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!