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Breckenridge Ski Resort

Average Rating:    (2.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

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Latitude
39.480870
Longitude
-106.044630
Trail Directions
Base of Peak 8, up Ski Hill Rd.
Trail Length
3-5+ mile
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Breckenridge
State/Territory/Province
Colorado
Zip/Postal Code
80424
Country
United States
Web Address
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 21, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Brandon ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Hello everyone. I live in Denver and came up to Breck for the weekend. I grew up riding in the mountains of Montana, and since moving to Colorado, riding on the Front Range. I read the other reviews and seems everyone should be kinder to these trails. Yesterday, just scouting around, I ended up riding up Pioneer trail to the top (I got there in sort of a convoluted fashion from nearby Snowflake Lift, which was outside my condo). It was a nice cadence climb, definitely not technical, but beautiful views and a descent workout. Pioneer would be great for wives/girlfriends. I rode down Dwight's and thought it was really good fun. Some really cool switchbacks, rocki(er) sections, and roots make it a bit challenging, but nothing that makes your butt pucker too much.

Today I rode UP Dwight's and don't think climbs get much better- rode no touch from the base to the top and found it just rocky enough to make it a challenge, and a nice grinder of a workout, but doesn't make you feel you'll die by stalling out and failing to get your feet out of your pedals (like many rides on the Front Range). I came down Game Trail and found that to be a blast. Not super technical (some rooty and rocky sections- but not boulders or anything), just keep the speed up on the full suspension and you'll fly right though. Very rewarding descent for a great climb up.

Kudos to Breck for some fun trails right by a very fun mountain town. Cheers everyone- have fun!

Recommended Route:
I loved Dwight's up and Game Trail down. Nice combination of sections through forest and gorgeous meadows.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Don't know any, sorry. Maybe next time I'll check into that.



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Review Date
May 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Jrider , from Denver, CO

Summary:
This downhill area kind of sucks because the dirt is extremely low quality. I would say that I had much more fun on snowmass mountain. Oh yeah, and Spencer, some of us don't like carrying 45 Lbs. bikes up hills.

Recommended Route:
lift unless you have a cross-country bike

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Frisco to Breckenridge on dirt single-track, lots of fun.



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Review Date
September 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: TiMMc , from Breck (peak7)

Summary:
I don't mean to dog Breck too hard, it is my home hill, but it just seems Vail asc. could put a little more love into their trail systems (like having more than 4 trails) if there going to ask people to shell out cash to ride. If you have a choice, I would definately head to keystone or Vail for more selection and more vertical, but if you must, I can only say* Game trail Game trail Game trail*. Some good upsy downsys and a section of great lodgepole singletrack. It's also 4mi. instead of the barely 2mi. of all the others. Dwight's is fun if you hate your bike and like off-camber scree turns ( not gnarly or tech, just stupid). The only other thing I can recommend is maching Swinger to the bottom cut-off and instead of going back to the chair, poach 4o'clock run all the way into town for beer :
Summit co. has so much excellent riding my real advice is to suck it up and actually ride uphill on any of the multitudes of trails right out of town, you'll feel better about yourself and appease the bike gods at the same time.

Recommended Route:
Drive past peak8 parking lot/ ticket window all the way to Keystone. Buy ticket and smile, enjoying the fact that you didn't make the "Main st. mistake".

Other recommended trails in the same area:
for the DH shuttlers dyersville to pennsylvania gulch to blue river trail, for the rest Swan river/Colorado trail is awesome



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Review Date
September 29, 2000

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Spencer , from Breck

Summary:
Riding at any ski area is pretty silly, and Breck is no exception. The trails are boring and there are too many gapers from Texas always getting in your way. On the brighter side, there are some nice hidden trails around here. Just don't be a lazy bastard and pay good money for a lift ticket. RIDE YOUR BIKE UP THE HILL, you sissy! The only recomendation I have for here is to ride up the Peak 9 service road to Wheeler Pass, then drop down into Copper Mountain. Now that's a fun ride. I just can't figure out why people come to such a great place like Breckenridge to ride their bikes, then go on the shittiest trails around. Go back country and have a much more enjoyable and less crowded day.

Recommended Route:
Go up and go down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wheeler Trail, Colorado trail, 360 degrees trail... and so many others! Stop by Great Adventure Sports and ask for a recomendation.



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Review Date
August 10, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: John Spangler , from Denver, CO

Summary:
Headed up to Breck to escape the summer heat down in Denver. Lift pass was $9 with a Buddy Pass (if you forget it, they can look it up), $18 without. There's a half dozen trails you can choose from that take you back to the lift you came up. Game Trail, Swinger, and Dwight's are the major technical rides but not hard core (no major drop offs or super-gnarly spots). A good place if you want to take your hard tail downhill but serious downhillers would probably get bored quickly. Game Trail is a very fun, twisty, rocky, rooty, ride with some short uphill portions. Beautiful singletrack in the trees. Dwight's has a good mix of speed sections and tight technical stuff. Swinger is about half way down the hill, but it a good speed run with lots of tight switchbacks and one short but semi-steep section. Overall a good place to take the family or friends trying downhill for the first time and still have some fun rides for yourself. . . There are another dozen or so going to the other peaks but it's a good ride back to the base of Peak 8. One last note; I thought they had a pretty good bike rental + pass deal, $24 half day, $31 all day (front suspension only) Check the web for details. . .

Recommended Route:
Game Trail, Swinger, Dwight's

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Go to Keystone if you're looking for good DH



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