Today was my first time at Keystone and I loved it. Even though Keystone has not received any significant snow in more than a week and rocks and bare spots abound on the ungroomed runs, I had a lot of fun carving the groomers and ripping the trees. Temps were in the mid 30s with a good breeze on top.
I spent most of the day skiing the trees accessed by the Outback lift. The trees start near the top of the lift and continue almost to the bottom of the lift. I can't think of any other tree runs I have skied that are as long. The snow was softest on skier's right of the lift line. The variety of the terrain was great. Some sections were relatively open with bumps while others were tight and steep.
I also hiked up the cat track and skied the North and South Bowls. (The cat was not running today but most of the bowls here can be accessed via a short hike.) The South Bowl, due to the exposure to the sun, was crusty and hard. The North Bowl had soft snow and some heavy untracked powder.
Not many people on the slopes today
A six person lift and a gondola start and finish at the same place. There must be big crowds here on weekends.
View of Breckenridge
Tracks of the day's runs
Edited by liv4ski - Tue, 03 Feb 09 13:37:03 GMT