Breckenridge November 8, 2019 Opening Day
With over 50 inches of snowfall since October, Breckenridge Ski Resort is opening for the 2019/2020 Ski Season with over 200 acres of ski/rideable terrain.
With over 50" of accumulated powder from early snow storms, Breckenridge is set to start turning their lifts at 9am on Friday morning and offering up nearly 200 acres of ski/rideable terrain. Better yet, the Ski Resort is promising this season to be "better than ever" with upgraded snow making equipment and the opening of a new Peak 8 Base area! This new base area will offer a town bus stop and skier drop-off with an expanded plaza accessible via escalators. The plaza will house a day care center, upgraded ski/ride school, new lift ticket office, rental shop and more! What was once scattered services along the Peak 8 base will now be conveniently housed in one centralized building. Other new and exciting amenities will include a coffee shop, a heated slopeside plaza with seating and an ice rink overlooking the valley.
And we can't forget about Breckenridge's unofficial mascot, ULLR! By next summer, a proposed 25ft statue of the Nordic God of Snow will be placed in the new Peak 8 plaza near the Rocky Mountain SuperChair. This statue will feature Ullr shooting a snowflake arrow toward the top of the peak. And what perfect timing, with the town of Breckenridge announcing they will be rescheduling the annual Breckenridge Ullr Festival for early December (instead of its past January dates) allowing everyone an additional month of Winter to praise the cold-loving Patron Saint of Skiers.
"I couldn't be more excited for Breck to open on Friday, to debut the new Peak 8 Base Area and to offer such incredible early season terrain for our skiers and riders," said John Buhler, Breckenridge Ski Resort's vice president and chief operating officer.
We, at Ski Country Resorts, couldn't agree more! Exciting things are happening in Breckenridge and we can't wait to be a part of it! Join us, won't you? www.skicountry.com
2019 Opening Day Information and Terrain Updates :
Groomed trails on lower Peak 8 accessed by the Colorado SuperChair, Rocky Mountain SuperChair, 5-Chair and Rip's Ride. Skiing/Riding for all ability levels on trails including Springmeier, 4 O'Clock, Columbine, Northstar, Duke's, Claimjumper and Trygve's. Lifts will open at 9a. The BreckConnect Gondola will open at 8a.
Complimentary waffles and DJ music available while official first chair celebration and banner-breaking will take place on Colorado SuperChair.