UPDATE: BRECKENRIDGE SETS OPENING DATE

P: Breckenridge Ski Resort

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Breckenridge Ski Resort announced yesterday, that they will be opening for the 2016/17 season this Saturday, November 19! The resort released this statement November 15th:

With favorable overnight temperatures and a successful two weeks of snowmaking in Summit County, Breckenridge Ski Resort is excited to welcome the beginning of the 2016-17 winter season on Saturday, Nov 19.

“Breckenridge will continue to make snow at every opportunity as weather allows in order to provide guests the best on-snow experience possible,” said John Buhler, vice president and chief operating officer for Breckenridge. “We can’t wait to greet our guests this week and carve those first turns of the season.”

With most of November producing favorable overnight temperatures for snowmaking, the weather forecast on the horizon only gets better according to OpenSnow.com meteorologist Sam Collentine. “On Thursday morning and into early Thursday afternoon, we will likely see the strongest cold front of the season,” said Collentine. “Overall, expect a full return to winter on Thursday and Friday.”

“We’re looking forward to a shift in the weather pattern this week to assist with resort snowmaking efforts and to another great winter season ahead,” said Chris Jarnot, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Vail Mountain. “We saw a very similar start to the 2007-2008 season, and the resort went on to receive more than 100 inches of snow by Dec. 12, contributing to a well-above-average snow year.”

Breckenridge will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. Colorado SuperChair will offer access to skiing and snowboarding on Peak 8. Complimentary French Toast Sticks will be provided to guests from Ski Hill Grill, while supplies last and DJ DC will be spinning music at the base of Colorado SuperChair. The free BreckConnect Gondola will be running from town with complimentary parking on both Saturday and Sunday at the North and South Gondola lots.

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