Breckenridge Opening Weekend 2018

November 1, 2018 // by: Julie Howsmon

UPDATE: Breckenrige Ski Resort is opening EARLY for the first time in nearly a decade! First chair is at 9am on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. See you on the slopes!

We can hardly believe how fast the past year has flown by but we couldn’t be more excited to say that the best time of year is upon us! Who’s ready for fresh powder days, chairlift rides with friends, mid-day beer breaks at Vista Haus or 10-Mile Station, après at the base or around quaint downtown, and evening hot tub sessions to relax those sore, sore muscles!

Opening weekend is in just a few short days, are you ready?! First chair is at 9 am on November 9, 2018. Mark. Your. Calendars.

Breckenridge is known to throw a party, not just Friday through Sunday, but we like to think we’re up for a good time any day of the week. Opening weekend is no exception and in fact, at the top of the list when it comes to favorite weekends here in town.

Shops and restaurants will have recently re-opened after mud-season, Denverites will power up the I-70 corridor to chase that fresh pow, and locals will toast to Ullr, who has graced our mountains with fluffy layers of snow.

Opening Day in Breckenridge CO

The Low Down

Opening Day at Breckenridge Ski Resort begins at 8am at the free BreckConnect Gondola. Scurry up the gondola to the Base of Peak 8 and chow down on complimentary waffles from the new Waffle Shop – a new restaurant debuting this ski season over at The Maggie!

Get your groove on with DJ DC spinning music on the snow by the Colorado SuperChair. Near 9 a.m., Breck’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John Buhler, will begin the countdown to first chair and greet guests in the crowd.

Buhler will also recognize and honor a local Veteran and introduce the singing of the National Anthem performed by the Summit County High School choir.

At 9 a.m. sharp the Colorado SuperChair will move to life, officially kicking-off the Breckenridge winter ski and snowboard season!

Throughout the day, grab a snack at Robbie’s Tavern and bask in the tunes provided by Brothers of Brass band, a southern brass-band from Denver that will bring New Orleans street music to Breckenridge.

Breckenridge Opening Day Gondola

Don’t Forget About Après…

If you haven’t been to a happy hour in Breckenridge or one of the local watering holes, consider yourself in for a treat! Check out our roundup of great happy hours to hit after a solid day on the slopes here.