it is no doubt that we have had a good snow season thus far with an estimated 125% above average snowfall this season so far. Which is probably what prompted the decision from the Breckenridge Ski Resort to Regularly Extend Winter Seasons through Memorial Day, Beginning this Spring!
Jan. 18, 2018 was definitely a happy day for all ski enthusiasts when the news came that Breck Ski Resort is extending the season through Memorial Day. This will be the first time since the mid-90s that this decision has been made. 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.”
So, here are the nitty-gritty details for this extended period: The resort plans to offer skiing 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.
Considering that the resort had an early opening this season as well, it is marked as one of the longest seasons in quite some time with 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.