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Masters or equivelant in Breckenridge (or Keystone)?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi All,

 

I'd like to do some masters gate training, or just even access to gates for practice and planning to stay in Breck. I'm not finding much. Is there anything around?

post #2 of 13

Hi,

Check with euram and/or come train with us pre race than race if you want to.  What are you looking for...DH SG GS SL?

 

Masters racing is fun!

 

https://www.facebook.com/rmmskiracing?pnref=lhc

http://www.euram.us/

http://www.rmmskiracing.org/

 

Breck and the other Vail resorts may have epicmixracing.

post #3 of 13

Here is another link to explore...

 

http://teamsummit.org/masters-alpine-ski-racing/

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the links there, I'll check them out.

 

DH, SG seem the most exciting to me, as long as it's reasonably safe. GS I think helps my skills and I think I'll enjoy it. SL at this stage I think will help my skills, but probably not my particular focus just yet.

post #5 of 13
post #6 of 13
I think the masters racing program near Breck is conducted at Ski Cooper. If I recall correctly, MR is a coach in that program.
post #7 of 13

Hi @eaglerare ,

 

Team Summit has an active masters training program which I am loosely affiliated with. Most of the training is at Copper; SL and GS. Sometimes there is SG but that is often dependent on available space on the mountain. http://teamsummit.org/masters-alpine-ski-racing/

 

EurAm.US joined forces with TeamSummit last season when lane space and staff became an issue. I have been a part-time coach with EurAm and SwissAm (which became EurAm when it's founder passed on a few years ago) since 2003. Together EurAm and Team Summit represent a large portion of the masters training in Summit County.

 

Ski Cooper has speed camps periodically during the season. They are run on Black Powder, a perfect trail for SG and DH for masters. It has rolls, compressions and speeds up to about 65 - 70 mph for the fastest DHers. I coach at all of these events as well as the Masters speed events in CO, providing help to all levels of racers, from never-evers to former WCers. If you are interested in speed, I highly recommend these speed camps. The first is usually just before the Christmas holiday, snow permitting, and the remainder are a day or two in advance of any RMM speed event scheduled at Ski Cooper.

 

Loveland Ski Club had a masters training program last season, but when I checked their site a couple days ago, there was no mention of it. They train almost exclusively at Loveland on excellent race slopes.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the training scene around here. I'd be happy to help.

 

MR

post #8 of 13
@eaglerare if you are at all interested in racing speed, I just can't recommend highly enough one of those Ski Cooper camps and/or Rocky Mt. Masters races that MR mentioned. I've been going to Cooper for the DH races the past few years and it is a tom of fun, and Black Powder is not at all intimidating.
post #9 of 13

The start house at Ski Cooper aka 'Hans Haus' is well equipped with sound, and heated waiting rooms and a heated start area.

 

An up close look at the Hans Haus and static video of the course. You may wish to skip to the next video after the tour. The runs are unedited.

 

Waiting at the start for racers prior to an guided inspection.

 

This includes the fastest section of the course. This is a race so the order is oldest to youngest. This vid has been edited to eliminate the 'dead space' between runners. The guys around 10:00 are doing around 65 mph when they transition from the pitch to the flat. 

 

A POV run on the course.

 

Forgive me for promoting the Cooper venue so much. It is a great place where people have tons of fun and it is the best place to get into DH I can think of.

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

This looks great. No worries promoting that, it looks really good.

 

The part that I find I have to work with is what I can access by public transport as I haven't found an economical way to access a car for the few months US immigration allows for visitors. Perhaps I could even make an overnighter work in Lovedale and Cooper for the best occassion, but I'd imagine the pricing's going to be prohibitive through the main part of the season with already big expenses to make the trip happen. I'm going to look into it though. So thanks a lot for expanding my horizons. I would love to be able to make those options work somehow.

 

Even if I have to focus on GS / SL on the area I'm at for the majority of days, I'm still making the most of my stay by fitting in more than just exploring a couple of your great resorts and backcountry - but I'm just not sure how much is accessible at Breck - or possibly Keystone which could also be approachable for day visits on public transport if it runs early enough.

post #11 of 13

Here is an update from Matt Fox at Team Summit.

Quote:
 Team summit will train at Breckenridge Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons after the the holidays switching between Keystone and there (MR: Breck, presumably). Some weekends mostly at Keystone. The rest would still be at Copper. There will be a schedule on the Team Summit site soon.

 

If you are staying in Breck, you can easily access Breck (of course), Keystone (Swan Mt. Flyer express bus all day during the winter, less than 30 minutes ride) and Copper (Summit Stage with a transfer in Frisco about a 45 minute ride, I think).

 

I asked another coach about the Loveland training but haven't heard back. There is no public transportation to Loveland, unfortunately.

 

If you are here during a Cooper camp, I can give you a ride any day I go.

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by eaglerare View Post
 

This looks great. No worries promoting that, it looks really good.

 

The part that I find I have to work with is what I can access by public transport as I haven't found an economical way to access a car for the few months US immigration allows for visitors. Perhaps I could even make an overnighter work in Lovedale and Cooper for the best occassion, but I'd imagine the pricing's going to be prohibitive through the main part of the season with already big expenses to make the trip happen. I'm going to look into it though. So thanks a lot for expanding my horizons. I would love to be able to make those options work somehow.

 

Even if I have to focus on GS / SL on the area I'm at for the majority of days, I'm still making the most of my stay by fitting in more than just exploring a couple of your great resorts and backcountry - but I'm just not sure how much is accessible at Breck - or possibly Keystone which could also be approachable for day visits on public transport if it runs early enough.

If you do any training with the masters, you will be able to find someone with extra room who would be happy to give you a lift up to Cooper. There is a hostel in Leadville that has really reasonable rates, so you could make a race weekend at Cooper work without breaking the bank.

 

As far as public transportation, that is a piece of cake in Summit Co. There is a free bus that goes to all the resorts and towns and usually starts running at like 6 in the morning. Check out:

 

http://www.co.summit.co.us/index.aspx?NID=916

 

 

Out of curiosity, where are you coming from? 

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post
 

The start house at Ski Cooper aka 'Hans Haus' is well equipped with sound, and heated waiting rooms and a heated start area.

 

An up close look at the Hans Haus and static video of the course. You may wish to skip to the next video after the tour. The runs are unedited.

 

Waiting at the start for racers prior to an guided inspection.

 

This includes the fastest section of the course. This is a race so the order is oldest to youngest. This vid has been edited to eliminate the 'dead space' between runners. The guys around 10:00 are doing around 65 mph when they transition from the pitch to the flat. 

 

A POV run on the course.

 

Forgive me for promoting the Cooper venue so much. It is a great place where people have tons of fun and it is the best place to get into DH I can think of.


Nice POV MR,  would be great if you could find a way to also superimpose the speed on it!  :D

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