January 8, 2007 – day after the wind

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The wind came to Breckenridge on Sunday. Much of the upper mountain was closed. Today, the aftermath. The North Bowl was a moon scape. All the loose snow blew away. Right into the Front Bowl, and it was awesome.


The wind came to Breckenridge on Sunday. Much of the upper mountain was closed. Today, the aftermath. The North Bowl was a moon scape. All the loose snow blew away. Right into the Front Bowl, and it was awesome.
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Look these turns by Thomas. Very cool.
I was skiing with the Level 7 group. It was fun to do so. Steve, Thomas, Elizabeth, Geno, Matt, and Amy. I wasn’t sure how the snow up high would be. But where we skied it was very good. Mayday, Duke’s Gully, Frosty’s Freeway, and Rounders. In the afternoon we worked on our bumps. Peerless was very good. The wind had rounded all the bumps on the mountain. Wind buff everywhere.
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The snow was springy and simply perfect. Breck gets the wind, but the mountain takes it well. It is absolutely skiing great.
The crowds are gone. No lines, open runs. It was very good to see. Because as my previous posts said, 20,000+ people on the hill is insane.
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We worked on turning the legs, pedal motion when arcing. A more uniform, two-footed turn in the tricky snow.
Tactically, we played with bridges and ridges in the bumps. Although, the snow was so good it was easy to take a more direct rut line approach.
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Fun was the play of the day. I look forward to having locals Steve and Elizabeth back in my group often.
thanks everybody,
Jon
This is not from today, but it is a very cool clip from Tangerine Dream

One thought on “January 8, 2007 – day after the wind”

  1. You hit on two major themes for me this week–wind and crowds. Brian Head is almost unskiable up top after a good windstorm because the drifts and exposed rocks are so unpredictable. This weekend is MLK and the second busiest week of the year (Christmas/New Years). So I get to deal with lift lines (and possibly lifts on wind hold which makes the lines even longer) and idiot kids renting the condos next door and running down the hall at 2AM. I am bringing my taser and some duct tape.
    Big storm coming this week, so let’s hope that the wind dies down. Gonna be in the low 0’s so that might discourage some of the big crowds. Nothing like 0 degree temps and 30 MPH winds.

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