9. Breckenridge, Colorado

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Nate Kern. Breckenridge, Colorado. PHOTO: AARON DODDS

 

Average Snowfall: 350”

Elevation: 8,610’

Vertical Drop: 2,280’

Number of Lifts: 20

Hub:Denver, Colorado

Website: breckenridge.com

 

Whether you’re a park rat or soul shredder, Breckenridge has got the goods. “The mountain has great flow and four different peaks to ride,” Eric Willett says. He suggests kicking things off on Peak 9. “There are a couple hidden spots on the mountain with some natural and manmade log jibs through the trees,” he says. After a storm, enjoy deep snow off 6-Chair. Then hit up the rider’s right of Peak 10 for lines through the trees, followed by T-Bar laps to North Bowl, where there are often pockets of pow. Finally, session Breck’s precision-built parks. When night falls, hurry to Empire Burger or Downstairs at Eric’s. For a month of insane fiestas and music, catch Breck Spring Fever.