Winter Park, Colorado (PressExposure) July 01, 2013 -- Winter does last well into May in Colorado, but even as Summer approaches we're also already getting excited about next ski season. Resort expansion with new terrain, faster lifts & better restaurants will all contribute to making your next Colorado ski trip the best yet.
New 6 pack lift in Vail:
Mid Vail's Mountain Top Express high-speed quad chairlift is being replaced bu a new 6-pack chairlift ready 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. This new lift is in addition to the new Gondola One which was added last season which was a 10-passenger gondola from Vail Village to Mid-Vail, complete with free wi-fi and heated seats.
Breckenridge Peak 6 terrain expansion:
We're excited to learn that there will be new ski runs in Breckenridge, Colorado USA for the 2013/14 ski season. Breckenridge are adding a brand new Peak 6 mountain to their current peak 7, 8, 9 & 10 ski areas. The expansion includes 543 acres of new terrain, several new runs & 2 new chair-lifts.
The Peak 6 expansion will increase Breckenridge's ski-able 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.
New restaurant opening in Beaver Creek:
Beaver Creek ski resort are opening a new gourmet restaurant with 500 seats as well as an "upscale cafeteria" style restaurant at Red Tail Camp. The new eateries will be ready for the World Alpine Ski Championships in February 2015 and will be accessible from the end of both the men's and women's downhill courses.
Aspen ski resort opens in May:
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 ski resorts are at higher elevation than many of their European counterparts, so you can enjoy Spring skiing conditions well into the middle of April and sometimes even longer.
In fact there was still enough snow left in Aspen ski resort in May 25, 2013, that they re-opened Aspen mountain for a bonus bank holiday weekend of skiing. Aspen mountain had 4 feet of snow since the resort officially closed in mid April, so they opened 16 runs for the 3 day holiday weekend for some warm & sunny skiing.
Check back for more updates as the Summer progresses and keep on dreaming about that skiing!