Low temperatures on Tuesday evening and into early Wednesday morning allowed snowmakers to crank production in preparation for the big day.
Opening Day 2017 began with a hint of alpenglow on the mountains of Summit County as the ski and ride community from near and far prepared to hit the slopes.
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Eager skiers and riders arrived at the base of Peak 8 and hopped in line for the Colorado Superchair. Gooey cinnamon buns kept the ambitious mountain-goers full and fueled for their first tracks. The sun reached the snow on the freshly groomed Springmeier trail while DJ DC spun energetic tracks that got everyone within earshot moving and grooving. Athletes of all ages dotted the mountainside. Two veterans were honored during opening remarks and rode first chair with Breck’s Chief Operating Officer John Buhler.
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After a successful day, it was time for some aprés-ski. Friends and families retired to TBar to try some new menu items or opted to sip a cold brew on the sunny patio of Ski Hill Grill.
Selfies were snapped, smiles were shared, and firsts were celebrated. I celebrated my first Opening Day as part of the Breck team by interacting with equally stoked guests all morning. I asked them what “first of the season” they were most excited for. Several couldn’t wait for their first float on powder, while others were most excited for their first face-sized cinnamon roll.
Here at Breck, we’re jazzed about the first 30 days of the season.
We want to hear all about your time on the hill during the early season. Share your memories and experiences of a lifetime from the first 30 days using the hashtag #First30 on all social media platforms. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Need some inspiration? Check out this list of #First30 items you can claim for a chance to win a $100 Vail Resorts Retail gift card and you might even catch yourself featured on our social media channels.
Take a peek at how we kicked off the #First30 in the video below,
shot 100% on GoPro.
The day you've been waiting for has arrived. Take a peek at how we kicked off 2017-2018 ski and ride season at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Join us on the slopes for the #First30 here at #Breck!
The best way to get the most out of your #First30 (and the whole season) is with an Epic Pass. Be sure to get yours here before Nov 19 so you can join me on the mountain!
See ya on the slopes.
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