When was your last day on the mountain? For many of us, it has simply been too long! After several months, the end is near, with Breckenridge Ski Resort officially opening this Friday. With about 6″ of new snow since late last week, and more forecast tonight, it is shaping up to be a great opening. Unlike last fall, we’ve had snow almost every week in October, and November is off to a great start. There is snow on the ground just about everywhere, and we won’t have to rely on just the “white ribbon” this year for opening day conditions. Many locals have been skinning in the backcountry for some decent early season turns, and other folks have been doing some mellow cross country tours on Sallie Barber Rd and Baldy Mtn since early October.
Many early season events have been getting us excited for the ski & snowboard season now for several weeks. Traditionally, many of us begin thinking about winter at the Team Summit ski swap on Labor Day weekend, looking for that great deal on a pair of boots or new boards. Then there’s the Backcountry Ball in mid-October, and finally tonight, we have local premieres of “Valhalla” at the Backstage Theater in Breck, and “Elevation” at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco. And perhaps the biggest news of the season will be the opening of Peak 6 at Breck, with over 500 acres of new terrain, representing a 23% increase in terrain expansion. This is the largest expansion in over 10 years, and will offer more amazing above treeline skiing and riding. This is raw, natural terrain, so its opening date is entirely up to Mother Nature. We hope abundant snows the next couple of months will allow it to open by the New Year, but time will tell. So get your stoke on, and we’ll see you on the mountain this winter. As always, if you’re looking for a vacation rental for your next Breck trip, let us help you plan your trip!