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Colorado ski resort news - May 2013 / 2014

  • Ski resort expansion

  • New lifts, terrain, restaurants & more

  • Aspen reopened in May 2013

 

New terrain in Breckenridge on Peak 6:

Breckenridge ski resort USA - new Peak 6 terrain expansion 2013 / 2014

New ski slopes in Breckenridge, Colorado USA for 2013/14 ski season. Breckenridge are adding a brand new Peak 6 to their current peak 7, 8, 9 & 10 mountains. The 543-acre ski expansion will include 2 new chairlifts & tons of new terrain.

The expansion will increase Breck's skiable terrain by 23%.

"Peak 6 will become another iconic feature of Breckenridge, and will better disperse skiers and improve the guest experience across the resort" said company officials.

More on Breckenridge Peak 6 expansion...

 

New 6 pack lift in Vail:

Vail ski resort USA, new 6 pack lift for 2013 / 2014 ski season

A new 6-pack chairlift in Vail, Colorado USA will replace Mid-Vail's Mountain Top Express high-speed quad chairlift for 13/14 ski season. "The new six-person chairlift will increase capacity by 33 percent, dramatically reducing lift lines and building on this year's success of the newly built Gondola One," company officials said in a press release. Vail added Gondola One this season - a 10-passenger gondola from Vail Village to Mid-Vail.

More on Vail ski resort...

 

Vail new lift update July 2013

Vail ski resort new lift 2013 / 2014 - helicopter assistance
  • Construction work on Vail's new 6 pack chairlift has begun.
     
  • Helicopters are helping with tower removal & flying in concrete for the new footings to support the new lift towers.
     
  • New lift to feature loading gates with a right angle load & loading converyor system, which should increase the efficiency of the lift by reducing the number of times the lift stops & slows down.

 

New restaurant in Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek ski resort - new restaurant for 2013 / 2014 ski season

Beaver Creek are opening a new 500-seat gourmet restaurant and “upscale cafeteria” at Red Tail Camp, ready for the Feb 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. It's planned to be located at the finish of the men's and women's downhill courses.

More on Beaver Creek ski resort...

 

Aspen re-opens in May

Aspen ski resort May skiing 2013

Our clients often ask us "what's the snow like in April and should we ski at Easter in Colorado?". Well the answer is yes! The Colorado mountains are at higher altitude than many of the European ski resorts & you can enjoy Spring skiing conditions well into April.

In fact there was still plenty of snow left in Aspen on May 25, 2013, so much so, that they re-opened Aspen mountain for a bonus bank holiday weekend. Having had 4 feet of snow since the resort officially closed mid April, Aspen was able to open 16 runs for the 3 day weekend of sunny skiing.

More on Aspen ski resort...


Check back for more updates as the Summer progresses and keep on dreaming about that skiing!

Helen Brown
Chalets USA
www.chalets-usa.co.uk

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