All Five Mountain Peaks Now Open at Breckenridge Ski Resort, New Pioneer Crossing Restaurant Opens on Christmas Eve

23 December 2016
  • Peak 6 and Peak 10 chairlifts and terrain opened today
  • All of Breck’s five skiing peaks are now open
  • New on-mountain restaurant opens Saturday, Dec. 24 
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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Dec. 23, 2016 — Breckenridge Ski Resort opened chairlifts today on Peak 6 and Peak 10, providing access to associated trails just in time for holiday skiers and snowboarders. All of Breck’s five mountain peaks are now open providing access to more than 1,800 acres of terrain. Breckenridge will also open the brand-new Pioneer Crossing restaurant, a 490-seat on-mountain establishment, Saturday, Dec. 24. 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 – this new restaurant will be a staple dining option at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
“The opportunity to offer on-mountain dining of this magnitude to guests on this side of the resort is something we’ve been looking forward to for some time,” said John Buhler, vice president and chief operating officer of Breckenridge Ski Resort. “The Peak 6 and Peak 7 experience will be dramatically elevated for our guests with the combination of tremendous terrain and a state-of-the-art restaurant with incredible views of Summit County.”
The new restaurant will offer a variety of house made options like fresh made salads to order, signature dishes like Pioneer Lamb Pie and a Mediterranean station, all coupled with dramatic views of beautiful Summit County, Colorado. The restaurant highlights the mining history of Breckenridge’s past and caters to skiers and snowboarders who enjoy spending time on the north side of the resort, including Peak 6.
Breckenridge Ski Resort has benefited from numerous capital projects to enhance the guest experience in the past decade, including –an upgrade of the Colorado SuperChair in 2014; 500 acres of new terrain on Peak 6 in 2013; and a reimagined Peak 8 base area with lodging and restaurants in 2010. The new Pioneer Crossing restaurant is a milestone for the 2016-2017 ski season.  
Thanks to the more than eight and a half feet of snow that has fallen on Breckenridge Ski Resort this season, the conditions have been delectable for skiers and snowboarders. Snow is also in the forecast for Breckenridge this Christmas. Watch Breckenridge’s live snow stake cam to see the snow pile up throughout the season or visit for the latest terrain updates, snow reports and more.
Breckenridge Ski Resort requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snowmaking operations. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.

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About Breckenridge Ski Resort
With five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22-foot 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 more than 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.
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