With late season snow falling across most of the major ski resorts, some mountains have changed their closing day plans to now staying open as long as the weather permits.
Breckenridge is one of these, announcing that after Easter weekend they will be moving to spring operations starting on the 18th. Peaks 9 and 10 will be closed after Sunday while skiing will continue on Peaks 6, 7, and 8 through Memorial day as long as conditions permit.
A head’s up to all beginner or casual skiers that there will be no beginner terrain open once spring operations comes into effect. The terrain that is available is for intermediate to advanced skiers. This is definitely something to keep in mind if you are planning on bringing the kids out for some late spring laps.
Along with this spring change, Breckenridge will also have free parking in the North and South Gondola lots starting on April 25th. The gondolas will be closing on April 30th in accordance with Breckenridge’s gondola operations agreement with the town of Breckenridge but the town will be providing complimentary bus services that will bring skiers and riders to Breck Station and Peaks 7 and 8. The gondola will reopen once summer operations begin on June 17th.
Besides the free parking, Breckenridge’s spring activities are also coming up. The biggest one being the Splash Into Spring Pond Skim on April 30th. Pond Skims are a staple of the late ski season and Breckenridge is going all out this year with a 60’s themed pond skim to celebrate the opening of the resort in 1961.
The pond skim will begin at 11 am at the base of Peak 8, right next to the Colorado SuperChair, and live music will take place at the base area afterwards from 2 to 4 PM.
There’s 60 spots that need to be filled so if you’re in Breckenridge and trying to show off your skimming skills, sign up soon because those spots are going to go quickly.
With more snow on the way, get ready for some late April powder days!