Originally Posted by What is HDS
Breck gets more snow than the surrounding resorts (Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, etc) but has much larger crowds so the snow gets packed quicker.
Breck reports more snow, but many of us question whether they moved their snow stake to an area that gets a lot of wind load. We don't really believe that Breck consistently gets 60% more snow than Copper, which is just one ridge away. Copper's snowfall to date is 125 inches while Breck is reporting over 200.
That all being said, the recent consistent dose of snow has Breck and Copper skiing pretty well. Yes, there are areas at Breck where you have to pick your way through rocks, but that is almost always the case. While I haven't skied Vail since mid-January, I suspect it is skiing quite well with the significant snowfall we've had over the past 2 weeks.