Run of the day featuring Imperial Express SuperChair [video]
The diverse terrain of Peak 8 is one of the many things that make it unique. There is something for every skier or rider on Peak 8, from groomers and park to high alpine bowls. An infamous portion of the high alpine bowls is serviced by the Imperial Express SuperChair which is America’s highest lift topping out at 12,840 feet.
The opening of the Imperial Express SuperChair is always highly anticipated by skiers and riders. Because it is above treeline and exposed to the weather it is often one of that lasts lifts at the resort to open. This afternoon skiers and riders were delighted when the Imperial Express SuperChair opened to the public. The four-person lift zips guests to the top of Imperial Bowl in just 2.7 minutes. Eager skiers and riders didn’t have to go far to make their turns. While early season conditions do still exist, as ski patrol at the top of the lift warned, it was still easy to navigate your way down finding deep untouched snow directly under the lift.
Blue skies, bright sun, temperatures in the 20s and very little wind were a real treat for those that headed up the Imperial Express today. The 360 degree views from the top were awe-inspiring and spirits were high as skiers and riders made their way down anxious to load onto the chair for another lap.
With the opening of the Imperial Express SuperChair, Breck has now opened all 35 lifts at the resort. There is still some additional terrain to open including the three high-alpine bowls and hike-to terrain of the Lake Chutes and Snow White area that are services by the Imperial Express. If you’re anticipating those openings follow @BreckConditions on Twitter or check our terrain status page for updated terrain and conditions information.