Breckenridge Ski area to open more Terrain

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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Nov. 21, 2014 – Thanks to recent storms which dropped temperatures for snowmaking and left behind generous amounts of early-season snowfall,Breckenridge Ski Resort will expand its operating footprint to over 500 acres of skiable terrain accessed via eight lifts and select learning carpets by Saturday, November 22. Among the new terrain, the resort plans to open runs across Peaks 8 & 9 allowing guests to access both base areas as well as a triple jump line with a handful of features in Park Lane. Additionally, the Rocky Mountain SuperChair and portions of expert, upper mountain terrain off the 6-Chair open today, Friday, November 21.

“We’re pleased to have over 500 acres of skiable terrain ready for guests this weekend,” Breckenridge Vice President of Mountain Operations, Gary Shimanowitz said. “With over 54 inches of new snow in our opening week alone and extremely favorable temperatures for snowmaking, we’re having one of the better early seasons in years.”

Peak 9 trail openings will be Silverthorne and King’s Way via the Quicksilver SuperChair as well as Crosscut and lower Sawmill. The Peak 8 SuperConnect will be open to allow back and forth skiable access between Peak 8 and Peak 9 and the Snowflake lift will operate to offer mountain access from that bed base. The Peak 9 base area will operate with full services, including ski & ride school and on-mountain dining at Ten Mile Station and The Maggie.

Associated runs surrounding 6-Chair give skiers and riders access to approximately 197 acres of expert terrain on the upper mountain of Peak 8. At this time there will be no access out from the bottom of the lift and guests need to ride the 6-Chair and then ski or ride down Upper Four O’clock in order to return to Peak 8. Guests who wish to access the Peak 7 base area including Sevens restaurant can do so via Fort Mary B from Claimjumper. At this time no additional terrain is open for skiing or riding on Peak 7.

Breckenridge Ski Resort 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.

The Breckenridge Ski area is open with a 24″ natural base

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2014-11-13 07.56.25 Traffic on interstate 70 is back, and will be back to back weekends, with all the neighboring ski areas now open. The town looks magical. Christmas decorations are being installed and the town will be uniquely full for the Thanksgiving week. Last year Breck was the# 1 busiest ski area in North America, and no reason for that to change. Ironically summer broke winter records for 4th of July and Labor day and lodging was just  booked as it was last Christmas.

The Breckernidge News has returned again, from the dead

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So sorry, but I let my poor ability to scan  frustrate me into keeping this important portal into Breckenridge IMG_0633 open. But, I have mastered that, have taken control of my time management, so here is my first blog since spring.

It’s not a very pretty picture, but I wanted you all to see that even though it has been so unseasonable warm, snow is still encroaching on one of our most limited commodities, parking space. Breckenridge postponed it’s opening because of unseasonable warm weather, but A basin opened 2 weeks ago, and Copper and Loveland opened yesterday. Winter is almost here