Breckenridge Makes The Tough Call To Postpone Opening Day

Chris Wallner | | Industry NewsIndustry News
A recent photo of Breckenridge Ski Resort! PC: Breckenridge Blog
A recent photo of Breckenridge Ski Resort! PC: Breckenridge Blog

Breckenridge Ski Resort, CO was forced to postpone their opening day due to unseasonably warm temperatures that have deterred snowmaking efforts. Their original opening day was scheduled for Friday, November 11th, 2016. Once Breckenridge is confident that they can open with a high quality snow-surface, they will announce a new opening day.

“Snowmaking teams at both resorts have been hard at work getting ready for opening. Cold temperatures allowed both resorts to make snow last night, and we will continue to take advantage of temperatures conducive to our snowmaking and get the resorts open as soon as we can,” said Breckenridge’s chief operating officer John Buhler.

Snowmaking at Breckenridge! PC: Breckenridge Blog
Snowmaking at Breckenridge! PC: Breckenridge Blog

OpenSnow.com forecasters say that colder temperatures are expected to persist for the next five to ten days with a chance of precipitation after November 15th, which would give Breckenridge a great shot at opening up for the season. Breckenridge has been giving its all to open up for the season, but when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, there’s nothing they can do about it. As full-on winter approaches, the hype for ski season is only increasing, we just need a weather shift towards colder temperatures and it will be ON!

“We should finally see the door open for stronger storms across the western US around November 18,” says meteorologist Sam Collentine.


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