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Breckenridge Green Runs

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We have two young boys that are primarily snowboarding on green runs.  I am looking for information on the green runs at Breckenridge.  Specifically I would like to know if the majority of their green runs are actual runs or if they are cat tracks?  We went to Whistler-Blackomb last year and many of their green runs (especially Blackomb) were just cat tracks.  We're hoping to go to a resort this year that has more actual green runs for them to continue learning on.  The more seperated from advanced skiers the better.  Thank you for your information.

post #2 of 8

I don't get to Breck that often.

 

COPPER has what you want.  Almost completely separated GREEN runs (Union Creek).  + Rendezvous lift is almost all green great terrain few other skiers.  You access/exit Rendezvous from runs with heavier traffic.

 

Hard to find a cat track at Copper. 

post #3 of 8

Breck has plenty of green runs. And many of the blues are quite easy as well. 

post #4 of 8

I'm a big fan of Copper, and I teach at Breckenridge.  I personally think Breck has more green terrain than Copper.  You do want to be sure to ski out of the Peak 9 base though as the green run return to the base of Peak 8 can be a bit steep.  Very little of the green runs are cat tracks.  They can be a bit crowded depending on when you are there.

 

Mike

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Originally Posted by weichmanski View Post
 

We have two young boys that are primarily snowboarding on green runs.  I am looking for information on the green runs at Breckenridge.  Specifically I would like to know if the majority of their green runs are actual runs or if they are cat tracks?  We went to Whistler-Blackomb last year and many of their green runs (especially Blackomb) were just cat tracks.  We're hoping to go to a resort this year that has more actual green runs for them to continue learning on.  The more seperated from advanced skiers the better.  Thank you for your information.

Breck is an awful place for boarders to learn. There are lots of green runs but to get between pretty much any of the peaks requires very long very flat cat tracks for beginner riders. The only exception being the ability to take the super connect from 9-8 but doesn't go the other way.  Peak 9 has quite a few decent Greens but they are very crowded.

 

Not to mention absolutely abysmal crowds at the beginner areas. Don't be surprised to wait 30 minutes in a lift line in the beginner areas of Breck.

post #6 of 8

At the base of Peak 8, they can take the Colorado Super chair. Springmeier is a nice run. (Not a cat track.) The top of it is blue, but it's not hard. Or if they don't want to do the top, they can take chair 5. This part of the mountain is not as crowded as the beginner runs on Peak 9.

 

I highly recommend Beaver Creek for beginners who want a nice beginner area that is separated from advanced skiers. It's on the top of Beaver Creek Mountain, rather than at the base. It requires riding two lifts to get up there from the village, but they can download at the end of the day on the Centennial lift which, new this year, is a combination gondola/chair. There are several very nice beginner trails up there and only need to ride one lift once they get up there from the village.

post #7 of 8

Breck is almost all green runs as the blues are nearly as flat. 

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Originally Posted by jay_p View Post

Breck is almost all green runs as the blues are nearly as flat. 


 



The majority of Blues on Peak 9 are fairly shallow. Peak 8's Blues have a bit more pitch to them. 7's Blues fall somewhat in between but the terrain is more rolling which is fun. Peak 6's Blues are perhaps under classified. A lot of the stuff off the top should be Black or perhaps more accurately Blue-Black if they still used that designation.
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