BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. Nov. 9, 2004 - This Friday, Breckenridge joins Copper, Loveland, and Arapahoe Basin in opening for the 2004/05 season. The eagerly anticipated opening of Breckenridge Ski Resort for the 2004-2005 ski and snowboard season takes place this Friday, Nov. 12, 2004 at 8:30 a.m. MST. Come celebrate with a complimentary pancake breakfast and exciting giveaways throughout the day from Krystal 93 and KSMT. Once again this year, all lift ticket proceeds from opening day at Breckenridge will be donated to four local charities.
This season Breckenridge celebrates its 20th Anniversary of Snowboarding. The resort was one of the first to embrace the sport, and to host one of the initial major snowboard competitions in the industry, The World Snowboarding Championships, or "The World's," in 1986. In honor of the anniversary, there will be a ceremonial ribbon cutting before the first chair, and a retro costume contest to showcase styles of the past. Dust off your vintage board and classic 80s fashion to win prizes and admiring glances from friends. Prizes, including an 04-05 season pass and a weekend getaway to Breckenridge, will be awarded for the best outfits.
"The early season snowfall, beginning back in September, is a great indication of what we hope will be an amazing season," said Roger McCarthy, Breckenridge Chief Operating Officer. "We're excited about promoting Breckenridge's four peaks, four parks and four pipes, and of course the 20th Anniversary of Snowboarding. It's a great year to visit Breckenridge"
Breckenridge plans to open for the season with one high-speed quad, the Beaver Run SuperChair, and the Camelbak Platter and carpet. The resort will offer two trails, including a combination of Columbia and Sundown, forming a top-to-bottom experience, and Bonanza. This configuration represents approximately 60 acres of early-season terrain with a 15 to 20 inch snow depth, comprised of both man-made and natural snow.In time for skiers and riders heading up for the weekend, Breckenridge will add the Quicksilver Super6 chairlift and the Silverthorne trail on Saturday, Nov. 13. The TenMile Station* restaurant, located at the top of the Quicksilver Super6 chairlift, will open for the season on Saturday, as well.
Friday, Nov. 12, 2005
Opening Day Schedule:
6:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Krystal 93 Live Remote
Krystal will broadcast their morning show live from the Beaver Run base area, providing music and entertainment for the early bird crowd.
Till they run out
Free pancake breakfast at the Beaver Run picnic area, located at the base of the Beaver Run SuperChair, while supplies last. The breakfast includes buttermilk pancakes, choice of warm maple or Boysenberry syrup, freshly brewed coffees, teas, milk and hot chocolate
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Live Bluegrass music with the Oakhurst Band at the Beaver Run Chair
Oakhurst is a Denver based acoustic rock quintet with deep bluegrass roots. With a budding reputation in Colorado and growing national tour roster, Oakhurst is making themselves known as one of Colorado's hardest working bands.
First chair and celebratory ribbon cutting, kicking off Breck's 20th Anniversary of Snowboarding
>9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Ripperoo will entertain guests at the base of the Beaver Run SuperChair11:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
KSMT Live Remote
Giveaways and live updates from the base of the Beaver Run SuperChair
Retro costume contest judging takes place at the KSMT tent located at the base of the Beaver Run SuperChair. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed as determined by KSMT judgesOnce again this season, Breckenridge Ski Resort will donate all opening day lift ticket proceeds to local charities, including Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, Summit County Youth, Mountain Top Children's Museum, and the Summit County Community Care Clinic. In past years, local charities have received more than $5,500 from opening day proceeds. Tickets on opening day are $45 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.Summit County locals know that nothing beats that first breathtaking run, especially on a Friday! Front Range skiers and riders who take advantage of opening day can also take advantage of the unbelievable early season lodging deals and triple their amount of vertical by skiing or riding Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 800-800-STAY for lodging deals for opening weekend.For information on Breckenridge including opening day information, snow reports and more, visit www.breckenridge.com or call (970) 453-5000.