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Breckenridge (2008-12-13)

This weekend has been great for the mountains. Most resorts saw at least half a foot and Breckenridge was one of them. There are plenty of bare spots all over the mountain but if you search hard enough you could find some great, untouched snow over on Peak 8.

Cloudy also means snowy

We found that most people stuck around at Peak 8 which meant crowds. That’s always been the case, though, with two high-speed chairs at the bottom of the mountain. So, we hung out at Beaver Run (Peak 9) and never saw a line more than a few minutes long.

Short lines at Beaver Run

In fact, most of the time we saw a line at the mid-mountain lifts and over at the Super 8 Connect. This reminds me of what we noticed with the lines at Montezuma at Keystone last week: the crowds are on the mountain, not the bottom. Certainly worth noting if you want to get a ton of runs in.

Super 8 Connect at Peak 9

The weather was great: light snow all day with cloud cover keeping temperatures in the mid 30’s. As I said on Twitter, it was a really good day. Not a great day, but a good day. Look at how peaceful the mountain was:

Breckenridge ski lift from Devin Reams on Vimeo.

COSNOW TIP: if you hadn’t noticed, all the parking lots by the Gondola are now paid lots. If you’re looking for free parking in all the usual spots expect to be disappointed. If you don’t want to put up the $5 then you’ll be parking way out in the Airport Rd lot. Oh well!

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