Seeing the snow sculptures was quite interesting. They have various artisits create these HUGE sculptures of every shape and size, even some that kids can play on. I think they have this each winter in Breckenridge.
This view is of the 4 O' Clock Run which ends in the main town of Breckenridge. It's a blue (Intermediate run) at the top of Peak 8. Although there is an easier way onto it using the Springmeier run.
This photo was taken from the apartments I stayed at this year. Great view up the mountain!
It's probably a cheesy thing to do, but if you're from the East, it's a great photo op. A great place to cross the divide is Loveland Pass in Summit County. The day I drove up there was cold and windy but the sky was perfectly clear and the sun was beginning to set. The only sign of life I saw was a fox trotting by with something in his mouth - probably a fresh kill.
It was pretty cold when I got to the top - about 12,000 feet - but the view was great and there was the sign for the Divide!
The other part of being on the cold mountain is the warmth of a fire and social interaction of friends in the condo. After hard day of weather beaten face, a warm fire makes the cheeks rosy.
Peak 7 is now open with the Independence lift servicing the mountain. The skiing is great. Nice long runs.
It's easy to reach high altitudes on this drive up to Loveland Pass. This is where you can see the Continental Divide and a great view of Summit County. Oh yeah, you can ski there too.