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Breckenridge and Keystone will open for the 2017-18 season on Friday, November 10

Breckenridge Ski Resort and Keystone Resort will open for the 2017-2018 winter season on Friday, November 10th, with lifts starting at 9 am. Both resorts will welcome the new ski and snowboard season with music, giveaways and plenty of excitement for the first turns of the season.

"We're thrilled to open for skiing and snowboarding this Friday at Breckenridge and Keystone," said John Buhler, Breckenridge's vice president and chief operating officer. "I’m incredibly proud of all that our resort teams have accomplished to prepare both resorts for our guests."

Opening Day at Breck will begin with the free BreckConnect Gondola starting at 8 am to provide access to Peak 8, complimentary cinnamon buns provided by Ski Hill Grill while supplies last, and DJ DC spinning music on the snow by the Colorado SuperChair. The Colorado SuperChair will open at 9 am with access to the beginner Springmeier trail for skiing and snowboarding.

Keystone begins the season welcoming skiers and snowboarders with donut holes from Keystone’s executive pastry chef, as well as hot chocolate and coffee at the base of River Run Gondola. A limited number of giveaways such as Keystone travel mugs and Starbucks gift cards will be available, as well as several raffle prizes, including GoPro HERO5 cameras and a kids snowboard.

"We’re very excited to open for the season and debut the new Montezuma Express Lift," said Geoff Buchheister, Keystone’s vice president and general manager. "Our lift maintenance team put in a tremendous amount of work to get the lift ready for opening day, and I look forward to greeting our guests as they get in their first turns of the season at Keystone."

Lifts will begin turning at 9 am and skiers and snowboarders will have access to the River Run Gondola and the new six-passenger Montezuma Express chairlift to enjoy beginner terrain on Schoolmarm and Silver Spoon. Skiing and riding access will be from the top of Dercum Mountain to the bottom of the new Montezuma Express lift, and guests can download the River Run Gondola when they are done skiing and riding for the day.

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