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The Journey Begins at Breckenridge Mountain
Unlocking The Idea
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Breckenridge is proud to announce the brand new Epic Discovery program, an entirely new mountain adventure experience.

We are re-imagining how families can experience all that the mountain has to offer, and help build an appreciation for activities and scenery that can only be enjoyed in the summer. We're creating family and eco-friendly ideas from Horseshoe Bowl all the way down Peaks 8 and 7. With an environment as stunningly beautiful and rich as ours, inspiration is easy to find.

An experience of a lifetime that only Breck can deliver.

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Pending USFS Approval

Nature at Breckenridge

We're proud to have partnered with The Nature Conservancy, the leading conservation non-profit organization, to help us bring scientific content to the educational and discovery experiences found at Breckenridge.

With this partnership, we're excited about the opportunity to help bring more families into our national forests and inspiring them to learn more about their natural surroundings.

Pending USFS Approval

In all things of Nature there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle

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Kids running on bridge at Breckenridge

Discover the best that nature has to offer from a place that stands high above the ordinary, where golden eagles soar, where every breath is met with cool fresh air, and inspiration replenishes your soul. A place where the breathtaking views of alpine forests and wildflowers paint your canvas and recharge your spirit.

Welcome to the Horseshoe Bowl Lookout Tower. A panoramic viewing balcony nestled within the most awe-inspiring natural scenery in the world.

A place that truly puts everything in perspective.

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Pending USFS Approval

Breckenridge Nature for all Generations
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Found in multiple locations around the mountain, the Interpretive Discovery Zones are immersive learning experiences for the whole family. As you bike, hike and climb together, you can learn about Breck's local flora and fauna and natural history, directly in their actual location.

We're working with the Nature Conservancy to integrate fun with learning through Interpretive Discovery Zones across the mountain and enrich every adventure experience for your entire family.

Imagine learning about a moose's habitat while walking the same trails the animals do. Who knew that a simple hike or ride could nurture a life-long appreciation for the mountain and its wildlife?

Illustration of Discovery Zones at Breckenridge Resort

Pending USFS Approval

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

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Child by a stream at Breckenridge

An adventure through the forest, and the opportunity to explore things both seen and unseen – this is where personal connections to the mountain are developed, where the line between play and learning is blurred.

An excursion above the trees, where ideas are cultivated, curiosity piqued, and interests explored. Where empathy for the world around is realized.

A thrilling descent from the summit ridge, where fascination is stirred, senses tingled, and excitement driven. Where a meaningful sense of respect and appreciation are revealed.

Learning through play. An enriched adventure.

Pending USFS Approval

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The Alpine Coaster at Breckenridge

Accelerate down the mountain through a vertical descent, embraced by gravity and momentum with every twist, dive, dip and turn.

Chase the wind as the bottom draws nearer. Through each rounded corner, the mountain expanse unfolds in a blur of trees, rocks and wildlife.

The Forest Flyer™ awakens the senses and leaves you begging for just one more go.

It's a whole new way to ride the mountain.

Map of proposed Forest Flyer at Breckenridge Resort

Pending USFS Approval

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A Vision We Achieve Together at Breckenridge Resort
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Take an adventure and enjoy Breck's legendary views in a vehicle just as iconic: an off-roading SUV.

Our 2 hour mountain tour brings you the best views of the alpine summer. This scenic guided tour takes you through stunning views of our celebrated alpine terrain, including Horseshoe and Peak 7 bowls, overlooking the amazing vista of Breck’s Ten Mile Range.

With the wind in your hair and a knowledgeable guide at the wheel, you'll think to yourself, "now this is a Sunday drive."

Pending USFS Approval

Child holding plant at Breckenridge Resort

Together, we are creating eco-discovery experiences at Breckenridge to promote education and awareness of our unique environment. Interpretive Discovery Stations will be seamlessly integrated at trails and activities throughout the mountain where USFS Forest Rangers will share their knowledge and passion about the mountain and its animals with our guests.

Vail Resorts has also created a new program called "1% for the Forest," where we will donate 1 percent of all summer activity revenue to The Nature Conservancy for forest health restoration projects out West.

Here's to partnering for something big:
the forest.

Pending USFS Approval

Boy in Breckenridge Forest

Somewhere between the earth and sky, where the air is cool and pure, and nature is painted by a lush green landscape – there's a place where squeals of delight echo through the trees.

It's a place where treetops inspire goose bumps. Where thickly forested slopes are explored at high speeds, turn by swooshing turn. Where challenge courses, ziplining, and canopy tours turn nature into a living, breathing textbook. A place where trailheads beckon the entire family to explore.

Welcome to Epic Discovery. A new experience where adventure, education and nature all balance and elevate one another. Discover a whole new side of the mountain your family can explore time and time again.

Pending USFS Approval

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.

Aldo Leopold

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Press Release for Breckenridge
  • Epic Discovery at Breckenridge Ski Resort is the second comprehensive new summer activities plan proposal by Vail Resorts to U.S. Forest Service under new legislation.
  • Epic Discovery to encourage “learn through play”, promoting environmental education and forest stewardship with numerous activities across the mountain.
  • Vail Resorts to work with The Nature Conservancy on environmental education experiences for guests and will contribute 1 percent of summer lift ticket and activity revenue toward forest restoration projects.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — March 29, 2013 - Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced that the Company has submitted another proposal to the U.S. Forest Service for Epic Discovery, a comprehensive summer activities plan, this time at Breckenridge Ski Resort . Epic Discovery, a Summer Mountain Adventure, is Vail Resorts’ summer activity effort; the first proposed initiative of its kind following last year’s passage of the Ski Area Recreational Opportunities Enhancement Act. The Company launched the first round of Epic Discovery plans in July, 2012 for Vail Mountain.

The plans for Breckenridge will encourage “learn through play” by featuring extensive environmental educational elements interspersed between numerous new fun activities located in already developed areas of the mountain on Peaks 8 and 7. Vail Resorts will work with The Nature Conservancy to bring scientific content to the e co-discovery experiences and will be contributing 1 percent of all summer lift ticket and activity revenue toward forest restoration projects.


1% for the Forest at Breckridge Resort
Child on rockclimbing wall at Breckenridge

If you've ever scaled a wall, you'll know the feeling. Pulling deep within to find that last inch of strength to reach a little higher, stretch a little further. And it's all worth it when you make it to the top and are rewarded for your efforts with spectacular views of the Ten Mile Range and Mount Baldy.

At our world class climbing wall and boulder area, you'll pit yourself against nature with climbs for both beginners and experts, from single to multi pitch routes.

Test your mental and physical balance and tenacity. And when you're finished, you’'ll wonder how those bighorn sheep make it look so easy.

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Pending USFS Approval

The mountains are calling and I must go.

John Muir

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Child walking along a bridge at Breckenridge Resort

Set your sights on the treetops as you scale the Aerial Challenge Course. You'll work with your family and friends to complete a series of physical and mental challenges that will leave you breathless.

Explore three different levels of difficulty, with some courses swinging 30 feet above the ground. Our advice? You'll need teamwork, balance, concentration and a little bit of cunning. You'd be surprised how a rope suspended just 6 inches off the ground could have Dad shaking at the knees.

Gives "interactive learning" an entirely new twist.

Map of Aerial Ropes Course at Breckenridge Resort

Pending USFS Approval

Mountains can bounce at Breckenridge Resorts
Person ziplining at Breckenridge Resort

Our zipline tour is a whole new way to see Breck – from a bird's eye view. Grab the handles and hold on tight as you zig between peaks and zag over valleys.

You'll breeze over the mountain and through the forest on an array of ziplines and aerial bridges with breathtaking vistas of town and the Ten Mile Range as you work your way down Peak 7. Experienced guides will not only help you navigate the course, they'll teach you about the local flora and fauna. Finish your tour on a high note knowing that you've seen Breck from a whole new perspective.

Map of Zipline course at Breckenridge Resort

Pending USFS Approval

Father and Daughter by Stream at Breckenridge Resort

Our new summer experience is designed to enable others to forge a closer connection to the place we cherish most – the mountains.

We envision a place where families and friends will be inspired by the majesty, history, and intrinsic value of our forests. Where our guests are immersed in exciting and rewarding new experiences. Where people of all ages and walks of life come to discover something memorable about this place, and about themselves – where they leave with memories that last a lifetime.

Welcome to Epic Discovery at Breckenridge. A whole new way to discover summer.

Pending USFS Approval

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.

Vernon Howard

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Mom with toddlers in a play area at Breckenridge Resort

Welcome to nature's theme park, where the sights and sounds are constantly evolving and kids learn to love the outdoors through play. We are creating a space where you can pass down your love for adventure and the outdoors to your little ones.

The Kids' Adventure Zone at Breck features: bungee trampolines, alpine slide, gem panning, a human maze and mountain bike park!

Pending USFS Approval

Person ziplining at Breckenridge Resort

You're 50 feet above ground, gliding at 45 mph. At this height and speed, the treetops are all a blur. You look to the left and Dad's trailing behind you. Quick! Put those arms closer to your body to surge further ahead.

With our Free Fall experience, you can ride on a zipline solo or race against family members and friends. We will feature four ziplines set up side by side, so that your ride down the mountain is four times as fun.

Pending USFS Approval

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