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Monthly Archives: November 2013

5 classic activities to make the most of Breck

You think you can ski everyday from opening bell to closing bell? Maybe you can, but your legs might disagree. Besides the world class skiing, Breck is chock-full of exciting things to do. So this season check off these five thrilling activities from your list and give those legs a well-deserved rest. 1. Gold Runner… Read More

Untouched turns Breck Nov-20-13

Nov. 21, 2013 Run of the Day: Duke’s [video]

Duke’s is a great run for those looking to ski a steep groomer or make a few mogul turns. The snow is skiing really soft right now as temperatures hover around the low 30’s and flakes continue to fall. We expect more snow through the weekend and will open Peak 9 on Saturday! This video… Read More


The science of snow forecasting and reporting at Breck

There is at least two sides to every story and in the case of snowfall we’re most interested in both the forecast amounts and the actual measurement. Here we’ll see how both disciplines can be measurable and precise, yet challenging to interpret — specifically at Breck. Snow Forecasting Snow forecasting, just like with any weather,… Read More

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Peak 9 opens Saturday

Breckenridge Ski Resort will open Peak 9 this coming Saturday, Nov. 23. Skiers can expect  full base area services, including ski & ride school and on-mountain dining at Ten Mile Station and The Maggie. Trail openings include Silverthorne,King’s Way via the Quicksilver SuperChair, as well as Crosscut, and lower Sawmill via the Snowflake lift. The Peak 8… Read More

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Tips for improving your technique on groomers

Everyone knows that to be a good skier, one must master the groomers. But how? Let’s get down to basics. At the most basic level, skiing is just about getting snow to slide on our skis. Remember that whole “for every action there’s and equal and opposite reaction” thing that your high school physics teacher… Read More

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Soft turns at Breck again! [photos]

Mother Nature blessed Breck with a fluffy early season. Last night Breck received 3 inches of snow, making the five day total 18 inches. It looks like more snow is on the way this week. Breck currently has a couple of mogul runs that have shaped out nicely. Stay tuned on the facebook page as… Read More


Inside the Creation of Peak 6: Part 4: Finishing touches [video]

We’re putting the finishing touches on the lifts, runs, and warming hut on Peak 6 as we now just have to wait for Mother Nature to give us enough snow to open it. In the latest episode of “Inside the Creation of Peak 6,” Director of Mountain Operations Gary Shimanowitz takes us through the new Horizon… Read More

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Four perfect days in Breck for the Après Skier

Sometimes, it’s hard not to feel sorry for those adrenaline-addled powder hounds. You know the type: they’re frothing at the mouth when the forecast calls for more than five inches of fresh. Sure, you understand the appeal—after all, you did ski lap after lap of untracked on your last trip to Les Trois Vallées in… Read More

Dew Tour at Breck

The Dew Tour is coming – here’s what to expect

The Dew Tour Mountain Championships are around the corner, so here is a look at what to expect in the coming weeks. It’s November and Breckenridge is officially open. Professional athletes from around the world are descending upon the Park Lane and Freeway terrain parks to train for and compete in the 2013 Dew Tour Mountain Championships. Breck… Read More


Snow farmers: The art of grooming Breck

It’s Saturday night and Breckenridge is gladly getting slammed with one of the season’s first big dumps. The temperature gauge reads 28 degrees and winds are whipping the outside of our red, German-made PistenBully snowcat. “We groom every green and every blue run every night,” grooming operations shift supervisor Randy Veeneman says. “We’re pretty proud… Read More