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Breckenridge - Crowded as they say? - Page 4post #91 of 994/27/15 at 8:53pmThat all sounds brilliant. I will make a point of spending the time it takes to discover some of those stashes.
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #92 of 994/27/15 at 8:58pmQuote:
It's definitely worth it. If you can swing an upper level lesson with one of the long-time Breck instructors, and treat them well, they may show you some of their favorites. Or you know, some of us around here. Although I did get threatened recently for sharing certain runs with a random dude from the lift =Ppost #93 of 994/28/15 at 6:54ampost #94 of 9912/20/15 at 7:05amWe'll be there the week between Christmas an New Years, so skiing on monday through thursday. I know it's a holiday week so I assume crowds will be there. My plan is to be in line before the lifts start running. Which peak is the best to stay high on if we like blues and medium blacks with good variety.post #95 of 9912/20/15 at 7:31amI was there yesterday and it was pretty busy. The bottom of peaks 7,8, and 9 were packed. I spent a good amount of time on peak 6 and there was almost no line there. It serves all blues, but they are a bit more difficult than the blues on peak 7 and 8. Someone else can speak for peak 10, but I would assume since it serves all black it would keep the crowds away.post #96 of 9912/20/15 at 7:43am
Echo GMONEY, normally 6 is pretty good, but is markedly harder vs. the blues on 7/8/9. Over this time frame we have good experience on Mercury chair on 9, never going to the bottom of nine all day. Or as stated we like Peak 10, typically some of the shortest lines at Breck. If you like it too, Chair 6 on upper 8 tends to be pretty good. Though the runs can be harder, for some reason the TBAR tends to gather a line, maybe as it is easy to reach it from 7 or 8post #97 of 9912/20/15 at 9:01pmQuote:Originally Posted by job151
Echo GMONEY, normally 6 is pretty good, but is markedly harder vs. the blues on 7/8/9. Over this time frame we have good experience on Mercury chair on 9, never going to the bottom of nine all day. Or as stated we like Peak 10, typically some of the shortest lines at Breck. If you like it too, Chair 6 on upper 8 tends to be pretty good. Though the runs can be harder, for some reason the TBAR tends to gather a line, maybe as it is easy to reach it from 7 or 8
Chair 6 is notably lacking in blue terrain. Be careful there - if it's been sunny/warm, the snow can get pretty gnarly because it's south facing.post #98 of 9912/21/15 at 5:06amQuote:
sorry, should have explicitly noted that, but the poster stated he likes "blues and medium blacks" -- clearly 6 services all blacks, and most times not groomed, so guess it is up to the original poster about whether that qualifies as "medium" -- enjoy no matter what though, pretty good year, all things considered for early snow in Summit countypost #99 of 9912/21/15 at 6:18amQuote:Originally Posted by job151
sorry, should have explicitly noted that, but the poster stated he likes "blues and medium blacks" -- clearly 6 services all blacks, and most times not groomed, so guess it is up to the original poster about whether that qualifies as "medium" -- enjoy no matter what though, pretty good year, all things considered for early snow in Summit county
Yes - there's tons of good skiing up here right now!
And I have to go visit family in Phoenix over Christmas =/
I personally find the runs under 6 chair more challenging than Horseshoe Bowl or Contest, but that might be a mental aberration on my part.
I wish I could recommend E Chair, which is typically the least crowded on the mountain, but you can only lap E Chair if you want to ski double black bumps and tight trees. It's a nice option at the end of the day if you're staying at peak 9, though.
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