Vail Resorts to Add 543 Acres of Terrain at Breckenridge, Colo.
Vail Resorts, Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Forest Service for a 543-acre terrain expansion in the Peak 6 area of Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado. Peak 6 will include 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain. The company expects to open the new terrain for the 2013-14 ski season, with a new high-speed, six-person chairlift and a new fixed-grip chairlift to access the Peak 6 area.
The approval came in the form of a Record of Decision by the U.S. Forest Service after completing a Final Environmental Impact Statement, a process which began with project scoping in 2007. The decision remains subject to appeal for 45 days.