New Snow and New Safety Protocols set the stage for Opening Day at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Friday

10 November 2020
  • A foot of new snow this week with more in the forecast for opening weekend!  
  • Opening Day through Dec. 7 is open exclusively to pass holders 
  • Mountain access reservations, face coverings and physical distancing are required this winter at all Vail Resorts destinations 

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Nov. 10, 2020 – Following a foot of new snow and the successful kick off of Vail Resorts’ winter operations at Keystone Resort last weekend, Breckenridge Ski Resort is set to welcome skiers and riders back to the slopes on Friday, Nov.13. Reservations and face coverings are required for mountain access and the resort is open exclusively to pass holders through Dec. 7. Reservations for Breck’s Opening Day will be available starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. 


The resort will open at 8:30 a.m. with approximately 90 acres of terrain accessed by the BreckConnect Gondola, Colorado SuperChair, 5-Chair and Rip’s Ride. Open trails will primarily include Springmeier, 4 O'clock and Trygve’s. 


The resort will continue to make snow at every opportunity as weather and conditions permit, working to expand terrain towards Peak 9. While many things may look different this year, one thing that will remain the same is the resort’s commitment to opening all peaks and terrain as soon as conditions permit. 


What to Expect for Winter 2020-21 at Breck 

With plans to operate through Memorial Day, Breckenridge Ski Resort is committed to doing everything it can to prioritize safety and ensure a successful winter season from start to finish. For everyone’s safety, face coverings will be required to access the mountain and in all aspects of operations, including in lift lines, and while loading, unloading and riding in lifts and gondolas.?To allow for physical distancing, access to the mountain will be managed through a reservation system that prioritizes pass holders and limits the sale of lift tickets. This system is designed to help ensure guests have the space they need no matter when they visit, and for the vast majority of days, the resort believes it will be able to accommodate everyone who wants to ski and ride.?Pass holders will have exclusive early season access, including early access to up to seven advance Priority Reservation Days, all before lift tickets go on sale Dec. 8, and pass holders will also have access to as many week-of reservations as their pass type and availability allow throughout the winter season. Learn more about our commitment to safety and new reservation system on the Winer Experience page at 


Early Season & Uphill Access  

Please be reminded that early season conditions exist. Breckenridge Ski Resort requires skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings, have a face covering with them, and maintain physical distancing. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snowmaking operations. For the safety of all guests, please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.  


Uphill access is currently closed at the resort. The resort will provide an update when uphill access is open for the season. Guests should always call the Uphill Access Hotline before accessing the mountain, (970) 547-5627, and can visit the Mountain Info page on for more information on the resort’s uphill access policy, guidelines and designated routes.  


Get Priority Access with Your Epic Pass   

Don’t forget to lock in a 2020-21 Epic Pass for priority access this winter season. Pass holders have exclusive access to early season skiing and riding and can lock in reservations for the core season in advance! The entire lineup of Epic Pass options is on sale now for a limited time at    




About Breckenridge Ski Resort 

Breckenridge Ski Resort offers five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, 11 bowls, North America’s highest chairlift and some of the country’s best High Alpine terrain. Breckenridge, affectionately known as ‘Breck’ to locals and visitors alike, is a historic mining town and vibrant mountain community that boasts a serious dose of high alpine adventure, natural beauty and ski town charm.   


Stay Connected with Breckenridge Ski Resort: Visit for updates, lodging deals, event details and the lowest priced tickets guaranteed. Stay connected all year long at and follow @Breckenridgemtn on Instagram and Twitter.  


Breckenridge Media Contacts  

Sara Lococo, 

Nicole Stull, 

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 destination mountain resorts and regional ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte 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, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. 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


Sara Lococo

Senior Communications Manager
Phone: (970) 496-3210
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