Late Feb storm brings powder to the people [video]

This week Breckenridge saw the return of considerable snowfall after an early February of smaller storms, and this weekend is no different. Nine inches of fresh powder fell in the last 24 hours, blanketing the whole mountain with a layer of the good stuff. With calm winds overnight, the even coating ensured consistent, beautiful snow from Peaks 10 to 6.

The T-bar opened early today due to unparalleled commitment by Ski Patrol, who were tasked with clearing the routes for The Five Peaks alpine touring race. This meant Horseshoe Bowl and the North Bowl were available right at the start of the day. And that was good, because these two upper mountain zones were skiing the best they have been all month. The snow message team found great shots and better runs in the gut of Horseshoe bowl, as well as the Cucumber Face (The skier’s left arm of Horseshoe). The powder was deep and incredibly light; the slopes could be skied all day without feeling bumped out.

This snow message video also features the ninth annual Hope on the Slopes cancer fundraising challenge. This event provides skiers and snowboarders an opportunity to make a day of skiing or riding more meaningful by raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society, the nation’s number one non-profit contributor of funds for cancer research.Hope on the Slopes also allows teams and individuals to compete for fantastic prizes in two categories: dollars raised through fundraising and an EpicMix Ski/Snowboarding Competition. Friends, family and colleagues are encouraged to form teams to make every run count towards the fight against cancer. For more information please visit Hope on the Slopes, and consider forming your own team next season!

The forecast calls for more snow! Make sure you don’t miss out and book your lodging now!

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