Day two of the 2014 Park Ski Test is in the books. As I write, the crew is gathered here at the Freeskier condo—located in the Village at Breck—with family dinner in full swing. On the menu tonight: “Enchiritos”—an exquisite Mexican casserole. And just moments ago, Ms. Maggie Stout took home today’s champagne prize for this stellar Instagram post.
Today on the hill, we were dealt a bit of snowfall, but enjoyed patches of sunshine on and off throughout the afternoon. The beauty of hosting the Park Test at Breckenridge is that no matter the conditions, there is plenty of fun to be had—specifically, on Peak 8.
Bobby Brown made a cameo appearance today—his second visit to #FreeskierFest in as many years. A Breckenridge pro team rider, Bobby knows well what makes Breckenridge special. “The Breck parks have the best flow ever,” said Bobby this afternoon. “If you want to ride mellow jumps and mellow rails, hit up Park Lane. On the next run, you can go over to Freeway and hit the biggest set of jumps in a line, out of anywhere in the world.” On a day like today, with mixed-bag conditions, Park Lane is the natural choice.
As for what brings Bobby back to #FreeskierFest? “It’s always a good time,” he said. “Everyone is always laughing, enjoying themselves, and people are slaying all day long… it’s super fun.”
A member of the Breck team for six years now, Bobby is among a handful of world class athletes who call the ski resort home—including X Games medalists Colby James West, Keri Herman and Anna Segal, just to name a few. “Every day I go out is more fun than the previous day,” Bobby explained. “Breck is always changing up the features and keeping things fresh.”
Bobby validates: It’s hard to imagine a better place to test park skis than Breckenridge. We’ve got three days ahead of us, and loads of next year’s skis to put through the wringer. We’ll keep you posted.
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