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The family and I are going to Breckenridge for a few days of skiing next week.  Any suggestions on what not to miss skiing or dining wise?

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Are you staying at one of the lodges in town?

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I believe we are almost at the base, but the wife has taken care of that.  All I got to do is show up with my skis on.

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Pray to Ullr for snow. It is supposed to be in the low 60s at the base of Aspen today.

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Saw that.  They were supposed to get a boat load of snow Sunday, but somehow it went from 6-10" and cold to warm with 20% chance of rain overnight.

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They got some good stuff earlier in the week but mid mtn will probably be slick and slush at the bottom... stay upper mtn for better snow...

We're going Sunday to either copper or Mary Jane depending who gets more snow...

Good thing is that crowds should be minimal

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Although it pissed off the locals the new beck peak 8? Lift is the highest one in the world I think? If you are going to breck I would defin check that one out. (It upset the locals because it was one that they used to "hike" to- so it was a turn you had to earn)

I like brecks downtown but there really isn't much dining wise that is anything to write home about (much like all Colorado food). But the local breweries are defin. worth visiting

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Uh yea.  7 and 8 are double black.  Pretty sure me and my rental skis are not cleared for that much excitement.  

 

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Just need lots of "Pizza" skiing ;)

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We are a bit better than that, but I don't go on double blacks intentionally.  I'm a solid blue skiier and occasional single black when my legs are fresh.

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I've only ventured off the bunny slopes once and I will never do it again.  

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there is a short black at steamboat that saves you a ton of time trying to get back to the gondola. it is hysterical seeing all the various type of people that try and do that and they manner in which they "slow" themselves to get down. Its like watching a drunken day at the boat ramp!

I just got a snow alert saying 2-6 inches Saturday night so hopefully you'll get some decent stuff (about all you can expect this time of year) but at least you wont need a ton of cold gear

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4 hours ago, Road Guy said:

Just need lots of "Pizza" skiing ;)

If you "french fry" when you should have "pizza"d, you're gonna have a bad time.

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Hope you got some snow goodal- we were 30 miles away at copper and it was really coming down hard. But we noticed as we drove home by breck/Frisco it was sunny out...

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And we literally had the place to ourselves- it was awesome- I almost didn't go but my daughter (pictured) was very persistent - especially once she found out her brothers couldn't go!

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1 hour ago, Road Guy said:

And we literally had the place to ourselves- it was awesome- I almost didn't go but my daughter (pictured) was very persistent - especially once she found out her brothers couldn't go!

 

That's crazy! In April no less...

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March & April can have some really good snow days if you time it right and can sneak out of work. Weekends are typically crap because the slopes are filled with people trying to get "one more day" before everything melts.

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We had a great time, but it was very warm all three days (near or over 60F).  Started off with all layers.  By Thursday we could have skiied in tshirts (some people did).  Got a little snow on Sunday, but nothing stuck.  We actually did technically take a double black on the Peak 6 bowl several times, but either it is mislabled or just a trail to a double black because it was not bad at all.  The two dots are my two youngest.  The pic was proof to their older brother that the took it.

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Yeah those bowls are not always as scary as they look (since you can cut across them diagonally) I think most are labeled as such due to the rocks and trees. but some are definitely true double blacks (like if they have the word "Chute" in the name ;) )

Glad you all had a good time. We probably drove right past you all Sunday.  I talked to a guy at my work that was at Breck that same Sunday and said it was awful, while 20 miles away at Copper we had around 4inches. Vail and Beaver Creek had 8 inches.. you just never know!

We have put our ski and board gear away for the season (we did hit 21 days) but this Sunday were going to snowshoe Quandary Peak (well as far as we can get)

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hmmmmm what to do next weekend.....

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Will they still be open?  We were told that they were shutting down peaks 6 and 10 at Breck the day after we left.

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As far as where to eat at Breck, of the 5-6 places we went, most were nothing special, but FlipSide is worth going to.  They have very above average burgers and the prices were not stupid expensive.

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The Mary Jane Side of Winter Park is open through April 30th.  If the snow is multiple days we will defin go up Saturday for one last day.  I think 5 resorts are still open this weekend and next. But yes Breck, Keystone, Copper, etc are all closed.

I've never found any food that was "all that great" in any of the mountain towns. It seems most people at the end of a day of skiing or mtn biking just want something like burgers, pizza, or chicken fingers..  But I do think most all the local beer places are above average (but sometimes the service is typical of a mountain full of pot smokers)

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