On the deck of Peak 9 restaurant


Wide, perfectly groomed runs

We managed to beat the snowstorm and cross Rabbit Ears Pass in our red chevy SUV and arrived safely in Breckenridge. I think we were mighty lucky as the snowstorm was the biggest in Colorado for over 2 years – Denver was just about shut down. As usual on our first day in a new resort, it snowed all day and we had no idea where we were skiing but we had a great day. We thought Steamboat was big … nothing compared to Breck. There are 4 peaks, each with its own lift system. Each area is interlinked and it is really easy to get completely lost.

Blue skies today so we were on first lifts and skied the most amazing groomed runs. It was great to be able to ski every peak and get an idea of the layout of this place … it is HUGE. At the top of one lift there are only black and double black runs to get you down. This is OK because so many of the black runs are groomed. We had morning tea at the Peak 9 Bar and Restaurant to the sound of explosives as the avalanche control crew did their work.

Our hotel has around 500 rooms and we can ski in and ski out. At the moment we are sitting in front of our open fire and drinking Veuve Clicquot champagne (lucky alcohol is cheap here)