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Breckenridge Skiing?

post #1 of 11
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Hey all, I am new here but to the point! I will be going to Breck this spring, more specifically the 15 of march. Anyone been there, and have feedback on snow conditions, people, trails and glades, etc.. would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Alex:
post #2 of 11
Skiing Breck is great. Overall, it's a little on the flat side for me, especially toward the bottom. Although conditions change from year to year, I skied Breck last year a few times experiencing good deep snow. I skied Arapahoe Basin, which is down the road a bit, a number of times as well. The reason I mention "Abay" is that the last day I skied there was JUNE 6TH!! A-Basin is at a higher altitude. However, if I recall correctly, because of all the snow last year, nearby Breck closed for the season before, but relatively close to the time A-Basin did.

When skiing Breck, you can also get the pass which allows you to ski the neighboring resorts.. Copper Mt., Keystone, etc. The local towns of Dillon and Silverthorne are full of nightlife, restaurants, shopping, blah, blah. Have a good trip!!
post #3 of 11
There is a ton to ski at Breck. The bottom can get a little slushy and flat like previously mentioned, but there is plenty to find spread over their 4 peaks. The Imperial Express lift will take you to the bowls up top, and if you go to the far left peak (is that peak 7 or 10, anyone? I can't remember which way they stretch across...) there are a million different lines you can take through the trees. Hope you can ski moguls, because most of Breck gets moguled up within a day or two of a snowfall... trees or not. Groomers and the highest terrain (Whale's Tail, et al) being the only real exception.

Oh and make sure to hit Devil's Crotch. Quite a playground if the conditions are right...
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Reddgabe View Post
There is a ton to ski at Breck. The bottom can get a little slushy and flat like previously mentioned, but there is plenty to find spread over their 4 peaks. The Imperial Express lift will take you to the bowls up top, and if you go to the far left peak (is that peak 7 or 10, anyone? I can't remember which way they stretch across...) there are a million different lines you can take through the trees. Hope you can ski moguls, because most of Breck gets moguled up within a day or two of a snowfall... trees or not. Groomers and the highest terrain (Whale's Tail, et al) being the only real exception.

Oh and make sure to hit Devil's Crotch. Quite a playground if the conditions are right...
Thanks:, The passes we bought allow us to ski Breck, A-Basin and Keystone so It should be a jampacked week!
post #5 of 11
i'm sure you should still have good snow mid march. i'd stay on peak 10 for steeps and trees(e chair i think) or the imperial express and peak 8 has some decent stuff around frostys freeway. keystones outback has some good trees too and abasin has good everything.

dont get me wrong, breck is a fave of mine but then i like to ski the whole mountain all day than to burn up in a 1/2 day working thru trees and steeps.
post #6 of 11
i personally like Breck, even though it does have a rep for being "flat."

if you know where to go, though, it has some sweet spots.

deep mogul fields and tree runs over off of Peak 10.

great open bowls off of Peak 7 (accessed via Peak 8).

Also decent tree runs off of Chair 6.

That's where i usually spend the bulk of my time.

I've skied there many a time in March and April and always had good snow. Just stay up high.

The town rocks, too. Best ski town that I've been to other than Telluride or Whistler in terms of good eats and bars all centrally located on one drifting main street.
post #7 of 11

Breck for the steeps (you bet)

I will probably get flamed for this, but I think Breck is underrated for the steeps . I tried the Imperial Express last March for the first time and was blown away (and surprised) by the terrain (like a steep lunar landscape with snow). A short like in either direction gets you to some awesome terrain. We are talking elbow scraping steep headwalls and chutes-I will be back-

It gets wind blown up there, but that can be an advantage where it fills in on a nightly basis..the runs off the T-bar are great too..

yeah most of Breck is hideously flat but that stuff off Peak 7,8 is really,really sweet..wide open as heck too and not bumped out too bad except for the main Imperial Bowl. Looking forward to exploring more of the goods up there.
post #8 of 11

Breck Passes

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Originally Posted by learman View Post
Thanks:, The passes we bought allow us to ski Breck, A-Basin and Keystone so It should be a jampacked week!

What kind of deal did you get on your passes? Where did you purchase?

We are planning our first trip to CO this Jan, and Breck is on the short list.:
post #9 of 11
I'm a big fan of the upper parts of Breck too. The bottom is really flat tho, and the greens are very green. If you make a navigation error and miss the upper lift you meant to go to, it is a long detour all the way to the base to get back. So just pay attention and stay high!
post #10 of 11
The majority of Breck is flat and easy which is great because that's where the money is and why my property has appreciated more than most people make in a lifetime of work.

But when you add up the acres of 30-50 degree terrain, it was bigger than all of A-Basin. Maybe not now because of their expansion. But Breck is expanding into Peak 6 which has more 45 degree terrain and hikeable 50 degree stuff. They'll also be opening the entire Peak 9 cirque to the summit soon which will add hundreds of acres of 30 degree+ terrain. Then, there's north facing, steep, in-holding terrain off the E-chair east of the Windows (or Peak 9 glades on the map) that will eventually open.

IMO, the pine beetles will turn most of Breck into one huge glade which is going to be tremendous. VR execs are planning for it now.

Honestly, this talk just got me excited about ski season. I'm about to leave for Denver for a 60 mile ride on my bike and wanted summer to continue...
post #11 of 11
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Thanks for the insight, your only making me drool more!:
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