Monday, November 7, 2011


Lifts open at 9 a.m., Friday , November 11, 2011

The day includes FREE cupcake breakfast to the first 1,111 guests at Peak 8 Base

Commemorative “ Breck 50th Anniversary Ale” Keg Tapping

EpicMix Photo Debuts at Breck

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – November 7, 2011– Breckenridge Ski Resort welcomes its 50th Anniversary season with a celebration this Friday, November 11, 2011. The BreckConnect Gondola will start running at 8:00 a.m. followed by the Colorado SuperChair, 5 Chair and Rip’s Ride at 9:00 a.m.
Guests are invited to come early and celebrate Breck’s 50th anniversary opening with a cupcake breakfast, featuring FREE 50th Anniversary Cupcakes to the first 1,111 guests starting at 8:30 a.m. on the Ski Hill Grill Plaza at the base of Peak 8. Follow up breakfast with the first turns of the season on Peak 8. Specific trails and terrain will be announced on Thursday afternoon. To get the latest terrain updates visit, or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.

Budweiser has also caught Breck’s 50th birthday bug and has created a commemorative
“Breck 50th Anniversary Ale” in honor of Breck’s Anniversary Season. Join us at the T-Bar to be a part of the cheers and ceremonial tapping of the first keg of the season at 11 a.m., where the celebratory brew can be found all season long.

Breck’s Gold Runner Coaster will also start its winter operations on Friday, and will run 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting.

Friday, November 11th

Opening Day Schedule:

8:00 a.m. BreckConnect Gondola Operation Begins

8:30 a.m. Complimentary Cupcake Breakfast to the first 1,111 guests on the Ski Hill Grill Patio

9:00 a.m. First chair of the 2010/11 season!

11:00 a.m. GoldRunner Coaster opens for the season

11:00 a.m. T-Bar opens; ceremonial tapping of first 50th Anniversary Ale keg

1:00-4:00 p.m. The Universally Famous Rocket Surgeons (local Breck band) live in concert at the TBar

Additional skier services at the base of Peak 8 will include ticket sales, Ski & Ride School, Breck Sports rental and retail operations and food service at Ski Hill Grill. There will also be ticket sales at the base of the BreckConnect Gondola. Lifts will open at 9:00 a.m. for the duration of the early season. Visit for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details and more or call 970-453-5000.

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 snow making operations. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons. For the latest terrain openings, snow report and more, visit