03 December 2016
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – Dec. 3, 2016 – Uphill access on Breckenridge Ski Resort will change from the current Peak 8 access to Peak 9 access starting Sunday, Dec. 4 due to current mountain operations. This season’s policy can also be found at under the Mountain Information section.  All uphill users must call the trails/winch cat hotline at (970) 547-5627 before accessing the mountain. This number provides important information about seasonal restrictions and ski area operations that may impact access.
Early Season Guidelines:
Uphill access will not be allowed on trails during mountain preparation/early season snowmaking. The work taking place makes it unsafe for public use. Uphill users must also abide by the updated rules as follows:
2016 - 2017 Breckenridge Ski Resort Uphill Access Guidelines:
Non-paid/Uphill users of Breckenridge Ski Resort assume all risks associated with access. The ski area is not maintained for uphill access and trails are not patrolled outside normal ski area operating hours, therefore emergency services may not be available.  Ski area operations are 24 hours and users may encounter vehicles, slope and trail maintenance activities, snowmaking and other hazards not typically present during operating hours. Users are subject to the Colorado Ski Safety Act.  Users must abide by the following rules:
1. Uphill access is only permitted outside of public operating hours – from 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. All uphill users must be clear of the mountain by 8:30 a.m.

2. Stay on designated routes when access is permitted:
Peak 7 - Fort Mary B > Claimjumper > Lower Forget Me Not > top of Independence chair - return down the same route.
Peak 8 - Springmeier > Upper 4 O’clock > Lonewolf Access > T-Bar Hut – return down the same route. You must be at or below the Vista Haus by 7:45 a.m.due to Ski Patrol work in Horseshoe Bowl .
Peak 8 – Gondola Ski Back > Lower 4 O’clock > Springmeier
Peak 8 – Lower 4 O’clock from town > Springmeier
Peak 9 - Silverthorne > Lower American > Bonanza > top Beaver Run chair or top of Mercury chair - return down same route.    
Peak 10 - Silverthorne > Red Rover > Crystal > top of Falcon chair – return down the same route.
Peak 6 - Closed to uphill access for the 2016-2017 season.

3. Avoid all areas where machinery is operating. Snow Cat winching operations may be in progress. Strobe lights mean stay clear and avoid the area altogether. Call the trails/winch cat hotline at (970) 547-5627 before accessing the mountain. This number provides important information about seasonal restrictions and ski area operations that may impact access.

4. Stay off all posted CLOSED trails and areas. Stay off Black Diamond terrain. Stay off all Terrain Park features and jumps.

5. Obey all pertinent signage.

6. Stay towards the center of the trail.

7. Maximize your visibility - position yourself so that you are visible from above; wear reflective or brightly colored clothing.

8. Once up the hill, no one may ride a lift without a valid ticket or season pass.

9. Dogs, other than Service Dogs, are not allowed.

Permit parking is allowed in the Gondola Lots, Mid Lot at Peak 8 and the Beaver Run Parking lot between 5 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. For more information on parking passes, call (970) 496-5455.
  • All cars utilizing these lots will need a Breckenridge Ski Resort parking permit. To get a permit, please visit the Gondola ticket office during normal operating hours.
  • Specific parking spaces in each lot will be designated by uphill access signage.  Once these spaces are full, uphill access overflow parking will be located in the South Gondola lot with transportation to ski area via town busses.
  • All cars not showing a valid uphill parking permit or parking in non-designated parking space will be subject to tow at the owner’s expense.
For additional information regarding uphill access during the winter ski season, contact the Breckenridge Ski Patrol at (970) 496-7292.
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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate ten 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; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts 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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