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Good morning from the East Coast -

 

Skiing in New England is great right now but I am headed to CO on Feb. 20 for a week, having just cancelled the trip to snow starved Lake Tahoe.

 

I will be staying at Breckenridge, skiing solo and looking for a skiing buddy if anybody is interested.  I am middle aged (60), in decent shape, and "advanced".  I usually am the only "student" in the level 9 group when I sign up for the Max 3 at Vail.  I like gladed terrain.

 

Haven't been to Breckenridge since the new Peak 6 expansion, but last time I was there, I thoroughly enjoyed the terrain off E chair, chair 6, Imperial and the T-bar.  I should add that I am not into hiking for my turns.  I am hoping to spend a few days at Vail so I can get my Blue Sky Basin fix and perhaps BC as I haven't been in Royal Elk and would like to experience it (if the snow is decent).

 

PM me if interested

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For Peak 6 when you get off the chair go right into the bowl.  It is a wide open bowl at the top and it starts funneling into a narrower corridor as you go down.  The runout back to the chair is fairly long and it can be tricky in one spot.  There are some interesting short shots if you go right after the funnel point.  I recommend following the crowd the first time down and look up to the right after the funnel area and you will see some of the paths that are rarely skied.  If you make multiple runs here you can then try to get into some of those less skied paths.  You can hike up to the top ridge of Peak 6, it is an easier (less steep) but longer hike than off the top of the Imperial chair.

 

When you skied off of E chair did you go into the Windows at all?  To get to the Windows you go to the right when you get off E chair then look for the gate into the Windows on your left.  Windows 1 and 2 (the number signs are just small pieces of wood with numbers painted on them) are very tight trees almost not really skiable.  I like Windows 5 & 6 the best.  Windows 5 is a narrow gully through the trees. If you go in the Windows the exit/run out can be a big challenge.  Take the upper (Rick's) run out.

 

One of my favorite areas is upper Peak 7 (Y Chutes, CJ's, Magic Carpet,..).  To get there you go up the Imperial chair get off to the right, ski across Whales Tail as far as you can go then take the high traverse to Peak 7.  This is fairly steep terrain at somewhere around 45-48 degree pitch, but it does not bump up until you get closer to the bottom and the pitch reduces.  If you ski out to skiers right you can go back to the base of the T bar, if you ski out to skiers left you can drop into Ore Bucket and ski to the base of Peak 7.

 

At Breck we get quite a few people that ski in the Level 8 & 9 groups.  Breck sells an unlimited lesson pass that is directed to the locals with season passes.  Many of these people ski in the Level 8 & 9 groups.

 

Enjoy your trip and ski safe!

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Thanks for the tips on Peak 6 - 

Looking forward to the trip - 

 

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For Peak 6 when you get off the chair go right into the bowl.  It is a wide open bowl at the top and it starts funneling into a narrower corridor as you go down.  The runout back to the chair is fairly long and it can be tricky in one spot.  There are some interesting short shots if you go right after the funnel point.  I recommend following the crowd the first time down and look up to the right after the funnel area and you will see some of the paths that are rarely skied.  If you make multiple runs here you can then try to get into some of those less skied paths.  You can hike up to the top ridge of Peak 6, it is an easier (less steep) but longer hike than off the top of the Imperial chair.

 

 

One of my favorite areas is upper Peak 7 (Y Chutes, CJ's, Magic Carpet,..).  To get there you go up the Imperial chair get off to the right, ski across Whales Tail as far as you can go then take the high traverse to Peak 7.  This is fairly steep terrain at somewhere around 45-48 degree pitch, but it does not bump up until you get closer to the bottom and the pitch reduces.  If you ski out to skiers right you can go back to the base of the T bar, if you ski out to skiers left you can drop into Ore Bucket and ski to the base of Peak 7.

 

At Breck we get quite a few people that ski in the Level 8 & 9 groups.  Breck sells an unlimited lesson pass that is directed to the locals with season passes.  Many of these people ski in the Level 8 & 9 groups.

 

Enjoy your trip and ski safe!

Thanks for the peak 6 and peak 7 tips -

looking forward to my trip

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