US Team Training days at Breck
There are only a few locations around the world that can host the perfect combination of world-class terrain and world-class talent, and Breckenridge is at the forefront of that movement.
Every winter, athletes from around the world make the seasonal migration to Breckenridge, Colorado, where they spend between two and six months here to train on Breck’s world-class jumps, rails and 22-foot superpipe.
Breckenridge Ski Resort is home to one of the world’s best and largest terrain parks, and our park crew spends a grueling two months in November and December working hard to have our iconic Freeway Terrain Park, up and fully operational in time for the Dew Tour Championships.
Following the Dew Tour, athletes ranging from Olympic caliber athletes, to the seasoned park rat, call this place their home for a few months to learn new tricks and dial in their runs for other headline competitions such as the X Games and Olympics.
Early at sunrise while many of you are still sleeping, athletes such as Bobby Brown, Zack Black, and Keri Herman, as well as the rest of the US Freeskiing and US Snowboarding teams, are out on the slopes with their coaches, dialing in tricks and talking strategy.
Breck’s park crew works hard to maintain all these features and make sure they all have the correct take off and landing angles, as well as making sure the drop in is the perfect distance from the jumps to avoid any athletes either coming up short or otherwise overshooting their ideal landing spot.
After weeks or months of training, many of these athletes will take off around the world to attend their respective competitions or for filming segments for big time ski production crews. Do not be disappointed though, as competition season comes to a close, many of these athletes will make their way back to Breck to spend some quality time spring skiing park laps under the warm Colorado sun.