Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, and Keystone to get major upgrades, as part of a $215 million improvement plan.
Last week, Vail Resorts announced that major upgrades are planned for Breckenridge, Keystone, and Beaver Creek resorts, continuing the $195 million in capital improvements Vail Resorts is implementing in 2019. The improvements are designed to make getting onto and around the mountain resorts easier and faster, expanding terrain, new lifts, and more expansive dining and restaurant experiences.
“We are thrilled to welcome guests to all of our resorts as the 2019/20 North American ski season kicks off with several transformational enhancements to the guest experience – from state-of-the-art snowmaking systems which ensured terrific early-season terrain at Vail, Beaver Creek, and Keystone, to new and improved experiences at Park City, Breckenridge, Okemo, Stevens Pass, and Crested Butte.” said Rob Katz, Vail Resorts chairman, and chief executive officer in a press release.
Some of the key improvement investments at Vail Resorts Colorado locations in 2020 include:
- McCoy Park at Beaver Creek – A major terrain expansion project will add two new chair lifts with one being a high-speed four-person lift along with 250 acres of terrain expansion. As well as a beginner and intermediate bowl experience on family-friendly terrain will be created for the 2020-2021 season.
- Breckenridge Peak 7 – A high-speed four-person lift will be installed at the Peak 7 area, increasing uphill capacity and improving circulation for Peaks 6 and 7.
- Keystone Base – The four-person lift at Peru will be replaced by a six-person high-speed chair lift, pending government approval.
- EpicMix Enhancements and upgrades – The company plans a full revamp of the EpicMix mobile application offering new functionality and improved user experience with interactive trail maps and other new account features while retaining popular features, such as vertical feet tracking photo sharing and transparent lift wait times.
"With these improvements in place, we’re excited to share what’s next in our continuous efforts to enhance the guest experience with a focus on maximizing our guests’ time on the mountain," continued Katz. "As our company grows, we are determined to grow thoughtfully and with our mission always in mind: to create an Experience of a Lifetime for our guests."
These new improvements are sure to bring even more visitors to the ski slopes of Colorado. What do you think about this news for Vail Resorts? Will you head out to check out some of the new lifts and features at these Colorado ski resorts next season? Let us know in the comments.