Springtime in the Rockies, 2015.

03/31/2015 | By Roman

On March 28, 2015, I walked to the bus stop on Ski Hill Rd, to catch a ride to the Peak 8 chairlifts, where I caught up with my friends Chuck and Scott, at the Colorado Superchair, watching the freestylers getting “big air” on the Freeway (experts only) Terrain Park.

We took the Colorado up to the Vista Haus, where we cruised down Frosty’s Freeway to Lower Psychopath Gully (love that run - both lower and upper parts) and down to the E chair.  We were were on our way to meet up with a bunch of our fellow Schussbaumers, skiing off of the Falcon Chair on Peak 10.  Peak 10 is all single and double black diamond expert runs, no intermediate or beginner runs up there.

The snow was great…. typical spring skiing corn snow.  The cover was still great, as you can see in the pictures.  Breck has reported 293 inches of snow, so far this year, on target for another better than average year.  As ski resorts on both the west and east coast have already closed…. Breck is still open for another 3 weeks and in my opinion, this is the best time to take a ski vacation.  You can see in these pictures, the great snow cover, and that it will take a while for that 24 feet of snow to be skied off or melt off.

April is the second snowiest month in the year, so there is more snow still on its way. April also has the lowest prices of the winter season, and we are promoting 3 night stays and longer at a 40% discount - use the promotions code, APRIL, when booking to receive this online self booking discount.

We joined up with Sherrie, Ann, Jean and Katie and skied the great corn snow on Peak 10.  We skied Centennial, Doublejack, Cimmaron and Crystal and the snow and skiing and views were “awesome.”

We skied down to the Ten Mile Station, and had lunch with our friend Katie and her crew of Sno-Jets, bitter rivals of the Schussbaumers, who have been racing each other in the Annual Chicken Race (this year was the 50th anniversary of this fun foolhardiness).

Check out the great snow cover on Cimmaron, Peak 10, with Sherrie and Jean, basking in the spring sun. 

I was skiing on a pair of Rocky Mountain Underground CRM’s 138-101-128, and they were silky smooth, in navigating the wonderful corn snow conditions.  You can rent a pair at Base Mountain Sports, across from the Village, alongside F lot, (far left - lot is free after 3 pm), or have them deliver them to you, https://www.eliteskidelivery.com/book-now/reseller-reservations/gid/1/rsid/258/reseller/true.aspx

 The Central Rocky Mountain (CRM) was developed through input and direction from local retailers, Rocky Mountain Underground members and athletes. Pursuing a true one-ski quiver, the CRM’s versatility rips everything from groomers and bump lines to your favorite powder stash.

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