If you are a skier then put Brecks on your list. It has something for everyone, very demanding double-black runs in steep bowls, and acres of well groomed blue and green runs for the intermediates and beginners. We have been eight times now, and although it can be very cold due to the high altitude (the town is at 9600 ft), the snow is as good as it gets, better in my opinion than in the much-hyped Utah, and much more reliable than in Europe.
|Jon at 13000 ft in the demanding back-bowls|
|Barbara and friends at the top of N. America's highest chairlift|
|Amanda and Barbara 'cruising the blues'|
|Grandson William (5th from left) on the nursery slopes|
The route starts at Beaver Run near the base of Peak 9, which can be accessed by one of the many free ski buses from town. Take the Beaver Run Superchair, then drop down to the Mercury Superchair, where you follow the signs to the Falcon Superchair, which takes you up Peak 10.
|One of the challenging Peak 10 double-black diamond runs|
|The Peak 6 bowl|
You will have covered 23 miles of terrain with a vertical descent of around 10,500 ft, and will be ready to explore all the other options that Breckenridge has to offer. Enjoy!