Breckenridge Ski Area Celebrates 50th Anniversary December 16, 2011

Breckenridge Ski Area Celebrates 50th Anniversary December 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Breckenridge Ski Area!  Today, December 16, 2011 Breckenridge Ski Area Celebrates their 50th Anniversary.  On this day in 1961 the Breckenridge Ski Area opened a Heron Double Chairlift that extended for 6,100 feet, a T-Bar that went for 850 feet and approximately 10-12 acres of terrain.  The Bergenhof was also opened as a restaurant/bar and shelter for those skiing.  The Breckenridge Inn at the south end of town also opened their doors for overnight visitors.  The Breckenridge Ski Area was visited by 17,000 people in its first year of operation.  Now 50 years later the Breckenridge Ski Area is one of the most visited ski resorts in all of North America.

Celebrate Breckenridge Ski Area’s 50th Anniversary on December 16, 2011 by partaking in any of the fun events they have planned.

9am – 4pm — Free Photos on Peak 8 at the EpicMix Photo Birthday Booth

4:30pm — Gather outside of the Breckenridge Theater on Ridge Street for the start of the Birthday Bash

4:45pm — Champagne Toast and Cupcakes outside the Breckenridge Theater.  50th Anniversary Beer from Budweiser, free beer and EpicMix photos for anyone that has a Vail Resorts Season Pass.

5:15pm — Fireworks, then a procession of Ski Legends to the Riverwalk Center.

6pm — Free Concert, Los Lobos at the Riverwalk Center

Breckenridge Ski Area’s 50th Anniversary Celebration should be a fun event to attend.  Ever wonder how the Breckenridge Real Estate market is doing or want to start searching for a property in Breckenridge, look no further.  Krystal Knott with Christie’s International Real Estate is full time, experienced Realtors who can answer any questions you have about Breckenridge Real Estate or Summit County Real Estate.


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