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New Peak 6 Terrain Project Underway in Breckenridge

Peak 6

Vail Resorts, Inc. has started construction of 543 acres of new terrain in the Peak 6 area of Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Peak 6 project will include 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain. 

 

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Vail Pass Time Trial Returns For 2013 USA Pro Challenge

Vail Time Trial

Back in August, USA Pro Challenge CEO Shawn Hunter said his cycling race would one day return to Vail. Turns out he’s a man of his word.

 

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Vail, Breckenridge To Reopen For Bonus Weekend

Vail

Breckenridge Ski Resort and Vail officials announced today they will extend the two resorts’ ski seasons one additional weekend, April 19-21, due to the large amounts of snow the resorts have received in recent days.

 

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Feds To Consider Summer Sports Smorgasbord At Breckenridge

Breckenridge

Vail Resorts has submitted a second proposal to the U.S. Forest Service for Epic Discovery, a comprehensive summer activities plan, this time at Breckenridge Ski Resort

 

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Vonn To Award Six Youth Ski Racers Scholarships To Local Race Programs

Vonn

Olympic champion skier and EpicMix Race pacesetter Lindsey Vonn announced she is awarding six youth ski racers scholarships to local race programs at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar.

 

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Thinking Ahead: Season Pass Deals Roll Out For 2013-2014

Bear Mt.

Even though the lifts are still running for the 2012-13 season, some early-bird deals on season passes for next season can be had.

 

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Vail Resorts To Pump Up To $140 Million Into 8 Resorts

Red Tail Beaver Creek

Vail Resorts’ officials have announced the company is pumping a record $130 million to $140 million in capital improvements into eight of its nine ski resorts in four states. 

 

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Breckenridge OK’d For Peak 6 Expansion; 23 Percent More Terrain

Peak 6 Breckenridge

Skiers and snowboarders who call Breckenridge their home resort can expect another boost in terrain next season.

 

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Vail Resorts Acquires Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton In Midwest; 'Good For Our Area' Say Competitors

Afton Alps

Vail Resorts announced Thursday they are expanding into the Heartland with the purchase of Afton Alps, near the Twin Cities, and Mt. Brighton near Detroit. The news caught many Midwest ski industry people by surprise.

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Book Winter Vacation Deals Now; Enjoy The Savings

Lutsen Lodging

Get an early taste of skiing or snowboarding for the 2012/13 season by checking out the following deals. Then, just enjoy. 

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Bootleg Instructors Now In Crosshairs Of Many Resorts

Breckenridge

There’s an apparent increase in certified ski and snowboard instructors getting paid for lessons outside of normal working hours, a trend that has prompted resorts to take action. 

 

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Peak 6 Expansion Gets ‘Go’ At Breckenridge; High Alpine Terrain

Breckenridge Peak 6

An expansion at Breckenridge Resort, Colo., to include Peak 6 – in the active pipeline for six years and talked about for decades – has received the green light from U.S. Forest Service. Look to ski or ride it during the 2013-14 season.

 

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Peak 8 Timeshare Close To Approval At Breckenridge: Goodbye ‘Bergie’

Bergenhof at Breckenridge

There appears to be widespread support among Breckenridge town council members as they near a final vote on approving an 80-unit timeshare development at Peak 8. The site is the now defunct Bergenhof Restaurant, known to locals as the “Bergie.”

 

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Leap Year Storm Leaves Colorado Resorts Steeped in Powder

Aspen

Skiers and snowboarders welcomed leap day 2012 in Colorado with fresh snow and deep powder. While every Colorado resort received new snow, the two-day storm left totals of more than two feet in some areas. 

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