Snow Blankets Breckenridge Ski Resort as the Countdown to Opening Day is On!

07 October 2015
  • PHOTO ALERT - Snow blankets Breck this morning
  • Top 5 reasons to visit Breckenridge this winter
  • Breckenridge opens Friday, Nov. 13
PHOTO ALERT: View and download this morning’s snow photos at https://vailresorts.box.com/BreckSnow-10-7-2015  . Please credit ‘Breckenridge Ski Resort, Pete Iskyan’.
 
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Oct. 7, 2015 — Snow made its presence known this morning at Breckenridge Ski Resort as white peaks shined bright against pink clouds and blue skies in Colorado’s high country. Opening day is only five weeks away and along with the numerous reasons to visit Breckenridge this 2015-2016 ski and ride season, the top five reasons will have you taking advantage of lodging deals, waxing your skis and dusting off your boots. Opening day is Friday, Nov. 13 and marks the start of another exciting winter in Breck.
 
5 Reasons to Visit Breckenridge for the 2015-2016 Winter Season
 
  1. Snow My Gosh!
    Averaging nearly 30 feet of snow, Breckenridge has been one of the snowiest resorts in North America for the last two years. Snow has started to fall on Breckenridge’s five huge peaks and there will be skiing soon enough from the highest chairlift in North America all the way into the hip mountain town of Breckenridge. And while Mother Nature has been good to Breck, the resort has installed a mile of new snowmaking over the summer on Peak 6 insuring a holiday opening date for the lower part of the peak.
     
  2. Save at Breck
    Breckenridge offers a of couple ways to save on ski vacations throughout the season, but booking before opening day is the best way to save on lodging. Book now through opening day (Nov. 13) to save up to 30 percent off lodging at Breckenridge.com/deals. Breckenridge is one of the hottest spots to ski in the Western Hemisphere, so don’t wait!
     
  3. Tricks, flips and guitar picks
    As host to top ski and snowboard events, Breckenridge sets the lineup for the winter with favorite events including the Winter Dew Tour, returning for the 8th consecutive year to Breckenridge, Dec. 10-13, 2015.  The winter Dew Tour features four amazing days of world-class snowboard and freeski competitions, live concerts, athlete meet-and-greets, events in town and the interactive Dew Tour Experience. January is all about celebrating snow and brings the quirky Ullr Festival and awe-inspiring International Snow Sculpture Championships to downtown Breck. Finally, spring flings forward with Spring Fever, the largest spring skiing festival in Colorado, running March 18 through April 17. The month-long festival incorporates on and off-mountain events, live concerts on the snow and more.
     
  4. New School
    The Breckenridge Ski & Snowboard School enhances its offerings with more advanced, specialized instructions for faster learning; a new family-friendly slow zone with skill zone specific features; and instructors who focus on personalized instruction while providing the inside scoop to the mountain. Women specifically will benefit during Women’s Ski Week this February with women-only classes for all levels, first tracks, Women & Wine and more. Classes and guides are available for all ages and levels - find the perfect option for you and your group at www.breckenridge.com 
     
  5. One pass to ski the world
    The Epic Pass continues to be the best value and most popular lift product in the industry offering guests access to 13 resorts in three countries and a savings of up to 35 percent as compared to single-day lift ticket pricing. The Epic Pass provides skiers and riders with unlimited and unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe, Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and now Perisher in Australia. Purchase by Oct. 11 for the lowest price guaranteed at $789 for adults and $409 for children, on EpicPass.com.
With snow now on the ground, Breckenridge is ramping up for its best ski season yet.  Stay connected on 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, watch official resort videos at www.YouTube.com/Breckenridge and follow @Breckenridgemtn on Instagram and Twitter.
 
ABOUT BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT
With five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22ft Superpipe, 11 bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, there are good reasons why “Breck” is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of its locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities and events, Breck embodies more than just a destination, it inspires a way of life.  www.breckenridge.com.  

 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two 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; Perisher, Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company 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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