Originally Posted by Harry Dunn
Nope, I'm not aware of any post I've made recently saying the Lake Chutes are 50 degrees.
Yea, I think it was DefJef. I apologize.
|Yes, there are a few spots where there's steep terrain at Breck. However, that stuff may account for a few hundred acres out of 2000+.
* Horseshoe,contest,cucumber Bowls (~80 acres)
* south side of Peak 10. (~90 acres)
* north side of Peak 9 (Needles Eye to East Windows). (~175 acres)
* Lake Chutes area. (~50 acres)
* South face of Peak 7 above the Independence chair. (~100 acres)
* Boundary Chutes area (~50 acres)
* Mach 1 to Southern Cross area of south side of Peak 8 (110 acres)
Total = ~655 acres
(acres conservatively estimated off topo)
This doesn't include any runs rated "Black" some of which are also over 30 degrees.
I believe the entire A-basin ski area is around 500 acres.
|Its generally very flat, and that's the reputation around here. I'm just saying- if I want to ski steeper terrain in or around Summit County, I'm not going to Breckenridge.
Well around there (Denver I assume), apparently rumors and uninformed assumptions trump truth. But think about how badass you look calling Breck flat and being an A-Basin "local".