Breckenridge Ski Resort officials announced will extend the resort’s ski season by one additional week through Sunday, April 27, due to a deep snow pack and terrific conditions that can be expected at Breck’s elevation in the spring. In January, Breck was the snowiest resort in the U.S. and has received more than 28 feet of snow so far this season.
During the past two years Breck has extended their regular season with extra weekends tacked on, and with this year’s significant snowfall, resort officials made the decision to include the extra weekdays as well.
“It’s been such an amazing season for snowfall in Breck that even with a month and a half to go in the regular season, we are confident that we will be able to offer terrific conditions in the extended week,” says Pat Campbell, executive vice president at Breckenridge Ski Resort. “This additional week will be a great way for us to thank our loyal passholders, our locals, and our destination visitors, who now will have the option to book their spring vacations the week after Easter as well.”
Breckenridge will open three of the resort’s signature peaks during the extended week, Peaks 6, 7 and 8, with Rip’s Ride, 5 Chair, Colorado SuperChair, T-bar, Imperial SuperChair, Independence SuperChair, Zendo Chair, and Kensho SuperChair all slated for operation. In past years’ extended seasons, only terrain on Peak 8 was open. This year’s package will give guests another chance to be able ski or ride the resort’s newly-added terrain, Peak 6, during the final days of its inaugural season.
Skiing during this extended week will be free for 2013-14 Vail Resorts season pass holders, whose passes will still operate during the extended week. In addition, Breckenridge will offer a specially-priced, $66 lift ticket for purchase at the ticket windows.
Adult group lessons, children group lessons and private lessons will be available during the extended week and start at $95 for adults or $105 for children. For more information, call 1-888-LRN-2SKI. Some restrictions during the extended season may apply.
For more information on terrain, skier services, lessons and more for the extended week at Breckenridge, visit www.Breckenridge.com or follow Breckenridge Ski Resort on social media at www.Facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter and Instagram.
Breckenridge boasts five peaks, 2,908 acres, four terrain parks, a 22ft Superpipe, 11 bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain and a world-class ski school, above an authentic, mountain town with more than 200 restaurants, bars, and shops.
Carrie Coolidge is a Pursuitist contributor based in Manhattan. From 2009 to 2011, Carrie served as Co-Editor of Luxist, the luxury lifestyle website at AOL where she ran the Luxist Awards, a program that honored the very best in fine living. From 1996 to 2009, Carrie was a Staff Writer at Forbes magazine, where she covered real estate, personal finance and the insurance industry, among other areas. Carrie is also the author of six books, including "The Business of America is Business". Follow her on Twitter: @carriecoolidge