The 52nd Annual Ullr Festival

 

Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Ullr Float

Ullr must be very happy with Breckenridge this year! Over 150 inches of snow have blanketed our quaint little ski town this season so far! So join us and celebrate Ullr, the Norse god of snow all week long from January 5-11!

The King and Queen have been sworn in! Congratulations to Lenny and Mary Hoffius! A well-deserved honor, as they both support the community in various ways. Len volunteers at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, and Mary serves as a board member for the local Backstage Theater and Summit County Animal Shelter, and also serves as a member of the Breckenridge Resort Chamber Ambassadors. We’re proud to have them as members of our community and are thankful for all the work they do for the Town of Breckenridge!

Sign up today and be a part of history for the 2nd world record attempt for the longest shotski brought to you by the Breckenridge Distillery! $5 will hold your place and will be donated to the Breckenridge Mountain Rotary Club. See below for details! 

Each year the parade gets bigger and better! The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 seems to have a knack for building prize-winning Ullr floats! Will they take the cake for the third year in a row? You’ll just have to stand along Main Street and see!

For a full schedule and detailed event information, scroll down or click here! See you there!

GoBreck’ s schedule of events:

Sunday, January 5

Crowning of the Ullr King and Queen:  (6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) – Includes live bluegrass by the Honey Gitters, plus a free beer stein or Viking helmet for the first 400 through the doors. Breckenridge Riverwalk Center, 150 West Adams Ave.  FREE

Monday, January 6
Family Snow Day (3:30 pm. – 5:30 p.m.)   - Bring the kids for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, Ullr Helmet making, S ’mores over the fire pit and other family friendly activities. Breckenridge Nordic Center on Ski Hill Road. Free

Tuesday, January 7
Ullympics  (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)  Partake in wild events such as the frying pan toss, group ski racing and ski boot relay.  Email events@gobreck.com to register. Breckenridge Riverwalk Center Lawn, 150 West Adams. FREE

Wednesday, January 8
SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film (5:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.) – High Country Conservation Center and Continental Divide Land Trust are partnering to bring the film festival to Breckenridge. HCCC and CDLT share complementary missions of resource and land conservation. We are excited to come together to bring the community thought-provoking and beautiful films to inspire involvement and action. Breckenridge Riverwalk Center, 150 West Adams Ave. $15.00 For more information and to buy tickets click here.

Breck’s Got Talent (Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Show at 6:30 p.m.) – Join local radio station, Always Mountain Time, for a town-wide talent show. For more information or to register contactjohnny@alwaysmountaintime.com. Breckenridge Theatre, 121 South Ridge. $5.00. Advance tickets available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center.

 

Thursday, January 9
Ullr Parade (4:30 p.m.) – The centerpiece of the week, the Ullr Fest parade showcases Breckenridge’s wild winter fun. Main Street Breckenridge. Don’t miss the World Record Shot Ski Attempt at 4:00 just prior to the parade (click here to sign up for the shot ski). Register for the Parade HERE

Ullr Bonfire (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) – Join us for the town bonfire.  Christmas trees are welcome! South Gondola Parking Lot. FREE

Friday, January 10
Comedy Night (7:00 p.m. Doors Open, Show at 8:00 p.m.) – Comedy Works comics descend on Breckenridge for a night of big laughs. Breckenridge Riverwalk Center, 150 West Adams Ave. Admission TBD

Saturday, January 11
2nd Annual Ullr Classic Pond Hockey Tournament (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) – Close out the week with a pond hockey tournament held at the Gold Run Nordic Center, 200 Club House Drive.  Register online  $150 per team and FREE for spectators.

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The Great Breckenridge Giveaway is back! Enter to win a trip to Breckenridge! 5 Nights at a ski-in/ski-out luxury resort, airfare for 2, lift tickets, ski rentals and more! 3 lucky winners will be chosen! ENTER NOW! 

 

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Dew Tour in Breckenridge

Dew Tour in Breckenridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dew Tour is back in Breckenridge! For the first time in history, the event is an Olympic qualifier, so the best of the best will need to pull out all the stops and give it their all in order to make it on to the U.S. Winter Olympic team.  This will be the first event of five stops in the Olympic trials process. The others are during the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colo., Northstar, Calif., Park City, Utah and Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

The party won’t just take place in the park at Breckenridge Ski Resort. From the Dew Tour Showcase: Recognize Film Festival, at the Riverwalk Center where the most epic films in the industry will be featured, playing tribute to the many talented athletes and filmmakers out there, to the Streetstyle event downtown on Friday night as well as the Fitz and The Tantrums concert on Saturday night, Breckenridge sure knows how to play host!

To purchase ancillary event tickets, visit the Riverwalk Center’s website.

Several of the competing athletes call Breckenridge home, so go out and cheer them on! Good luck to Bobby Brown, Anna Segal, Keri Herman, JJ Thomas and Eric Willett! Make sure to take a peak at the rest of the Breck Epic Pro Team. Big name riders and skiers like Shaun White, Kelly Clark, Torah Bright, Louie Vito will be sure to grab some attention, but it’s anyone’s game!

Snowboarder Zack Black spreads the mustache cheer at the 2012 Dew Tour in Breckenridge

 

 

 

Local Pro Snowboarder, Zack Black spreading the mustache cheer at the 2012 Dew tour in Breckenridge. 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t make it to Breckenridge, no problem. Watch it streaming live here: http://stream.nbcsports.com/dewtour/?pid=88

Schedule of Events from GoBreck:

 

Thursday, December 12th

9:30 a.m. - Men's Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final

1 p.m. - Men's Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final

7:30 - 9 p.m. Reconize: Film - A movie showcasing the past season's most notable films in the ski and snowboard industry, and paying homage to successes of athletes and videographers outside of competition. $5 tickets (including fees), all proceeds will be donated to SOS Outreach, a youth development nonprofit. Riverwalk Center. Click here for details.

Friday, December 13th

9:30 a.m. - Women's Freeski Superpipe Final

11:30 a.m. - Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Semi-Final

3 p.m. - Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final

5 p.m. - Men's Freeski Superpipe Semi-Final

7:30p.m. - Main Street - Snowboard Downtown Streetstyle Final

Saturday, December 14th

10 a.m. -  Men's Snowboard Superpipe Final

12:15 p.m. - Women's Snowboard Superpipe Final

2 p.m. - Women's Freeski Slopestyle Final

4:30 p.m. - Men's Freeski Superpipe Final

7:30p.m. Concert at the Riverwalk Center - Fits and the Tantrums - Click here for more information

Sunday, December 15th

10 a.m. - Men's Freeski Slopestyle Final

1 p.m. Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Final

 

For more local event information, visit GoBreck: http://www.gobreck.com/events/community-events/dew-tour

For additional Dew Tour event information, visit www.Allisports.com and the Dew Tour Facebook page.

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Previous Dew Tour Blogs:

Breckenridge Welcomes the Dew Tour this December 13 – 16 Top Athletes Coming to Breckenridge this Weekend! Breckenridge Celebrates its 50th Anniversary and the Dew Tour Comes to Town This Weekend!

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Lighting of Breckenridge this Saturday

LIghting of Breckenridge procession at the BLue River Plaza in BreckenridgeCome take part in a classic Breckenridge holiday tradition tomorrow at the annual Lighting of Breckenridge and the Race of the Santas/ Race of the Reindeer. Part of Breckenridge’s Winter Holidays, The Lighting of Breckenridge is the anchor to the first weekend of holiday festivities in December. Come help Santa celebrate the lighting of the Town Tree in the Blue River Plaza. Join the procession as it moves down Main Street escorting Santa’s sleigh.

The Lighting of Breckenridge events start at 1:45 p.m. and include family art, holiday carolers, dance performance, free hot cocoa and more. The Race for the Santas is a six block foot race on Main Street where everybody must be dressed as Santa and the top finishers win prizes including Ullr helmets. The Race of the Reindeer is the kid’s version of the race and anyone over 12 is encouraged to participate. All kids will get reindeer antlers to wear. The Racing commences at 4:15 p.m. so come to run or come to watch but don’t be late. Click here for more information and to register for the race.

Santas running down Main Street Breckenridge.The Lighting procession starts at 5 p.m. in front of the Red White and Blue Firehouse. Santa will arrive in his horse drawn carriage. Join in the procession as it works its way down Main Street towards the Blue River Plaza where Santa will preside over the lighting of the Town Tree. After the lighting kids can visit with Santa at the Barney Ford Museum and get a photo as well. For more information on tomorrow’s Lighting of Breckenridge festivities click here.

Next up in Breckenridge’s Winter Holidays is the Dew Tour. The Dew Tour is an amazing event that brings together the best skiers and snowboarders in the world to compete in superpipe, big air and slopestyle. This year the stakes are even higher as the Dew Tour will be a 2014 Winter Olympic qualifying event for the US Ski and Snowboard Team. Click here for details.

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Breckenridge Opening Day and Colorado Ski Report

Snowmobile at the Peak 8 Base Area in Breckenridge Snow! And plenty of it is falling on Breckenridge and Summit County! The new ski season is off to a roaring start. 49 inches of snow have fallen on Breckenridge so far this year. Wow! That is going to make for an amazing opening week here.

There is currently snow in the forecast for multiple days this week and we are hoping the big, early start continues.

Opening Day was awesome. There was plenty of tasty goodies including Bavarian cream stuffed Nutella éclairs, courtesy of the Ski Hill Grill, Nature Valley Soft Baked Oatmeal Squares, complimentary coffee provided by Starbucks, and other prizes. Hundreds showed up to carve their first turns of the season on opening day.

Currently Breckenridge is sporting an 18 inch base and is offering skiing and riding on Peak 8. There are 5 lifts running and there is skiing on 7 runs comprising a total of 127 skiable acres right now. Open runs include Springmeier, Crescendo and the Park Lane Terrain Park. More is opening every day so check the Breckenridge terrain report for the latest updates.

Breckenridge was not the first ski resort in Colorado to open. There are other areas open and by Friday all four ski resorts in Summit County will be open. Here is the scoop on all of the best skiing around Breckenridge. 

A-Basin was the first ski area to open in Colorado this year and has an 18” base with 6 runs open. Both the Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Lifts are open and the Lenawee Face is open which is pretty fun early season skiing and riding.

Loveland Ski Resort has already had 65” of snow this year. That’s what you get when you are at the top of the Divide. Loveland is sporting a 20” base with 6 runs and 3 lifts operating lift 2 with access to the mid station.

Bus on snowey day in BreckenridgeKeystone is open and has a 26” base with skiing on four runs. Expect more terrain to open rapidly as Summit County continues to get more snow.

Copper Mountain is sporting a 22” base and has only seen 14” of snow so far this season. The snow total is coming up even now over in Copper. Copper is reporting 3 lifts operating with 4 runs open for skiing.

Winter is back in Breckenridge and we are off to a great start. Come join in the celebration of winter, strap on your skis and boards and get some!

For discounted lodging packages all year long, make sure to visit: www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com

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Breckenridge Grand Vacations Pledges $500,000 Towards Historical Restoration Project

Donation Paves Way for a Much Needed Multi Purpose Community Center

Members of Breckenridge Town Council, the Heritage Alliance, Summit County Board of Commissioners and Summit County Libraries accept a check for $500,000 from the owners of Breckenridge Grand Vacations. The donation will help make the historic Harris Street building into a new community center. The restored building will be called the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and will host a public library, local non profits, a movie theater and mixed-use community space. Photo courtesy of Kelsey Fowler of The Summit Daily News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breckenridge Grand Vacations owners Mike Millisor, Rob Millisor and Mike Dudick present a check made out to to "The People of Summit County" for the restoration of the Harris Street school house in Breckenridge. The restored building will be called the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and will host a public library, local non profits, a movie theater and mixed-use community space. (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Fowler of The Summit Daily News)

October 10, 2013- Breckenridge, CO Longtime local resort developer, Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV), has recently pledged to donate $500,000 for the rehabilitation of the historic schoolhouse building on Harris Street into a community center and library. The building, commonly referred to as the “old CMC building” will be called “The Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center.” The expected grand opening is slated for October of 2014.

“We felt compelled to be a part of this project because it is our responsibility to give back to the community that has been so great to us,” said Mike Dudick, Owner and Developer of Breckenridge Grand Vacations. “The Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center will fulfill the expressed need for a central gathering place for visitors and locals alike.”

Following the renovation, the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center will host the greatly expanded South Branch Library, which will encompass separate areas for adults, teens and children, a state-of-the-art computer center and space for enhanced library programs. Free internet and computer access will be available for all residents and visitors.

The building will also be home to The Speakeasy Movie Theatre, a defining cultural highlight in Breckenridge for nearly 20 years. The overhaul will reconfigure the 160-seat theater to feature first run films, film festivals and also to serve as a presentation venue.

Multiple non-profits will soon call the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center home, including Breckenridge-based organization, The Summit Foundation. BGV works closely with The Summit Foundation, which distributes grants and provides assistance to more than 90 smaller non-profits in the area. The building will also contain offices for the Breckenridge Festival of Film, as well as the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.  

There will also be rooms allocated for mixed-use and conference space.

“We are pleased to partner with Breckenridge Grand Vacations on this exciting restoration project, transforming a part of our heritage into a spectacular community gathering space,” said Leah Arnold of the project’s Capital Campaign Committee. “This gift shows pride in our town and its future, and we hope many will follow Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ lead.”

The renovation project is expected to cost about $8 million and is currently the largest historical restoration project in the state. The Capital Campaign Committee seeks to raise $2 million, with the remainder of the funds being split by the Town of Breckenridge and Summit County Government. The Capital Campaign is now well past 70% of its goal continues to seek donations from businesses and individuals.

Donations of any size are welcome and opportunities for naming rights are available in amounts ranging from $250 for a seat in the upgraded movie theater to $50,000 for a room in the new library. For a minimum donation of $100, people can join the Founders’ Circle and will receive a Founder’s Kit which includes discounts on movie concessions and historical tours, as well as commemorative tote and special edition library card. Founders’ Circle memberships will be limited to the first 300 people. To donate, please visit www.BGVCenter.org or contact Leah Arnold at 970-453-9767 x104 or via email to Leah@townofbreckenridge.com.

Owners and Developers of Breckenridge Grand Vacations, brothers Mike and Rob Millisor along with partner, Mike Dudick, have donated millions of dollars over the past 30 years to various other community projects, event sponsorships and local fundraising efforts. BGV continuously contributes to the enhancement of the community whenever possible and encourages its employees to give back to the community using various proactive approaches.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations is the parent company of the award-winning Grand Lodge on Peak 7Grand Timber Lodge and Gold Point Resort. Since 1985, brothers Mike and Rob Millisor, along with partner Mike Dudick, developers of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations family of resorts, have been creating great vacations for thousands of families. Their solid, 4 component business philosophy—comprised of investors, owners & guests, employees and the community, has given them the focus for their incredible success in the vacation ownership business in Breckenridge, CO. For more information, visit www.breckenridgegrandvacations.com.

Owners of Breckenridge Grand Vacations, Rob Millisor, Mike Millisor and Mike Dudick tour the construction site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of Breckenridge Grand Vacations, Rob Millisor, Mike Millisor and Mike Dudick tour the construction site.

Construction crew poses for a photo in front of the school house in 1908.  Breckenridge's first high school completed in 1909. Students attended from all over Summit County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Construction crew poses for a photo in front of the school house in 1908. Breckenridge's first High School was completed in 1909. Students attended from all over Summit County. 

 

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Conrad Anker is Coming to Breckenridge to Speak

Join the Adventure: The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series Brings

Conrad Anker to Breckenridge

The North Face and The North Face Breckenridge Store present The Impossible Climb

 

Conrad Anker is coming to BreckenridgeALAMEDA, California—Sept. 19, 2013— The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced that Conrad Anker will come to Breckenridge, Colo., as part of the 2013 Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series. The live nationwide tour invites adventure fans from across the country to share in the incredible tales of 14 top athletes from The North Face Team.

Conrad Anker will recount his incredible story of climbing in the world’s most extreme conditions to Breckenridge residents on October 12. In The Impossible Climb, presented by The North Face and The North Face Breckenridge Store, Anker will offer an inspirational look at the depths of human endurance and share his amazing journeys.

Anker’s climbing career runs the gamut from Everest to Arctic big walls, but the vertical Sharks Fin on India’s Mount Meru pushed him the hardest. Demanding two grueling expeditions and a teeth-clenching dose of suffering, Meru was Conrad’s ultimate expedition.

The VIP meet and greet reception will take place prior to the main event at The North Face Breckenridge Store, located at 322 South Main Street at 5:30PM.  It’ll include premium seating, wine and beer, and hors d’oeuvres from The Briar Rose restaurant.  All proceeds from the VIP reception will go to the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC). For more than 30-years, the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) has provided life changing outdoor learning experiences to people of all abilities, with a focus on those with special needs.  This year there also will be a chance to win numerous The North Face products including jackets, pants, gift certificates, passes to the local rec center and much more all for only a $5 donation per ticket. Raffle tickets may be purchased online, in the store, or at the event. All raffle proceeds will go to the BOEC. You must bring your ticket to the 7:00PM event. The presentation will then take place at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center at 150 West Adams, Breckenridge, CO 80424, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series is a free event; however, general admission tickets must be secured online in advance at www.thenorthface.com/speakerseries and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guaranteed seating tickets for the event may be purchased for $8.00. The VIP reception tickets are available for $20.00. Again, The VIP reception begins at 5:30 PM, and all ticket proceeds will benefit Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. Following the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. 

The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series, presented by GORE-Tex and sponsored by Primaloft and Outside, is taking place Oct. 2 through Dec. 3. For information about additional tour dates and athlete appearances, please visit www.thenorthface.com/speakerseries.

About The North Face®

The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in Alameda, California, the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company's products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers, and major outdoor specialty retail chains. For more information, go to www.thenorthface.com.

For the best deals on Breckenridge lodging visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com. Check out this current Early Bird Winter Lodging Special.

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New Snow in Breckenridge!

Snow falling near Main and Lincoln in BreckenridgeWow! Breckenridge and Colorado’s High Country are currently getting pounded with snow. It really feels like Mother Nature wants to get a jump on the 2013/14 ski season. Today’s snow is the 3rd significant snowfall the Breckenridge area has received in the last few weeks. There have been whispers of this year being a truly epic winter but after today’s snowfall everybody will be roaring about it. The Farmer’s Almanac is forecasting a huge winter for the whole country. For Colorado, the almanac suggests more snow in early October as well as into November along with colder temperatures. We are starting to see this play out now

Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area have started their snowmaking operations will open mid October. That’s weeks away! Breckenridge Ski Resort and most other ski areas will be starting up their snow guns shortly. What happened to summer?

Well it’s time to start looking forward and think about all of the winter fun we are going to be having soon!

Here are the scheduled opening dates for other ski resorts in Colorado:

  • November 1: Keystone, Copper Mountain
  • November 8: Breckenridge Ski Resort, Wolf Creek
  • Fall snow covers tree branches in Breckenridge, ColoradoNovember 13:  Winter Park
  • November 22:  Vail, Eldora
  • November 27:  Beaver Creek, Crested Butte, Steamboat
  • November 28:  Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass, Buttermilk, Telluride
  • November 29:  Purgatory
  • November 30:  Howelsen Hill
  • December 6: Sunlight
  • December 11:  Ski Granby Ranch
  • December 12:  Powderhorn
  • December 14:  Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Ski Cooper
  • December 21:  Silverton

For more information and lift ticket and season pass prices for all of these resorts, visit http://www.coloradoinfo.com/wintervacationplanner/lift-tickets-and-passes

Christmas came early this year! Enter to win a FREE EPIC PASS! That’s right, no strings attached! We’ve already picked 10 lucky winners and we’re not going to stop there. Share this with your friends! Enter now! http://bit.ly/19PhruR

Check out our new early season getaway special! Click here to check availability!

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Winter Events in Breckenridge

Skier takes big air in the halfpipe at the Dew Tour in BReckenridge, ColoradoWinter weather is expected to start arriving in Breckenridge and Summit County any time. With winter season just around the corner and the fall weather getting cooler and cooler every day people are starting to get excited for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Although the summers in Breckenridge are truly amazing most agree that Breckenridge and Summit County come to life in the winter. It’s hard to disagree with that assessment with 4 world class ski areas all located in the same county!

As expected with winter being so amazing and exciting there are a ton of winter events that are happening throughout the season. Here is a breakdown of the some of the major events happening this winter in Breckenridge.

Breckenridge Ski Resort Opening Day, 11/8 - Opening day is always exciting, but even more so this year as the season will bring the addition of Peak 6, an expansion of more than 500 acres of skiable terrain. Plus, the Farmers’ Almanac is predicting quite the snowy winter – we’ve already experienced early season September snow, so here’s hoping that rings true! Click here for more information.

Lighting of Breckenridge and Running of the Santas, 12/7 - Watch Breckenridge transform into a winter wonderland with a day of holiday festivities. Join in or cheer on hundreds of revelers dressed as Santa as they race down five blocks of historic Main Street, spread holiday cheer with caroling in the Blue River Plaza and watch as Santa arrives via horse-drawn carriage for the lighting of the town tree. Click here for details.

Dew Tour, 12/12 – 12/15 - The Dew Tour Mountain Championships return to Breckenridge with a showcase of the world’s top freeskiers and snowboarders, including Olympic gold medalist Shaun White and Breckenridge locals Eric Willett and Bobby Brown. In addition to superpipe and freestyle competitions, the event will feature live music, autograph signings, giveaways in the Festival Village and more.  Click here for more info.

Float at the Ullr Parade in Breckenridge, ColoradoUllr Fest, 1/5 – 1/11 - Ullr Fest celebrates 50 years this January! During Ullr Fest in Breckenridge, don’t be surprised to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers as more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade and crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub. Join us to rejoice with Ullr the Norse god of snow. Ullr Fest is a weeklong winter festival with events for everyone including the Ullr Parade on Main Street Thursday, January 9th. Click here for a full lineup of this year’s events.

International Snow Sculpture Championships, 1/21 – 1/25 -  Watch as 10 feet tall, 20 ton blocks of snow are transformed into amazing works of art using only hand tools. The incredible sculptures are created by teams from all over the world over the course of five days in January. The International Snow Sculpture Championship is the signature event in Breckenridge during the winter drawing thousands to witness the spectacle. Click here for details.

Mardi Gras, 3/4/14 - Each year, New Orleans visitors and Mardi Gras lovers take over Breckenridge with masks, boas, beads, music and revelry to commemorate the Mardi Gras season and on Fat Tuesday join in the Mardi Gras Procession that marches its way along Main Street while thousands cheer on for beads and candy! Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Breckenridge Festival of Film- September 19-22

 

Inspire, Educate and Entertain. The mission of the Breckenridge Film Festival is to enrich lives through the ideas and emotions inspired by the art of film making.

Fall Aspens in Breckenridge

 

Back for its 33rd year, the Breckenridge Film Festival is packing quite the punch this year. With more than 50 films screening at seven different venues throughout Breckenridge, attendees will not be disappointed with the assortment of independent films.

For several years, this film festival kicked off summer activities. We’re glad that they chose to host the festival in the fall this year. We welcome filmmakers and observers from near and far to our charming mountain town. There are plenty of activities to enjoy during the day, so go out and soak in those beautiful golden aspens on a mid-day hike or take in the sights on a scenic drive up Baldy Mountain. Plenty of visitors like to just take in the views from a bench facing the ski resort in the Blue River Plaza, just across the lawn from the Riverwalk Center.

We hope you are moved, inspired and energized by the films selected for the 2013 Breckenridge Festival of Films! Enjoy!


There are too many films to list! Click here for the full event schedule, screening locations and forum information:

http://breckfilmfest.com/images/pdfs/bff_2013_schedule.pdf

Tickets may be purchased at these locations: (NOTE! Online ticket sales end on Friday, September 20 at 11 p.m. MST)

  • Online at www.BreckFilmFest.com to be redeemed at the Breckenridge Festival of Film Office, 130 Ski Hill Road, Suite 200
  • BRC Welcome Center: 203 S. Main Street
  • At the Door of the Theater (released 10 minutes before the screening, provided space allows)

Ticket Pricing: 

Film Festival Ticket Prices

Sponsorships/Donations:

For every $100 individual donation via www.BreckFilmFest.com, received is a four-punch pass and special festival gift

Screening Locations: 

 

Film Festival Events: 

For Discounted Lodging Packages, click here! 

Want to win a FREE EPIC pass for the 2013/14 ski season? Click here to enter! 

 

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Summer is Winding Down. Fall into Breckenridge!

Fall in BreckenridgeFor some, Labor Day weekend signifies the end of summer, the last weekend to get together with friends and family and enjoy the carefree nature and essence of summer. School is back in session, and for those of us that work in this quaint little ski town, it means time to prepare for the busy ski season ahead. But, before the hustle and bustle begins, there is still time to enjoy the outdoors. From the ever-famous Breckenridge Oktoberfest, late season rounds of golf, fall festivals, scenic drives and hikes through the golden aspens to two-for-one dining specials, there is enough to entice visitors to Breckenridge as fall rolls in.

The month of September is the best time to take in the beautiful shades of gold that the Aspen trees paint the mountain sides with. Pack a picnic and take a drive through the high country. There are so many amazing drives to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Golf in Breckenridge in the fall is something you surely want to experience. The cool, crisp mountain air, the wildlife roaming around the grounds, the thinner air that makes your ball soar down the fairway, will take you to your happy place. Find your swing at the only municipal Jack Nicklaus-designed, 27-hole golf course, the Breckenridge Golf Club. For discounted lodging and golf packages, click here! Rates as low as $109 per night, based on a 2 night stay with 2 rounds of golf!

Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Fall Fest

The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Family Fall Festival is back in Breckenridge for the third year in a row. This year, the event will be hosted at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 on Saturday, October 19th and Saturday, October 26th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Double the pumpkins, candy apples and good old fashioned, family fun! There will be crafts, games, trick-or-treating and more! The event is open to owners and guests of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 as well as the public. The onsite, eclectic Seven’s Restaurant will feature a fall-themed menu for both events. More information to come!

Once October hits, Breckenridge will slow down for a short bit. Town will be a little quieter, but this is a wonderful time to taste your way through Breckenridge, as many of the local restaurants will offer 2-for-one dining specials. This is a great opportunity to experience the culinary delights of Breckenridge’s finest for half the cost. For a $10 donation, you can pick up a dining passport at the Breckenridge Welcome Center or at any of the participating restaurants. For more information, visit www.breckenridgediningguide.com.

Pretty soon, snow will find its way back to Breckenridge! Do you have your ski pass yet? We’re giving several Epic Passes away over the next several weeks. Enjoy unlimited access to Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Eldora, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Alfton Alps, and Mt. Brighton! Even better this year, the pass also includes 5 days each at select resorts in Switzerland, Austria, and France! Click here to enter!

Save up to 50% off lodging this fall! Click here for the best deals in Breckenridge! 

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Late Summer and Fall Activities in Breckenridge

The Golden Colors of Fall in Breckenridge

Golfing in Breckenridge and Summit County

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Breckenridge Oktoberfest is Next Week!

Oktoberfest Crowd in Breckenridge, ColoradoIt’s time to break out your lederhosen and oversized steins again! It’s time for Breckenridge’s 19th annual Oktoberfest celebration taking place next weekend, September 13th – 15th. Last year the powers that be decided to extend the party to 3 days starting the festivities on Friday. This year they are continuing the tradition so come up early and enjoy the extra day.

Oktoberfest is Breckenridge’s largest street party where Main Street closes and is lined with booths brimming with traditional German food. There is music, dancing, Paulinar Bier and more. Breckenridge comes to life with traditional costumes, German food, Oompah and polka music, Bavarian dancers, children’s activities, a keg-tapping ceremony, 5k run and, of course, did we mention Paulaner Bier.

The party starts next Friday the 13th at 2 p.m. and goes until 6 p.m. On Saturday for those interested in a little morning exercise there is a 5k trail run at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Don’t worry! You can get back to drinking right after as the Main Street Party starts at 11 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t forget to get your stein sooner than later. Steins generally sell out before Sunday and they will not get more. Oktoberfest is a no pet event so please leave the critters at home.

For more information and to pre purchase steins visit http://www.gobreck.com/events/breckenridge-oktoberfest.

For the best deals on Breckenridge Oktoberfest lodging, visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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Save big on Breckenridge Lodging this Fall

Bring in the Spring in Breckenridge!
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With plenty of signature town events still to come including the Breckenridge Wine Festival, Labor Day weekend and Oktoberfest, now is the time to book your end-of-summer getaway! Escape the heat and enjoy the cool, crisp mountain air of Breckenridge.
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Late Summer and Fall Activities in Breckenridge

Fall Colors in BreckenridgeSummer is coming to an end in the High Country and the golden days of fall are just around the corner. Many locals feel like the autumn in Breckenridge is the most enjoyable time of the year. The typical High Country fall starts in late August/early September and lasts through the beginning of November when most of the ski areas are open or opening. During the fall expect cooler temperatures dipping to downright cold at night. The weather tends to get quite dry; in fact the driest months of the year are September and October. Cooler temperatures and dry conditions are the perfect mix for all sorts of activities. The summer vacation season is winding down and there are fewer crowds. Most restaurants and retail establishments offer their best deals of the year and almost all businesses remain open during the fall since they have to staff up to get ready for the upcoming winter season. The fall is also one of the best times of the year to get awesome deals on lodging.

Hiking

If you are looking to experience the golden fall colors of the changing aspen trees a hike is one of the best ways to go. There are many trails for all abilities that offer stunning walks through golden aspen groves. One of the best things about hiking is that it is pretty easy and totally free. There are many hikes that offer great exposure to the aspens. One of our favorites is Mohawk Lake. Located just a few miles from Breckenridge, Mohawk Lake is the perfect intermediate family hike. The trail winds through the woods for about two miles before breaking out above tree line. The trail continues to Lower and Upper Mohawk Lakes offering stunning alpine vistas along the way.

Biking

Biking is another fantastic way to see and experience all that is fall in Summit County and Breckenridge. Like hiking, biking is relatively inexpensive. Bike rental is the only real expense and the extensive bike path system as well as backcountry trails offer rides for anyone. Many local companies offer shuttles to the top of Vail pass so you can ride the bike path down from the top of the pass back to Frisco or Copper Mountain. For a little more adventure look for a backcountry trail. Breckenridge and Summit County offer miles and miles of trails. One of our favorites is the Peaks Trail that starts just after the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and goes about 9 miles to Frisco. You can start at either end and ride back on the bike path to where you are staying. The whole ride is about 20 miles and takes under 3 hours.

Golf

If you like golf there is nothing better than golf at altitude. If you are looking for perfect golf weather mixed with epic mountain courses and the best deals of the season. There are five world class golf courses in Summit County and most stay open into early October. Closest to Breckenridge is the Breckenridge Golf Club. Operated by the Town of Breckenridge, the Breckenridge Golf Club is the only Jack Nicklaus designed municipal golf course in the world. The Breckenridge Golf Club stays open until October 6th ad offers tee times as low as $30 for 9 holes after 4:30 p.m.  Other Summit County golf courses include the Keystone River and Ranch courses, the Raven in Silverthorne and Copper Creek in Copper Mountain. Each course is unique and plays beautifully.

Shopping in Breckenridge!Shopping and Dining

Breckenridge has over 160 shops in the downtown corridor and almost 80 restaurants and bars. The fall is a great time to find great deals on all kinds of stuff from outdoor gear to fine art. Restaurants always break out the famed and eagerly anticipated 2 for 1 dining offers and other great food and drink deals as well. The reason the fall is so great for deals on food and stuff is that it is the off season of course. More than that stores and restaurants are generally staffed up or hiring staff for the winter season and need to find ways to keep their staffs working while waiting for the return of winter. That means store owners do whatever they can to generate off season business and that includes big sales and promotions. One thing to always be on the lookout for is last year’s winter clearance items. There are always killer deals to be had on ski and snowboard gear in the fall.

Fall Events

Fall in Summit County and Breckenridge means the beginning of event season. Events including Labor Day Weekend and Oktoberfest have become Breckenridge event staples and provide family entertainment for thousands who visit each year. The capstone event of the fall in Breckenridge is Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is a three day long street party that celebrates the world renowned beer drinking holiday that was born in Munich. During Oktoberfest Main street is closed and lined with booths offering the best German beer and traditional food found anywhere in Colorado. For a full lineup of events happening in Breckenridge and Summit County this late summer and fall click here.

The events and activities that are found in Breckenridge and the Colorado High Country are some of the best happening in Colorado in the fall and are offered at the best prices of the year. If you are planning a trip to Breckenridge soon make sure you are dialed in on all that is going on before you come.

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STRIDER PROS TO HIT THE STREETS OF BRECKENRIDGE

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STRIDER PROS TO HIT THE STREETS OF BRECKENRIDGE 

Preschoolers take to the streets to kick-off the Pro Cycling Challenge in Breckenridge

(Breckenridge, CO) August 15, 2013—The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Strider Challenge, presented by the Stork & Bear Company, will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 just before the Stage 3 start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Breckenridge.

The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Strider Challenge welcomes children ages two to five years old, of all riding abilities. Participants must provide their own balance bike and helmet. All racers will receive a gift bag following the event.

“We are ecstatic to host such a fun event for kids this year during the Pro Cycling Challenge stage in Breckenridge,” said Ginny Vietti, Vice President of Marketing at Grand Lodge on Peak 7. “It should be an entertaining race to get the crowd energized before the start of the main event.”

To register, stop by the Stork & Bear Company at 610 Main Street in Frisco, Co, or by calling the store at 970.668.5937. All registrants and parents must check in on the day of the race at the Stork & Bear booth in the Blue River Plaza on the corner of Washington and Main Street in Breckenridge by 9:00 a.m. with the race starting at 9:30 a.m.

Five Summit County locals have been training hard, preparing for their racing debut. JP Vietti, 4, of Silverthorne, Matthew Grattan, 5, of Dillon, Hannah Webb, 4, of Frisco, Max Klein, 4, of Silverthorne, and Grace Klein, 2, of Silverthorne, were the shining stars in the promotional video produced by Epic Mountain Productions for the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Strider Challenge.

This event will also promote the Axel Project, a non-profit that encourages bicycle use among youngsters in Colorado. The organization is dedicated to the fundamental principle that a productive, happy life begins with bikes. For more information, visit www.axelproject.com.

The Grand Lodge on Peak 7, the award-winning luxury resort developed by Breckenridge Grand Vacations, is located at the base of Peak 7 of the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 boasts ski-in/ski-out mountain access, state-of-the-art aquatics area, the ultra lavish Soothe Day Spa private theater rooms, fitness center, putting green, the eclectic Sevens restaurant and more. Offering fractional ownership and nightly rental options, the Grand Lodge on Peak7 is the premier destination in Breckenridge, Co. For more information, visit www.GrandLodgeonPeak7.com.

Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage Toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes.  The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, weight and ease-of-use combine to eliminate any fear of riding; instilling confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bike is now distributed worldwide. For more information, visit www.striderbikes.com.

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Need last minute lodging for the Breck stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge? Enjoy a FREE 2 night stay at the Breck Inn, or upgrade to a Beaver Run unit for $45!  A tour of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 is included with this promotional stay. The first 6 people to call will receive the upgrade for FREE! Call 866.576.2053 to book your stay today! 

Watch as five Summit County locals train for the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Strider Challenge! Feel free to share! Sign up today! Space is limited! 

 

Get Ready. Get Set. It's Race Time!

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Get Ready. Get Set. It's Race Time!

Sign up today for the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Strider Challenge, brought to you by the Stork & Bear Company! 

Join us on Wednesday, August 21st at 9:30 a.m., just before the Stage 3 Start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Breckenridge! This free event is for kids 2-5 years old. All participants must provide a helmet and Strider bike.

Register at the Stork & Bear Company at 610 Main Street in Frisco by Tuesday, August 20th. Call 970.668.5937 for more information. 

 
Life is more fun on two wheels!
 

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What’s up in Breck this weekend?

Welcome to an insider’s guide to activities, events and other fun things to do this weekend in and around Breckenridge. Feel free to comment or ask questions! If we don’t know, we’ll find out for you!

Peak 7 Breckenridge Discount LodgingAugust is here! We’re rolling right through summer. Some people are harvesting from their gardens, while others are already getting pumped that the 2013/2014 ski season is less than 100 days away! Where does the time go?

As always, there’s plenty to do if you are planning to come to Breckenridge this weekend. Take a 4x4 Segway tour at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, rent a bicycle and ride around town or purchase tickets to a show at the Backstage Theater or the Riverwalk Center. Whatever you choose to do, enjoy your visit to the ever beautiful town of Breckenridge!

 

Here’s what is going on this weekend:

Friday, August 2:

6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.- Music, Massage and Merlot- Join “Naked Pete” at D’vine Wine Breckenridge at 211 S. Main St, Suite F, and experience the musical entertainment by Naked Pete himself. Don’t worry, the nickname does not come to life at this event. Enjoy music, comedy and wine.

7:30 p.m. – National Repertory Orchestra Presents: Fantastic Finale – Enjoy the final NRO performance of the year at the Riverwalk Center. To purchase tickets, click here

Backstage Theater Breckenridge The 39 Steps7:30 p.m.-The Backstage Theater – Alfred Hitchcock’s, The 39 Steps, directed by Michael Grittner, is a hilarious spoof on a classic Hitchcock film. The cast will keep you on your toes with tongue-in-cheek references and character changes in a murder mystery themed performance. For tickets and more information, click here.

Saturday, August 3:

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.- Music, Massage and Merlot- Join “Naked Pete” at D’vine Wine Breckenridge at 211 S. Main St, Suite F, and experience the musical entertainment by Naked Pete himself. Don’t worry, the nickname does not come to life at this event. Enjoy music, comedy and wine.

7:30 p.m.- Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra Series: Oscar Winners All – Enjoy music from Exodus to Superman and Lawrence of Arabia to Star Wars and Robin Hood at the Riverwalk Center. To purchase tickets, click here.

7:30 p.m.-The Backstage Theater – Alfred Hitchcock’s, The 39 Steps, directed by Michael Grittner, is a hilarious spoof on a classic Hitchcock film. The cast will keep you on your toes with tongue-in-cheek references and character changes in a murder mystery themed performance. For tickets and more information, click here.


Sunday, August 4:

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Breckenridge Sunday Market- Every Sunday through September 8, check out the farmer’s market at Main Street Station. More than 40 vendors will showcase fresh produce, artisian crafts, jewelry, homemade treats and more!

Breckenridge Blue River Series Aaron Neville

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.- PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m- The Backstage Theater - Alfred Hitchcock’s, The 39 Steps, directed by Michael Grittner, is a hilarious spoof on a classic Hitchcock film. The cast will keep you on your toes with tongue-in-cheek references and character changes in a murder mystery themed performance. For tickets and more information, click here.

7:30 p.m. – Blue River Series: Aaron Neville - Take a trip back in time with iconic Grammy Award winning, Doo Wop artist and New Orleans’ prince of R&B, Aaron Neville. Performing revitalized versions of his favorite songs of the past, you won’t want to miss this concert at the Riverwalk Center in the heart of Breckenridge. For more information and tickets, click here.

 

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What's Up in Breck This Weekend?

Welcome to an insider’s guide to activities, events and other fun things to do this weekend in and around Breckenridge. Feel free to comment or ask questions! If we don’t know, we’ll find out for you!

Rain or shine, Breckenridge still knows how to pack in the fun! This weekend is full of things to do for the entire family! If it’s raining, head over to the Backstage Theater and catch either Charlotte’s Web or Avenue Q! For music lovers, check out the Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival or enjoy live music from national acts at the Breckenridge Beer Festival.

Here’s what is going on this weekend:

Friday, July 12:

11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.D'Vine Wine- Music, Massage and Merlot

6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.- Music, Massage and Merlot- Join “Naked Pete” at D’vine Wine Breckenridge at 211 S. Main St, Suite F, and experience the musical entertainment by Naked Pete himself. Don’t worry, the nickname does not come to life at this event. Enjoy music, comedy and wine.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

Saturday, July 13:

11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.- Keystone’s Wine and Jazz Festival – Enjoy live music from national Jazz musicians and food and wine tastings. Attend wine seminars and enrich your knowledge of food and wine pairings. To purchase tickets, click here.

8th Annual Breckenridge Beer Festival 1:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.- The 8th Annual Breckenridge Beer Fest- Embark on a journey by tasting your way through more than 30 craft breweries beers. This year, the Breck Beer Fest will be located on Ridge Street between Lincoln and Adams. Click here for more information.

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.- Music, Massage and Merlot- Join “Naked Pete” at D’vine Wine Breckenridge at 211 S. Main St, Suite F, and experience the musical entertainment by Naked Pete himself. Don’t worry, the nickname does not come to life at this event. Enjoy music, comedy and wine.

7:30 p.m. - National Repertory Orchestra- The NRO presents: Scheherazade at the Riverwalk Center. Tickets can be purchased here.

7:30- 9:30- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.


Sunday, July 7:

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Breckenridge Sunday Market- Every Sunday through September 8, check out the farmer’s market at Main Street Station. More than 40 vendors will showcase fresh produce, artisian crafts, jewelry, homemade treats and more!

1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.

Breckenridge Sunday Market3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.- PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

 

 

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Mountains, Sunshine and Beer Festivals

What more can you ask for? Come on up to Breckenridge, beat the heat and cool off with a nice refreshing craft beer, or thirty…

Breckenridge Beer Festival

The 8th Annual July Beer Festival will be arriving in Breckenridge this Saturday, July 13th from 1:00-6:00 p.m. on Ridge Street from Lincoln to Adams Street.  Enjoy one of the best views in town, while listening to live music, hanging out with friends, enjoying beautiful Breckenridge, all while sipping on brews.

Enjoy beer tastings from over 30 craft brewers with almost 100 unique brews to try out! A few breweries that will be in attendance this year are Avery Brewing Company, Breckenridge Brewery, Goose Island, Pug Ryans Brewery and Upslope Brewing Company. A complete list of brewers can be found by clicking here.  Breckenridge Beer Festival

Advanced tickets are available online for purchase until midnight on Friday, July 12th. Click here to buy now! Pre-purchased tickets can be picked up on the day of the event on Washington Street between Main and Ridge. You can also purchase tickets on the day of the event here as well.

Enjoy live music from a variety of bands from across the country, including headliner David Wax Museum, Middle Band- Emily Bell, and West Water Outlaws. For more information about the bands and schedule, click here.

Breckenridge Beer Festival Live Music

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Peak 6 Coming This Winter!

Peak 6 is coming to the Breckenridge Ski ResortYeah-yeah! Vail Resorts (parent company of Breckenridge Ski Resort) announced today that they started construction of the new Peak 6 expansion of the ski area. The Terrain will be on the mountain just north of Peak 7 (go figure) and bring 543 acres of new intermediate to expert terrain.

The new Peak 6 Terrain will be 400 acres of terrain serviced by 2 new lifts and 143 acres of hike to terrain.  The 2 new lifts will be a high speed 6 person chairlift and a fixed grip chair.

The new terrain on Peak 6 will open during the upcoming 2013 – 2014 ski season with both new lifts operational.

According to the Vail Resorts press release: "With Peak 6, Breckenridge will now have five huge peaks, 2,901 acres, four terrain parks, a 22ft Superpipe, 11 bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, family-friendly terrain and a world-class ski school, all situated above an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views. Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of their locals, with over 200 restaurants, bars, and shops, and numerous year-round activities and events, there are many good reasons why 'Breck' is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Western Hemisphere."

We can’t wait! Mo-betta skiing and riding is on the way!

Early planner? Thinking of a ski trip this winter? Try www.breckenridgediscountlodging for the best deals on Breckenridge lodging anywhere.

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What’s up in Breck this weekend?

Welcome to an insider’s guide to activities, events and other fun things to do this weekend in and around Breckenridge. Feel free to comment or ask questions! If we don’t know, we’ll find out for you!

Fourth of July in Breckenridge, Colorado Happy Birthday America!!!  Excuse the long blog, BUT we didn’t want you to miss out on any of the fun events going on in Breckenridge this weekend!!! If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a four-day weekend, you won’t find yourself searching for things to keep you busy up here in Breckenridge. We’re excited that for the first time in three years, the Town of Breckenridge has given the go-ahead for the professional firework show! Heightened fire dangers prohibited the fireworks display in Breckenridge in years past, so we’re happy the recent spout of rain cleared the way for this year’s show.  

Here’s what is going on this weekend:

Thursday, July 4:

7:00 a.m.- Independence Day 10K Trail Run- Start the day with a scenic trail run that finishes in time to catch the parade.  The start is at Carter Park. Click here to register.  (UPDATE- REGISTRATION IS FULL )

9:00 a.m- Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Fourth of July Garden Party- Pregame for the parade in style with a spread of mimosas, coffee and breakfast at the Barney Ford Museum. Advance ticket prices are almost half off if you purchase beforehand! Adults are $40, but $75 on the day of. Children ages 12-6 are $20, and under 5 are $10.  Call 970.453.9767 ext. 2 for more information.  

9:30 a.m.- Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race- The official kick off to the parade! Not for the faint at heart, this race is 50 miles (about a 5 hour ride). To register, click here.

9:30/10:00 a.m. - The Town of Breckenridge’s Fourth of July Parade –George Washington will kick off the parade by reading the Declaration of Independence at the Blue River Plaza. New this year will be a marching band from Waconia High School in Minnesota. Watch as the Red, White and Blue Color Guard precede the town’s fleet of parade floats. We hear that a “Regal Eagle” has landed in Breckenridge and will be a shining star in the parade. Don’t miss it!

12:30-2:30 p.m.- Kids Water Fight- This is definitely a crowd-favorite event on the Fourth of July. Children can join forces with the Red, White and Blue Fire Department and cool off with a giant water fight.

12:30- 3:00 p.m.- Viper “Show and Shine”- For the gear heads and those that just like looking at cool cars, a fleet of Dodge Vipers will be parked along Main Street to gawk at.

Riverwalk Concerts in Breckenridge Colorado

2:00 p.m. – Free Concert at the Riverwalk Center-The Town of Breckenridge is proud to present  Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, a previous member of Lenny Kravitz’ band, who will perform an eclectic blend of groove, jazz, funk R&B and hip hop.

8:30 p.m.- National Repertory Orchestra Presents: 4th of July Patriotic Salute-Enjoy a patriotic show at the Riverwalk Center. Lawn seating is free, but tickets for seats inside can be purchased online.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  All proceeds from this event will be split between the National Repertory Orchestra and programs for wounded military members, veterans and their families at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.  Be advised that dogs are prohibited on the lawn at the Riverwalk Center during this event.  To purchase tickets, click here.

9:45 p.m. - Fireworks!!! Find a spot to lay a blanket, call up your friend that has a balcony in Breckenridge or head over to one of the many restaurants with a deck and watch the first firework display in Breckenridge in three years! The Ten Mile Range is a perfect backdrop and can be seen from almost everywhere in town.  Personal fireworks of any kind are prohibited due to the dry conditions. Please respect our town, state and country from unnecessary wildfires by adhering to these guidelines!  Also, outside alcohol is prohibited and coolers can be inspected by law enforcement.

Friday, July 5:

10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.- The 30th Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival- Ranked in the past as the “18th Best Art Fair in the United States” by Art Fair Sourcebook, this event gathers over 100 artists from around the country with a variety of ceramics, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, painting, wood, glass, sculpture and more. For more information, click here.

11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.

The Wailers Concert Breckenridge

7:30 p.m. - Blue River Series: The Wailers- The Breckenridge Music Festival is pleased to host The Wailers at the Riverwalk Center. Alongside Bob Marley, The Wailers have played around the globe and have sold more than 250 million albums. To purchase tickets, click here.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

Saturday, July 6:

10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.- The 30th Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival- Ranked in the past as the “18th Best Art Fair in the United States” by Art Fair Sourcebook, this event gathers over 100 artists from around the country with a variety of ceramics, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, painting, wood, glass, sculpture and more. For more information, click here.Breckenridge July Art Festival

11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

7:30 p.m. - National Repertory Orchestra- The NRO presents Hollywood Classics at the Riverwalk Center. Tickets can be purchased here.

7:30- 9:30- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.


Sunday, July 7:

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Breckenridge Sunday Market- Every Sunday through September 8, check out the farmer’s market at Main Street Station. More than 40 vendors will showcase fresh produce, artisian crafts, jewelry, homemade treats and more!

10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.- The 30th Annual Breckenridge July Art Festival- Ranked in the past as the “18th Best Art Fair in the United States” by Art Fair Sourcebook, this event gathers over 100 artists from around the country with a variety of ceramics, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, painting, wood, glass, sculpture and more. For more information, click here.

1:00 p.m.-The Backstage Theater - Charlotte’s Web, directed by Christopher Willard, is a all-ages play not to be missed. The iconic story was named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years.” For tickets and more information, click here.

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.- PRCA Pro Rodeo- Time to bust out the cowboy boots and your 10 gallon hats! The rodeo is back in town! Every Saturday and Sunday through September 1st, the rodeo offers entertainment for all ages. Visit this page for more info.

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m- The Backstage Theater- Avenue Q, The Musical, directed by Christopher 

Blue River Series: Hot 8 Brass Band Breckenridge Music Festival Willard, is a story about friends trying to find their purpose in life. This is not a show for kids, but a 
rather musical for grown-ups with a “Sesame Street meets South Park” kind of twist. To purchase tickets, click here.

7:30 p.m. - Blue River Series: Hot 8 Brass Band- The Breckenridge Music Festival hoststh Hot 8 Brass Band at the Riverwalk Center. This New Orleans-based band combines hip-hop, jazz and funk with traditional New Orleans brass sounds.  Sit back and enjoy a taste of NOLA in Breckenridge! To purchase tickets, click here.

 

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