(Last Updated On: September 18, 2014)

We’ve been so patient. I mean, really patient waiting longingly for more of the high alpine terrain to open at Breckenridge Ski Resort this season and now the wait is finally over.

Yesterday, the fine folks over at Breck announced that they plan to open Imperial Express SuperChair tomorrow, Feburary 1st. What does this mean you may ask? Well, it means that 100% of Breck’s 31 lifts are now open and ready to rock.

In addition to the 1855 skiable acres already open at Breck, tomorrow another 250 acres of expert terrain will open up including Imperial Ridge and the Peak 7 bowl.

“The Breckenridge Ski Patrol has worked extremely hard and been very diligent to open up our terrain as soon as we feel it is safe to do so,” said Breckenridge Ski Patrol Director Kevin Ahern. “Getting the Imperial Express SuperChair open is key for us to get the rest of our alpine terrain open for our guests.”

Some of you may be asking yourselves why this is such a big deal. What is it about a chairlift that could send an entire town into a frenzy like this?

First off, Imperial Express is the highest chairlift in all of North America. Yep, we love the brag about that one. Second, it gets you to some of the most famous expert terrain that Breckenridge has to offer like Lake Chutes and the Snow White area off Peak 8. It takes a little over two minutes to ride the Imperial Express SuperChair and once you get to the top at 12,840 feet you literately feel like you are on top of the world.

I couldn’t be more excited to finally get up to some of the higher terrain and taking a look at the weather report it looks like skies will be clear but winds could be a bit gusty at elevations over 12,000 feet.  Take my advice and wear a facemask if you head out tomorrow, your cheeks will thank you at the end of the day.

See you out there!

By, AshleyD