North America’s Highest Chairlift, Breckenridge’s Imperial Express SuperChair to open Wednesday

31 January 2012
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North America’s Highest Chairlift, Breckenridge’s Imperial Express SuperChair to open Wednesday
·         Imperial’s opening means 31 of 31 lifts are now running at Breck
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. Jan 31, 2012 – Today, Breckenridge Ski Resort announced its plan to open the Imperial Express SuperChair on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012; signifying 100 percent of Breck’s 31 lifts are now open to the public.  In addition, approximately 250 acres of expert terrain will also open to the public on Wednesday, including Imperial Ridge and the Peak 7 bowl.
“The Breckenridge Ski Patrol has worked extremely hard and been very diligent to open up our terrain as soon as we feel it is safe to do so,” said the Kevin Ahern the Breckenridge Ski Patrol Director. “Getting the Imperial Express Super Chair open is key for us to get the rest of our alpine terrain open for our guests.”
North America’s highest chairlift, The Imperial Express SuperChair, was installed in Breckenridge in 2005 and tops out at 12,840 feet, after a quick 2.7 minute ride to the top of the Imperial Bowl.  Weather permitting; 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.
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 or changes in snowfall and weather. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.
Visit or call (970) 453-5000 for additional terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, events and more. Stay connected all season long and learn more about Breckenridge Ski Resort’s 50th Anniversary Season, including the “50 Wishes” campaign at or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter
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Stay at the Village of Breckenridge for only $119! Located at the base of Peak 9 of Breck, this Colorado resort welcomes families and offers ski school right out the door, as well as on-site ski and board rentals at Breck Sports. At the Village at Breckenridge, you'll find a lot more than great Rocky Mountain skiing and snowboarding. Visit for the best deals all season long.

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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction 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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