BreckConnect Gondola Opens in Time for the Holiday Weekend

28 June 2011
BreckConnect Gondola Open for the Summer
·          Gondola Operations start Friday at 9:30 a.m.
·          Pony Rides offered starting Wednesday
·          NEW Twilight pass and extended weekend hours

Breckenridge, CO – June 28, 2011 – This Friday the Breckenridge Ski Resort’s BreckConnect Gondola will start turning at 9:30 a.m., transporting guests up the mountain in style to the Breckenridge Fun Park. The gondola ride is free, but bike transport requires a purchase of a mountain bike haul ticket. Free parking is available for guests in the Gondola North Lot.
 
Brand new featured attractions this year will also include the inaugural season of Breck 4x4 off-road tours, pony rides for kids, and the first warm-weather operations of the thrilling new GoldRunner Alpine Coaster!
The ponies have officially reached the stable for the holiday weekend; pony rides will be available for little cowboys or cowgirls starting Wednesday, June 29th.
 
 Also starting this Independence Day Weekend, the Breckenridge Fun Park will extend weekend operating hours until 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from July 1 until August 13. In addition to the full day activity pass, guests will be also now have the option to purchase afternoon entry with the new Twilight Ticket, which is good for evening entry after 3 p.m., or the Twilight Pass, which permits unlimited Summer weekend visits and rides at the Fun Park from 3-7:30 p.m.
 
Also, kicking off this weekend are the all-new Free Music Fridays at the T-Bar, featuring live music, food and drink  specials, and different themes every Friday from 4- 7 p.m. during twilight hours. On Saturday every evening this summer, bring the whole family to Chuck Wagon Barbecues on the Ski Hill Grill patio. Live entertainment, face painting, balloons, games and delicious BBQ will be available to wash it all down.
 
Rooms are filling up fast for the 4th of July weekend, ut it’s not too late! check out our featured room night special: stay close to all the action in Breck this weekend at the Village Hotel.  Rooms from $129…book now, before they are gone. www.BreckenridgeHospitality.com
 
Visit www.Breckenridge.com  for full details on Breck’s Independence Day celebrations, to purchase your Fun Park tickets online, and for special summer lodging deals!
 
Please note: Activities taking place up on the mountain may be delayed due to snowpack. Get the latest updates via www.facebook.com/Breckenridge and @breckenridgemtn on twitter or by calling 970-453-5000.  

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 resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in the Caribbean. 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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