Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens Today for 50th Anniversary Season

11 November 2011
For Immediate Release
*** B-ROLL Alert*** Historic Breck Photos and video are available at under “50th Anniversary” folder.
Breckenridge, COLO –Nov. 11, 2011 - Breckenridge Ski Resort welcomed its 50th Anniversary season today as guests celebrated with birthday cupcakes, anniversary beer and blue skies!
Breck’s actual 50th birthday will fall on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.  The resort will celebrate 50 years of existence on this day, commemorating the grand opening of the resort, which first opened to the public  on Dec. 16, 1961.  This date will fall in the midst of one of the resort’s signature annual events, the Winter Dew Tour, which is set to take place that same weekend with competitions on the mountain and celebrations throughout town.
Over the last 50 years, Breck has cemented its place as one of the world’s most popular ski destinations, and has managed to host millions of guests from around the world without ever compromising their trademark attitude and laid-back welcoming character, for which it has become famous.
In addition, Breck also announced plans to celebrate their anniversary season with guests all year long with the implementation of the Breck “50 Wishes” campaign. Throughout the course of the season, guests will be able to submit any wish they’d like to see fulfilled at the resort. Breck staff will compile 50 of these wishes and make them come true during the year!  More details will be forthcoming at
 Stay connected all season long and learn more about Breckenridge Ski Resort’s 50th Anniversary Season, including the “50 Wishes” campaign, terrain updates and more visit, or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.
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