Destination Pipe: Breckenridge, CO


BUILD Only a handful of pipes on the planet can match Freeway when it comes to size, speed, and smoothness. Sure, the X Games pipe is longer, but it's only cut once a year—and then only for pros.

CRED Nine-year veteran Brad Hoerter handles daily pipe-cutting duties and spends six hours every day sculpting transitions with a Zaugg Pipe Monster. Hoerter regularly hops out and drops in to test his handiwork—in the middle of the night with no light except the moon and stars.

NATURE There's a reason Breckenridge isn't known as a powder paradise—it's sunny nearly 300 days a year. Combined with an elevation of 10,000 feet and an average winter temperature just around 20 degrees, the sunshine ensures Hoerter's hard work stays perfectly shaped from first chair to last.


Andreas Hatveit gets ready for a crazy game of Twister. Freeway 8 superpipe, Breckenridge.


Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado's Summit County offers world-class skiing, lodging, dining and nightlife. Breckenridge averages 300 inches of snowfall and 300 days of blue skies per year.