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Old 01-15-2013, 03:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Or you could go to the french bakery toward the southside of town get a much better crepe and not stand outside in the cold.
Or you could slam a bloody mary and go ride...
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well the bad news is that Colorado isn't doing that well this year with snow. If it was possible to change your trip to Tahoe, Mammoth, or maybe the PNW you might be better off. However, if you can't, I"m sure you will still have a great time.

Now with that said, I've got about 16 days in so far this season I think. I haven't been to Breck yet, but I haven't heard great things about their conditions thus far. I've been to BC, Vail, ABasin, and Keystone so far this season. I only went to Abasin early season, so I can't comment on their conditions right now. BC and Vail are much better than Keystone though by far as conditions are concerned. I'm assuming they are probably better than Breck as well. I could be wrong though.

If you want to ride groomers, you can pretty much go anywhere and it will be ok. Otherwise, I would say stick to BC or Vail. If you want something a little smaller and more laid back, I would suggest ABasin or Loveland.
Yes I am well aware of the conditions after booking the trip but figured it might get better by the time we go. I doubt we can change the trip but will look into it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Those. Are. The. Best. Crepes.

The wait can get up to an hour long, STAY IN LINE!!!
It's so worth it.
I dont know how I feel about waiting an hour for a crepe lol but im all about the best.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yes I am well aware of the conditions after booking the trip but figured it might get better by the time we go. I doubt we can change the trip but will look into it.
I figured that was probably the case. You will still have a great time. Though if you want better terrain at the moment, I would recommend a short drive to Vail or BC unless you have already bought lift tickets at Breck.
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I figured that was probably the case. You will still have a great time. Though if you want better terrain at the moment, I would recommend a short drive to Vail or BC unless you have already bought lift tickets at Breck.
Vail is on our agenda for at least one day during our trip.
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Vail is on our agenda for at least one day during our trip.
BC is also nice. I was just there last weekend as well as Vail. Its about 10 more minutes down I70 and probably worth checking out. Free parking is definitely easier and the terrain was also nice. What kind of stuff do you guys like to ride?
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BC is also nice. I was just there last weekend as well as Vail. Its about 10 more minutes down I70 and probably worth checking out. Free parking is definitely easier and the terrain was also nice. What kind of stuff do you guys like to ride?
Honestly im from the east coast so anything is better than what we ride here. Kind of sucks that they arent getting any snow and the trip is booked. Honestly we love riding glades all day and some park. A nice day with some pow and backcountry is all we are looking for, hopefully the weather turns around and we get some nice days.
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Honestly im from the east coast so anything is better than what we ride here. Kind of sucks that they arent getting any snow and the trip is booked. Honestly we love riding glades all day and some park. A nice day with some pow and backcountry is all we are looking for, hopefully the weather turns around and we get some nice days.
Some other members may be able to give you more advice on Glades as I haven't really ventured into that type of riding yet. I would say if you want to ride park one day, stick with Breck or Keystone, and on the days you want to ride anything else, head to BC or Vail.

As for conditions and snow, I would take a look at this website:

The Colorado Daily Snow | OpenSnow

Hes about the best forecaster I've seen for snow in Colorado so far. Looks like its going to be dry till around the last week of January and then it may turn around.
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Or you could go to the french bakery toward the southside of town get a much better crepe and not stand outside in the cold.
At 10pm? And you don't get the satisfaction of watching the 'heads in the cart enjoying creating your crepe. Those dudes treat crepes like a work of art.
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Snowboard at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. It's easy to visit the other Summit mountains because there is a bus that goes from Breck, keystone, and Arapahoe Basin. Also Copper Mountain is not too far away. If you are renting a car, fill up at a shell station because they are offering 2 for ones at Copper. I think Saturday is blocked out. Keystone has much closer free parking and Arapahoe Basin has parking you can ride too.

In the Town of Breckenridge you will find many restaurants and shops, most are independent small businesses. Skip the Vail owned crap on the mountain and the bases, they suck and are very pricy. Ride the gondola into town you will find better quality restaurants and shops at walking distance.

Good places

FOOD! DRINKS!

Clints (coffee)
The Crown (late night buzzed coffee)
Daylight Donuts (fatty grease breckfast and yummy donuts/coffee)
Geopedros(sp?) pizza and Italian food, they sell slices
Stella's Hungry Horse (food cart very close to Gondola in town, yummy!)
Empire Hamburger, bar (big fancy burgers)
Agree about those Crepes
Liquid Lounge (Breck crazy bar)
Motherloaded Tavern (tall cans! Trivia!)
Euro Deli, (they have perogies )

SHOPS

Mountain Wave, (best rentals most helpful shop)
Big Hit Snowboard Shop, (steezy good deals)
Peak a Boo Toys (great place for kids, lots of cool stuff)
Pets Sake Thrift Store, (good clean used stuff)

Walking down mainstreet at Breck is good people watching and is interesting.

Ofcourse there's more good shops and restaurants than the ones I listed.
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