Originally Posted by mmascolino
6-Chair is definitely one of my favorite places on the mountain. It is usually (but not always) less crowded. The downside is the chair is a slow double. The terrain is a casual rolling meadow with islands of trees. It isn't too hard of terrain but there are certainly places that are steeper and narrower than others.
While the runs are not crowded because of the amount of terrain, the 6 chair is often one of the most crowded lifts on the mountain. This is the main access to the Imperial lift and the lines can be quite long.
Lower Peak 7 is fun for a few runs to warm up in the morning if and only if you can start immediately when the lifts turn. Otherwise you will want to get up and get away from that base. It is a shame too because 7 has a lot of fun blue cruisers with rolling terrain that keeps things interesting.
The advantage of this area is that it is a 6 pack. Most folk pass by the base here to hit the base of Peak 8, so the lift lines may be a bit more manageable.
Moving across the trail map from right to left you have the T-Bar. Runs off to the left and right of the T-Bar are fun wide open spaces. You'll have go with caution if there isn't a large base.
Skier's right and below the patrol shack is one of Breck's best expert areas: Horseshoe bowl. There are a variety of entrances to Horseshoe bowl. Because of skier traffic and wind scouring, the direct route is often pretty rocky; you'll need to ski the crests of the bumps or be able to ski a very narrow line right next to the snow fence. If you continue to the right, you can enter from the ridge. All the way down the ridge is the Front Bowl, with some short but quite steep lines. If you drop off of the ridge to the right, you can hit the bottom of the Imperial chair without using the 6 chair.
Skiers left of the T-Bar are a number of runs. I find them to be relatively flat, however, if you go far out to the snow fence before the traverse onto Peak 7, you can ski some short steep lines in the Boundary Chutes.
You can also keep traversing across Peak 7 and hit some of the lines there, although you are pretty low in the area to hit some of the steeper lines.
Going more left you have the runs under the E-Chair which seem to hardly ever have enough snow on them...plus it is pretty tough looking terrain.
There is some great terrain here. The key is navigating the entrance and avoiding what everyone else skis. Think Mineshaft and Endeavor, not Toms.