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Run of the day at Breck: High Anxiety Mar. 3, 2013

High Anxiety

Do you like to get the most out of your skiing? Maybe get a really good leg workout while getting your adrenaline pumping? Today’s run of the day at Breck will give you exactly that.

High Anxiety is located on Peak 8, right between the Colorado and Rocky Mountain Superchairs. This single black diamond is sure to get your blood pumping and your legs feeling the burn.


High Anxiety is given the tag as a black diamond run, because of its varied terrain, massive moguls and tough to read fall lines. The word anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Whoever named this trail, hit the nail on the head. Most areas of High Anxiety are completely blind rollovers, making it tough to get a read the steepness and direction of the next fall line until you’ve already dropped into it. You’ve got to be in complete control of your skis or board, because the slopes change so quickly and what lies ahead is often uncertain.

Great bumps and great views.

Best time to go

The best time to go to High Anxiety is typically in the afternoon. With the warmer weather that comes during the months of March and April, the snow tends to soften up in the afternoon. High Anxiety gets a lot of sunlight during the morning hours and this gives skiers and riders excellent bump skiing conditions. On a clear day, which there is typically an abundance of this time of year, the views are amazing. This run looks directly out to Baldy Mountain, downtown Breckenridge, and French Gulch. There is beautiful scenery on this run and it leaves you with a nice backdrop while you give your legs a break from its grueling moguls.

Getting there

You can access High Anxiety from either the Colorado or the Rocky Mountain Superchairs. From Colorado, you’ll take the Columbine crosscut and drop into Rounders. The next sign you see will be for High Anxiety on the skier’s right. From Rocky Mountain, you’ll want to cross over Columbine and drop in the same way.

Looking for the ultimate ski workout? Feel the burn on High Anxiety today.

–Chris Burton

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