Breckenridge Ski Resort Kicks Off Epic Discovery Summer Operations on Friday, June 14

11 June 2019
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – June 11, 2019Breckenridge Ski Resort kicks off the summer season with the opening of Epic Discovery on Friday, June 14, offering scenic, family-friendly and thrill-seeking outdoor activities for guests to explore and enjoy. This weekend summer on-mountain adventures start at Peak 8 Base Camp offering a hub of family-friendly activities for all, accessible via the free BreckConnect Gondola from Town. All activities at Peak 8 Base Camp are set to open on Friday, including the Alpine Slides and Gold Runner Coaster.
 
With lingering on-mountain snow from Breck’s record-breaking winter season, scenic rides on the Colorado SuperChair as well as activities at Alpine Camp will not yet be ready for this weekend but are anticipated to open later this month, as weather and conditions permit.
 
Embark on a summer mountain adventure at Breck this year with lodging rates starting at just $125 a night at Breckenridge.com. Breck’s Epic Discovery is open daily Friday, June 14 through Monday, Sept. 2, with an additional weekend of activities offered Friday-Sunday, Sept. 6-8, 2019.
 
Family Fun at Peak 8 Base Camp
Offering a variety of summer activities for the whole family, like the renowned Alpine Slide and Gold Runner Coaster, Peak 8 Basecamp is the first stop on everyone’s Epic Discovery journey. Peak 8 Basecamp offers plenty of summer fun for the young and young at heart. Zoom down the mountain on the Gold Runner Coaster, navigate through the Mineshaft Maze, challenge friends and family to a game of mini golf and much more with a variety of adventures for all ages. All activities at Peak 8 Base Camp are set to open Friday, June 14.
 
Adventure Awaits at Epic Discovery’s Alpine Camp
Anticipated to open later this month, Alpine Camp at Epic Discovery is located just steps from the top of the Colorado SuperChair offering breathtaking views and numerous opportunities for adventure at 11,000 feet above sea-level. The heart of Epic Discovery’s newest activities and adventures, Alpine Camp features the Alpineer Challenge Course, Expedition Zipline Tour, Gold Summit Climbing Wall, Interpretive Hiking Loop and Observation Tower.
 
Unlimited Scenic Summer Access with the Epic Pass
Ready for summer in the mountains? Purchasing a 2019-20 Epic Pass includes unlimited summer scenic access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City Mountain in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe; Stevens Pass in Washington, Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, and Stowe, Mount Sunapee and Okemo in the East. Launching at $939 for the 2019-20 winter season, the Epic Pass provides unlimited, unrestricted access to all of Vail Resorts’ owned resorts in the North America, Australia, and additional access to partner resorts around the world. The entire lineup of Epic Season Pass options – including the new Epic Day Pass, the Epic Local Pass, and Epic Military Pass – is on sale now at epicpass.com.
 
For the latest activity openings and for more information about Epic Discovery at Breck and other summer offerings, visit www.Breckenridge.com.
 
Breckenridge Gold Panning Championships
In addition to the opening of Epic Discovery, this weekend marks the 160th anniversary of the Colorado Gold Rush and the perfect time to join Breckenridge in celebrating its prospecting heritage at the annual Gold Panning Championships, Friday – Sunday, June 14 – 16. Every year Breckenridge brings in professional gold panning teams from across the country to test their luck and strike it rich. This free and open to the public event allows guests to try their hand by learning proper panning techniques, testing tools, and sharing tales of triumph. Early prospectors struck it rich in Breckenridge, panning for gold flakes and finding a 13.5 pound hunk of gold affectionately named “Tom’s Baby.” All events are held in the heart of Breckenridge in Blue River Plaza and more information can be found at www.GoBreck.com.
 
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About Breckenridge Ski Resort
Exploring the mountain at Breckenridge Ski Resort isn’t just a winter activity. Embark on a summer mountain adventure at Epic Discovery, offering a combination of scenic, family-friendly and thrill-seeking outdoor activities designed to immerse guests in Breck’s High Alpine environment. Situated above a vibrant mountain town, Breck offers numerous year-round outdoor activities and events, as well as more than 200 restaurants, bars, and shops throughout its historic downtown. The free BreckConnect Gondola provides easy access between the ski resort and the Town of Breckenridge.
 
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Stay Connected with Breckenridge Ski Resort: Visit Breckenridge.com for updates, lodging deals, event details and the lowest priced tickets guaranteed. Stay connected all year long at www.Facebook.com/Breckenridge and follow @Breckenridgemtn on Instagram and Twitter.
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com





 

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