Breckenridge Ski Resort is one of Colorado’s most popular and best ski and snowboarding resorts. In fact, it’s one of the best in the world. Because of its extraordinarily high altitude, this skiing hot spot typically experiences a very good winter season. Naturally, that is one of the main reasons for its wild success. For the opening of the 2014-2015 season, the weather blessed the slopes of the famed resort’s 86-acre, multi-run and multi-lift spread with several nights of heavy snow. This is exactly what the resort needed to kick off another successful year. By November 14 Breckenridge was ultra-ready to kick off its highly anticipated 2014-2015 season. The weather worked perfectly to make this the best opening day possible. The days of heavy snow paved a path to the big weekend. After a slight break, it started snowing again on that first Saturday afternoon. It kept up for a number of hours, taking a sunny break before snowing again. Over the course of this opening weekend the ground saw a 20 inch snowfall.
The staff of Breckenridge wanted to start the year off with a bang and that’s exactly what they did. The guests of this first weekend arrived after the commencement of Saturday’s snowfall, enjoying the beautiful flakes as they enjoyed complimentary doughnuts from the resort staff. But the fun was only getting started. Afterwards many of the guests–particularly the die hard sports enthusiasts–immediately got in lines for the slopes that were already prepared, during which professional photographers snapped and handed out free pictures. One of the lines led to the new Colorado Superchair which was previously a four-person lift which had been upgraded into a six-person lift. This is featured at the immensely popular Peak 8. Peak 8 is the central lift in the park offering access to a wide range of easy to intermediate slopes. The new towers for the lift were placed on the foundation’s of the old towers. Two guests had been especially selected by the resort staff to have the honor of the first riders of the first lift of the season.