Breckenridge Ski Resort - The 2017-18 kicks off Nov. 10, 2017 and runs through April 22, 2018
“Breck” boasts five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22 foot Superpipe, 11 bowls, North America’s highest chairlift, some of the country’s best above tree-line terrain, fun gladed trails, and plenty of family-friendly runs. Couple that with a world-class ski and snowboard school, all situated above an authentic, hip Colorado mountain town; it’s why Breck is consistently ranked one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere. Renowned for its welcoming spirit and friendly locals - with over 200 restaurants, bars, shops, and numerous year-round activities and events - Breck embodies more than just a destination, it inspires a way of life. www.Breckenridge.com  

What’s New at Breck this Winter
New for the 2017-18 ski season, an improved Falcon SuperChair! The chairlift is being upgraded from a quad to a high-speed, six-passenger lift, offering an easier and faster ride up Peak 10. The upgrade is another milestone in a wave of recent capital improvements at the ski area geared towards enhancing the guest experience - including the opening of Pioneer Crossing, a new 490-seat restaurant on Peak 7 last season, an upgrade of the Colorado SuperChair in 2014, and 500 acres of new terrain on Peak 6 in 2013.
 
(New) Dew Tour Celebrates 10 Years at Breck as an Olympic Qualifier December 14-17, 2017
The Dew Tour returns to Breck for its 10th year, December 14-17, 2017 (presented by Mountain Dew® and TEN: The Enthusiast Network), as an Olympic qualifying event for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The four-day event kicks off the competition season, featuring individual superpipe and slopestyle competitions with the best skiers and snowboarders in the world, along with live concerts, the interactive Dew Tour Experience and in-town events. The Team Challenge is also back for another year and features invited teams of riders representing the biggest brands competing on a unique three-course layout.
 
(New) Slope-side Dining Just Got a Little Sweeter
Breck’s Ten Mile Station is going “Willy Wonka” this ski and snowboard season, adding a “Candy Cabin” offering an array of your favorite chocolates and sweets. It’s sure to guarantee you a sugar high as you ascend the Imperial Express, North America’s highest chairlift! The resort’s newest restaurant, Pioneer Crossing (opened December 2016), is also sweetening up its menu, adding sweet and savory crepes to its breakfast lineup this winter. Located just steps from the top of the Independence SuperChair on Peak 7 – one of the resort’s five iconic peaks on the north side of the mountain – the slope-side restaurant offers panoramic views of the mountain and Summit County. Also on the menu, a variety of house made options like fresh made salads to order, signature dishes like Pioneer Lamb Pie and a Mediterranean inspired station.  

Breck Into Epic Above Tree-Line Terrain and Bowls
From Blues and Blacks to Double Diamonds, Breck’s 11 bowls truly offer some of the best above tree-line skiing and snowboarding in North America. Hop off the Imperial Express, North America’s highest chairlift, and it’s like being transported to a winter vacation in the European Alps. On a clear day Peak 8’s treeless, powdery slopes offer views for miles, and a birds eye look at historic Breckenridge that will simply leave you in awe. Dip into Imperial Bowl or traverse over to Whale's Tail, then take a moment at the bottom to peer up and admire your perfect S turns. Head back up and over to Peak 7 for some not-to-be-missed, hike-to bowl runs with an added bonus. Cruise down Art's Bowl and you’ll find yourself in the middle of Ore Bucket, some of Breck’s best gladed terrain. On Peak 6, intermediate skiers or riders can take a cruise down Bliss, a run that will introduce you to panoramic views that are…well…simply bliss-ful. Advanced skiers will also love the hike to The Six Senses on Peak 6; for a snow-sensory overload drop in on E.S.P. on powder days. If all this has you in a European state of mind, consider signing up for a Breck Guide for the day, offering guests a true Alpine experience, with the inside scoop on our hidden powder stashes and top terrain.

Breck is for Craft Brew and Bourbon Lovers
With around a dozen breweries and distilleries at your doorstep and in surrounding Summit County, après in Breck means tastings and tours. Here are two of our favorites:
  • Billed as the world’s highest distillery, the Breckenridge Distillery offers tastings of its award-winning bourbon, vodka and gin at its tap room on Main Street. Tours, tastings, and more are also available at its main distillery and farm-to-table restaurant on Airport Road lead by Top Chef star Daniel O’Brien.
  • The Breckenridge Brewery opened in 1990 and has quickly expanded into one of the nation’s premier craft breweries. A favorite of the locals, as you sit at the bar, watch as a selection of award winning beers are handcrafted by the brewers. The dining room also offers a great view of the Ten Mile Range while dining on excellent pub fare at reasonable prices.
Custom Skis or Craft Brews? Why Choose? Breck’s Après Scene Has a Cool New Combo!
What started as a custom ski shop in 1991 has morphed into one of the coolest concepts in Town. RMU, Breck’s first ski shop and bar, was launched last season by two big-dreaming brothers, Tim and Tracey Canaday. So grab a seat at the Tavern’s main street patio or cool off in RMU's brand new backyard beer garden. The RMU Tavern features over a dozen rotating craft beers and two cocktails on draft. Oh, and while you’re sipping away, pop into the Shop to check-in on the progress of those award-winning, RMU hand-crafted pair of skis you just ordered.   
 
February Means Romance and the Run of the Mountain
February just may be the perfect month to visit Breck with that special person or friend. Stroll the town’s historic shops and bars without the holiday crush, and ski and ride when Breck’s snow conditions are at their best. Bond and let the sparks fly with a private lesson for two from one of our Ski and Snowboard School pros. Spending Valentine’s Day single, or looking for a place to end your ski trip romance? Breck’s TBAR is undoubtedly the most romantic lift on the mountain. Hit the single’s line, don’t be shy, and you may just meet your match. Book your winter getaway early, by Sept. 15, 2017, at Breckenridge.com for some of the best rates and availability of the season. Take advantage of this limited offer, with rooms starting at $159. For more ideas on how to heat up your winter getaway check out our PR guru Kristen’s Breck Guide to Valentine’s Day.
 
Get the Most out of the Mountain with Breckenridge’s Ski and Snowboard School and Guide Program
  • Ski and Snowboard School: Whether you’re new to the sport, just planning to brush up on your skills, or want to learn something new, our expert instructors are here to help. Ski or snowboard solo in a private lesson, or grab your friends for a group lesson; an unforgettable day of fun, photos, and bonding on the mountain.
  • Breck Guide Program: In search of hidden powder stashes and Breck’s best above tree-line skiing and riding? Interested in picking up some backcountry skills? Get your friends together and hit the mountain like a local with a Breck Guide, offering guests the inside scoop on our top terrain. It’s a European-style experience not to be missed.
Upgrade Your Breck Stay
One Ski Hill Place is Breckenridge's luxury choice for lodging and special events.  Ideally located in the Peak 8 base area, this property offers ski in/ski out access, a private sauna-spa offering massages, an aquatics center, all with spectacular mountain views. After an exhilarating day on the slopes, pop off your boots, grab your partner, and adjust to the altitude easily with One Ski Hill Place’s Acclimatization Package. The package includes two 15-minute sessions at the hotel’s O2 Bar, two personal-sized treatments of SuperGoop! to protect your skin from the increased strength of high-altitude UV rays, and a pair of Breckenridge logoed water bottles to keep you hydrated. Rested and refreshed, take a scenic gondola ride to Main Street's wide array of fine dining options, bars, shopping and its arts district.  
 
Breck’s Favorite Events are Back
Breck is renowned for its event lineup in-town and at the resort. Here are a few favorites you won’t want to miss this season:
  • Lighting of Breckenridge, Race of the Santas kicks off Holiday Season in Breckenridge. The Town of Breckenridge “officially” transforms into a holiday scene on Dec. 2, 2017 with the Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas, where runners and walkers don Santa suits and run the length of Main Street to raise funds for a local non-profit. The Handmade Holiday Market in the Breckenridge Arts District offers locally-made artisan gifts as holiday cheer continues all month with Santa visits and a New Year’s Eve celebration. www.gobreck.com   
  • Ullr Fest Rocks Breckenridge Jan. 10-13, 2018. For more than 50 years, the Breckenridge community has paid tribute to Ullr (rhymes with cooler), the Norse god of snow. Grab a Viking helmet and join the town-wide snow dance which includes the iconic Main Street parade, Ullr Ice Plunge, (unofficial) world’s longest shot ski and more. www.gobreck.com 
  • Breck Pride Returns for Second Year
    Back for a second year in March 2018, and growing, Breck Pride is offering live music, daily aprés, a Color Run in costumes down the mountain, and much more fun and entertainment. A First Tracks event allows guests on the mountain an hour early to experience the fresh corduroy and early morning light. This week is for everyone – LGBT, straight, skiers, snowboarders, beginners, experts, supporters – come one, come all.
  • International Snow Sculpture Championships – Jan. 22-29, 2018
    Snow carving in Breckenridge began as a local pastime; today, decorated snow artists from across the globe transform 20-ton blocks of snow into an outdoor art gallery. The Breckenridge Fire Arts Festival runs the same weekend as a fiery contrast of burning sculptures, pyrotechnical effects and other spark-filled attractions take place.
  • Spring Fever! Breck will be one of the last major resorts still open when the biggest spring skiing party in the Rocky Mountains returns March 17 through April 22, 2018. Breckenridge’s elevation – 9,600 feet in town – makes the snow last longer and the bluebird spring days even sweeter. To celebrate, Spring Fever brings a month-long lineup of activities for families, beer drinkers, music lovers, mountaineers and more. www.BreckSpringFever.com
(New) More Summer Fun in 2018
From lightly swinging logs, to shoe-to-rope balancing maneuvers, the Alpineer Challenge Course is the latest addition to Epic Discovery! Located just steps from the top of the Colorado SuperChair at Alpine Camp, test out your agility on one of 15 different challenges; part of a truly unique adventure, built to blend in with its natural surroundings. The challenge course is the newest activity at Alpine Camp, which opened in late Summer 2017, and it accompanies a new 35 foot tall climbing wall, resort observation tower and interpretive hiking loop offering guests a journey of learning about Breck’s high-alpine environment, including animals, flora and fauna, mountain wetland and history. Epic Discovery’s new activities complement a variety of other popular summer attractions at the resort, including zip lines, alpine slides, a year-round alpine coaster, a bungee trampoline, and much more. 

2017-2018 Season Passes Now on Sale
Available now at $859 for adults, the 2017-2018 Epic Pass offers access to 45 of the world’s best mountain resorts, including Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, the largest resort in North America. Epic Pass holders will have unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. Epic Pass holders will again enjoy limited access to 30 European ski resorts including Verbier and Les 4 Vallées in Switzerland, Les 3 Vallées in France; Arlberg in Austria; and Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy. Additionally, Vail Resorts looks forward to integrating Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort into its Epic Pass and other season pass products for the 2017-2018 winter season.

The Epic Local Pass is currently priced at just $639, and skiers and snowboarders will receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, plus a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions.

Stay Connected with Breckenridge Ski Resort
Visit 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 and follow @Breckenridgemtn on Instagram and Twitter. Visit Breck’s newsroom at news.breckenridge.vailresorts.com.

Contact(s)

Kristen Petitt Stewart

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

Zak Sos

Senior Communications Specialist
Email: asos@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970-496-7402
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