Breckenridge accepted public suggestions for the trail names for the much anticipated expansion. Fans of Breck from around the globe had the opportunity to submit their most creative name ideas that related to the theme of “Awaken Your Sixth Sense” via the resort’s Facebook page.
In all, 25 public submissions were chosen by the resort’s selection committee. More than 1,800 people submitted names from 43 U.S. states and 19 different countries.
“The public has been very involved and passionate about our Peak 6 project right from the very beginning,” said Pat Campbell, Breckenridge SVP and COO. “We thought it would be a great idea to continue that public involvement and tap into the engagement of our guests from around the world to help brand the mountain.”
From names like “Intuition” to “Unbound” to “Reverie,” the variety of responses received were as diverse as they were numerous.
“We were blown away by both the volume and quality of the responses we received,” noted Breckenridge Resort marketing director Kieran Cain. “We were able to name over 75 percent of the new trails through the contest.”
“Snowboarding at Breck gives me the most zen feeling, even more than yoga,” Katie Gallagher of Denver said of her submitted name, Sanctuary. “I want some of the run names to convey that — that perfect moment cruising down the perfect run when everything is in harmony!”
Jeremy Carlson, of Louisville, Colo., submitted the name Liberation, with the description: “Come off the chairlift, get a 360 degree view. Start to glide any direction you want — the powder beckons in every direction. Before you have to commit to a glade or a trail, enjoy the sun, the sky, and the pure unfettered liberation of this moment!”
Those whose names were selected as winners will receive a Breckenridge Ski Resort replica trail sign with their winning trail name emblazoned upon it, as well as lift tickets to ski Peak 6 this season. Any winners who make the trip to Breck this year will also have the opportunity to participate in a free photo session with their trail sign on Peak 6.
The 2013-14 Breck trail map, featuring the entire new layout for Peak 6 as well as the rest of the resort, will be publicly released on Oct. 21 exclusively on the Breck Facebook page.
About Peak 6
The Peak 6 addition adds over 540 acres of terrain around the Peak 6 area just north of Peak 7 for the 2013-14 ski season. Peak 6 will include 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain, representing a 23 percent increase in the resort’s skiable acres. This is one of the most notable ski area expansions globally in the past decade, and will feature high-alpine, intermediate bowl skiing — a rare find in North America. The projected opening day for the Peak 6 lifts and terrain will be announced early during the winter season as construction comes to a conclusion and the snow begins to fly.