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Mar 2010 03

Day 54
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Reosrts: 27 out of 50

The town of Breckenridge hates RV people, which is why we’ve been staying in the much more RV friendly Frisco. How do we know they hate us? Oh, you can park in Breck, but there’s only one lot you can stay overnight in and it’s past-the-trailer-park far from downtown. And you have to get a permit. Which costs $5.00. And you can’t sleep or camp in your RV, because who would ever want to do that?

View from the top

View from the top

Jeff, the founder of The Slanket and a 100DOW sponsor, came up from Denver to show us around the mountain. We dug up a couple Heavenly employee vouchers floating around the Mystery Machine, which are good at all Vail Resorts.

Jeff and Coco talk about the different uses for The Slanket

Jeff and Coco talk about the different uses for The Slanket

Like Keystone, Breckenridge has been busy making changes in the last few years. One of the best additions is the gondola that shoots right out of downtown Breck. There’s also a lovely, new lift to the top of Peak 8 which is a much easier solution than the T-Bar/hiking (it’s still there if you want to go that route). They have also cut a bunch of groomers into Peak 7.

Click on map for larger image

Click on map for larger image

The gondola is a free ride to the base, no ticket required. It’s worth the ride just to hang out and enjoy some beers in the sun. Yep, it was that kind of day. No new snow. The trees and upper terrain were rock hard. Knees were beat up from some long days earlier in the week. Every once in a while, you’ve got to relax with an easy groomer day.

Kids going off in the park

Kids going off in the park

Breck Park

Apres-Ski Report:

It was Wednesday which means only one thing: $2 burgers at Ollie’s in Frisco. They are delicious.

The Cheat Sheet:

Breckenridge Ski Resort
1599 County Road 3
Breckenridge, CO

Ollie’s Pub and Grub
620 Main Street
Frisco, CO 80443

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