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Recent Breckenridge Trip

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I just had to brag about our recent family trip to Breckenridge trip. It was our daughter’s first big ski trip outside of North Carolina and also her first plane flight. I think I had almost as much fun watching her and seeing her reaction to everything as she did. Breckenridge is a very special place for my wife and I since this is where we choose to have our honeymoon 8 years ago. I’m very fortunate to have two very special ski partners such as my wife and daughter. Anyway if the link works, here are some of our pictures. I used an old scanner so the quality may not be great.

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[ March 01, 2004, 03:12 PM: Message edited by: AJones ]
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Thank you so much!

I just got through reading "a boot (equipment) story". Glad I read yours. I feel better now [img]smile.gif[/img]
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AJ
I'll be in Breckenridge for 10 days from 24th March. This will be the first time I have skied in the US of A, and I'm really looking forward to it. I enjoyed your photos, and any tips would be very gratefully received.
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Hello Snowplougher (and others from the UK), question from curious American: do you have any idea how the people of the UK developed such an affinity for Breckenridge? For many years now it seems that when Brits think of skiing in the US, Breck is always at or near the top of their list. Breckenridge is a fine place, but there are so many equally fine US resorts, I was just curious as to why they target it? Cost? Word of mouth? Some sort of powerful travel agency connection?
While I'm at it: what are your expectations for your ski trip to America? Great snow and manicured slope conditions? Western/cowboy atmosphere? Luxury accommodations? Good food? Low cost?? Etc, etc. Please excuse me for my cultural curiosity and thanks.
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jamesj

I am not a Brit but i recently read an article here in california about how Brit's love to come to Heavenly, CA. And I had the same question as you do - as to why of all resorts Brits love Heavenly. Also we went to Whistler last week. And I noticed that half of the kids in my daughter's class were from Britain.

So ...

my conclusion is Brits just love to ski. They are everywhere .........
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Originally posted by jamesj:
Do you have any idea how the people of the UK developed such an affinity for Breckenridge? Word of mouth? Some sort of powerful travel agency connection?
hat are your expectations for your ski trip to America? Great snow and manicured slope conditions? Western/cowboy atmosphere? Luxury accommodations? Good food? Low cost?? Etc, etc.
Travel agents used to only go to a relatively small amount of resorts and often used agents in the USA rather than have their own reps in resort.
Breck has a more town feel and that appeals as you don't feel trapped
Everyone goes on and on about Co powder.
Low cost, definitely not (current exchange rate is an exception)
Good food, definitely not (pain in the butt having to go out and organise food every night)
You speak English :
Larger accomodations, maybe
Somewhere different
Sunshine from the altitude!
Easy to get to, no
relatively easy to get to, yes
More reliable snowfall, yes
Sunshine from the altitude!!
Word of mouth probably helped a lot
Park City was also a popular place
I'll have a look at the brochures
post #7 of 10
many British folk come to Stowe, too. Seems every 3rd person you hear is from the UK. It's nice and close, I guess!
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Originally posted by Snowplougher:
jamesj
I'g go along with what Nettie says, but I'd also add that there's a British tendancy to 'have a few beers'
I must be going soft in the head.
I forgot the BEER!

It's a shame Belgium has no mountains
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Those pictures are awsome. I have been skiing with my 7 1/2 year old for the last three years. There is nothing better than that. I haven't taken her out west yet, just to Wisconsin. I can't wait for that trip.
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jamesj
I'g go along with what Nettie says, but I'd also add that there's a British tendancy to 'have a few beers', so I suppose the theory is that anywhere that is popular with the Brits must have a few good bars, and therefore attracts more of us!!
For me, I'm quite looking forward to skiing somewhere new outside of Europe, and I'm hoping that I will find some kind of Western atmosphere, especially in terms of live music. Am I builing my hopes up too much? I'm also hoping to get out to a couple of the other nearby resorts to broaden my horizons.
Personally, I'd have preferred to go to this site's favorite, Jackson Hole, but the opportunity to go to Breck came up so I took it.
All the best
SP
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