To celebrate its 50th season Breckenridge is granting its 50th wish: extending the ski season by two extra weekends. For pass holders they will continue to be valid April 20-22 and April 27-29. Continuing in the theme of 50, day lift tickets are only $50 and parking is free. There are also great deals on ski and ride school classes. So far, Breck is also the only resort in Colorado that has announced its extended season.
Breck might be the first resort to announce its extended season in Colorado, but there are sure more announcements to come. Squaw Valley’s CEO Andy Wirth recently announced that Squaw will stay open daily until April 29th and tentatively end its season around May 30th with weekend-only skiing. Alpine Meadows is also staying open, conditions permitting, until April 29th daily and Friday – Sunday through May 13th weekends-only. Heavenly and Kirkwood are following in Breckenridge’s steps and staying open the weekends of April 20 – 22 and April 27 – 29. With 11 feet since March 1st in Tahoe it makes sense that resorts will follow this trend especially since more snow is expected over the next couple of weeks.
Even our neighbor’s up north are extending seasons. Whistler Blackcomb just announced that it is extending their mountain operations till May 28, 2012. This means Blackcomb is extending its season by 60 days! Like Tahoe, March brought the most snow for British Columbia.
Not only are these resorts staying open later, but they are bringing spring skiing to whole new levels. Squaw Valley is hosting a pool party every weekend at the High Camp Pool and Hot Tub free for pass holders and $14 for those just looking for a great après scene. With feet of new snow and sunny days in the forecast any of these resorts will be the place to be once those April close dates come around!
Recap of extended closing dates:
Breckenridge – daily until April 15, 2012, weekend only through April 29, 2012
Squaw Valley – through end of April conditions permitting
Alpine Meadows – daily until April 29, 2012 and weekend only through May 13, 2012
Heavenly – daily until April 15, 2012, weekend only through April 29, 2012
Kirkwood – daily until April 15, 2012, weekend only through April 29, 2012
Whistler Blackcomb – May 28, 2012
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The Mountain Reservations Team
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