Breckenridge Ski Resort and Copper Mountain Resort close terrain for safety |

Breckenridge Ski Resort and Copper Mountain Resort close terrain for safety

Breckenridge Ski Resort reported over four feet of snow from this storm cycle, causing the resort to close high-Alpine terrain for safety.
Courtesy Breckenridge Ski Resort

1:30 p.m. Imperial Express SuperChair, Zendo Chair and Kensho Superchair have opened for the day.

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FRISCO — Following the biggest storm of the season so far in Summit County, Breckenridge Ski Resort reported that it received more than 4 feet of snow. The deep accumulation means there’s lots of powder on the mountain but also potentially unsafe conditions on certain terrain.

On Friday, Feb. 7, the resort reported 19 inches of snow in 24 hours and announced that high-Alpine terrain was closed with no estimated time of opening. On Sunday, Feb. 9, the resort reported that the high-Alpine terrain remains closed with no estimated time of opening. 

Breckenridge spokeswoman Sara Lococo reported that Chair 6 and T-Bar are open but the rest of high-Alpine terrain — including all of Peak 6, Peak 8 Imperial, Zendo Chair and Kensho Superchair — are closed. 

“Due to the nature of our high alpine, we can never guarantee opening times for our upper mountain lifts and terrain,” Lococo wrote in a text message. “That is the case on any given day throughout the season but is especially true when we’re in a big storm cycle like this one. It all depends on when patrol deems it safe and ready to open for guests.”

Copper Mountain Resort also closed Tucker Mountain, Spaulding Bowl, Western Union Ridge and the Upper Enchanted Forest for safety work, according to a tweet. 

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