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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2008, 03:10 PM
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Mellow closing weekend in Breck

It was bittersweet in Breckenridge this weekend (4/19-20/08). Saturday was very warm, topping out in the 50's, but the snow pack was holding its own at the higher elevations with slight yellow snow patches occurring as you neared the lifts. Mrs. DBtv and I took a few runs down Peak 9 early in the day, then headed over to Peak 7 and had a great time. The snow was good with moderate spring conditions, but it made for very good riding.

We made it over to see Robert Randolph rocking out on Ridge street at the Spring Massive concert. The scene was packed and Robert was tearing it up.

Sunday morning I got up to the top of Peak 9 early and rode ice for a few runs until I spied the groomers at work on American run, and I took a few turns down that until Mrs. DBtv got us checked out of Great Divide and headed over to the Beaver Run Express where I hooked up with her and we headed over to Peak 7 where we rode all the runs a couple of times, until Ski Patrol closed that mountain for the last time this season. Conditions were starting to deteriorate by the end at the bottom but we had a super time all afternoon over there. Then we headed down Claimjumper to start heading home to Peak 9 via Peak 8. We stopped at the Vista Haus restaurant (top of Peak 8) for Mrs. DBtv to inspect the plumbing, and were honored to have Ski Patrol hustle us out of there as the season was officially over it being past 4PM. We slid down 4 O'Clock to Beaver Run and 07-08 at Breck was over for us. What an awesome season that began with the Snowboarding Grand Prix in December and progressed through some of the best snow in years and big time progression for me and Mrs. DBtv.

There's a lot of good snow left on the mountain in Breck but it is starting to melt fast.

Hurry up, November 08!
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