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Breck 2018-19 Season Extended!

Breckenridge Ski Resort Announces Plans to Regularly Extend Winter Seasons through Memorial Day, Beginning this Spring

Combined with Keystone’s recent capital announcement to enhance snowmaking and position the resort to be the first to open in Colorado, the two Summit County resorts will offer one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the country.

 

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Jan. 18, 2018 – After a record-breaking start to the winter season, Breckenridge Ski Resort announced today plans to extend the 2018-19 ski and snowboard season into May, for the first time since the mid-90s. The resort will aim to remain open through Memorial Day this season as well as for future seasons, weather and conditions permitting. Paired with Keystone’s recent capital announcement to expand snowmaking operations that will position the resort to be the first to open in Colorado, together Breck and Keystone will offer one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the Country moving forward.

“Spring is an incredible time to ski Breck’s High Alpine and we are thrilled to extend our season this year, and beyond, and offer that terrain as long as the snow lasts,” said John Buhler, vice president and chief operating officer at Breckenridge Ski Resort. “With Breck’s notably high elevation and annual snowfall we are well-positioned to provide our passholders and other guests great spring skiing and snowboarding well into May.”

During the extended portion of the season this spring the resort plans to offer skiing and riding out of Peak 7, with access to primarily advanced- and expert-level terrain on Peak 8 in Imperial, Horseshoe and North Bowls, accessed by the Independence SuperChair, Imperial Express SuperChair and the TBar Lift while conditions allow.

Since opening early on Nov. 7, the winter 2018-19 season at Breck has included numerous highlights including historic early terrain and lift openings and record early season snowfall. Season-to-date Breck has received more than 16 feet of snow.

The resort originally announced a closing date of Sunday, April 21, but now plans to remain open through Memorial Day as long as weather and conditions permit. Plans to extend the season are subject to U.S. Forest Service approval.

 

About Breckenridge Ski Resort

Breckenridge Ski Resort boasts five huge peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22 foot Superpipe, 11 bowls, North America’s highest chairlift and some of the country’s best High Alpine terrain. Situated above a historic mining town, Breck is a vibrant mountain community with a contagious energy that fuels discovery and passion for life. www.Breckenridge.com  

Breckenridge Media Contacts

Sara Lococo, (970) 496-3210, slococo@vailresorts.com

Loryn Roberson, (970) 496-4191, lroberson@vailresorts.com

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