Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens Friday

10 November 2015
  • Don’t miss Wake Up Breck on Thursday throughout town
  • Initial terrain details announced

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Nov. 10, 2015 — Lifts start turning at Breckenridge Ski Resort at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 13, marking opening day for the 2015-16 season. The strong combination of Mother Nature’s snow and Breck’s snowmaking has prepped Peak 8 for skiers and snowboarders for opening day turns with festivities starting at 8 a.m.
“Because of recent snow accumulation and the efforts of Breck’s snowmaking and grooming teams, the resort is happy to announce it will have more than 80 acres ready for Friday’s opening,” said Gary Shimanowitz, Vice President of Mountain Operations. “Our teams are committed to providing excellent snow conditions to guests, and with more snow in the forecast this week we are hopeful to announce additional terrain by Friday.  It should be a great opening.”
Opening Day Details
Breck will open with at least 80 acres of terrain on three runs including Springmeier, Trygve’s and Middle 4 O’clock; the Colorado SuperChair, 5 Chair and Rip’s Ride will be in operation. Breckenridge will announce any additional terrain as opening day approaches on,, and @Breckenridgemtn on Twitter.
Opening Day starts at 8 a.m. at the base of Peak 8 with some early morning cheer before the Colorado SuperChair starts turning at 9 a.m. The first several hundred guests on opening day will be treated to free handmade cinnamon rolls from Ski Hill Grill, Sobe drink samples and other prizes courtesy of Breck’s official partners. FREE photo prints from EpicMix Photo will be available and games will be on-site to challenge friends and family. DJ DC will get the party started in Red Bull’s MXT DJ truck. Additional festivities will include a special tribute to honor United States service men and women to commemorate this week’s Veterans Day.

Lifts will be open early season from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For the full Breckenridge opening day schedule and updates on opening day terrain, as well as to purchase the lowest-priced lift tickets guaranteed, visit Follow @BreckConditions for live terrain openings, parking info and more throughout the season.
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.

Wake Up Breck!
If you’re extra ready to get the season started, don’t miss Wake Up Breck on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 a.m. for free coffee and a Breck coffee cup! This tradition is Breck’s way to kick off the ski season with locals and say thanks to the community for the hospitality to guests all season long. See the full list of participating coffee shops at Free coffee and mugs are available while supplies last.

Let it Snow – Watch it Live
With snow in the forecast for this week, watch Breckenridge’s live snow stake cam to see the snow pile up this week and throughout the season.

Last Chance for 2015-2016 Epic Passes
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. Purchase by Nov. 22 for the lowest price guaranteed now at $809 for adults and $419 for children, on
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.

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 in 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 and consumer website is



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