Like a lot of Colorado mountain towns, the winter draws people to Breckenridge, but the summer is why they stay. Keri Herman enjoying the Alpine lifestyle.
It seems pretty odd to medal in X Games Ski Slopestyle after only having hit your first rail at age 21, but Keri Herman gets to tell that story. The Minnesota native grew up playing hockey, and didn’t start skiing until she started college at the University of Denver. Even then, she didn’t ski more than a few days a season until her senior year of college, but that was enough to convince her to move up to Breckenridge, Colorado, after graduating. Since “falling” into competitive skiing, Keri’s been making podiums consistently at the X Games, Dew Tour, and World Cup series, and is now a top contender for the U.S. Freeskiing team for the upcoming 2014 Sochi Olympics. When she’s not lapping the jumps in Breck’s Freeway park, you can find Keri hiking, camping, swimming, biking, and exploring the Rockies around Breck. Here are a few of her favorite haunts:
Place to ski on a powder day:
Windows off E Chair or anywhere off the T Bar.
Place to get snacks for the powder day backpack:
The free granola bars in the season pass office!
Place to ski on a spring day:
Freeway and Park Lane. The park skiing is what Breck is legendary for.
The terrain parks at Breck are things of legend.
Place to take the family skiing:
Peak 7 is rarely crowded and you can fit six people on the chair. Or the halfpipe because its super funny to have the fam rip that!
Place for dinner:
Anywhere that has two-for-ones in the beginning of the season. There are always coupons in The Summit Daily. Otherwise, Nozawa in Silverthorne by City Market. They pretty much always have half-off sushi.
Place for Apres:
Northside Pizza is close to the bottom of the gondola and always has $1 PBRs and yummy pizzas.