My favorite moments from the 2013/14 season at Breck
Breck opened with a bang on November 8th with 82 shredable acres. The first powder day of the season followed shortly after with sunny skies and mild temperatures. These early conditions perfect to break in the legs, work out all the early season kinks and get used to new gear.
December brought the Dew Tour and some of the world’s best skiers and boarders came out to play and compete in the Freeway Terrain Park. But this year’s stakes were higher for local athletes including Breck’s own Keri Herman and Bobby Brown. The Dew Tour was an Olympic-qualifying event for the debut of slopestyle skiing. We watched with anticipation as our local favorites took the stage and made our hometown proud!
Peak 6 opened on Christmas Day, bringing holiday cheer and fulfilling Christmas wishes for all. That week, Serenity Bowl offered the soft, powdery skiing that I dream about. I couldn’t have asked for better laps in the hike-to-area of the Six Senses, cruising down the steep, exposed terrain. I explored Peak 6 all season long, finding new powder stashes, fun terrain and endless options.
January saw over seven feet of powder. Cars were buried, snow banks piled high, the sun hid for days and Ullr unleashed his fury on Breckenridge. A late January storm brought 38 inches of fluffy white snow and created some of the best skiing and riding we had seen yet.
The GoPro Big Mountain Challenge took off on March 23rd. Big mountain junior skiers from all over the country gathered on Peak 6’s Six Senses extreme terrain. Dropping doubles (two cliff features in a row) and linking together big hits, these juniors were not to be underrated. Beautiful weather and fresh snow made for prime spectating and a great event. Be sure to check out the GoPro footage from the event.
With over 400 inches this year, Breck extended their season an extra week. Thanks to Ullr’s blessing, we can play on these great slopes until April 27!
– Jesse Ambrogi-Yanson