Ski briefs: All five of Breckenridge’s peaks now open
With the debut of Peak 6 on Friday, Dec. 18, and Peak 10 on Saturday, Dec. 19, all five of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s peaks are now open.
Breckenridge presently has 1,589 acres of skiable terrain available for guests to enjoy — and just as peak season gets underway with the holidays.
The snow continues to fall at a steady pace at Breck, which has received 2 feet in the past week, and has consistent snow changes in the forecast this week. Season-to-date, Breck has received more than 8½ feet of snow, 113 percent of the average for this time of year.
Breckenridge requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snowmaking operations. For safety reasons, please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
For the latest terrain information, grooming reports and more, visit: http://www.breckenridge.com.
Keystone basking in the white stuff
Keystone Resort has already received more than 100 inches of snow this winter, including 22 inches just last week.
The 8½-foot or so total of snow is the most early-season snowfall the resort has seen in a decade — ideal conditions for the resort’s three peaks, offering 2,700 acres of terrain to its guests.
Aside from skiing, Keystone offers a wide variety of mountain and fun winter activities. Those include ice skating, snow tubing, Kidtopia Play Park, scenic sleigh rides, free festive and holiday programming for families and the world’s largest snow fort.
Furthermore, for the fourth season, Keystone provides a kids ski free program, with no blackout dates. Families need only book two or more nights of lodging through Keystone for any child 12 or under to ski for free. The resort will provide its 100,000th complimentary children’s lift ticket since the inception of the program in 2012 and will mark the occasion with its 100K Golden Ticket Celebration.
From Jan. 24-30, Keystone will offer prizes, giveaways and special events during the weeklong party. And 10 lucky participants will receive a Keystone Golden Ticket, valued at $500 each.
Finally, what’s a holiday season without Santa? Mr. Claus will be on hand through Christmas Eve, before he embarks upon his prior obligations. There will be photo opportunities, story times, parades and ice skating. For more details on dates, locations and appearances, visit: http://www.keystoneresort.com.
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