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Old 09-17-2009, 10:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Wow, you sure showed me up. You're right about WP having more acres of terrain. Hope you're proud of yourself, that was pretty impressive. Stats and all.

Anyway, whatever. I've always thought Winter Park feels smaller than Breck. Breck has 4 peaks, 30 lifts, and 155 runs vs. Winter Park at 3 peaks (being a bit generous and counting Vasquez Ridge, which seems like it's practically never open), 25 lifts and 134 runs. Plus, every year I've ever bought a pass to WP I've felt ripped off because it is only 60% open most of the days that I went. I don't even really like Breck that much, but to me it certainly feels bigger than WP. But clearly it's not, obviously you are right. I'm sure you're the type that is always right about everything.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Wow dude. Nothing to get upset over.

Winterpark gets more snow (by like 100")and generally has more terrain open than Breck, but it's all preference. The only problem I have ever had with Breck is the lay out. They've added some lifts, and made other changes where it may not be as bad as it was back in the day. Winterpark is also a mountain that hides a lot of it's goods. In fact all of it's goods are well hidden. I used to hate the place when I first started visiting there. In fact I would only go once a year for school festival. Then I found some of the goods thanks to a very kewl skier. Kind of opened my eyes so to speak. I don't ride at any of those places or resorts for that matter that much these days anyhow. Early season there they don't get the terrain opened as fast as I would like. Makes for great poaching though. By mid January, last year included, pretty much everything was open. The cirque is about the only thing that pisses me off. It's like ski patrol is reluctant to open it, and once they do, they are reluctant to open it all the way back. I'm sure it's a pita to patrol though. Even the stuff all the way back was open by February. In an avalanche prone steep alpine terrain area, that's not bad.

Take it as you like, but besides for questioning your statement, and you'll probably consider my opening statement in this post as an insult, I really didn't mean to "show you up".
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Sorry man. It sorta felt like I was being called out over a quick side-note when I was just trying to help out some dude that was asking for advice. I apologize for being jumpy.

Anyway, yeah, I think you're right about WP. No kidding though, most of the days I went up it seemed like the good stuff was closed. I always tried to get back as far as I could, but the last season I was there it seemed like the area that was actually open most of the season wasn't super huge. That's awesome that you found someone to show you the good shit; that's definitely what I need. I do remember that it was a blast when everything was open, but that just added to the frustration when it wasn't. The last season that I bought a pass there ('06-'07), it seemed like a lot of the stuff didn't open until pretty late in the season, and then once it was open they closed it a lot because of wind or avy danger. Anyway, whatever. I've heard a lot of people that are a lot better than me say that WP is the shit, so I guess I need to go with someone that knows the mountain well.

BurtonAvenger, you're right, I was thinking Peak 10 and typed Peak 8. Oops. Nonetheless, last season Peak 7 seemed like the most crowded place there. The base at Peak 7 is huge and super crowded now. The base of Peak 8 may be worse (I couldn't say, I avoid it) but the base of Peak 7 is definitely out of control, and the runs are 10 times as crowded as they used to be.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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In fact all of it's goods are well hidden. I used to hate the place when I first started visiting there. In fact I would only go once a year for school festival. Then I found some of the goods thanks to a very kewl skier. Kind of opened my eyes so to speak.
Can you post up some of the goods on Winter Park that you've found, or is that a trade secret?
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Not on an open forum. Remind me a little closer to the season and I'll give you a run down on some of the best spots via PM. Or if you have a pass, and let me get a cheap lift ticket on it, I'll give you the tour...
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You sure you're not confusing it with 8? Cause once 5 chair broke all hell went down on peak 8 since you had like 39485837472373737283 skiers with tall tee's to their ankles trying to get to the park.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm definitely thinking of Peak 7's new base development. Last season it was 45+ minute lift lines and a never ending supply of goobers being gondola'ed in from the parking lot every time I went over there. I stopped at the new "Grand Lodge" (that's what they call it) for a beer and there were seriously like 5 thousand people in there. I just laughed. So my friends and I hopped on the connect gondola and went to the restaurant at the base of peak 8 and it was practically empty, there were like 3 people at the bar, the rest of the place was more than half empty and the lift lines outside seemed to be moving along fairly quick. That was the only day I went to both bases on the same day, and Peak 7 was much busier. Maybe it was an odd day or something, but I'm just telling you what I saw. They're still developing the Peak 7 base too...condos and stores and shit. It almost looks like the new village or something.

Did you see any of this stuff last year, or am I just trippin?
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I used to go to 7 on the busiest weekends to hide from people and power ollie off long rollers. I was hiking the wall ride one day in the park and watched the lines on 8 get so long they were a quarter of the way up the hill. I could see 7 getting busy if Grand Timers was doing some stupid promotion over there like they usually do.

All I'm stoked about is Country Boy is getting the half pipe on it again, finally a pipe that's never crowded and away from the tourons.
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