Breckenridge in Colorado, USA, which is home to some of North America’s highest terrain and one of the world’s highest chairlifts has confirmed it plans to keep its slopes open through to Monday, May 31st, America’s Memorial Day public holiday.
Late season skiing and riding is based out of the resort’s Peak 8 from April 19th, and terrain is primarily for intermediate-, advanced- and expert-levels. Continued operations will be as weather and conditions permit.
The Colorado Rockies have had below average snowfall this winter but ‘Breck’ marketing staff say the resort is often blessed with plentiful snowfall and excellent spring snow conditions.
The resort now has one of the longest-running ski seasons of any major resort in North America after owner Vail Resorts made the decision to try to keep it open throughout May every spring several years ago.
The 20-21 ski season kicked off in Colorado in October and has continued with pandemic spread prevention operating procedures in place. A number of COVID outbreaks associated with individual properties have occurred at the state’s ski areas but centres have kept operating and the outbreaks appear to have been contained.
“Celebrate spring and get on the snow long after many resorts have closed for the season, with access to signature High Alpine terrain offerings throughout May. Warmer weather, long sunny days, goggle (and mask!) tans and the occasional spring powder day – what’s not to love?!” a Breckenridge spokesperson concluded.