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Breckenridge Ski Resort & Vail Mountain open on Nov. 10


COLORADO, USA (KRDO)-- Breckenridge Ski Resort and Vail Mountain is opening on Friday, November 10, for skiers and snowboarders. With these two resorts opening comes special opening day celebrations to get guests pumped for the 2023-2024 ski season. 


Starting Friday, the resort will be open daily with the BreckConnect Gondola opening at 8:30 a.m., and resort lifts opening at 9 a.m. 

Breck will celebrate the kickoff to winter with the grand opening of its new Five SuperChair, free waffles, and Rockstar DJ Cat will be there to usher guests in with live music in the Peak 8 base area. 

In honor of the new lift, an official first chair banner break will take place at the new Five SuperChair with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 8:50 a.m. 

Skiing and riding will take place on Peak 8 on the 4 O’clock and Springmeier trails, with access to approximately 50 acres of terrain via the new Five SuperChair and Colorado SuperChair. 

In addition to the new Five SuperChair, resort representatives will also present a check for $50,000 to the Family Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC)--a donation raised this fall through the 5-Chair chairlift auction that will help support local workers and families in Summit County. 

For more information on what’s coming to Breck this winter, check out the resort’s tip sheet

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Vail Mountain

Gondola One and Eagle Bahn Gondola #19 will start spinning at 9 a.m. for skiers and snowboarders, to usher in Vail Mountain’s 61st winter ski season.

Vail Mountain will celebrate its opening day with complimentary strudels and warm beverages, a live DJ, the 10th Mountain Whiskey tastings, and a ceremonial banner break. 

Guests will also be able to ski and ride Vail Mountain’s signature runs Swingsville and Ramshorn, with beginner terrain available at the top of Eagle Bahn Gondola #19.  

New this season is the My Epic app with Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets which are now available to download, allowing guests to use their phone as their ticket to the slopes.  

Mobile Pass and Mobile Lift Tickets is a hands-free option for skiers and riders to use at all 36 of Vail Resorts’ owned and operated U.S. resorts for the 2023-24 season, with availability at Whistler Blackcomb to follow in future seasons

Officials stated guests can buy their pass or lift ticket online, activate it in the new My Epic app, put their phone in their pocket, and get scanned hands-free in the lift line using Bluetooth® technology designed for low energy usage to minimize the impact on a phone’s battery life. 

This season, to ensure a smooth transition, the company will continue to provide physical cards for passes and lift tickets to all guests. For guests choosing to use Mobile Pass this season, watch this video for some tips

The My Epic app also offers a range of guest-favorite features, including interactive trail maps with GPS location tracking, and mountain and resort alerts, including operational information like grooming updates, terrain status, snow reports, and conditions. 

2023-24 Epic Pass products, including regional passes and day passes, are still on sale and available to purchase this early season for a limited time.

All Epic Pass products come with Epic Mountain Rewards, offering 20% off lodging, rentals, dining, and more. 

In addition, the Pass Holder Exclusive Cyber Sale is from November 21-27, offering Pass Holders up to an additional 20% off this winter. 

Visit for more information and to purchase. 

And for more information on Vail Mountain’s 2023-24 ski season, read the resort tip sheet, here.

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