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Old 11-17-2011, 07:40 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Imperial Bowl is ok, gets skied-out pretty quickly. From the top, if you go skiers left over to North Bowl and keep traversing left, you might find some decent snow. Hiking above imperial and traversing lookers left will bring you to the chutes which range from tiny-gnar to wider and doable. There is some pitch, and they aren't too bad. There are bail-out options if you decide that you aren't up for the chutes.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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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?
Lets put it this way I live here and I only go up there maybe 6 days of the year. It's just not that great unless the snow/winds are perfect. Last year was the exception.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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thanks guys, i'm gonna head to breck for one day to try it out, maybe i get lucky.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:28 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Be prepared for Brecken-fridge, it can get downright cold in January.

The wind is pretty fierce up at the top of Breck, if the Imperial Express lift is running and the wind is blowing, you could be getting fresh tracks with every ride, or you could be getting zero visibility and ice. It's a crapshoot.

Not a fan of Vail, great variety of terrain, but the parking fee gets me every time. Oh, and the free parking at Breck is as far away as Siberia.

Breck's dining / drinking options are second to none, it's a pretty town, especially once you go east of Main Street into the residential district.
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They charge you for parking...ouch
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:31 PM   #26 (permalink)
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20 or 25 bucks for the day unless you get there early. Gotta know the ticket trick.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:19 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I'll be staying in keystone so i get free rides to breck and a-bay. really looking forward to shredding keystone/a-bay. back side of keystone seems fun and not very crowded. Where is my best chance for finding small cliffs/features to jump off?
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A basin if you know where to go.
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20 or 25 bucks for the day unless you get there early. Gotta know the ticket trick.
LOL

I remember when you first posted the trick. I was severely disappointed in myself that I'd never thought of that. So simple, so obvious, it'd just never dawned on me.
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I love sticking it to Vail Resorts.
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