Breckenridge opens today, and we're not just talking about a single-run ribbon-of-death opening, either: It's been snowing in Summit County for the last three days and piling up like crazy.
"It's gonna be awesome, I'm not gonna lie," says Breck spokeswoman Kristen Petitt. "We're like kids on Christmas up here: It's the most snow and the best energy around opening day I've seen in nine seasons."
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Breck's opening with 147 acres of lift-served terrain via the Colorado SuperChair, 5 Chair, Rip's Ride, Trygve's Platter, and a conveyor lift for beginners, with the Springmeier, Spruce, Swinger, and Crescendo runs open, plus a triple jump line terrain park at the top of Park Lane and 117 acres of hike-to terrain in Contest Bowl and Horseshoe Bowl. "Maybe more," says Petitt. "Check the snow report before you come up or when you get here, because it's been snowing all day and will have been snowing all night by the time you get up here." Get there early: The new Ski Hill Grill on Peak 8 is serving up free "BreckBerry" French toast to the first 1,000 people through the door to celebrate the opening of RockResorts' luxe new One Ski Hill Place. And, if your powder legs are giving out on you by lunch time, take the opportunity to try the new Gold Runner alpine roller coaster: It opens for the first time at noon. Get the edge on the ski season with The Edge, our annual insider's guide, in this week's Westword.