North America’s Highest Chairlift Set to Open with New Snow in Breckenridge

31 January 2013
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort Receives more than a Foot of Snow in 48 Hours
  • Imperial Express SuperChair Scheduled to Open this Weekend

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Jan. 31, 2013 —After more than 10 inches of snow in the past 24 hours, snow continues to fall today at Breckenridge Ski Resort, adding to the 15 total inches reported in the past 48 hours. The good news doesn’t stop there, as Breckenridge has announced plans to open North America’s highest chairlift this weekend. 
With the Imperial Express SuperChair opening, skiers and riders will be able to access Whale’s Tail on Peak 8 and upper Peak 7 terrain, conditions permitting. Exact lift opening time and associated terrain updates will be announced on Facebook at, with full terrain and weather reports at
North America’s highest chairlift, The Imperial Express SuperChair, tops out at 12,840 feet after a quick 2.7 minute ride to the top of the Imperial Bowl. It gives skiers and riders easy access to three high-alpine bowls and hike-to access to the famed Lake Chutes and Snow White areas of Peak 8, when open.
Breckenridge Ski Resort requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.
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