At the top of my bucket list
For ski enthusiasts who also love travelling, there are certain destinations that just naturally sit at the top of the list, whether because of their extraordinary reputations or because they just have so much to offer! Either way, these are precisely the destinations that merit a spot on any seasoned skier’s bucket list.
When considering other options, think Breckenridge. During my last Colorado adventure, I got to ski this resort and it proved to be quite the discovery. Located a mere 15-minute bus ride from the Town of Vail, this resort is sure to please. With 187 runs and a little over 1,000 metres of vertical, who wouldn’t enjoy this place?
My last visit there happened to coincide with some fantastically heavy snowfall, so I spent most of my time enjoying the 11 bowls on the highest point of the mountain. Despite the fact that it’s pretty steep, this sector is still quite easily accessible to skiers of all levels. Its wide-open spaces (and no trees!) make it a great place to learn how to ski untouched terrain. While you’re there, don’t miss out going all the way to the top of Peak 8. Weather-permitting, you’ll be treated to some of the most awe-inspiring views you’ve ever seen.
All in all, Vail and Breck are two extraordinary resorts. Add them to the top of your bucket list (If they weren’t already there!). Believe me—you’ll be quite happy you did!
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