By David Schissler
(July 2013) Vail Resorts has begun construction on 543 acres of new terrain in the Peak 6 area at Breckenridge. The project includes 400 acres of lift-served terrain, 143 acres of hike-to terrain, a new high-speed, six-person chairlift and a new fixed-grip quad chairlift providing access from Peak 7. Peak 6 will be open for the 2013-2014 ski season, increasing Breck’s skiable acres by 23% to an impressive 2,901 acres.
“This is one of the most notable ski area enhancements in the past decade,” said Rob Katz, chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts. “The new expanded terrain will feature high-alpine, intermediate bowl skiing – a rare find among our eight world-class resorts and in North America. This is an exciting season on the horizon for Breck and our company.”
With Peak 6, Breckenridge will now have five huge peaks, four terrain parks, a 22ft Super-pipe, 11 bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of their locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities and events, there are many good reasons why “Breck” is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere. www.breckenridge.com