Newschoolers.com member popcornboyjunior spoke of my last blog post saying, “nothing worth skiing in summit? spoiled FU#K…” While I can admit that I am somewhat spoiled, I would still say that there is a serious lack of difficult terrain in the Summit County area…

To back up my above statement, here is a short story…

Following the “storm” that was pictured in my previous post, I decided that I would head to Breckenridge to check out the legendary Lake Chutes with my friends Henrik Lampert and Amelia Burns.àWhen I reached the base of Peak 8, I was encountered with hundreds of hungry powder hounds waiting to board the lift in hopes of skiing some “epic” pow at Breck…

I then made my way up to the top of the Imperial Express Superchair (elevation 12,840 ft) in hopes of finding some decent snow. Sadly I wasn’t the first… Nor was there any decent snow…

Upon reaching the summit of Summit County, my friends and I decided to stop for a lovely photo.àCheck out the great snow coverage behind us…

àHere’s a shot of some terrain for us to ski… Difficult, I know…

Here I amàscoping out my line (this photo was shot through a fisheye on Henrik’s camera phone in case you were wondering why my skis look so short). Doesn’t the snow from yesterday’s storm look great?

We only decided to do one run on the Lake Chutes. Shortly after we made our way down towards the base to ski what Breck and Summit County is actually good for, the terrain park…

In conclusion, when it snows in Summit County, Buck Hunter is typically your best option as there is a serious lack of difficult or entertaining lift access terrain in the region. I’m not complaining, but simply stating the facts…

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