Breckenridge (2013-01-06)

There hasn’t been new snow in Summit County in quite a while so our expectations were low on Sunday. What we found at Breckenridge was what we’d expect anywhere: so-so conditions with some crowds.

We started around 10:30 at Peak 7 which had a bunch of folks in line. Luckily the 6-seater is pretty speedy. We did a run and concluded that the groomers were pretty nice, but maybe not worth the wait.

We headed over to Peak 8, again, the groomed runs felt pretty nice and soft. We did a run down Dukes and found the groomed side to be nice, while the moguls are only getting carved deeper (into dirt, grass, and rocks).

We then slid down Frosty’s Freeway (literally, slid, it was icy) over to Chair 6. Nobody was in line so we decided to check things out. It was a beautiful sunny day with blue skies — we could see everything from the top. Though, theres not much snow. Most of the runs are moguls mixed with dirt. Since they’re all a bit steeper its obviously harder to keep snow on the runs.

After that we were getting tired and decided to skip the E Chair (to Peak 9) and head down the catwalks to the base. Unfortunately the walks weren’t groomed and Rachel took a nasty spill (head over heels) going over some crazy bumps with speed.

So, we called the day after a quick (slow?) ride over on Snowflake lift. Overall we got to see a lot of Breckenridge and hope to see more snow on it soon.

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