Opening Day Blog

Breckenridge Opening Day is on the Radar!

Just over 2 weeks until Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Opening Day. The countdown to November 11, 2016, is on! 

Breckenridge Ski Resort is scheduled to open November 11, 2016, and town is buzzing with excitement especially after Arapahoe Basin’s opening day last week! I think it is safe to say we are all getting eager about the upcoming weather change while still holding onto the last precious moments of fall.

Check out the below for the day’s activities plus tips and tricks to make the best out of the first day of the ski season!

It actually all starts Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 a.m. with Wake Up Breck. This year is Breckenridge’s 13th Annual Wake Up Breck. Start out your morning before opening day with a delicious cup of FREE coffee and a FREE commemorative coffee mug. Only 1500 mugs are available while supplies last so make sure you get out early. A list of participating coffee shops should be updated here very soon!

Make sure to get to the resort early! The resort will kick off the ski season bright and early at 8 a.m. with live music at the base of Peak 8. Make sure to get your pass either in the mail or get to the resort nice and early to avoid the long lines of having to print your pass. The ribbon cutting ceremony and first chair will start promptly at 9 a.m.

Check your gear! Don’t want to forget one mitten, one pole, or one ski! But that’s not all. Check your pockets and make sure you didn’t leave your pass in another jacket. For more information on what not to forget and how to be safe out there, check out our Opening Day blog.

Get that body ready! It’s your first day out, and if you are like us, you might not have prepped as much you should have. However, make sure to get your legs warmed up the day of with some early morning stretching. And fuel that body with a good breakfast. Want to start early? Read our Shape Up for Ski Season blog to get a bit of a head start.

That’s it! Come join us with donuts and coffee on Opening Day and get in those first turns of the season. Most importantly, have a little fun while you are at it. Also, remember to check the weather before you head out, you might not need those extra layers, but don’t forget the sunscreen for your face! We’ll see you soon!

If you are planning a trip to Summit County to ski and ride this year make sure to visit for the best deals on lodging! To read about what’s new in Summit County for this ski season, click here.