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Old 01-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Steep groomed blacks, eh? In that case, I'd cross Keystone off that list.
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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.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Beaver Creek for the win.
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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

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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

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You mean Starfire?

I like that run.
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You mean Starfire?

I like that run.
You talking about keystone? No I'm talking about Richter to Go Devil
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Thanks everyone for your advise.
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Unless you have an EPIC pass, rebook your flights to somewhere with snow
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