Love Breck? Volunteer to clean up the resort

Daily News staff report

Next Thursday, June 14, locals and people who love Breckenridge Ski Resort can gather at the Peak 8 Base area to pitch in to help get the mountain looking nice for summer.

Cleanup volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the One Ski Hill Place patio to pick up trash bags, get directions to specific cleanup sites and sign waivers. Parking is available in the North Gondola Lot, and buses will run to the base of Peak 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Volunteers should bring water, sun block, sunglasses, hat, snacks, gloves, sturdy hiking boots and layers to prepare for the unpredictable Colorado weather.

Afterwards, volunteers will be treated to a barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the T-Bar at One Ski Hill Place and will also receive a voucher good for one use/ride on the Alpine SuperSlide, GoldRunner Coaster, SuperBungee Trampoline, Mineshaft Maze, Rockpile Climbing Wall or Gemstone Panning.

Following mountain cleanup day, Breckenridge Ski Resort invites the community to local appreciation day from 2-5 p.m., to celebrate another successful skiing and riding season and the beginning of the summer season. During that time, locals can enjoy unlimited riding on the Alpine SuperSlide, GoldRunner Coaster, Bungee Trampoline and rounds of SuperPutt. The resort asks guests to bring a can of food or nonperishable food item for the Family and Intercultural Resource Center, FIRC, in lieu of an admission ticket.

The Vail Resorts Echo program is part of the day’s effort. The program aims to protect the natural resources surrounding Breckenridge Ski Resort and help build a stronger community where our employees live and work. In Summit County, VR Echo recycled over 314,000 pounds last winter. The Vail Resorts arm also supports 45 local nonprofits annually.

All Breck Summer Fun Park activities are weather dependent. They open in full to the public on June 15, after locals get a chance to enjoy them on Local Appreciation Day.

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