Your Breckenridge Ski Vacation

October 10, 2013 by  
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You’ll be welcome with open arms in Breckenridge, Colorado. Breckenridge ski resort offer the world’s finest powder and terrain anyone can imagine. Half of the slopes at Breckenridge ski and snowboard resort are for beginners, while the other half are for moderate to extreme skiing. Breckenridge is the only ski area to offer this much skiing for all types of ability levels.

The town of Breckenridge is just like you would dream about on the way to your ski vacation. The town has a Main st. with stores, restaurants, and variety. You won’t be disappointed as you stroll down Breckenridge’s Main Street; the main area is about ½-mile long and makes for a lovely walk during the daytime or nighttime.

As far as resorts go, you can stay in a classy hotel and pay big bucks, or you can stay just outside of town nestled in the Rockies. Many condos are located a few miles down the road on RT. 9 otherwise known as Main Street.

If you decide to book a condo out of town, you’ll get a better sense of what a mountain vacation is all about. On top of this advantage, you can also expect to pay significantly less than if you stay in the busy town of Breckenridge . Be prepared to breathe the fresh Colorado mountain air. It’s truly invigorating!

As the seasons change in Breckenridge, Colorado your outdoor options expand and contract. Once Spring comes, the skiing gets better and the temperature goes up. Yes, it still snows hard in the Spring time.

The only difference is the quality of the snow. It tends to be wetter than the winter when it is dry-fluffy snow. Either way, it’s great and you’ll love the Spring time snow as much as the Winter snow. After all, the base of Breckenridge in April is about 60 inches deep.

Summer time in Breckenridge is truly a beautiful time! You can fish the streams for Rocky Mountain trout or you can mountain bike, raft, boat (Lake Dillon) or just relax in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. There will never be a boring day during your Breckenridge ski or summer vacation.

Fly fishing is a very enjoyable sport to engage in during the Summer time. It seems like every stream or lake in the Rockies, houses some of the largest trout in the world. Since fishing season is only 5-months out of the year, the trout seem to jump right on to the hook. Just kidding of course! It’s not that easy to catch Trout, but if you use the right flies, you just might find the statement above to be true.

Mountain bike trails are everywhere, but be careful!! Be sure to have a map and enough food & water in case you get lost. The smartest thing to do is mark your course with sticks in the ground if you have any doubts about not getting back home or to your vehicle.

As long as you are sure of this, you’re going to have a great time. Breckenridge offers mountain bike trails that go to the tops of mountains and down to the valleys. The scenery is breathtaking and without a doubt, you’re going to love mountain biking in Breckenridge, CO.

As far as rafting goes, there are many options within 20-miles of Breckenridge. The water flows highest around mid-July because of all the snow which has melted from the mountains. There are plenty of guided trips who will help you navigate through the rivers.

Once you experience all the Breckeridge has to offer, you’ll surely come back every year to enjoy yourself again and again. Also, did you know the state of Colorado has more blue sky days than any other state in the U.S.? It’s true!

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Ski Chic In St Moritz

August 26, 2013 by  
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Chic and fashionable St Moritz is the place to be seen on a luxury ski holiday. Probably the most famous of all the Swiss resorts St Moritz is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Upper Engadine valley and boasts 5 main resort areas; Corviglia, Corvatsch, Furtschellas, Diavolezza and Lagalb. Nestled 6,000 feet high in the Swiss Alps the town itself is split into two areas. Built on the side of the hillside is Dorf with elegant hotels and shops, whilst Bad is a quieter area up the valley from the lake.

There are an impressive 350km of pistes, 60 modern transportation facilities and runs at an altitude of 1800 to 3300 meters above sea level leaving you with stunning panoramic views. The resort has played host to the Olympics and the World Ski Championships offering skiers diversity, quality and quantity. The high quality ski area offers some extensive skiing. Advanced skiers can travel around to experience the best runs and there is some excellent off piste skiing to explore on the face of the Piz Noir as well as some challenging black runs at Diavolezza. Many of the pistes in St Moritz are for intermediates who can take full advantage of the terrain. Intermediates may wish to try long and open runs such as the Hahensee 6km which runs from Corvatsch through to St Moritz Bad. The nursery runs of Corviglia for beginners are accessible by funicular and run down to town. In addition Celerina provides broad slopes for some easy skiing. The lift system is extensive and getting around the resort is not a problem.

Due to its high altitude the climate of St Moritz is dry and crisp. The snow cover is reliable, and the sun shines here nearly all year round to make for ideal ski conditions.

Après-ski entertainments include a wide choice of mountain restaurants with magnificent views, ski huts and chic bars, which guarantee around the clock fun. Other Winter activities include the famous Cresta Run, as well as horse racing, polo, golf and cricket competitions on the frozen lake.

St Moritz is a resort synonymous with elegance, class and sophistication. Its name stands for style, tradition and quality – very appropriate descriptions judging by its success and popularity. On your luxury ski holiday in St Moritz Switzerland, you are likely to appreciate the cosmopolitan atmosphere, champagne climate, glamour and nightlife just as much as the skiing.

Peak 8 Of Breckenridge Ski Resort

August 15, 2013 by  
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Breckenridge‘s four peaks average vertical is 13,300 feet. Breckenridge offers some of the most extreme skiing terrain in North America. This years brand new Imperial Express chair lift takes you just 500-feet from the summit of peak 8. Up here, you will find lake chutes which are considered to be the most extreme skiing in Colorado. There is little room for error up here. The lake chutesare the closest your going to get to an Alaskan heli ski trip without the helicopter.

Don’t forget about the big rocky chutes and big cornus drop which if you can ace it, will help your chances of survival. Peak 8 also includes the T bar lift which will access you to brilliant runs like horseshoe bowl, debbeys alley, boundary chutes and vertigo. Horse shoe bowl is big and steep with big boulder drops on the skiers left and right but if you ride right down the middle I promise you smooth steep lines.

If by chance you wake up early enough, try to get that first ride up on the t-bar. Once you get up here, ride the horseshoe bowl for the steepest powder field in Colorado. The best part about this is that you won’t have to deal with a painful hike.

Debbies alley brings chills down my spine and the amount of small rock drops is pure fun. The bottom of this run offers beautiful gladed trees with small drops too. These are the most extreme runs on peak eight consisting mostly of double black diamond.

Peak 8 also includes beautifully groomed blue and green runs like springer, parklane, power line, and north star. If your skills are there you might want to give north star a try. Its tight lines make it a real challenge. This run has a natural half-pipe with plenty of trees on the skiers left and right side. Don’t slack on this run and always beware of the bumps, because they are sprinkled everywhere.

Springer, parklane and power line are smoothe groomers which you can pick up a lot of speed so watch your lines. The last thing you need to happen on your vacation is to take out a family on a groomer. So always ride in control.

Enjoy your ski vacation in Breckenridge, CO.

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