Thursday, March 15, 2012
Breckenridge Grants 50th Wish, Extends Ski Season
Breckenridge Ski Resort announced this week it will extend its ski season two additional weekends in April as a culmination of its 50 Wishes campaign. The resort has been granting wishes all season to celebrate the ski area’s 50th anniversary season, fulfilling experiences of a lifetime submitted by guests from around the world.
“We had one wish left to grant, and asked our guests and fans via our social media channels what they wanted us to grant for our final 50th wish,” said Pat Campbell, Breck’s SVP & COO. “We heard loud and clear from many fans like Lisa Doane and Jason Brooke that they’d love to see us wrap up this season-long promotion in the best way possible…by extending the season.”
This is the first time Breck has extended its season since merging with Vail Resorts in 1996. Breck is the only ski resort in Colorado who has announced plans to extend their season so far this year.
Breckenridge will open lifts and terrain at Peak 8 only, including the Imperial Express SuperChair, two additional weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 20-22 and April 27-29, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. In addition, the resort will have a special 50th season extension day ticket price of $50 for those without passes and free parking in the gondola lots.
“This is a great way to end our 50th anniversary season,” continued Campbell. “April is typically one of the snowiest months of the season and we have excellent conditions which we expect to last through the end of April. This is an opportunity for our season pass holders and skiers from around the world to take advantage of a few extra days, and enjoy more of the spring skiing we all love here in Breck.”
Additional services for Breck’s guests during the extension include special lesson prices, with half-day adult lessons starting at $59 and full-day children’s lessons for $99.
Some restrictions to regular season promotions, season lesson passes and discounts may apply. A full list of services for the extended weekends is up online now and will continue to be updated athttp://www.breckenridge.com/info/extended-season.