Browsing entries tagged with Breckenridge

14 Mar 2017

Moose on the loose in Breckenridge

Moose on the loose in Breckenridge

Skiers and snowboarders in Breckenridge, Colorado, had a big surprise last Friday — the sight of a moose hurtling down the piste. The moose was spotted — and videod — by snowboarder Cheri Luther,…

21 Aug 2015

Early offer on Vail’s Epic Pass

Early offer on Vail’s Epic Pass

If you’re planning to ski in the states this winter at any of the Vail Resorts-owned ski areas, it might pay to buy your ski pass now. Until Monday, 7 September Vail Resorts is selling its Epic Pass…

16 Aug 2015

Track ski lift waiting times at Vail

Track ski lift waiting times at Vail

Four ski resorts in Colorado will be using an app this winter that tells users how long they will have to wait in a lift queue. Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone have installed technology called…

7 Jul 2014

Vail Resorts ploughs £50m into ski areas

Vail Resorts ploughs £50m into ski areas

Vail, Beaver Creek, Canyons and Breckenridge ski resorts are to undergo some major refurbishments this summer. Vail Resorts, which owns the four North American ski areas, is ploughing $85 million (nearly…

30 Jun 2014

Treasures uncovered at Breckenridge

Treasures uncovered at Breckenridge

Volunteers helping on a mountain clear-up in Breckenridge ski resort last week found an eclectic assortment of lost property. A rusty saw, a bra, several phones and iPods, golf balls, skis, snowboards,…

11 Mar 2014

Breckenridge extends ski season

Breckenridge extends ski season

The ski season in Breckenridge will be extended by an extra week, thanks to superb conditions going into the spring. Breckenridge resort officials have announced that the ski season will be finish on Sunday,…

25 Dec 2013

Peak 6 opens at Breckenridge today

Peak 6 opens at Breckenridge today

Skiers in Breckenridge, Colorado are getting an extra-special Christmas today, with the long-awaited opening of the resort’s Peak 6. There are more than 540 skiable acres on Peak 6, with 400 of those…

20 Jun 2013

Breckenridge opens new ski area

Breckenridge opens new ski area

Breckenridge is adding more than 540 acres to its ski area during next season — boosting the resort’s skiable terrain by 23 per cent. The resort in Colorado, which currently has 2,358 acres at 2,925m,…

7 May 2013

One pass for Verbier, Arlberg and Vail

One pass for Verbier, Arlberg and Vail

Five days skiing in the Arlberg, Austria, Verbier in Switzerland and a season pass in top US resorts for just US$689 (£445)? Amazing value if you ask us. The Epic Pass, relaunched by Vail Resorts in 2011,…

22 Dec 2012

Skiers rescued from chair in Breckenridge

Skiers rescued from chair in Breckenridge

Around 40 skiers and snowboarders were evacuated from a chairlift in Breckenridge this week after a mechanical failure. The evacuation, by rope, from the Peak 8 SuperConnect, took around three hours on…

5 Oct 2012

Breckenridge to make pirate ski lessons illegal

Breckenridge to make pirate ski lessons illegal

Breckenridge is cracking down on independent ski instructors this season — by making it illegal to give lessons unless you are part of the town’s ski school. From 19 November, Breckenridge Ski Area…

26 Aug 2012

Breckenridge ski area expansion

Breckenridge ski area expansion

Vail Resorts, which owns Breckenridge ski area, has announced that the US Forest Service has given permission for the first expansion of the resort since 2002. A new fast six-pack plus a new fixed-grip…

11 Jun 2011

Breckenridge gets OK for expansion plan

Breckenridge gets OK for expansion plan

A project to expand the Breckenridge ski area took a step closer to reality this week, with the news that the US Forest Service has at last backed the plan. Breckenridge, which is owned by Vail Resorts,…

8 May 2010

Stay in Breck’s new lodging

Stay in Breck’s new lodging

Breckenridge’s first RockResort development is due to open in June, and with a special winter deal for next season. One Ski Hill Place is the latest property development to be built in the resort,…

18 Mar 2010

Alpine coaster plans for Breckenridge

Alpine coaster plans for Breckenridge

Planning authorities in Breckenridge have voted to approve a project to build a year-round Alpine coaster. The resort wants to introduce more family activities to the ski area, which would also operate…

11 Mar 2010

Vail announces new Epic passes

Vail announces new Epic passes

Vail Resorts has confirmed that it will offer the Epic Pass lift ticket in 2011, its third season, and will also introduce new passes – the Epic-7-Pack and Keystone / Arapahoe Basin pass. The Epic…

15 Dec 2009

Editor Watts finds powder

Editor Watts finds powder

Editor Dave Watts is on his way back from Colorado and reports on his last couple of days: Light snow fell for most of Sunday and Monday enabling Vail to open more terrain. Virtually the whole width of…

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