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Breckenridge questions

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Well I'll be coming out from the east coast to Breckenridge for the first time this weekend. Thanks to the holiday season everyone else bailed on me, so does anyone have any recommendations for what to do (besides skiing) or any particular slopes to hit first?
post #2 of 9
you picked a good week, the lighting of breckenridge is this saturday. go to the calendar of events for 12-3 on breckenridge.com to check it out.

and i'd say go to peak 10.
post #3 of 9
I think this weekend is going to be very good. It's snowing heavy right now. For slope recommendations you'd have to be more specific about your abilities.

Steve
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Only really skiied in Pennsylvannia so I'm not sure how it compares to out there. I just started skiing diamonds last year and can't do moguls. Hopefully I'll be able to work on my ability a lot on this trip.

Thanks for the help guys, for a while I was kinda worried about going by myself and being bored out of my mind, but this should be fun...
post #5 of 9
snowforcast.com has the following predictions for breck this weekend:
Fri - 4-7"
Sat - 5-8"
Sun - 3-5"

and they're forcasting 3-6" today.

For slope recommendations, I'm a big fan of peak 8 - there's lots of variety: the bowl on top (not open till Monday - see my post on the imperial lift opening thread for how I really feel about this), some double diamonds on the south/west side, long gentle groomers, steep groomers, some blue/black runs with smaller/easier moguls on one half & groomed on the other (GREAT for learning moguls), the terrain park & even some tree skiing. The other mountains seem to have a little less variety and tend to be a bit more focused/concentrated in what terrain they offer.

J
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by skerrane
I just started skiing diamonds last year and can't do moguls. Hopefully I'll be able to work on my ability a lot on this trip.
Breck has an enormous amount of blue groomers.

Peak 10 has steeper groomers running down the east Ridge. It also has Cimmaron which is a black that is usually groomed. Be sure to straight line the last 100 yds or so to get enough speed because there's a road at the bottom. The Falcon Chair lift line is half easy moguls and half groomed with a harder short mogul run at the bottom, Grits which is good practice if it's soft.

On Peak 9 American is a fairly steep blue/black groomer that has easy moguls on half of it that are usually very well formed. It's a good place to practice moguls. The runs north of American are usually part groomed and part easy moguls as well.

On Peak 8, Rounders is a black that is usually groomed. Duke's is half easy moguls and half groomed and is a great run on which to practice moguls. They are almost always perfectly formed and soft. Another run that is great for mogul practice is on a green run (believe it or not). It's just south of the Colorado Super Chair and locally called the "hollywood bumps". I think it's labeled "swinger" on the map. Also, under the six chair they usually groom a couple blacks so check out their grooming report for exact details.

I never go to the Peak 7 stuff so I can really help you there.

Have fun!

Steve
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by breckview
Another run that is great for mogul practice is on a green run (believe it or not). It's just south of the Colorado Super Chair and locally called the "hollywood bumps". I think it's labeled "swinger" on the map.
If I'm thinking the same place, I think the moguls are on the upper dogleg of this run, and it is a blue: "crescendo" I think. But, I'm pretty darn sure we're talking the same place, and yes, it is a fantastic run to practice mogul skiing. It's not pitched too steeply, so you don't have to worry too much about speed, and if you need to bail, there's a nice groomed run just a few feet to your right. (This also makes it a great place to get your mogul fix if you're a mogul junkie and find yourself skiing with some folks who don't or can't ski moguls - they can ski the groomed on the right, you can ski the moguls on the left, a very Solomon like solution.)

J
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hey guys thanks for the advice. Just checked out the snow report and loving every minute of it. Jake I'll make sure to let you know how the SuperChair lift is... Can't wait for this weekend now.

If anyone is going to be in the area, and willing to put up with a non expert skier let me know, would love some company.

Thanks again...
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by jake75
If I'm thinking the same place, I think the moguls are on the upper dogleg of this run, and it is a blue: "crescendo" I think. But, I'm pretty darn sure we're talking the same place, and yes, it is a fantastic run to practice mogul skiing. It's not pitched too steeply, so you don't have to worry too much about speed, and if you need to bail, there's a nice groomed run just a few feet to your right. (This also makes it a great place to get your mogul fix if you're a mogul junkie and find yourself skiing with some folks who don't or can't ski moguls - they can ski the groomed on the right, you can ski the moguls on the left, a very Solomon like solution.)

J
Yea I think you're right. I really don't spend any time on groomers except getting to lifts and so the names usually escape me. It's a weird place to find moguls. Youl literally have to take the beginner, speed controlled, run to get there. But because of that the normal people (and boarders) on the run don't ski them and so it's mostly experts skiers which makes the bumps form perfectly.

Steve
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