Breckenridge Will Open Peak 6 on Christmas Day

By Colorado Ski Authority

Published: Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 - 800p

BRECKENRIDGE, CO., Dec. 22, 2013 – Just like Rocky taking on Drago, Breckenridge will open Peak 6 on Christmas Day, and stun the ski world with 543 new skiable acres to punch out. Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced on Thursday that the new expansion and lifts will crank up at noon Dec, 25, 2013. The opening of Peak 6 is, acre-for-acre, one of the biggest expansions of resort ski terrain on this continent in the last ten years.

This is the first expansion at Breckenridge since the opening of Peak 7 in 2002. The most recent expansion of this size in Colorado was Arapahoe Basin's Montezuma Bowl expansion in 2007 that created 400 new skiable acres.

There will be two new chair lift to serve Peak 6: the Zendo Chair and Kensho SuperChair. The ski world anxiously awaits the gears to warm up and turn the cables on those chairs at noon on the big day.

Peak 6 will over "above the tree line" expert and intermediate terrain. At 12,998 feet above sea level, Breckenridge has one of the tallest peaks in Colorado, shorter than only Arapahoe Basin (13,050) and Loveland (13,010), so being above the tree line is something that can be hard to achieve at many resorts without hiking up. 400 acres of this new Peak will be served by the new lifts, and an additional 143 acres of hike-to-terrain.

"We couldn't be more excited about being able to open Peak 6 on Christmas day," said Pat Campbell, SVP & COO of Breckenridge Ski Resort. "This project has been years in the making, and thanks to the incredible efforts of the entire project team, we are poised to be able to open Peak 6 on schedule, and deliver the holiday gift of a lifetime to our guests from around the world."

Guests who want to be park of this historic open can visit on the peak specific "Perfect Peak 6 Package" that is certain to have people spitting on each other trying to say. This package will include up to 20% off discounted lodging, free drinks, food, and even massages. Rooms are still available, while they last. Visit www.Breckenridge.com for details.

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