Hey bro If your coming out here to the west there are a couple things I would personally do. Once upon a time i lived on the East coast at sea level. I have been living in Breck since and love it !
1st- I would get your legs strong, Start running or something because a typical "gromer" run will be at least 1-2miles long or so... Not the 50 yards that i was use to on the EC.
2-CARDIO .. Do some cardio before you leave, at 12,000 Ft when you get buried in the POW you'r gonna feel like your heart is going to explode.. remember to be calm when you get buried.
3- the back Bowls get COLD .. Take some wind protection and Layer ..
4- Don't drink too much. You will get wasted very fast at 10K .. A couple years ago a guy from NJ came up got drunk and passed out a couple blocks from his condo outside and we found him in the spring. (no joke)
Hope that helps .. Colorado is a amazing place to ride. You can ride all day and not go over the same run. I spend at least 40-50 days a year at just breck and I still find great areas to snurf the pow.
*I know this is not gear advice, But this is some advice that I wish someone would have told me before my first season here*
Last edited by Searching4pow; 01-06-2010 at 05:50 PM.