Happy Spring! Spring Fever – Great Free Music at Breckenridge this April!

Spring Fever in BreckenridgeHappy Spring Equinox everyone. For many its been a long winter but in Breckenridge spring means the beginning of the best skiing and riding of the year. And also some really super-fun parties and events!

Every Year Breckenridge Ski Resort Brings in some really awesome free music  for Breck’s  annual spring Festival, Spring Fever.

Spring Fever is Breckenridge’s annual town and mountain April festival. It is a mix of events, parties, competitions and free concerts.

2015 Concert dates:

The highlight of Spring Fever is the concerts! Each year Breckenridge Ski Area brings awesome free acts to play at the base of Peak 8. This year is no exception. Check out this lineup:

  • Sat. April 11, 2015 - Third Eye Blind
  • Sun. April 12, 2015 - Eric Paslay
  • Sat. April 18, 2015 - American Authors
  • Sun. April 19, 2015 - The Infamous Stringdusters

2015 Events and Parties:

  • Sat. April 4, 2015 – Beer and Chili Cookoff: Come to Seven’s Restaurant in the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and taste the best chili around, wash it down with tasty beer and vote your favorite!
  • Sat. April 11, 2015 - Spring Beer Festival: The highlight event of Spring Fever is the Beer Festival. This year the Spring Beer Festival will be on Ridge Street downtown and will feature beer samplings from over 35 breweries.
  • Sun. April 19th, 2015 – Closing Day Luau: Come to the Peak 8 Base area in your best Hawaiian shirt and enjoy coconut drinks and authentic Hawaiian food!

2015 Competitions

  • Sat. &Sun. March 21 & 22 – GoPro Big Mountain Challenge: Check out this big mountain youth freeride event on Peak 6.
  • Sat. March 28, 2015 – Mountain Dew Throwback Throwdown: Breckenridge’s annual “retro” snowboarding halfpipe competition. This year come celebrate Breckenridge’s 30th anniversary of snowboarding!

There is a ton more happening this year during Breckenridge’s Spring Fever but these are the highlights.

For more info on Spring Fever visit click here.

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Winter Life in Breckenridge (Way) Back in the Day

Breckenridge Main Street circa 1880'sThink skiing in Breckenridge is hard now? Try it 100 years ago when folks would strap on wooden planks 6 feet long and oversized poles to make the long and dangerous trek over Boreas Pass to bring mail and needed supplies in and out of the High Country. Imaging what it must have been like to pilot the old rotary snowplow (currently located on Boreas Pass Road near Highway 9 on the South end of Breckenridge) through 15 foot high snow drifts in order to reach Breckenridge from the south in the winter. These difficulties make a difficult weekend commute up I-70 in the winter seem like child’s play in comparison. Long before there was a Breckenridge Ski Area, there were just miners and other residents surviving  long , cold, harsh Colorado winters

The truth is the early residents of Breckenridge like everywhere at the time faced hardships and toil chasing their dreams. Only the residents of Breckenridge had to do it while navigating 350 inches of snow annually. Breckenridge was first settled in 1859 by 29 men and one woman following the discovery of gold in the Blue River. By mid-1861, Breckenridge boasted several stores, hotels, saloons, and a post office. On October 11, 1861, the Town secured the Denver, Bradford, and Blue River Road Wagon Company connection, which gave lifeto the little gold mining community. Breckenridge's Main Street allowed for ease in turning around freight wagons and became the center of social and athletic activities. During the mining heyday, Breckenridge provided the miners with a variety of attractions. Without diversions, life in the mining camp would have been an endless cycle of routine work.

By 1882, Breckenridge secured a depot site for the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad and thereby brought rail service to Town. Breckenridge doomed a half dozen other rival company towns in the process, including Swan City, Preston, and Lincoln City. The population of Breckenridge peaked at approximately 2000. By 1882, Breckenridge added three newspapers and a cemetery. The Town also managed to organize three fire companies to protect the vulnerable wooden structures. A major fire in 1884 destroyed a number of buildings along Main Street and Ridge Street. Despite the fire danger, local carpenters continued to build with wood because of the availability of materials and the reduced time, effort, and cost of construction.

Deep snow caused Breckenridge residents to tunnel between homes and businesses.Even with the coming of the railroad the miners and residents of Breckenridge had many hardships to face. The winter of 1898-99 proved particularly challenging when a record heavy snow fell. The railroad was blocked and the residents were trapped for 78 days! Using the rotary snowplow and multiple engines, the track was finally cleared on April 24, and service resumed in town. Residents tunneled under Main Street through the snow to get from one business to another during that winter.

Six months of snow each year made it difficult for miners to work and they had to find something to entertain them in the long cold winters of Colorado’s High Country. Saloons and other false-fronted commercial businesses sprang up in the downtown area, and Main Street became a business hub. By July of 1880, Breckenridge’s population peaked to 1657 people, and the town was home to two dancehalls, ten hotels, and eighteen saloons not to mention a rather large red light district.

The Population of Breckenridge peaked at 2,000 residents in the late 1800’s but started to wane as new methods were introduced to gold mining that made it less expensive to mine it in other locations. With the drying up of the mining industry and the run of the last dredge boat in the 1942 people felt no need to stay and endure the harsh winters any longer. The population dwindled to fewer than 300 people by 1950. The future for Breckenridge seemed bleak. But then in 1961, Rounds and Porter, a Wichita, Kansas lumber company, opened the Breckenridge Ski Area, and a new boom era began. Transportation improvements fueled a new Breckenridge recreation “rush.” The Eisenhower Tunnel, on Interstate 70, was completed in 1973 and reduced the drive time from Denver to Breckenridge to an hour and a half. As a result of the relatively easy access from the Denver metro area, the high country’s recreational activities became increasingly popular.

Today Breckenridge is consistently the most popular ski destination in the country beating out rivals such as Vail and Aspen in number of skier visits per year. With over 3,000 permanent residents who look forward to and embrace the harsh, cold winter each year and new terrain opening every year Breckenridge is looking forward to a bright future.

For more information on the history of Breckenridge visit the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance at www.Breckheritage.com.

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Are you Looking To Stay Out of the Cold on Your Spring Break Trip To Breckenridge?

Spring is almost here and that means huge snowstorms and lots of powder days. This year Breckenridge is supposed to have a huge spring and recent snowfall has proved this to be true. For many with school spring breaks happening all over the country, March is time for the family ski trip. Spring Break ski trips are the perfect way to bring the family together around something that they love like skiing and winter sports.  But what if you dread the thought of having to leave your wonderful warm indoor climate and be dragged by your snow loving family on another trip to the Breckenridge Ski Resort? Have no fear! There are lots of fun activities to do in Breckenridge if you are not the snow loving cold weather type. While your family is busy booking their Breckenridge adventure and praying for plenty of white, dry snow take this time to plan a little “Stay out of the cold” winter vacation of your own. Turn your Breckenridge ski vacation into a warm, luxurious, entertaining, vacation of your very own.

From deep tissue massages to manicures and pedicures to facials and body scrubs of all sorts a good spa treatment will put you in the right mindset to enjoy the rest of your time in this winter Wonderland. Relax and unwind with the perfect spa treatment.

The next step is to set your appetite in order. Sneak into an in-town restaurant for the best deals and and great food.

Now that your stomach is happy and you have been mended you will be ready to enjoy all of the activities that Breckenridge had to offer. Start on Main Street. With hundreds of shops, boutiques and art galleries to browse and shop in. You could literally spend days and not see everything. Local and international artists display and sell their beautiful works of art from art galleries that dot Main Street from end to end. Clothing and jewelry boutiques, outdoor outfitters, gift shops, candy and other specialty stores make up the balance of what you will find in the Breckenridge Shopping District. If you enjoy history, Breckenridge has one of the largest historic districts in the Rocky Mountains. The Historic District is currently undergoing a massive transformation and is already better than ever. Start at the Breckenridge Welcome Center and enjoy the 2 story free museum of Breckenridge. Arrange for a walking tour of town with a local historian or visit one of the museums in town such as the Barney Ford House or the Edwin Carter Museum.

If you are looking for activity and adventure – just not the skiing and snowboarding type Breckenridge has you covered. Start at the Breckenridge Recreation Center where you can swim in the heated pool, hot tubs, sauna or steam room, Try the indoor rock climbing wall, Play indoor tennis or just work out. Head over to the indoor ice rink to get the feel of a winter activity without having to feel the biting cold of winter. Go for a short trip to Idaho Springs or Glenwood to enjoy a soak in the outdoor hot springs. Consistent, warm pools of calming peaceful spring water await. Nothing is more enjoyable then soaking in a hot spring warm and content during a winter snow storm. Want to get in touch with winter even a little more than this? A Dinner Sleigh Ride offers the chance to take a romantic sleigh ride on a cold winter’s evening behind giant draft horses and stay warm with piles of blankets and hot chocolate.

End the evening with a gourmet dinner and a trip to the Backstage or Speakeasy Theatres, offering plays and musicals year round the Backstage Theatre is open seven days a week offering matinees and evening show. For cinema try the Speak Easy Theatre which first run Hollywood movies and indie flicks every night in the old Colorado Mountain Collage Building.

So remember is you are coming to Breckenridge for your winter vacation but don’t love the thought of having to do winter activities. There are more than enough activities to keep you excited and warm away from the cold, cold ski slopes!

If you would like to plan a trip to Breckenridge, contact Breckenridge Discount Lodging. We are your source for Breckenridge deals, Breckenridge discounts and Breckenridge recreation. Give us a call at 1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

 

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The 25th Annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships Are Back This Week!

The flags of all of the participating countries greet all who come to enjoy the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships

Every January one of our favorite events of the year returns and this year the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships is back for its 25th year. This week sixteen teams from around the world are in Breckenridge sculpting snow art. Teams from around the USA including teams from Alaska, Minnesota, Vermont, Virginia and of course Breckenridge have been joined by the world’s best from Europe, Latin America and even as far away as Mongolia and China to compete for bragging rights. This line up of world class sculpting talent is selected carefully in a multi-round process that takes months and started way back in the summer.

a sculptor stands atop the rough beginnings of his sculpture on Wednesday morning

The event is simple. From Tuesday to Saturday at noon teams create sculptures from 20 ton, 12 feet high blocks of snow using only hand tools. It is really amazing to go through the sculpture area a few times each day and watch the progress of the teams. Tuesday and Wednesday are usually the day that big, rough moves are made on the sculptures. This is the best day to see teams using tools like hatchets and saws including the “chain” saw. The “chain” saw is not a typical chain saw but a “chain” rope that is used by two people to saw off huge chunks of blocks. If you are out early you might be lucky to see as much as a third of the original block go to a “chain” saw. Later in the week the fine and finish work happens. It is truly amazing to watch the details of these amazing but fleeting works of art come to life.

only hand tools such as the hatchet and the "chain" saw are allowed at the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships

The best (and our favorite) part of the event is Friday Night when the sculptors often work all night doing finish work. There is an excitement that is palpable as the crowds grow throughout the evening. Sculpting Friday is the perfect night to get a reservation at a great restaurant and stroll through the event grounds maybe finishing off the night with a warm and tasty drink. Saturday at noon the Sculpting ends and the judges come out and pick winners.

If you are in Breckenridge this week remember to go by the Riverwalk Center parking area and check out the Snow Sculptures.

For more information on the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships visit http://www.gobreck.com/events/budweiser-international-snow-sculpture-championships

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Save 40% at Grand Timber Lodge - Includes 2 lift tickets!

 
Need a lift? Stay & Ski at Grand Timber Lodge!

Holidays have passed and the snow keeps falling. Skip the crowds and cash in on this unbelievable deal. Stay in a studio condo at Grand Timber Lodge for as low as $175 a night! This package includes 2 nights lodging and 2 lift tickets to Breckenridge Ski Resort. Don’t wait - Book NOW!

BOOK NOW• Package based on a 2 night stay.
• Package available through 4/19/15.
• Package based on availabiity.
• Package includes a 120-min. tour of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7.
• Restrictions and qualifications apply*


Grand Timber Lodge is a full service resort located walking distance to Main Street and features amenities including two Swimming Pools and six Hot Tubs, Refresh Spa, Lodgepole Bar and Grill, Athletic Facility, Exercise Classes, Grand Room, Lodgepole Store, Children's Playground, Arcade and more.

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Stay and Ski at Grand Timber Lodge! Don't Miss this Deal!

 
Need a lift? Stay & Ski at Grand Timber Lodge!

Holidays have passed and the snow keeps falling. Skip the crowds and cash in on this unbelievable deal. Stay in a studio condo at Grand Timber Lodge for as low as $175 a night! This package includes 2 nights lodging and 2 lift tickets to Breckenridge Ski Resort. Don’t wait - Book NOW!

BOOK NOW• Package based on a 2 night stay.
• Package available through 4/19/15.
• Package based on availability.
• Package includes a 120-min. tour of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7.
• Restrictions and qualifications apply*


Grand Timber Lodge is a full service resort located walking distance to Main Street and features amenities including two Swimming Pools and six Hot Tubs, Refresh Spa, Lodgepole Bar and Grill, Athletic Facility, Exercise Classes, Grand Room, Lodgepole Store, Children's Playground, Arcade and more.

Call 866-664-9783 Today!
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Boca Family ski trip to Breck

Happy New Year on the slopes of Breck!

Family from south Florida first trip to Breck and we loved it and cant wait to come back next year!

our new favorite ski town!

Name: andrew
City: Boca Raton
State: FL

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Florida boys enjoying Main Street

Two brothers from Boca Raton enjoying winter, snow and Main Street.

Name: andrew b
City: Boca Raton
State: FL

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January in Breckenridge Means Winter Events

January is almost here and besides the best snow conditions of the year so far it is also the beginning of winter events season. January host two of Breckenridge’s premiere events. Held each January Ullr Fest and the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships bookend the month.

Ullr Fest starts Sunday, January 11th and runs for about a week. The festival celebrates Ullr, the Norse god of winter and skiing. Ullr Fest is a crazy mix of different and sometimes irreverent events including the annual ice skating party, Ullympics, Talent show and more.

The highlight and centerpiece event of Ullr Fest is the Ullr Parade which is on Thursday, January 15th at 4:30 p.m. on Main Street. It’s free and it is a great place to see Breckenridge’s wild side. If you are 21 or older come at 4 p.m. and be a part of the world’s longest shot-ski. Click here for more information on Ullr fest

The rest of January is dedicated to the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships.  The Snow Sculpture Championships draw thousands to see teams from all over the world compete for snow sculpture bragging rights.

 This international competition starts with 12 foot high, 20 ton blocks of highly compressed snow. The artists then use only hand tools to create intricate sculptures. The temporary works of art stay on display for a week after the event and finally removed. Although only around for a couple of weeks, these sculptures.

The Snow Sculpture Championships are spread over three weeks with the 2nd week being the most popular. The 1st week starts January 19thand is “Technical Week” and highlights how the blocks are made. The 2nd week is “Sculpting Week” from January 27th – 31st where the teams come in and create the art. The sculpture takes place from Tuesday to Saturday and the judging is on Saturday. The final week is “Viewing Week” where the sculptures remain up for people to enjoy. The sculptures are finally bulldozed on February 8th.

For complete details on the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships click here.

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wonderful ski lodge

great ski lodge, Peak 7 Independent chair lift right out the door. Beautiful and plush facility. Great spa and pools. Great for families and kids. Convenient indoor parking.

Name: Brad
City: Colorado Springs
State: Co
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Avalanche of Savings! Stay and Ski for as low as $125 a night!

Avalanche of Savings!
 
Breck Gets Feet of Snow; You Get an Avalanche of Savings!

Breckenridge is kicking off the 2014-2015 season with over 2 Feet of snow! Get out on the new Colorado 6-Pack SuperChair and get some of the best early season turns! Stay in a One Bedroom Condominium in Breckenridge and enjoy 2 lift tickets for as low as $125 a night! Don't Wait! This deal is only good for a short time.

BOOK NOW• Package based on availability and includes 2 lift tickets
to the Breckenridge Ski Resort and 2 nights lodging in a 1
bedroom condominium in Breckenridge. Lodging will be in
one of the following Condominiums in Breckenridge:
Beaver Run, River Mountain Lodge, Trails End or Longbranch.
• Package available through 12/11/14.
• Package includes a 120-min. tour of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7.
• Restrictions and qualifications apply*

Call 866-664-9783 Today!
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Fall Fun

We started the week with a little snow, which was fun for the kids. We used the snow day to poke around town and do a little shopping, then a spa treatment for the ladies. The weather warmed back up and we hiked up to Mohawk Lake - great bike, and McCollough Gulch - another great hike. We did some Mtn biking - up to Boreas pass and back on Baker's Tank singletrack. Best trail was down off of Tiger Rd - Blair Witch was the name. If you are thinking of hiking or biking I recommend getting a map from the Breckenridge visitor center - it was $15, but helps supports local trails and came in very handy when looking for trails.

Name: Carl Voss
City: EYOTA
State: MN - Minnesota


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Happy Halloween!

Halloween in Breckenridge Costume Contests

The jack-o-lanterns are out and the trick-or-treaters are prowling the streets. After dusk turns into night, ghosts, ghouls and numerous renditions of Miley Cyrus costumes will unearth and scour the streets searching for costume contests and drink specials. For some, costumes are an exiting way to show off fake blood making skills, punny innuendos and creativity. Some put a lot of time and effort into making their costume, so where do you go to show it off? Here are our top picks of where to go on Halloween weekend in Breckenridge:

1. Get spooked on Breckenridge Heritage Alliance's Halloween Haunted Tour from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The tour begins at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for kids 4-12. Call 970.453.9767 x2 to reserve your spot!  Dress warm!

2. Visit the resident ghost of Apres Handcrafted Libations. Sip on some witches brew (or maybe just a craft beer) and earn drawing entries! For every $10 you spend, you'll get another entry for a drawing which will be held at 10 p.m. Drink specials all weekend long. Costume contest at 9 p.m. Apres is located at 130 S. Main St. 

3. Ladies drink free from 8-10 p.m. Napper Tandys / Salt Creek. Redbull and cash prize giveaways for the best costumes. 110 E. Lincoln Ave. El Paso Laso will be rocking out on Saturday night. 

4. Enjoy spooky cocktails, drink specials and a live DJ tonight at the Blue Stag Saloon-  Win a $250-50 bar tab for best costume! 323 S. Main St. 

5. Liquid Lounge- Twerk or Treat! Yes, that's right. $50 prize at midnight. Costume contest for cash, bottle service and hugs! 520 S. Main Street. 

6. You can never go wrong with ending the night with a wild dance party at the Gold Pan Saloon! Costume contest and live DJ. 103 N. Main St. 

Trick-or-Treat! Be safe, get a designated driver, or call 453.TAXI! 

Halloween in Breckenridge

 

 

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Opening Day in Breckenridge Should Be On Your Radar

OPENING DAY IS THIS FRIDAY - November 14, 2014!

Leaves have fallen and snowflakes have been gracing our mountains on and off, but Breckenridge has been giving us a late gift; sunshine-y days and warm temperatures allowing us to get out on the trails and rivers and all in a t-shirt! Don't be fooled, these days won't be around much longer.

Breckenridge Ski Resort is scheduled to open November 7, 2014 and town is buzzing with excitement. I think it is safe to say we are all getting eager about the upcoming weather change while still holding onto the last precious moments of summer.

It actually all starts Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 a.m. with Wake Up Breck. This year is Breckenridge's 12th Annual Wake Up Breck. Start out your morning before opening day with a delicious cup of FREE coffee and a FREE commemorative coffee mug. Only 1500 mugs are available while supplies last so make sure you get out early. Click here for a list of participating coffee shops.

The big day is Friday, when the lifts start turning at 9 a.m. Interested in getting on those first few chairs? You better get to Peak 8 on Thursday and camp. Plenty of people will be competing for that honor.

Friday is the Big Day when the lifts start turning for the season at 9 a.m. if you are looking to be the first and rip the banner as first chair you better get to Peak 8 on Thursday and camp. Plenty of people will be competing for that honor. - See more at: http://blog.breckenridgediscountlodging.com/blog/26979c07-56d1-46c1-a3e6-af459ec0d89a/what-you-need-to-know-for-breckenridges-opening-day#sthash.IoaOtq2h.dpuf
Friday is the Big Day when the lifts start turning for the season at 9 a.m. if you are looking to be the first and rip the banner as first chair you better get to Peak 8 on Thursday and camp. Plenty of people will be competing for that honor. - See more at: http://blog.breckenridgediscountlodging.com/blog/26979c07-56d1-46c1-a3e6-af459ec0d89a/what-you-need-to-know-for-breckenridges-opening-day#sthash.IoaOtq2h.dpuf
Friday is the Big Day when the lifts start turning for the season at 9 a.m. if you are looking to be the first and rip the banner as first chair you better get to Peak 8 on Thursday and camp. Plenty of people will be competing for that honor. - See more at: http://blog.breckenridgediscountlodging.com/blog/26979c07-56d1-46c1-a3e6-af459ec0d89a/what-you-need-to-know-for-breckenridges-opening-day#sthash.IoaOtq2h.dpuf

Breckenridge Colorado SuperChairSo what’s new at Breckenridge Ski Resort? The Colorado SuperChair has been upgraded from a quad express to a six-passenger express to disperse skiers to surrounding peaks faster, increasing capacity for Peak 8’s primary lift. The previous Peak 9 Restaurant is re opening as The Outlook and if you are spending your time over at Peak 6, keep an eye out for the Snow Drifter, a converted groomer offering mobile dining options.

All in all, bundle up for this 2014-15 season. Farmer's almanac is calling for cold temperatures and plenty of snow. Come join us for Opening Day and get in those first turns of the season. Most importantly, have a little fun while you are at it.

Friday is the Big Day when the lifts start turning for the season at 9 a.m. if you are looking to be the first and rip the banner as first chair you better get to Peak 8 on Thursday and camp. Plenty of people will be competing for that honor. - See more at: http://blog.breckenridgediscountlodging.com/blog/26979c07-56d1-46c1-a3e6-af459ec0d89a/what-you-need-to-know-for-breckenridges-opening-day#sthash.IoaOtq2h.dpuf
Actually it all starts Thursday with Wake Up Breckenridge. Wake Up Breckenridge is an annual tradition that takes place the day before opening day in the morning. From 7 to 10 a.m. the top managers from the Breckenridge Ski Area will be on hand at all of the local coffee shops giving out free coffee and reusable thermal mugs. Get there early as Wake up Breckenridge is wildly popular and they usually run out of cups pretty fast. - See more at: http://blog.breckenridgediscountlodging.com/blog/26979c07-56d1-46c1-a3e6-af459ec0d89a/what-you-need-to-know-for-breckenridges-opening-day#sthash.IoaOtq2h.dpuf
Actually it all starts Thursday with Wake Up Breckenridge. Wake Up Breckenridge is an annual tradition that takes place the day before opening day in the morning. From 7 to 10 a.m. the top managers from the Breckenridge Ski Area will be on hand at all of the local coffee shops giving out free coffee and reusable thermal mugs. Get there early as Wake up Breckenridge is wildly popular and they usually run out of cups pretty fast. - See more at: http://blog.breckenridgediscountlodging.com/blog/26979c07-56d1-46c1-a3e6-af459ec0d89a/what-you-need-to-know-for-breckenridges-opening-day#sthash.IoaOtq2h.dpuf

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The Mountains are Calling!

Breckenridge Extravaganza!
 
 
The Mountains Are Calling!

Snow has been dusting our peaks and the cooler temperatures are upon us! Breckenridge’s lifts start turning on November 7th, so come to Breckenridge for Opening Weekend and be a part of the festivities. Can’t make it to Opening Weekend? Thanksgiving and the early winter are the perfect time to get in your first turns of the season. Stay at Grand Timber Lodge in a Studio condominium for as low as $178 based on a 2 night stay! Don’t wait – Book Now!

BOOK NOW• Special lodging rate based on a Grand Timber Lodge
studio condominium. Larger sized units are available so
call 866-664-9783 option 3 for the best rates!

• Must stay before 12/18/14 to receive this deal.
• Package based on lodging availability and is first come first served.
• Package includes a 120-min. tour of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7.
• Restrictions and qualifications apply*.

Call 866-664-9783 Today!
Mention source code WEBSP when booking.
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Package includes a 120-min. tour of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7. Restrictions and blackout dates apply.
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Warrior send-off

Iris (front desk) was great with her enthusiasm and coming out from behind the counter and Hi-fiving us and encouraging us as our group was heading off to the Warrior Dash. Then suprised us that afternoon with a knock on our room door and a card "from one warrior to another" and goodies. Made me proud to be an owner as we had other family and friends wih us.

Name: Greg mills
City: Thornton
State: Colorado


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The Annual North Face Speaker Series is Coming Back to Breckenridge

TGR pro skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series Brings Sage Cattabriga-Alosa to Breckenridge.

The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series is coming back to Breckenridge Saturday October 4th. Come to the Riverwalk Center at 150 West Adams Street in Breckenridge, CO beginning at 7:30 p.m. to see Sage Cattabriga-Alosa.

When he isn’t cutting loose in the powder, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa turns his focus to art and music. Sage is one of the biggest names in the ski-film industry, winning Best Male Performance from Powder Magazine’s video awards in 2004, 2009, and 2011. A Light Dose is the tale of what happens when his two worlds—art and skiing—collide. Teton Gravity Research and Adam Clark join Sage on an incredible voyage where Sage’s artistic ideas are brought to life and intertwine with his skiing.

Prior to the event there will be a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., which will take place at The North Face Breckenridge store at 322 S Main Street in Breckenridge, CO.

Guaranteed seating for the event is available for $10 in advance at www.thenorthface.com/speakerseries. A limited number of free general-admission tickets, which do not guarantee seating, are also available online on a first-come, first-served basis. $5 youth tickets are available for attendees up to 12 years old.

VIP reception tickets, which include preferred seating, a meet-and-greet with Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and filmmaker Adam Clark, and beer provided by Joyride Brewing, wine, and food provided by The Briar Rose, are available for $20.

All proceeds from VIP tickets and a portion of other ticket sales will benefit the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, a non-profit educational organization providing incredible outdoor experiences to those of all abilities, and specializing in assisting those with disabilities and special needs.

The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series, presented by GORE-TEX®, is taking place August 2014 through January 2015. For information about additional tour dates and athlete appearances, please visit: www.thenorthface.com/speakerseries. Follow the conversation with #TNFSpeakerSeries.

Click here For more information and to reserve seats for this event.

For the Best lodging deals in Breckenridge visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

 

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Early Bird Gets the Powder!

The Early Bird Gets The Powder!

Book early and save on winter lodging in Breckenridge with the Early Bird Winter Deal at the Grand Timber Lodge. The Early Bird Winter Deal includes 2 lift tickets and 2 nights lodging in a studio or 1 bedroom condominium with rates starting as low as $299! Stay ski in/ski out at one of Breckenridge’s premier resorts!

BOOK NOW• This special lodging deal includes 2 lift tickets to the
Breckenridge Ski Resort and 2 nights in a Grand Timber
Lodge studio or 1 bedroom bedroom condominium.
Larger sized units are available so call 866-664-9783
(Option 3) for the best rates!


• Must book this package by 4/19/15.
• Package based on lodging availability and is first come first served.
• Package includes a 120-min. tour of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7.
• Restrictions and qualifications apply*.

Call 866-664-9783 Today!
Mention source code WEBSP when booking.
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Click here for a full line up of Breckenridge Events
Other rates and dates may be available. Qualifications apply.
Package includes a 120-min. tour of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7. Restrictions and blackout dates apply.
Breckenridge Grand Vacations|PO Box 6879|100 S. Main St.|Breckenridge, CO 80424|888-783-8883
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Join our Cycling Community for Breck Bike Week!

Breck Bike Week is just around the corner, and with all the events happening, we want you to be the first to know! From August 20th - August 24th, join our community of cyclists for the US Pro Challenge, bike demos, group rides, trail building, clinics, free bikes tunes, kids’ races and much more. Geared toward all levels from novice to pro riders, there is something for everyone. Best part, all of the activities are FREE and open to the public.

When was the last time you were able to explore Breck’s expansive backcountry? With hundreds of miles of trails that can be accessed within minutes from town – Breck’s interconnected system of trails can easily lead you all over Summit County. Saturday and Sunday offers bike demos from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Expo area on Main Street in the Blue River Plaza which is located in the center of town. Rent a high end demo bike from one of the many vendors this event grab your friends and join us for this multi day celebration that promotes our bicycling culture. Breck Bike Week is proud to promote the community and the pursuit of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Some highlights you won’t want to miss:

FRIDAY, August 22

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Returns to Breck. Join us for the Stage 5 Finish of one of the largest cycling events in United States History. Race viewing, parties, live entertainment and dining specials scheduled throughout town so plan to stay and celebrate with us after the race for the rest of Breck Bike Week! Click here for details.

SATURDAY, August 23

Poker Ride Presented by Carvers 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Register here. Hit the dirt for an all-for-fun ride marked course highlighting the best single track in town! Riders will have a chance to win a prize! Collect playing cards at designated aid stations and assemble your best poker hand. $20 donation includes ride, prize, party, a free beer and chance to win BIG. Day of registration / donations accepted at Expo / Blue River Plaza.

Check out the Expo located on Main Street in the Blue River Plaza on all other days with general hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free technical support from local bike shops and information desks with local experts there to provide ride tips and general information.
Visit gobreck.com for a breakdown of the events happening!

For the best lodging deals in Breckenridge, visit Breckenridge Discount Lodging!

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Beermister

The beer tasting was a joy to experience as our beermister shared a verity of beers from the local breweries (Breakinridge Brewery & Broken Compass). The new Brewery shared some new flavors many of the tasters never experienced. A chocalate blend and a five jalapeño pepper blend. Mighty different and tasty. The classics of the Breakenridge Brewery brought memories of past years to others and their new blends opened new time experiences.

Name: brad goen
City: Lampasas
State: Texas




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