Summer Begins at Breckenridge Ski Resort with the Opening of Summer Fun Park June 10

03 May 2016
BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. – May 3, 2016 – After ending a fantastic winter full of snow, sun, fun and events at Breckenridge, Breckenridge Ski Resort is looking ahead to opening of the Breck Summer Fun Park, Friday, June 10, 2016.  Activities for all ages will entertain all summer long, coinciding with Breckenridge town events and a multitude of memorable Colorado Rocky Mountain experiences in the exciting, historic mining town of Breckenridge.
 
Spring into Summer Fun at Breckenridge
The Breckenridge Summer Fun Park will be open daily starting Friday, June 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Labor Day; then Friday, Saturday and Sunday for two additional weeks closing on September 18, 2016
 
2016 Summer Fun Park activities include:
  • Scenic Chairlift Rides
  • Breck Flyer Zipline
  • GoldRunner Coaster
  • Alpine SuperSlide
  • Guided Hiking and Self-Guided Hiking (weather and snow dependent)
  • 4X4 Off-Road Tours
  • Rockpile Climbing Wall
  • Super Putt Mini Golf
  • SuperBungee Trampoline
  • Mineshaft Maze
  • Kids’ Base Camp for children weighing 30 to 100lbs (including Kids’ Zipline, Kids’ Ropes Course and Kids’ Summer Tubing)
  • Mountain Biking – bike hauls offered on Rip’s Ride (beginner trails) and Colorado SuperChair (intermediate to advance trails) (weather and snow dependent)
  • Mountain Bike Clinics
  • Breck Off Road Segway Tours (weather and snow dependent)
  • Gemstone Panning
  • Ripperoo’s Bounce House
  • Breck Duck Races
  • Peak 8 Child Care
  • Childrens’ Day Camp
 
Free parking will be available for guests in the Gondola North parking lot. The BreckConnect Gondola will start running with FREE service on Friday, June 10 at 9 a.m.
 
For full details on all events taking place in Breck this summer, including programs for kids, 4x4 tours and more, and to purchase your Fun Park tickets online, visit Breckenridge.com.
 
Summer Dining
Summer Fun Park visitors can enjoy dining during the summer season on the Ski Hill Grill patio, T-Bar at the base of Peak 8 and Sevens at the base of Peak 7 (lunch and dinner). Sevens will also serve all day brunch on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. For full dining information visit Breckenridge.com.
 
Town of Breckenridge Summer Events
A visit to Breckenridge isn’t complete without experiencing one of the unique and exciting town events. New this summer, WAVE: Light + Water + Sound is an interactive art installation taking place June 2-5, 2016 transforming the river, bridges and waterfront area into outdoor canvases, stages and exhibition spaces. Additional events include Colorado State Gold Panning Championships June 17-19, 2016, Breck Bike Week June 22-26, 2016, July 4 parade and fireworks, Breckenridge International Festival of Arts Aug. 12-21, 2016, historic and ghost tours all summer long, Breckenridge Oktoberfest Sept. 9-11, 2016 and much more. The first annual Breckenridge Wine Classic will take place September 15-18, 2016 coinciding with the Breckenridge Film Festival and displays numerous wine tasting events, activities and dinners. Visit www.GoBreck.com for a full schedule of town events.
 
Beat the Heat Lodging Deals
Breckenridge’s elevation, Summer Fun Park and exciting mountain town makes Breck the coolest place to be this summer. Refresh your spirit in the Rocky Mountains and book early to save up to 15 percent off. Visit Breckenridge.com/deals for summer lodging options.
 
What’s New for 2016-2017!
This summer, Breckenridge Ski Resort will be constructing a new restaurant on Peak 7 at the top of Independence SuperChair. The restaurant will accommodate 490 guests and offer a variety of food and drink options including a Mediterranean station and extensive salad bar. The new restaurant is expected to open in December, 2016. Construction will also begin this summer for Epic Discovery, set to launch summer, 2017. Guests should be aware of construction and maintenance and pay attention to closures and restricted areas when exploring the mountain.
 
2016-2017 Epic Season Passes on Sale
The Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and Epic 4-day Pass returns for the 2016-2017 season, giving Colorado skiers the best value at the best Colorado Resorts. With just one pass, guests can save money now and explore more than 32,000 acres of terrain across 10 world-class resorts in the U.S. and abroad plus three urban resorts – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin.  Visit EpicPass.com to purchase any of the Vail Resorts season passes; buy before May 30, 2016 and receive two discounted Buddy Tickets and six discounted Ski With a Friend tickets for family and friends.
 
For full details on all events taking place in Breck this summer, including programs for kids, 4x4 tours and more, and to purchase your Fun Park tickets online, visit 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 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; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. 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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Kristen Petitt Stewart

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

Ashley L. Smith

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Email: alsmith@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970 496 7402
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