Breckenridge not reopening, A-Basin makes plans for spring skiing

DILLON — Vail Resorts has announced Breckenridge Ski Resort, Heavenly Mountain Resort and Whistler Blackcomb will not reopen for spring skiing.

CEO Rob Katz made the announcement via a letter Thursday morning. He explained that all of the communities the company operates are focused on creating timelines and guidelines for reopening for summer, which could have the lifts turning at resorts by late June or early July. The company also put lodging and retail stores within the same timetable.

Katz said the company plans to take its time in the reopening process and that not everything can open at once as the company has businesses beyond lift operations, including restaurants, wedding venues, retail stores and hotels. He said standard operating procedures are still being worked on and that each business will open on “its own timetable.”

The Summit County Board of Health discussed Wednesday the opening of ski areas for spring skiing related to a request submitted by Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. County Manager Scott Vargo noted that Copper Mountain Resort has expressed interest in opening for ski team training activities.

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