Loading...

Follow Blog.Breckenridge.com on Feedspot

Continue with Google
Continue with Facebook
or

Valid

What a year, what a year. Statistically this has been Breck’s 2nd best snow year ever (over 440″!), but for me there has never been a better season.

Having worked at Breck for 3 seasons now and being able to look at snow, events, guests, apres, and avy dog pets, this season is has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Working for the marketing department at Breckenridge I’ve been involved with quite a few of our photo shoots and events on the mountain, in addition to also logging over 100 days on the hill for my own personal enjoyment. Over that time I’ve seen the intangible spirit that permeates from every inch of our mountain and town show up day in and day out. Laughs, toasts, cold days, bottomless powder, porcupine sightings, and smiles have come in huge supply this season, and most of the time they are being shared with a friend.

These are my favorite photos of the 2018-19 season, I think you’ll get a little taste of The Breck Effect just from seeing these. See you next season!

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Up before the sun rises Squad Holiday cheer Cheers Friends not pictured on a powder day Jumping for joy on Main St We’ll lead the way Sunny Spring Days
MTN Dew Snowdance Peak 6’s earliest opening ever The running of the Santas Helly Hansen Big MTN Challenge Deep March days Opening Day jitters You!!! Ullr Fest The heart of winter

That high alpine feelin’ Our snow dances worked! This must be the place Spring chilling during Spring Finale Chilly mornings Ullr! Ullr! Ullr! Early March was all time

American Gothic Just kidding Six senses tingling Southbound Whoosh! The sound a historic March SO. MUCH. SNOW. Daddy Fat Staxx The whole town’s here! 1st Imperial run of the season! Quality Family Time Sending the senses Wide open We’re going to need a bigger snow stake Dawn patrol Fresh tracks All smiles

The Breck Effect

We can’t wait to see what next year brings! Thanks to everyone who came out and added to the energy this season!

The post Top photos of the 2018-19 Season appeared first on Blog.Breckenridge.com.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Ski and ride through Memorial Day

Winter marches on at Breck. We’ve officially dubbed our extended season “Breck’s Spring Finale”!

Snow or shine, beginning Monday, April 22 and aiming to run through Memorial Day, conditions dependent. Enjoy approximately 1,000 acres of terrain on Peaks 6, 7 and 8, in addition to on-mountain activations and entertainment every weekend in May, as weather and conditions permit.

Thanks to a base elevation of 9,600 feet above sea-level, including the highest chairlift in North America – the Imperial Express, Breck is often blessed with plentiful snowfall (more than 29 feet already this season!), excellent spring snow conditions, and now one of the longest running ski seasons of any major resort in the country.

Terrain & Lift Operations

During Breck’s Spring Finale the resort plans to offer approximately 1,000 acres of skiing and riding, with access to intermediate-, advanced- and expert-level terrain on Peaks 6, 7 and 8, while conditions allow. Operations will be based out of Peak 7, with access to skiing and riding on intermediate groomers and high alpine terrain via the Independence SuperChair, T-Bar, 6-Chair, Imperial Express, Zendo and Kensho chairs.

Please be advised that there will be no beginner terrain available during Breck’s Spring Finale. 

Extended Season Ski Services

Lift Tickets

Get your tickets in advance to skip the line and save time for more Spring Riding. Lift tickets will also be available for purchase out of the Gondola and Peak 7 ticket offices. Scroll down to purchase your lift tickets in advance. 

Please be advised during Breck’s Spring Finale there will be no beginner terrain available.

Window Advanced
Adult $109$99
Child$69$59
Senior$99 $89
Buddy $50N/A
SWAF$89N/A


Buddy & SWAF Tickets

Use your remaining Buddy tickets for just $50 or Ski With A Friend tickets for $89 starting 4/22. Visit the Gondola or Peak 7 ticket office to purchase. Please remember, the pass holder must be present at the ticket window to redeem. 

Ski & Snowboard School

Breckenridge Ski & Ride School will be open through extended season, offering 3-hour long intermediate and advanced private lessons based on available terrain. Book your lesson today!

$399 | 10:30AM – 1:30PM 

On-Mountain Dining 

Full-service food and beverage will be available at Sevens and The Coop at the base of Peak 7. Limited food and beverage service will be available at Pioneer Crossing.

Events & Activations

Adjust your altitude this spring and celebrate Breck’s Spring Finale in style with on-mountain activations and entertainment at the base of Peak 7 and beyond! In addition to skiing and snowboarding, enjoy games and activities at the Bud Light Beach, live music during the Bud Light Beach Music Series, rail jam competitions, a High Alpine Wiggle Run, a mobile music experience with the Red Bull DJ Cat and more!

Transportation

Resort buses will continuously loop between Breck Station and Peak 7 throughout the day during resort operating hours. The Breck Freeride Black Route will run from 6:15 a.m. through 11:15 p.m., with pick-ups at Breck Station twice an hour on approximately the :15 and :45 of each hour.

The post Breck’s Spring Finale 2019 appeared first on Blog.Breckenridge.com.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Breckenridge makes it easy to stick to your diet on vacation. Here’s where to go for vegan, vegetarian, keto and gluten-free dining.

On the Mountain

Old West hospitality and hearty, healthy options are alive and well at Pioneer Crossing at the top of Peak 7. Toss your skis on the rack outside and sidle up to chef specialty stations where you’ll find locally sourced products playing out in Colorado lamb dishes, a brisket burger (remove the bun for keto diets), and tacos al pastor (minus the tortilla is always an option) made with spit-grilled meat and topped with cotija, cilantro, onion, radishes, cabbage and jalapeno. Vegetarians: Try the Pioneer Mountain Veggie Burger loaded with southwestern slaw, beet ketchup and roasted red peppers. Visit the Mediterranean station for more healthy, flavor-packed ideas.

Down the hill at Sevens inside the Grand Lodge, vegetarian and gluten-free picks are proudly noted on the menu, along with Colorado-sourced products. Try the forest margarita vegetarian pizza with roasted tomato, forest mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, roasted garlic and fresh basil or the Frankie C. calzone stuffed with pineapple, pickled jalapeño, shaved red onion and fresh cilantro. The gluten-free quinoa and kale salad with grapefruit-mint vinaigrette and the beet and burrata appetizer are local favorites.

Feel-good warm-ups and elevated spins on comfort dishes await at The Overlook near the top of Peak 9. The four-cheese pizza is a vegetarian treat with melty mozzarella, provolone, parmesan and Romano. Pair it with the Greek Salad or Peerless Spinach Salad topped with goat cheese and red quinoa. Keto diets love the GMO-free Colorado jalapeño elk, bison and beef bratwursts. The Summit Soba Bowl is chock-full of fresh flavors that include house-made ginger, lemongrass, sake-braised kale and miso broth. In a hurry? Healthy snacks are on tap with grab-and-go hummus cups, fresh fruit, carrots and celery and a delightful yogurt parfait.

Fresh, scratch-made and contemporary sums up the scene at The 9600 Kitchen at the DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge at the base of Peak 9. A gluten-free haven, loads of options sing here including a lamb T-bone with pea puree and grilled scallion potatoes; organic salmon and a Rocky Mountain trout with lemon aioli. Keto fans: The kebab four ways is ultra satisfying with skewered chicken, beef, salmon and veggies. Vegetarians covet the marinated eggplant with petit greens and berry vinaigrette and the grilled endive with snap peas and goat feta.

In Town

Follow the steady stream of locals into Amazing Grace where breakfast unfolds with cheesy gluten-free breakfast tacos topped with spinach, avocado and salsa; wholesome piping oatmeal with blueberries, cinnamon and honey; and an array of oven-hot biscuits, scones and mountainous vegan chocolate chip cookies. Regulars crave the Opus, a housemade biscuit sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese, spinach and tomato. For lunch, it’s all about the vegetarian burrito with spicy sweet potatoes and black beans, the famous Veggie Duluxe sandwich and the house tuna salad piled on a bed of organic mixed greens.

Cozy up to family-owned Piante Pizzeria for plant-based, wood-fired, New York City-inspired pizza. Piante checks all the healthy boxes with fresh, organic, non-GMO, local, seasonal and house-made ingredients. Even carnivores love the house cashew cheese and plant-based meats (think shiitake mushroom bacon). Start with the organic kale-and-walnut pesto garlic bread, move on to the cranberry walnut salad with housemade balsamic vinaigrette, and finish your meal with a specialty pizza. The Buffalo Soldier is a solid choice with olive-oil-brushed crust (gluten-free available), garlic, buffalo sauce, organic cashew mozzarella, red onion and fire-roasted buffalo cauliflower.

Soupz On is an excellent quick lunch stop next to City Market, offering friendly walk-up counter service with a daily changing menu of homemade soups and salads that always includes a handful of vegetarian and vegan options. The Mayan Queso and Maize soup and the soul-warming Old Fashioned Tomato Basil are hits.

For a seriously flavorful keto-friendly and gluten-free-focused menu, head to Southridge Seafood Grill on the south end of Main Street. Fresh ocean favorites include the P.E.I. mussels in Thai red curry broth, the Vietnamese grilled calamari, oysters on the half shell with champagne mignonette and for main entrees, the seared sea scallops (vegan option available subbing tofu for the egg) or the Alaskan King Crab with broccolini.

Bon appétit!

The post Breckenridge Dining for all Diets appeared first on Blog.Breckenridge.com.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

It’s true, the snow has incredible this season! But if you’re looking for even more fun, there’s more to the mountain than skiing and snowboarding. Make time to experience these Breckenridge winter happenings and dig into snowy fun on the other side of the mountain.

Here are five to try:

The Gold Runner Alpine Coaster
Twist, dip, turn, squeal and try not to use the hand brake while you zip down the mountain on 2,500 feet of elevated roller coaster track. Breck’s Gold Runner Alpine Coaster runs all winter—ski boots and goggles welcome—and whips through the forest along hairpin curves at the base of Peak 8. Ages three and up and a minimum of 38″ tall are welcome and adults can ride with little ones, sitting behind them and controlling the braking system. It’s a real adrenaline rush and the perfect easy-access break for tired ski legs.

Nordic Skiing
Switch things up with a pair of skinny skis and you’ll be treated to empty, wide-open groomed trails, stunning views, quiet forests and a remarkable full-body workout. The Breckenridge Nordic Center is located just down the hill from the ski resort and stretches along 1,400 acres. Stop into the lodge for your trail pass, equipment rentals and to sign up for lessons. Ask about the guided adventures to experience a real deal history and geography lesson. Tip: Unwind in the cozy log lodge over happy hour and live music on weekends from 3 to 5 p.m.

Snowshoeing and Wildlife Viewing
Tucked between town and the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Peak 8 (you know, that pristine area you float above in the BreckConnect Gondola), Cucumber Gulch designated wildlife preserve is comprised of 77 acres of wetlands and is home to healthy moose, elk, deer, beaver and bird populations. Pick up snowshoes and a trail pass from the Breckenridge Nordic Center and go explore this rare, idyllic wildlife sanctuary.

Ski with a Ranger
See the ski resort in a whole new light on a free naturalist tour hosted by local nonprofit Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. The Ski with a Ranger program offers free guided interpretive tours Fridays 11 a.m. to noon. Meet at the top of the Independence Chair on Peak 7 and follow volunteer ski rangers down beginner and intermediate trails, stopping to chat about flora and fauna, spot animal tracks and delve into the area’s intriguing history. All ages are welcome. Guests must have a valid lift ticket and intermediate skiing or riding ability. No pre-registration is required.

TenMile Twilight Tour and Dinner
Celebrating its second year, Breckenridge Ski Resort offers a handful of these special moonlight ski dinners each season. (The next one is March 18, 2019.) Get a group together for an uphill skinning or snowshoe outing from the base of Peak 9 to the scenic TenMile Station. The TenMile Tour & Dinner unfolds beneath the stars, along a groomed moonlit trail. Skin or snowshoe at your own pace until you reach the restaurant where a gourmet buffet and dessert bar await. Tip: Bring comfy slippers to wear during dinner and give your feet a break from ski boots.

The post Try Something New: 5 Activities to Sample this Winter at Breck appeared first on Blog.Breckenridge.com.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Blog.Breckenridge.com by Alexandra Garcia - 3M ago
Spring is quickly approaching the Rocky Mountains and the record breaking snowfall this season means we’ll remaining open through May, for the first time since the mid-90s! You know that Colorado gets 300 days of sunshine each year, but did you also know March is traditionally Colorado’s snowiest month?

The sun is shining. The soft snow is falling. Temperatures are rising and layers are shedding. It’s time to work on your goggle tan. Sport your pool toys and swimwear you’ve been dying to break out. Whether you’re ready for sunny park laps or a warm hike to Breck’s High Alpine terrain, spring is the time to be here.

When the day is over and it’s time for après, sip in the sunshine and gaze up at the 5 majestic peaks you cruised all day. The only thing better than an afternoon like this is skiing home and doing it all again the next day.  Ski home to the base of Peak 8 or take the Gondola Ski Back trail into town and stroll home when you stay at one of our lodging properties.

Save up to 30% on lodging when you book the Spring Fever Lodging Deal here.

It wouldn’t be springtime in Breck without an abundance of events to attend. A few of our favorites? Check it out:

There is no shortage of springtime fun at Breck with plenty of snow and an event for everyone. Come see why we call spring the sweet spot of the ski season.

See you on the slopes!

– Alex

The post Spring Break ’19 in Breck appeared first on Blog.Breckenridge.com.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Blog.Breckenridge.com by Alexandra Garcia - 3M ago
Spring is quickly approaching the Rocky Mountains and the record breaking snowfall this season means we’ll remaining open through May, for the first time since the mid-90s! You know that Colorado gets 300 days of sunshine each year, but did you also know March is traditionally Colorado’s snowiest month?

The sun is shining. The soft snow is falling. Temperatures are rising and layers are shedding. It’s time to work on your goggle tan. Sport your pool toys and swimwear you’ve been dying to break out. Whether you’re ready for sunny park laps or a warm hike to Breck’s High Alpine terrain, spring is the time to be here.

When the day is over and it’s time for après, sip in the sunshine and gaze up at the 5 majestic peaks you cruised all day. The only thing better than an afternoon like this is skiing home and doing it all again the next day.  Ski home to the base of Peak 8 or take the Gondola Ski Back trail into town and stroll home when you stay at one of our lodging properties.

Save up to 30% on lodging when you book the Spring Fever Lodging Deal here.

It wouldn’t be springtime in Breck without an abundance of events to attend. A few of our favorites? Check it out:

There is no shortage of springtime fun at Breck with plenty of snow and an event for everyone. Come see why we call spring the sweet spot of the ski season.

See you on the slopes!

– Alex

The post Spring Break ’19 in Breck appeared first on Blog.Breckenridge.com.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Hey Pass Holders – it’s that’s time of the season again! Pass Holder Appreciation Week is Feb 3 – 9, 2019

What’s even better than being appreciated? We’re holding this event series from Feb 3 – 9, a time where skies are blue, snow falls in abundance and the most terrain will be available. Valid passes include: Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Summit Value, Tahoe Local, Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day, and the Epic Australia Pass.  

Here’s what’s happening:

All week long:

  • Food & Beverage
    • Flash Your Pass to receive a 15% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages at the locations below after 2PM.
      This discount is not valid for catering or group events. Restaurants included: The Maggie, Ten Mile Station, The Overlook, Ski Hill Grill, Vista Haus and Pioneer Crossing.
  • Rentals & Demo Gear
    • Pass Holders can save 50% on demo rentals at Breck Sports
      • Skip the in-store registration line
      • Have your equipment ready when you walk-in
      • Try something new!
  • Lodging
    • Shhh…these savings are just for you! As a Pass Holder, take advantage of an additional 20% off our best lodging rate, at any one of the following properties: One Ski Hill Place, Mountain Thunder Lodge,Crystal Peak Lodge, Village at Breckenridge, River Mountain Lodge and The Village Hotel.
      *Based on availability. Discounts included in package rates. Restrictions may apply
    • See rates and book here

Friday, Feb 8  

  • Join us at Pioneer Crossing for a rustic roast. Pull up a chair to the campfire, grab everything you need to make a s’more and enjoy live music.
  • Pass Holders will be able to access the mountain one hour before it opens to the general public on Friday, Feb 8.
    • Registration link will be available at this page. Check back for updates.
      • After you take your morning laps head down to the Maggie for a free waffle from The Waffle Shop, while supplies last

The post Pass Holder Appreciation 2019 appeared first on Blog.Breckenridge.com.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

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

The post Breck 2018-19 Season Extended! appeared first on Blog.Breckenridge.com.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 
Blog.Breckenridge.com by Alexandra Garcia - 4M ago
So you have a long weekend and want to hit the slopes. There’s no better place to be than on the mountain on your day off.  Turns out that others have the same idea. Here’s how to spend less time in the car and more time on the snow:
  • Get here early
    • Consider booking lodging for the night before your plan to ski or ride. Roll out of bed and slide into the lift line in the morning.
    • Can’t make it here the night before? They say the early bird gets the worm, or in this case, fresh corduroy. Arrive in Breck early to snag rockstar parking.
  • Car pool
    • Go green! More carpooling = more parking spots = more mountain time = less emissions
    • BONUS – save $5 on your parking costs with four (4) or more people in your car
  • Know where to go
    • Decide which parking option is best for your ski and ride day ahead of time
  • Download the app
    • Skier parking is managed by Breck Park. Download the Breck Park app on your smart phone and avoid kiosk lines when you get here. Park, click, and go.
  • Secure your spot
    • Guarantee yourself a parking space. Utilize Breck Park to reserve and pay for your parking spot in the North and South Gondola Lots before you arrive. Visit www.breckpark.com to reserve your space.
Future Parking Updates

The Town of Breckenridge and Breckenridge Ski Resort announced that a term sheet has been finalized that outlines the overarching details for a parking structure to be constructed on the South Gondola Lot. The new parking structure is anticipated to break ground in spring of 2020 and is expected to create approximately 400 incremental parking spaces, pending final Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) approval.

See the full release here

The post Peak Day Parking appeared first on Blog.Breckenridge.com.

Read Full Article
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Five easy-to-navigate peaks, loads of wide-open terrain and attractive kid-friendly restaurants and lodging—Breckenridge is as family-focused as they come. Carve out a memorable dream day for your crew with these smart tips.

Set yourselves up for ski-in/ski-out ease by staying at a Breckenridge resort-owned property and take advantage of perks like walking to the chairlift, ski lockers, slopeside hot tubs, game and theater rooms and onsite ski shops. For unbeatable convenience, stay at the base of Peak 8 at One Ski Hill. Kids love the private bowling alley, help-yourself cookies and lemonade, indoor/outdoor aquatics center and après s’mores fire pit.

Begin your day on the mountain with breakfast at The Maggie. The Peak 9 base restaurant serves up fast waffles, fresh coffee and cocoa and a hearty skier’s breakfast of eggs, potatoes and biscuits and gravy. From there, walk over to the Quicksilver SuperChair and lap long, gradual Silverthorne and Frontier beginner runs. Visit Ripperoo’s Forest for giggle-inducing ski-through features and be sure to snap some family pics with an Epic Mix photographer. Just look for their lime green coats.

Make your way over to Peak 8 for a sweet mix of green and blue runs off the Colorado and Rocky Mountain SuperChairs. Springmeier is an excellent learner-friendly run, while intermediate Northstar and Claimjumper wind down Peak 8 with plenty of space to stop and take in crystal clear county-wide views. Break for a ride on the Gold Runner Coaster at the base of Peak 8 and soar 2,500 feet through the forest.

For lunch, head to the Tbar for high-piled nachos and juicy burgers, The Overlook for steaming pot pies and bowls of ramen, or Sevens for wood stone-fired pizza and calzones. All boast spacious outdoor patios and decks for prime people-watching.

After lunch, ski the long, intermediate rolling runs on Peak 7. They’re as fun and relaxed or as fast and challenging as you make them. Stop for cocoa and snacks at western posh Pioneer Crossing. Parents: Don’t miss their indulgent hot cocktail menu. Then traverse over to Peak 6 for mellow intermediate bowl skiing.

At the end of the day, take a scenic gondola ride to town for some shopping and strolling, après and dinner, or rest tired legs in your hotel’s hot tubs, pools and steam rooms.

Visiting with the grandparents and looking for family activities beyond the slopes? Ice skating, sleigh rides, a children’s museum, snowshoeing, dog sledding and an incredible renowned arts district await those who don’t ski or snowboard or just need a day off. Historic walking tours, easy winter hikes, eclectic restaurants and so much more are at your family’s fingertips. Check out these must-try Breckenridge activities for more ideas.

The post The Most Epic Family Day. Ever. appeared first on Blog.Breckenridge.com.

Read Full Article

Read for later

Articles marked as Favorite are saved for later viewing.
close
  • Show original
  • .
  • Share
  • .
  • Favorite
  • .
  • Email
  • .
  • Add Tags 

Separate tags by commas
To access this feature, please upgrade your account.
Start your free month
Free Preview