Terrain

Breckenridge terrain

Morning conditions from Peak 8’s spruce

  This morning at Breckenridge Ski Resort was one for the books. The sunrise sprawled over Breck with vibrant colors, setting the scene for the weekend ahead. I can’t think of a better way to start the weekend than by getting some fresh turns in on the mountain –  after a good cup of coffee, of… Read More

Claimjumper morning conditions

Today started off with a glorious sunrise, waking up the mountain with orange and red bursts of colorful sky. Breck’s talented grooming team took a snapshot this morning from the base of the T bar.  I ventured a bit further towards Peak 7 to the Claimjumper run to check the conditions. The wind was calm… Read More

Conditions from Peak 9’s Gold King

  Mild conditions and partly sunny skies made their way to Breckenridge Ski Resort for a spectacular Saturday on the mountain. I made it to the Gold King run on Peak 9 for an afternoon run. The snow was soft and buttery which is perfect for making turns down Gold King’s view-laden terrain. I felt… Read More

President’s Day brings the powder

President’s Day at Breckenridge Ski Resort brought 10 inches of fresh snow in the last 24 hours, and it is still coming down. Check out my run on Northstar on Peak 8. The conditions were excellent with light, fluffy powder. We’re expecting even more snow on the mountain this afternoon and tonight for a wonderful… Read More

Top 10 advanced runs and bowls at Breck

Looking for some heart-thumping steeps and deeps, trees and big fat beautiful bowls? Breckenridge Ski Resort’s black diamond and double black diamond trails comprise 58 percent of the five-peak resort’s terrain. Here are 10 local adrenaline-fix faves: Beyond Bowl – Peak 6 Take the Kensho SuperChair to Peak 6 and carry your skis or board… Read More

Terrain-Based Learning at Breckenridge

I learned to ski in 1985, when at age 10, and I remember vividly the fear of falling. Feeling like a deer on ice, I tried to follow my instructor’s tips and figure out this thing called “snow plow.” It took quite a while. Fortunately today’s beginners—especially those at Breckenridge—don’t have to endure the same arduous… Read More

Ullr delivers 7 inches of new snow [video]

Breckenridge called and Ullr delivered: 7 inches of the fluffy stuff fell in the last 24 hours, with even more falling this morning and afternoon. We headed up Spruce to get an early run in and tackle some of that untouched powder. Buttery turns on the fresh powder made this run extra fun. If you’re… Read More

Sunny slopes from Vista Haus [video]

I checked the conditions from Vista Haus this morning, and I was welcomed with sunny skies and relatively warm temperatures with little to no wind – a very pleasant blue bird day!Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen and the shades, as there is no shortage of sun today! Well, before the clouds (predictably) roll in… Read More

Run of the day: Claimjumper [video]

<Sunny skies, highs in the mid-30’s and over 2,500 acres of skiable terrain make for a great first Sunday of 2016! There’s tons of new terrain, as Whale’s Tale and Peak 7 Bowl opened yesterday. Today, I took a groomer run down Claimjumper to check the snow conditions.Claimjumper is a really great run for cruising… Read More