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Breck's 6-Chair

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I enjoyed 3 days at Breckenridge the first week of Feb.; second visit to Breck, but was making my first trip over to 6-Chair area.  I ended up going down "Lobo" or "Hombre" - it seemed about 30-40 yards wide and bumped up the whole way - and it was a little too much for my old, worn out knees.  Would I have been better off going farther out to skier's right off the lift, say to "Way Out" or "Double Barrel" or are all the runs off Chair 6 pretty much comparable?  (I'm okay with steep; bumps, not-so-much.)  Gettin' old in my old age.  Thanks.

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Actually skied a few runs there today.  Not a great deal of difference between the various Chair 6 runs.  They all tend to get bumped up on the steeper middle pitches.  Actually the upper bowls (off Imperial or T-bar) tend to get less bumped up. 

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Originally Posted by JimH View Post

Actually skied a few runs there today.  Not a great deal of difference between the various Chair 6 runs.  They all tend to get bumped up on the steeper middle pitches.  Actually the upper bowls (off Imperial or T-bar) tend to get less bumped up. 



Yup pretty much all of 6 is constantly bumped. If traverse ALL the way over to way out it's not too bad but not really worth it. You would be much happier skiing imperial and tbar

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I really like psychopath. Its a nice little gully so it holds a LOT of snow. It isnt steep but has a decent pitch. But because its small its best when there isnt a lot of people around. But even so, not many people go through there. 

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I primarily use the 6 chair as transport either to Imperial or to Horseshoe bowl.  When I ski the 6 chair, it almost always is Way Out to access less skied snow.

 

Mike

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Another vote for (lower) Horseshoe Bowl. If you get and keep your speed up heading over from the 6 Chair the traverse is a lot less work than getting to "Way Out", where you're probably gonna have to pole/skate, but more importantly because of its location on the mountain the snow quality and visibility and relative lack of wind is often better than other areas. Makes for nice laps.  ;-)

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