Ski for two more weekends at Breck

Powder April 2012 in Breck

It’s April in Summit County and it’s too muddy to mountain bike, not quite warm enough to whitewater raft and – bonus – late-season storms just dropped more than 17 inches of snow at Breckenridge Ski Resort. It’s the perfect time to get some spring turns in (keep those legs in biking shape) and take advantage of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s extended ski season.

The resort originally planned on closing for the season April 15, but decided to stay open two additional weekends as part of Breck’s 50 Wishes campaign. The resort has been granting wishes all season to celebrate the ski area’s 50th anniversary, fulfilling experiences of a lifetime submitted by guests from around the world.

Peak 8 lifts and terrain, including the Imperial Express SuperChair, will remain open these next two weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 20–22 and April 27–29, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

The resort will have a special 50th season extension day ticket price of $50 for those without passes and free parking in the gondola lots.

Breck guests will also enjoy special lesson prices, with half-day adult lessons starting at $59 and full-day children’s lessons for $99. Breck Sports is also offering half off rentals at their Peak 8 location. Check out the full list of extended weekend services here.

Skiers and boarders should be cautious of late-season conditions on the mountain, keep an eye out for limited natural snow coverage and keep off closed trails. For the latest snow report and more, visit Breckenridge.com.

Lodging Deals

Stay right at the base of Peak 8 at One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort™ starting at $210/night. Additional rates and lodging deals are available here.

Save on 2012-13 Season Passes Snowboarding in Breckenridge superpipe

Vail Resorts’ season passes are now on sale for the 2012-2013 winter season. Ski or snowboard eight world-class resorts across three states and 24,980 acres more than five to six days in one season and the passes pay for themselves.

Lock in early bird prices now through April 22, 2012 with a $49 down payment and the remainder of the balance due in mid-September 2012 for the best deal. Visit www.epicpass.com to find the ski pass that fits your needs.

— Lisa Pogue