Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Breck Nordic

Laying fresh tracks all morning on the Breckenridge Nordic Center trails!
Riding the "Siberian Tow Rope" up a slight incline as we lay fresh tracks in 3-4 inches
of powder. Wheeee!
Yesterday we skijored Breckenridge Ski Resort as it is closed for the season. In similar fashion, this morning we skijored the Breckenridge Nordic Center. The nordic center is also closed for the season but you get this feature that the trails have been groomed and packed by the weight of a groomer for months. As a result, the trails maintain snowpack longer than ungroomed trails.

We have also been in this fun cycle the last week or so where we have been getting light snowfall almost every night. We wake each morning to 1-4 inches of fresh snow and find ourselves laying fresh tracks every day! A week of "daily fresh tracks" in late April - what a treat!
There really is a layer of recently packed & groomed terrain in front of us! You could feel
it under your skis & feet as you glided along laying fresh tracks all day.
The upper terrain of Breckenridge Nordic Center has some nice views if you dare take your eyes off the narrow trail in front of you :)
Zipping along as it looks as if we are on top of the world with valleys to our right.
What a fun day:
"Oh my, I LOVED it!" exclaims enormously happy Zorro.
"So fun laying fresh tracks every day!" states happy Max.

Continuing our week of "daily fresh tracks": 9.1 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 21 MPH.

2016/2017 Season to Date: 137 days on the trails covering 1147.7 miles with 122,000 feet of elevation climbed.

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