Extended season continues this weekend at Breck: Apr. 20, 2013

Breck

The lifts are turning once again here at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Given the recent snowfall, we have decided to re-open the mountain for one final weekend. Peak 8 will be open for skiing and riding today and tomorrow. The lifts will start at 9 a.m.

With 46 inches of new snow in the past seven days, it’s hard to stay closed. Why not get up here for some mid-April pow turns? The conditions are great, with plenty of soft snow in the bowls and the trees and a lot of soft corduroy. There is something for everyone out here.

Snow
En route to the T-Bar.

Upper Mountain

Be sure to get up to the upper mountain area of Peak 8. There is a lot of deep snow that has gone untouched all week long. I highly recommend skiing anything off of the T-Bar or 6-Chair. If you’re looking for the steep bowls or the tight trees, this is where you’ll find them.

Horseshoe Bowl, to the skier’s right of the T-Bar is in top-notch condition right now and should remain that way throughout the weekend. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, get over the Imperial Chair to find some steep, wide-open runs.

Fresh tracks
Fresh tracks on Duke’s.

Mid-Mountain

If you’re into skiing at the lower elevations, mid-mountain has plenty of blue, green, and single-black diamond runs. You can access these via the Colorado Superchair or the Rocky Mountain Superchair at the base of Peak 8. There are plenty of hidden gems on mid-mountain. Check out Duke’s Trees, which is located on the skier’s left side of Duke’s Run. These trees are usually known to be loaded with fresh snow and they are no different right now. If you’re more into the long, wide cruisers, check out Claimjumper or Northstar.

We’re certainly happy about staying open for an extra weekend, why shouldn’t you be? Get up here for some end-of-the year turns!