Breckenridge 2/2/08

02 Feb, 2008

I got late into Denver last night from SIA, but I had planned to ride when I got back so today was a hit up Breck day with Tom. I was pretty tired from SIA and missing almost a week of riding but made it up on the slopes super early.

We left Denver around 6:15am to a fresh coat of snow in Aurora at a friends house. It was a pretty slow drive with a couple wrecks already on the road. I’ve never had to do the weekend commute to the mountains from Denver…and I was amazed by how many cars are on I-70 to head up to the mountains. It’s like ski/snowboarder rush hour traffic.

We made it to Breck by 8am to get there early. It was my first time to ride Breck so I knew to expect cold and winds from what Tom had told me about the conditions while I was out of town.

We hit up the gondola to ride Peak 8, then took up Colorado Super chair or Chair 5 to make laps in the Freeway and Park Lane Terrain Parks.

I was stoked to ride the super pipe which was fun but man with the new snow last night…it was riding super pipe and riding powder at the same time. A bit more difficult that I was expecting.

Tom sporting his new O-matic polka dot bandanna that I got from SIA.

I practiced with my camera getting some action shots of Tom hitting the jumps. He’s a skier but definitely awesome to watch throw down in the park.

Here’s a shot of me at the top of the terrain park.

The morning started out great with the clouds leaving and bluebird skies coming out. Eventually the clouds came back, plus winds and it was pretty cold throughout most of the day. Everytime on the chairlift I made sure to wear my face mask.

Ended the day in early afternoon so we could make it back to Denver before the traffic begain. It was a good choice cause on the drive back to Frisco, cars were lined up heading to Denver.

Looking forward to finally heading back to Steamboat tomorrow.

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