Breckenridge Co

A Mecca for the Park & Pipe Set

Over the past few years, Breckenridge has turned itself into a terrain park mecca. Given the number of pro skiers and riders that call the Summit County area home, this isn’t surprising, but what’s most impressive about Breck’s parks is the way they’re laid out. There’s a very clear, very obvious delineation between the beginner (small), intermediate (medium), advanced/expert (large), and pro-level (you current on your health and life insurance?) parks. This strategy is not only safer for all involved, but also serves to help all the non-professional skiers and riders progress at a reasonable pace; in other words, you don’t have to worry about going from a five-foot flat box set flush in the ground to a 40-foot single-barrel handrail ten feet off the ground. Progression is the name of the game when it comes to Breck’s parks.I’ve never been accused of being the sharpest edge on a board, and I’ve hit some big ol’ park features in my day, but even on a perfect spring-day with soft, cushy landings, I was ready to hit the monster three-jump line in the Freeway terrain park. Don’t quote me on this, but I’d estimate the first jump at around 50-55 feet (15-16 meters), the second jump slightly bigger, and the third jump at something nuts – minimum 70, maybe closer to 85 feet (21-25 meters). Nevertheless, the features are well built, well maintained, If you think you can throw down in the park, head to Breck. You’ll know where you stand almost instantly.

Breckenridge CO probably my favorite place to ride

The Mountain

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 Spread over four mountain peaks, the resort has something for everyone. Novice trails make up 15% of the mountain (nearly 600 acres), and beginners will delight in skiing trails like Four O’Clock, which runs almost from top to bottom (at 3.5 miles long ), it’s the longest run on the mountain).At 64%, or just over 1,500 acres, intermediate and advanced riders have the majority of the mountain to play on. Cruising down Country Boy on Peak 9, Claimjumper or Alpine Alley on Peak 8, or Wirepatch over on Peak 7 is a blast. Those that dream of following a groomer down the hill can take solace in the fact that Breck grooms early and often, ensuring silky-smooth corduroy is in effect whenever the mood strikes.Experts will be downright giddy standing atop Breckenridge, especially on a powder day (and with an average annual snowfall that approaches 25 feet, powder days are plentiful). Riding off the top of the Imperial Express, both Peak 7 Bowl and Horseshoe Bowl are easily accessed and offer heart-pounding pitches, ample opportunity for air, and the wide-open experience that bowls have always offered. Of course, in the name of diversity, not  the experts at Breck seek out the high terrain above the trees. The mountain offers plenty of thrills down low, too!

What about lift lines, you ask?  Breck’s uphill capacity of 40,680 riders per hour means that wait times are manageable (longest we waited was maybe 7 minutes), even during the busiest times.

Oakley Ambush Goggle

For small to medium-sized faces, the Oakley Ambush Goggles give you a balanced and comfortable fit with or without a helmet thanks to articulating O Matter strap clips. Oakley gave the Ambush a dual-vented lens as well as an F2 anti-fog coating to eliminate cloudy build up when you’re cutting turns in moist conditions. Triple-layer, moisture-wicking fleece foam keeps you comfortable until the lifts quit running. so here is me wearing a pair.

me wearing Oakley Ambush googles

Meadows

The runs are great and there are plenty for all skill levels.  Overall Parks are great. Lifts are quick. Runs are nice. Heathers canyon and Private Reserve are amazing for double black diamonds, Its always powder over there. Trees are awesome! Powder days are amazing! Also You got 200+ acres of night skiing, And its all good terrain. Go here if you like good powder terrain and a good 3 mile run! There’s honestly nothing to dislike about this Resort. Stop being debbie downers ride meadows.

Parks and pipes Meadows mt hood

The parks at Meadows change pretty frequently but here is a look at what is going on up at the mountain right know

Ship yard :  Down bar, jump, 2 boxes, c-rail.

Park Place: Three Jumps

The Zoo: Flat box, flat down box, flat down box, rainbow box, up-flat-down, 3 jumps.

Rose City Slopestyle: Box, ledge, double barrel, flat down box, 2 jumps.

Super Pipe : Under construction

Banked Salom: Five banked turns built and more in the works

Forest Park: Line one: Flat box, flat down box top, down box, brontosaurus. Line two: Up flat rail, up rail, down rail, flat down propane tanks, 2 jumps, picnic table, culvert, A-frame box top, C-box top, C-box top, urban down rail, elephant rail, wall ride.

value

The Lamar Cruiser is an all-mountain performance snowboard from Lamar’s bronze series. The Cruiser features a versaflex full wood core and edge link sidewall construction. The Cruiser comes in sizes 144, 149, 154, 157, 159 and 163.

The Lamar Cruiser is a good beginner to intermediate board. Advanced riders should probably avoid this board though, as it really lacks edge grip. The board also requires quite a bit of maintenance because the base is not sintered. The board can be found for ~$100 price point on ebay, which makes it a great value for beginners.

Burton Custom

Description
Performance from the backcountry to the backyard, and everywhere in between. The Custom sits on top of the “do it all” heap and always has. With a feel rating that sits smack in the middle of the scale, the Custom is the one board nearly anyone can have a good time on. New sizes this year, so step up. Sintered Base: Holds wax, is durable, and moves right along. Lite Triax: Light weight and torsional stiffness. Carbon I-Beam: Lots of snap; stop using cheater jumps to get on handrails