Breckenridge Ski Resort Ranked #6 Best Overall Resort by SKI Magazine

Breckenridge, Colorado – October 4, 2006. Breckenridge has done it again. SKI Magazine just announced the results of their annual resort ranking reader's poll and Breckenridge held strong with a #6 “Overall Best Resort” ranking again last year.

“With a base elevation of 9,600 feet, Breckenridge starts where most resorts end”, SKI Magazine. Although aided by an above average elevation and assisted by below average temperatures and reliable snow conditions, the results represent a major accomplishment for both the town and the Vail Resorts-run resort. Long-esteemed for being on the cutting-edge of the snowboard scene, Breckenridge has struggled against a reputation for being a “beginner’s hill”, with a severe lack of steep, expert terrain.

However, the 2005 – 2006 season saw the birth of the Peak 8 summit lift – The Imperial Chair – which opened up over 400 acres of previously hike-to-only, double-black, expert terrain. Topping out at a massive 12,840 feet altitude, the Imperial Chair ranks as the highest chairlift in North America and gave credibility to Breckenridge’s mountain stats.

“As the highest lift in North America, accessing some of Breckenridge’s most amazing intermediate and expert terrain, this lift is the crowning touch on an already fabulous resort,” Roger McCarthy, chief operating officer for Breckenridge Ski Resort.

In 2007 the resort plans to open the “Breck Connect” gondola, the first gondola in the history of the resort, which will transport skiers and riders from the downtown skier lots to the base of Peaks 7 & 8. With new developments by Vail Resorts Development Group and Gold Point Development slated to break ground at the Peak 7 & 8 base areas in the summer of 2007, the gondola is seen as a drastic improvement to the overall Breckenridge skier experience.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree that it should be called one of the top ski resorts:)