Breckenridge Ski Resort plans to extend the 2018-19 ski and snowboarding season through Memorial Day. This adds more than a month of extra skiing and riding for pass holders and resort guests for the first time in close to 20 years. The resort’s original closing date for the season was planned for April 21, and is now extended through Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Breckenridge said it plans to operate the extended season on Peak 7, and will offer access to advanced- and expert-level terrain on Peak 8, which includes Imperial, Horseshoe and North Bowls, which are accessed by the Independent SuperChair, the Imperial Express SuperChair and the TBar. Breckenridge’s high elevation and resort positioning with north facing slopes will allow the resort to the preserve snow and operate with a longer season moving forward. The announcement of the extended ski season is subject to weather conditions as well as U.S. Forest Service approval.
Speaking of weather conditions, this season’s snow totals in Breckenridge are proof of an amazing ski season to date. At the time this article was published, Breckenridge Ski Resort had a seven-day-snowfall-total of 62 inches, including 16 inches of snow overnight. The mountains snow base is currently 100 inches, while the resort has received 318 inches this season so far. This ski season is already “one for the books”, and will hopefully continue into the newly extended season.
Vail Resorts recently announced a new pass product addition: Breckenridge guests will have a new ticketing option to consider for next season. Vail Resorts, will offer a customizable pass product, the “Epic Day Pass” at a lower price point. With this new product, guests can choose the number of days they’d like to ski and ride from one to seven days. The Epic Day pass price starts at $106 per day and when guests choose to add more days, the per-day price lowers.
Source: Summit Daily News, January 18, 2019; Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge.com, March 7, 2019.