Keep up on SkyRun Breckenridge news, weather, power outages and other important updates!
This blog entry is designed to deliver relevant and timely information for SkyRun Breckenridge guests. Below you will find news and relevant links:
Colorado Road Conditions:http://www.cotrip.org/map.htm#/roadConditions
Local Power Outage Map:https://www.outagemap-xcelenergy.com/?state=CO
April 20, 2019 @ 1:45 PM MT - Summit Daily News is reporting the first wildfire of 2019 in Summit County. It is a small 1 acre grass fire located in northeast Silverthorne. Summit Fire & EMS are actively working to contain the fire. There is no risk to SkyRun Breckenridge homes and authorities believe the fire will likely will die out by hitting snow banks, if not contained sooner. A good reminder as we enter the warmer months to be "fire wise" and take steps to protect your home from wildfire danger. Summit Daily will be updating the status of the fire at https://www.summitdaily.com/news/wildland-fire-in-silverthorne-first-of-2019-for-summit-county/
June 28, 2018 @ 4:00 PM MT -Summit Daily News is reporting a wildfire has started in the Williamsfork Range near the boarder of Summit and Grand Counties. The fire is currently estimated to have grown to about 40 acres in size. Authorities from 4 fire districts are on scene to begin suppression efforts. We will continue to monitor the status of this fire and will update as we learn additional information. Officials are aware and are asking the public to not call 911 to report.
June 15, 2018 @ 10:00 AM MT -Great news! The Buffalo Mountain Fire evacuation order has been lifted! At 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon residents were able to return to their homes although a pre-evacuation notice is still in place, meaning that another evacuation could go into effect in the event that conditions worsen. As of Thursday, the fire was reportedly 45% contained and is still considered an active fire.
Those who were evacuated are advised to dispose of all perishable food as the power was out for over 24 hours. The FIRC (Family and Intercultural Resource Center) has placed multiple dumpsters throughout Wildernest for food disposal. Please do not dispose of food waste in your normal home or complex garbage receptacle as this will attrack bears and other unwanted wildlife. Additionally, the FIRC has placed volunteers at each dumpster site to provide complimentary food including staples like milk, eggs, pasta, chicken, fruits and vegetables.
June 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM MT- Fire is 20% contained. Please refer to the Summit County Emergency Blog for updated daily information at http://www.summitcountyco.gov/EmergencyBlog
June 13, 2018 @ 10:45 AM MT- Summit Daily News reports #buffalomountainfire Day 2 morning update: There was no overnight growth, the fire remains at around 91 acres. No containment reported. Evacuees living above the road closures at either Twenty Grand and Ryan Gulch Road on the Wildernest side and Starlight and Royal Buffalo Drive on the Mesa Cortina side are now being allowed to temporarily return to homes to collect personal items. The last entry into the area will be allowed at 10 a.m. with everyone required to be out of the area by 11 a.m. Check points are in place.
June 12, 2018 @ 2:00 PM MT- As of 2 p.m., the following resources are responding to the fire: - 50 firefighters on the ground, and 100 additional en route - 1 heavy air tanker - 1 Type III helicopter - 1 air attack plane The following resources are on order: - 3 heavy air tankers - 2 large air tankers - 2 Type II helicopters The evacuation area (Mesa Cortina and Wildernest above 20 Grand Rd.) contains approximately 1,384 residences. The pre-evacuation area (Mesa Cortina and Wildernest below 20 Grand Rd.) contains an estimated 1,160 residences.
June 12, 2018 @ 1:20 PM MT- Residents in Mesa Cortina and Wildernest ABOVE 20 Grand Road have been ordered to evacuate. Residents BELOW 20 Grand are on pre-evacuation notice. Pack up and be ready to go now.
June 12, 2018 @ 12:45 PM MT- The Summit County Sheriff's Office has issued an evacuation of the Mesa Cortina and Wildernest neighborhoods, above 20 Grand Road in unincorporated Summit County. No vehicle traffic is allowed in the direction of these neighborhoods past Lowe's Home Improvement, unless they are retrieving their children. The fire is estimated at 30 acres; sparks and embers are within 250 feet of structures. Silverthorne Elementary School (101 Hamilton Creek Rd., Silverthorne) will open as a shelter at 2 p.m.
June 12, 2018 @ 11:00 AM MT- Wildfire reported on Buffalo Mountain in Silverthorne, CO. Red White & Blue Fire Protection District is currently responding to the fire and has ordered evacuations for the Wildernest and Mesa Cortina neighborhood. For updates, please subscribe to the Summit County Alert System and refer to the Summit Daily and Red White & Blue Fire Protection District Facebook page.
December 21, 2017 @ 5:00 PM MT - Weekend Storm Expected To Deliver Snow, Windy Conditions - Wintery conditions return to Breckenridge this weekend, dumping fresh snow just in time for the holidays. The resorts are optimistic that this storm will enable new terrain to open, which we are all eagerly anticipating! Thursday night is expected to be somewhat mellow, with accumulations around an inch earlier in the night. Cloudy conditions are expected throughout the night. Friday morning is shaping up to be a great ski day with partly cloudy conditions during the daytime. Friday night totals are expected to be around 3 inches and will continue into Saturday and Sunday with the possibility of receiving up to 11 inches through Sunday night. Snowy conditions are anticipated to hang around through the beginning of next week. We are looking forward to some amazing days of skiing and snowboarding next week!
As always, we strongly recommend 4WD, AWD, snow tires or chains during the winter months in Breckenridge.
December 3, 2017 @ 11:55 AM MT - Winter Storm To Dump 3-6 Inches Of Snow By Monday Evening - It looks like it might be time to finally break out your winter boots as our streak of warm weather may be coming to an end! We’ve been doing our snow dances and wearing our pajamas inside out and backwards and we are beyond excited to have snow in the forecast! Expect temperatures to drop into the mid 20’s overnight Saturday and mild conditions to start the day Sunday. Sporadic snow showers will move into the area Sunday afternoon and through the evening. The strongest portion of the storm is expected to hit overnight Sunday and into Monday morning with periods of intense snowfall. Overall accumulations from this storm are anticipated to be between 3-6 inches. Monday will be a chilly one with temperatures in the teens so make sure to throw on an extra layer before leaving the house. Cooler temperatures during the remainder of the week will enable Breckenridge Ski Resort to keep the snow-guns running around the clock and should be immensely helpful to the resort for open additional terrain.
As always, we strongly recommend 4WD, AWD, snow tires, or chains during the winter months in Breckenridge. Drive safely, and get out on the mountain to enjoy some soft, fresh turns!
November 18, 2017 @ 7:37 Am MT - We awoke to a spectacular blue bird day with Breckenridge reporting 12 inches of fresh snow on Saturday morning, with the majority of that falling on Friday afternoon and Friday evening. Skies are clearing and temperatures are cold Saturday morning. So get out and enjoy the slopes! The Open Snow forecast for the next week shows chances for light snow on Tuesday and next Friday/Saturday, and then perhaps a swing toward more consistent cool and snowy weather as we head into December.
November 15, 2017 @ 1:00 PM MT - Don't let today's nice weather put a damper on your weekend ski plans! Today’s dry conditions will carry over into Thursday morning before a strong storm system moves into the area late in the day Thursday. Expect light to moderate snow on Thursday night, transitioning into heavier accumulations Friday afternoon and evening. Meteorologists are predicting strong wind gusts throughout the day Friday and into the evening. Allow extra time and distance when driving as wind gusts can greatly reduce visibility. It is important to ensure your vehicle is properly prepared for the road conditions. As always, we strongly recommend 4WD, AWD, snow tires, or chains during the winter months. Saturday morning will be a brisk one with early temperatures in the single digits. Don't forget to throw on an extra layer before hitting the slopes for some fresh tracks! Snow totals are expected to be between 5-10 inches by the time this storm moves out of the area on Sunday.
October 1, 2017 @9:00 AM MT - We received a surprise snow storm that produce more than 1 foot of snow overnight in all of Summit County. Roads and Highway i70 were closed for some time; and there are continued wide-spread power outages from Frisco to Hosier Pass. Schools in the district are closed today. As always, our first priority is to ensure the safety and comfort of in-house guests and homeowners.