in town
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – Dec. 4, 2014 – Breckenridge Ski Resort is pleased to announce another round of terrain openings, just in time for the weekend. Peak 7 and the Independence SuperChair will reopen for the season on Friday, Dec. 5, with access to six trails on 75 acres, along with all base area services. Peak 7 – home to Sevens Restaurant tickets sales and equipment rentals at Breck Sports – is easily accessible via the BreckConnect Gondola from town. This opening will bring the resort’s total acreage to 1,500 so far this season. 
 
Breck officials have also announced the Imperial Express SuperChair, North America highest chairlift, will open on Saturday, Dec. 6, conditions permitting. Accessible terrain will include the Imperial Bowl and ridge, and the views at 12,840 feet should be endless.
 
“Having Peak 7 and the Imperial Express lift open for the weekend and getting skiers and snowboarders on some of our amazing above-tree line terrain will help with compaction when the next storm system arrives,” said Gary Shimanowitz, Breckenridge Vice President of Mountain Operations. “The Lighting of Breckenridge festivities this weekend mark the official start to the holiday season in Breck and the added terrain is the perfect complement to the festivities.”
 
For an update on the Imperial Express SuperChair opening, resort conditions and more visit Breckenridge.com or follow @BreckConditions on Twitter.
 
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.
 
The Lighting of Breckenridge
The first weekend in December, Breckenridge transforms into the sparkling holiday scene for which it’s famous.  Participate in the Race of the Santas, where hundreds of Santas race down Main Street to benefit Adopt an Angel and continue in the festivities with the Lighting of Breckenridge, where Santa greets holiday revelers from his horse-drawn carriage. Find the perfect gift and come experience the new Breckenridge Arts District as it hosts Handmade Holiday Market and winter open house. Stroll the campus with a warm cup of cider or cocoa, visit the decorated historic structures, and enjoy music and artist demonstrations at the various studios. Learn more at www.GoBreck.com.
 
Breck for a Buck
Buy three days of lift tickets and lodging and get the fourth night for only $1.00! Breck for a Buck offers the savvy traveler a lift ticket and lodging package with unbeatable savings. Rules and Restrictions may apply. Discounts may vary. Blackout dates may apply. Based on availability. Visit Breckenridge.com to book.
 
Bypass the Ticket Lines
Breckenridge offers the lowest price guaranteed on advanced purchase lift tickets this season with the new EpicDay Lift Ticket system, now available across all Vail Resorts. Tickets can be purchased through an easy-to-use online and mobile site, www.snow.com/epicday, and picked up at a designated EpicDay Express Ticket Pick-Up lane at each resort. Once the ticket is picked up, guests can keep their ticket and load it with more days online, avoiding a return trip to the ticket window. EpicDay Lift Tickets rewards advanced planning, even if the purchase is made while walking up to the resort, with more savings and less time spent in the ticket line.
 
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 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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