It’s official. Ski Season is here! A-Basin is open for the season and with a few snowfalls under our belt the mountains surrounding Breckenridge and Summit County are beginning to turn white. Winter will descend upon Summit County in full force before we know it and once again we will be ripping a shredding down our beloved snow covered slopes.
Breckenridge opens November 9th and as usual the fine folks of the Breckenridge Ski Area have a party planned! Click here for more info. Usually Breckenridge does a free pancake breakfast. Last year they mixed it up and did cupcakes in honor of their 50th anniversary. Mum’s the word so far this year but you can expect something great including tunes, bar deals, equipment demos and a generally festive atmosphere as loyal skiers and riders are on hand for the first day of the 2012/2013 season.
Early season in Breckenridge can be snow-filled or maybe a little milder but usually the coverage increases throughout October and November until Breckenridge resembles a winter wonderland. Generally the resort is ready to open most or all of the runs by Thanksgiving. We are all hoping for a big winter this year.
Early season in Breckenridge is a great time to come up for a short ski trip. Everything is less expensive and less crowded in the early season. Before Thanksgiving you will find the best deals on everything from lodging to lift tickets to dining, shopping and more. Better than that, you will not have to fight big crowds that can increase waits in lift lines later in the season. If you come for early season look for the Summit Daily News, the free newspaper found in the blue boxes all over Summit County. 2 for 1 restaurant deals and other discounts are all over in the Summit Daily this time of year.
Although some prices go up after Thanksgiving the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is one of the best times to ski during the year. Usually the conditions are perfect. The ski areas will have most or all of their terrain open and the snow is dry and powdery. The slopes are still un-crowded as the big crowds wait until holiday period to converge upon Breckenridge. After Thanksgiving prices do go up a little but still remain below peak winter periods like Christmas, President’s Day weekend and Spring Break. Restaurants are still offering discounts to get people in so remember to pick up a Summit Daily to get the most accurate info on what deals there are to be had. Another little “slow” period is right after the holidays. Everybody clears out and there is a break before MLK weekend.
So if you can find a way to get away in the early season do it. The skiing can be spectacular and the deals beat anything else for the whole season. Get out your skis and snowboards, get them waxed up and shake off the cobwebs with a little early season warm-up in Breckenridge
For the best deals on Lodging in Breckenridge visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.