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bigwinw 01-10-2013 07:46 PM

Keystone, Breck or Vail
 
I have a trip planned in about a week to go out to colorado. I am staying in the town of breck but not on the mountain.

I am wondering whre I should ride. I enjoy flying down the mountain, groomed steep blacks or blues. I also like riding through trees or off the main path. I dont ride in the park at all.

I went out to Keystone 8 or so years ago. Rode 3 days at Keystone, 1 at A-Basin and 1 at Vail. I have never been to Breck.

Can anyone give me some recommendations?

AcroPhile 01-10-2013 08:31 PM

Steep groomed blacks, eh? In that case, I'd cross Keystone off that list.

neednsnow 01-10-2013 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigwinw (Post 565434)
I have a trip planned in about a week to go out to colorado. I am staying in the town of breck but not on the mountain.

I am wondering whre I should ride. I enjoy flying down the mountain, groomed steep blacks or blues. I also like riding through trees or off the main path. I dont ride in the park at all.

I went out to Keystone 8 or so years ago. Rode 3 days at Keystone, 1 at A-Basin and 1 at Vail. I have never been to Breck.

Can anyone give me some recommendations?

Learn how to use a T-bar, if you don't already know. That'll be very worthwhile. Breck has some real gnar runs if the snow is good. The base is pretty thin base, right now, so the real tasty runs may be a little thin. Whatever is open on Peaks 7 or 8 should be fun, but they usually aren't groomed. If the snow is fresh, hit it. If not, it'll just be a sketch session. All sorts of bumpy yuk.

Breck is Big and can be pretty fun. Just peruse and push yourself. I always found Peak 10 rather entertaining.

Skinny Bam 01-10-2013 09:56 PM

If your not into park Id say Breck or Vail. Both have pretty wide open runs you can haul ass on and also steep terrain available. Vail obviously has a lot more terrain to explore too if your only gonna do one mountain.

BurtonAvenger 01-10-2013 10:30 PM

Beaver Creek for the win.

tecknojoe 01-10-2013 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigwinw (Post 565434)
I have a trip planned in about a week to go out to colorado. I am staying in the town of breck but not on the mountain.

I am wondering whre I should ride. I enjoy flying down the mountain, groomed steep blacks or blues. I also like riding through trees or off the main path. I dont ride in the park at all.

I went out to Keystone 8 or so years ago. Rode 3 days at Keystone, 1 at A-Basin and 1 at Vail. I have never been to Breck.

Can anyone give me some recommendations?

Go to Breck, Peak 10. Very wide open and very fast

Quote:

Originally Posted by AcroPhile (Post 565586)
Steep groomed blacks, eh? In that case, I'd cross Keystone off that list.

It's true that keystone has rollers on almost every single trail on the front. There are a few good trails to go fast on. If you go through the A-51 park and keep going, that's a very very fast steep run. I got to 70mph there last year

at keystone:
Contour | Stories | 70.8mph run :]

MarshallV82 01-10-2013 11:29 PM

You mean Starfire?

I like that run.

tecknojoe 01-10-2013 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarshallV82 (Post 566498)
You mean Starfire?

I like that run.

You talking about keystone? No I'm talking about Richter to Go Devil

bigwinw 01-12-2013 07:57 AM

Thanks everyone for your advise.

hikeswithdogs 01-12-2013 08:14 AM

Unless you have an EPIC pass, rebook your flights to somewhere with snow


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