Top five bump runs on Peak 8

High Anxiety

Are you one of those skiers or boarders who enjoys the bumps more than the groomers? Do you get satisfaction out of that “feel the burn” sensation in your legs at the end of the day? If you answered yes, then you don’t want to miss out on the top five bump runs on Peak 8 at Breckenridge.

5. Crescendo

Crescendo is classified as a blue run mainly for its steepness. This moderately low-angled run is usually groomed on the skier’s right side and littered with bumps on the left. This trail is great for warming up those legs during your first run of the day. Crescendo is located to the skier’s right of the Colorado Superchair and can be accessed via Springmeier.

Bumps on Duke’s Run.

4. Duke’s Run

Duke’s run is located to the skier’s left of the Rocky Mountain Superchair. Though the very top section of Duke’s is classified as a black run, it is mostly blue. Like Crescendo, the right side of Duke’s is groomed regularly, but the left is full of bumps, from top to bottom. Duke’s can be a real thigh burner, especially if you are daring enough to ride the bumps all the way down without reverting back to the corduroy.

3. Little Johnny

This single black diamond run is located directly under the Rocky Mountain Superchair. As you can see from the lift, this run is un-groomed, allowing for moguls to form across the varying fall lines. On a day with fresh snow, Little Johnny is one of the most fun runs to be on. There are plenty of natural features like trees and rocks to pop off of, so you can showboat to the spectators on the lift.

High Anxiety
The steeps of High Anxiety.

2. High Anxiety

High Anxiety is located right in between the Colorado and Rocky Mountain Superchairs. This single black diamond is covered with large moguls all season long. The challenge with this trail is the blind rollovers and rapidly changing fall lines. This, coupled with massive moguls, make High Anxiety live up to its name. You can access this run via Rounders. Take your first turn on the skier’s right. There is a sign for High Anxiety here.

1. Mach 1

Mach 1 is arguably the toughest bump run on Peak 8. It is classified as a double black diamond. The steepness combined with the large, tightly placed moguls, leave little room for error on this trail. If you’re not in complete control of your skis or board you can get moving too quickly and be heading downhill at Mach 1.

These are the top five bump runs on Peak 8. Can you master all five?

–Chris Burton