Breckenridge 11/22/09

22 Nov, 2009

Despite being a passholder for Vail Resorts, I tend to avoid the mountains in the early season because of the long lines but eventually I make my way there for the fun terrain.  I’ve been feeling sick and running on little sleep, but I made my way to Breckenridge with Tom for an early day of shredding.

Snowboarders and skiers can shred together in harmony.  The best part of the friendship is using his poles or getting pulled on cat tracks.

Our goal was as many runs before the crowds arrive and leave when they do.  There was a slight frosting of new snow overnight that made for some small powder turns on the mountain or groomers whichever you preferred.

It’s always nice seeing snow being blown for the superpipe

My own personal goal was to hit one feature and Breck’s parks right now are not baby features so for me to hit 1 was definitely do-able for myself.  I ended up getting a couple 50-50’s on this feature to the left, the flat-down dance box.

Tom is a much more talented skier than myself so I let him be the model today and captured him on the jump line at the park.

and on the flat box in the park.

The day ended at 10:30am when the lines got long and sitting at Empire Burger watching football sounded like a better option than standing in line for another couple laps.  I was able to make my way back home to Steamboat in time to relax and get ready for the week ahead!  Finally my home mountain Steamboat opens on Wednesday!

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  1. Gary
    November 23, 2009

    So, any other tips on skipping crowds at the Colorado resorts?

  2. November 23, 2009

    Hey Gary,

    It’s still early season in Colorado so limited runs are open at mountains which means longer lines at the chairlifts operating. Usually in mid season they aren’t too bad or spread out better. I tend to go to the mountains like Loveland where you have no lines in early season because it’s not part of the major pass wars here in Colorado. Vail Pass vs Intrawest Pass, even though I’m a passholder at both…I don’t mind paying to ride a mountain with few to no lines. Once all the mountains open up full operation, I ride the bigger ones more often like Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper.

  3. FLuiD
    November 24, 2009

    Hey Shay…I saw you this past Sunday morning strapping in. Was to far to yell though, lol. We only rode until 11 or so and the idiots were out in full force so we left. I am off Wed and debating a trip back to Breck to beat the weekend madness!!!

  4. November 24, 2009

    Fluid! haha funny, bummer you didn’t yell though. Yeah by 10:30 in line again it was like hmmm food and football sounds really good than standing in this line for 30 minutes. I saw a couple others off the mountain who took off early too cause of the madness. Good luck Weds with it being Thanksgiving week, but I heard Peak 9 opens so hopefully that makes things less crazy up there.