Peak 9 opens Saturday

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Breckenridge Ski Resort will open Peak 9 this coming Saturday, Nov. 23. Skiers can expect  full base area services, including ski & ride school and on-mountain dining at Ten Mile Station and The Maggie.

Trail openings include Silverthorne,King’s Way via the Quicksilver SuperChair, as well as Crosscut, and lower Sawmill via the Snowflake lift. The Peak 8 SuperConnect for will be open to allow back and forth skiable access between Peak 8 and Peak 9. Groomers at Breck

Celebrate Peak 9 and Ten Mile station opening Saturday November 23 for a party on the patio! DJ Starvros will be spinning everybody’s favorite tunes from 12-3 pm. Come for drink specials, and play ski boot twister or compete in the hula hoop contest for prizes sponsored by Budweiser.

Breck will have approximately 380 total acres of skiing and riding for this holiday week. For the latest terrain openings, snow report and more, visit Breckenridge.com or follow Breck on Facebook or (new!) at our terrain and conditions-specific Twitter account, @breckconditions.

Breck requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snowmaking operations. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons. Our uphill access policy has also changed. Read updated details on safety here.

Peak 9 Lodging – The Double Tree by Hilton Breckenridge

The Double Tree by Hilton Breckenridge is the perfect lodging location to experience Peak 9. The hotel is situated directly across the street from Peak 9, has undergone a two year, complete renovation of all 208 guest rooms, meeting rooms, event space and public areas. The full-service hotel offers spectacular mountain views within a short walk of the Quicksilver SuperChair and Beaver Run SuperChair, as well as historic Main Street Breckenridge.

Additional hotel amenities and services include complimentary high speed WiFi in the lobby and the 24-hour business center; a swimming pool; whirlpools; a fully equipped, complimentary, 24-hour fitness facility and sauna; a gift shop with market; and complimentary, in-town shuttle service for hotel guests.

The 9600 Kitchen offers modern American cuisine in a comfortable and casual setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The hotel is also home to Breckenridge Sports, a ski and snowboard retail shop offering apparel, rentals and equipment storage. Also brand new, unique hotel services include ski valet to all hotel guests which provide complimentary delivery and retrieval of skis and boards to the slope and Ski School pickup where Breckenridge ski school will pick up children enrolled in ski school and escort them to their ski school location, which will allow the parent to not take a trip to ski school to drop off children.  For more information or to book a stay visit breckenridge.com/DoubleTree.

Thanksgiving in Breck

Enjoy Thanksgiving at Sevens Restaurant  – the only on-mountain dining option in Breck for the holiday! Sevens is located at the base of Peak 7, with a stunning patio and gorgeous views of the resort and the town. The special Thanksgiving Prix Fixe menu includes all the fixings of a home cooked meal without the hassle. Reservations are recommended; please call 970-496-8910.

Breckenridge guests also have the option of a Prix Fixe Thanksgiving style menu at the 9600 Kitchen inside the DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge from 3 – 9:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 970-547-5520.

For full details on planning your vacation this Thanksgiving, read our blog with tips on turkey day.

Breck’s Cyber Monday Deal

Take advantage of “First Tracks Fridays” and up to 40 Percent off lodging.

Guests who book three or more nights throughout the ski season can save up to 40 percent off at Mountain Thunder Lodge, located within walking distance from historic downtown Breckenridge and the BreckConnect Gondola. New this winter, guests staying at official lodging properties of Breck, including Mountain Thunder Lodge can take part in “First Tracks Fridays” and receive access to the mountain one hour before it opens to the general public on Friday mornings. Check out the deals below or log on to snow.com/cybermonday for more information. These deals cannot be booked until 12:01 a.m. MDT on Nov. 27, 2013.

Breck’s got you covered on Black Friday up and down Historic Main Street. Breckenridge boasts one of the best shopping districts in Colorado with a swiftly-growing “Made-in-Breck” scene that ranges from superfat skis and handmade bicycle frames to award-winning bourbon and fine foods.

— Alysa Hetze