North America's Higest Chairlift opens for the Season at Breck!

02 February 2013

Breck’s Imperial Express SuperChair Now Open
 

Photo Alert:  Broadcast-quality photos of today’s Imperial opening are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wcvr41spvmcas0g/PFtjG2Sf6b in the Breckenridge folder. For Skype interview opportunities, contact the communications team listed below.
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Feb 2, 2013 —  Bluebird skies and a cheering crowd set the stage for North America’s highest chairlift to open for the season at Breckenrige Ski Resort today. Along with Saturday's Imperial Express SuperChair opening, skiers and riders are now able to access the Imperial Bowl, Whale’s Tail on Peak 8 and upper Peak 7 terrain, conditions permitting. Breck is now 90 percent open with 2122 acres; complete terrain and weather reports are available at www.breckenridge.com.

The Imperial Express SuperChair, tops out at 12,840 feet after a quick 2.7 minute ride to the top of the Imperial Bowl. It gives skiers and riders easy access to three high-alpine bowls and hike-to access to the famed Lake Chutes and Snow White areas of Peak 8, when open.

Breckenridge Ski Resort requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.

For the latest terrain openings, snow report, lowest priced lift tickets guaranteed, and more, visit Breckenridge.comor follow Breckenridge Ski Resort at www.facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtnon Twitter. 

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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.

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Kristen Petitt Stewart

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