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Breckenridge vs Vail Spring Skiing

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Which will have better snow conditions for a trip in the beginning of April?
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Breck
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Breck most likely unless an Unforecasted dump occurs.
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1st Choice - Copper.

 

2nd Choice - Breck

 

3rd Choice - Vail

 

4th Choice - A-Basin (You need to drive there daily.)

 

5th Choice - Lounge Chair at the pool. 

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Not Vail. I was there Saturday and they were recommending downloading on the gondola instead of skiing to the bottom. Rocks and grass patches were spreading.

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Breck remains fully covered and open. Another four or so inches in my yard this morning.
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Ali Pine, I love Copper, but I'd reverse your order with Copper and Breck simply because of Copper's lousy grooming.  I don't usually think it matters that much, but when you are going to have freeze cycle stuff, the quality of grooming does matter for those early morning runs before it melts.

 

Mike

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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
 

Ali Pine, I love Copper, but I'd reverse your order with Copper and Breck simply because of Copper's lousy grooming.  I don't usually think it matters that much, but when you are going to have freeze cycle stuff, the quality of grooming does matter for those early morning runs before it melts.

 

Mike

 

 

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I've always thought that Copper has the best groomers in Summit County...not that I'm a fan of groomers in general but certainly compared to Keystone and Abasin where I've skied some in the last 5 years Copper has them beat hands down (mostly due to better coverage).  I've only skied at Breck 3 or 4 times in the last 5 years but don't remember the groomers being any different than Coppers...

 

corduroy is corduroy

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Elevation is key here, especially this year. Vail is about 8100, while Breck is about 9600
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I've always thought that Copper has the best groomers in Summit County...not that I'm a fan of groomers in general but certainly compared to Keystone and Abasin where I've skied some in the last 5 years Copper has them beat hands down (mostly due to better coverage).  I've only skied at Breck 3 or 4 times in the last 5 years but don't remember the groomers being any different than Coppers...

 

corduroy is corduroy


Copper has done a really good job of creating ice corduroy.  Breck at least tills the refrozen so that it is somewhat soft.

 

Mike

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