Breckenridge Ski Resort today announced the results from the resort’s Peak 6 public naming contest. As noted here earlier, Breckenridge is opening Peak 6 this season and launched the trail-naming contest as part of the opening. Peak 6’s opening day will be announced early this ski season.
People from around the world had the opportunity to submit their most creative name ideas that related to the theme of Awaken Your Sixth Sense at the resort’s Facebook page.
More than 1,800 people submitted names from 43 states and 19 different countries and 25 public submissions were chosen by the resort’s selection committee.
“We were blown away by both the volume and quality of the responses we received,” noted Breckenridge Resort Marketing Director, Kieran Cain. “We were able to name over 75 percent of the new trails through the contest.”
Those whose names were selected as winners will receive a Breckenridge Ski Resort replica trail sign with their winning trail name emblazoned upon it, as well as lift tickets to ski Peak 6 this season. Any winners who make the trip to Breckenridge this year will also have the opportunity to participate in a free photo session with their real trail sign up on Peak 6.
“Snowboarding at Breck gives me the most zen feeling, even more than yoga,” Katie Gallagher of Denver said of her submitted name, Sanctuary. “I want some of the run names to convey that – that perfect moment cruising down the perfect run when everything is in harmony!”
Jeremy Carlson, of Louisville, Colo. submitted the name Liberation, with the description: “Come off the chairlift, get a 360 degree view. Start to glide any direction you want—the powder beckons in every direction. Before you have to commit to a glade or a trail, enjoy the sun, the sky, and the pure unfettered liberation of this moment!”
Breck Peak 6 Trail Name Contest winners and their submissions are as follows. In the case of multiple entries of the same name, the first person to submit it was selected as the winner.
- Sanctuary - Katie Gallagher, Denver
- Epiphany - Henry Rust, Dillon, Colo.
- ESP - Jeff Berthiaume, Fort Collins, Colo.
- Savor - Eric Wagnon, Jupiter, Fla.
- Echo - Lane Thaut, Englewood, Colo.
- Rapture - Karen Rosasco, Centennial, Colo.
- Yugen - Nathan Young, Merrifield, Minn.
- Sublime - Karen Galenski, Breckenridge, Colo.
- Irie - Garrett Braddock, Fredericktown, Ohio
- Chi - Kelsey Turcotte, Lexington, Ky.
- Bliss - Katie Odens, Boulder, Colo.
- Intuition - Sjoerd Idema, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Unbound - Ashley McGilvray, Longmont, Colo.
- Awakening - Anita Franklin, Broomfield, Colo.
- Liberation - Jeremy Carlson, Louisville, Colo.
- Foresight - Brian Vautin, Arvada, Colo.
- Breathless - Bryan Rooney, Vail, Colo.
- Wonderland - Kirk McGilvrey, Longmont, Colo.
- Nirvana - Michael Matz, Omaha
- Daydream - Phyllis O’Grady, Denver
- Déjà vu - Mark Rosasco, Centennial, Colo.
- Euphoria - Rick Hartman, Colorado Springs
- Wanderlust - Adrienne Smith, Breckenridge, Colo.
- Zendo - Caroline Condon, Breckenridge, Colo.
- Lost Horizon - William Vasko, McMurray, Penn.
The 2013-14 Breckenridge trail map, featuring the entire new layout for Peak 6, as well as the rest of the resort, will be publicly released on Oct. 21 exclusively on the Breckenridge Facebook page.