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Sounds like a good tour! I say check-out all 3. Be sure to focus your time on the back-side at Vail. Baby's got back, for sure!!! Also, at Breck, if you get a softer day, hike the peak out the top of Imperial, Traverse, and hit the Chutes for some silly fun terrain. Or Go over Whale's Tale....I think I need to return to Breck for a day or two....Sorry, BA!
I want to hit Vail. but not finding accommodations to easy to book. Might be stuck with Breck for this trip as I've already lined up a cabin (20+ people, and only two nights, which makes it hard).

Vail looks crazy though. Denver looks to be a yearly thing with us so that's my #1 target next year.
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I want to hit Vail. but not finding accommodations to easy to book. Might be stuck with Breck for this trip as I've already lined up a cabin (20+ people, and only two nights, which makes it hard).

Vail looks crazy though. Denver looks to be a yearly thing with us so that's my #1 target next year.
If only two or three days then, yeah, just stick with Breck.

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I've spent some time in breck and vail, breck was harder for me to find good runs with anything to jump off and generally, I was more beginner by then and i didn't go to peak 10 cause i thought it was all for skiers and i didn't do the imperial bowl cause i was scared just by looking at it from mid mountain. All i can say is brick is fun and really crowded. This year I went to vail and loved it! found some good jumps built between trails on the front side of the mountain. The back bowls are nice but they do get somewhat boring. Blue sky is where its at for me. Found good powder stashes pretty much no crowds and rides that would put big smile on my face. the drop to the right of the lift is short but amazing!! I'm lodging in keystone this year and I've only been to the front side of the mountain, but from the looks of videos I've seen I'm going to enjoy the back of keystone more than breck. Ive got 6 days to ride I'm thinking ill do probably 2-3 days keystone 1 day A-bay and one day breck and 1-2 days vail. Assuming the snow is good at keystone.
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Any good lunch spots near the mountain in Vail?
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Im currently planning a trip to Vail/Breck at the end of January also. Never been to either so all the info is making me definitely lean towards Vail.
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Maybe variety is an over enthusiastic response. I'll give you that.

Just huge, large, open expanses. There are some steeps if you are looking for them as well. Blue Sky is tree heaven. I can just say this--I had a lot more fun at Vail than at Breck. We rode the front and back of the main peak at Breck on a very windy day (see: Breckenfridge), and it was not fun.

Vail seemed to be a little more protected--could have just been that we got nicer weather though.
What front and back Breck faces east and runs north to south. I really want to know what back you dropped unless you did sky chutes.

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What front and back Breck faces east and runs north to south. I really want to know what back you dropped unless you did sky chutes.
I'm going to assume....and I could be wrong, that Front is Whales Tail/North Bowl and Back is Imperial Bowl....maybe.

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What front and back Breck faces east and runs north to south. I really want to know what back you dropped unless you did sky chutes.
I'm betting he's talking about Imperial.

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That's like a side bowl or side front.

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wanted to ask since I've never been above the tree line in breck, whats it like? i see videos where imperial bowl looks pretty mellow and the chutes look pretty insane. Since back bowls itsnt correct I'm just gonna say the top of breck, how cool is breck above the tree lines? and is peak 10 fun for boarders?
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