Keystone Blue Rive Bacon Tour

 

 

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Are you achin'... for some BACON?

Back for the fourth year in a row, the Blue Ribbon Bacon tour will be back at Keystone Resort's River Run Village on Saturday, June 21-22, 2014.

Nearly 3,000 lbs of bacon is expected to be served at the two day event. Bacon lovers will be able to sample bacon from all over the country in the form of ice cream, bloody mary's from Colorado's largest bacon bloody mary bar, mixed with mac and cheese,   and more! 

(Photo courtesy of Lori Midson/Westword)

This is one of Colorado's summer festivals that you won't want to miss. While you are sampling the mouth-watering bacon dishes, enjoy live music from Big Onion, Hell's Belles, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco, The Woodies and The Great Unknowns

Keyston Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour

Ticketing & Packages:

Eventbrite - Keystone's 4th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour 2014

• $20 Piglet Package Saturday OR Sunday (12 & under) - includes the following:
4 tasting tickets = four dishes from your choice of food vendors

1 lemonade
Unlimited bacon strip samplings
• $30 Samplin' Swine Package Saturday OR Sunday (21 & over) - includes the following:
4 tasting tickets = four dishes from your choice of food vendors
2 alcoholic or 2 non-alcoholic beverages *Must be 21yrs of age and have a valid ID to receive alcoholic drink tokens
Unlimited bacon strip samplings
Commemorative Event Koozie
• $50 Hungry Hog Package Saturday OR Sunday (21 & over) - includes the following:
8 tasting tickets = eight dishes from your choice of food vendors
2 alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
Unlimited bacon strip samplings
Commemorative Event Koozie
Participation in the festival's Whiskey Tour *Must be 21yrs of age to participate in the whiskey tour
• A-la-carte Tasting Tickets: $4 for one Tasting Ticket - each tasting ticket will be exchanged for one item at any of the participating food vendor tents

For more festival information, click here! 

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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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The Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships are coming to Breckenridge

The traditional start of the 23rd Annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships is Tuesday, January 22nd at 11 a.m. with a gunshot start. The Snow Sculpture Championship is the signature winter event in Breckenridge and brings top snow sculpting talent from around the world for the week to compete for the glory of being the world’s best.

The idea is simple and is brought to life on a grand scale. 16 teams compete and using only hand tools they will carve beautiful and intricate sculptures into 20 ton blocks of snow that stand 12 feet high! The sculptures tower over spectators as they are transformed over the course of the week. The design of the sculptures is only constrained by the creativity of the participating teams and can be anything from geometrical shapes that defy gravity to heartwarming scenes to political statements. The best part is sculpting week where the blocks of snow are slowly transformed and the artists are accessible and enjoy conversing with spectators about their creations.

The Snow Sculpture Championship takes place in the River Walk Center Parking Lot and all around the River Walk Center. You really can’t miss it as the sculptures stand 12 feet tall and can be seen from many places around Breckenridge. In addition to the sculptures competing there will also be sponsor sculptures and a sculpture specifically for kids to play on. There is also the Ice Village that displays ice sculptures that are truly amazing. Be sure to check out the Event Headquarters that display the history of the event as well as sell merchandise related to the Snow Sculpture Championships.

The sculpting begins on Tuesday Jan 22nd and will continue until noon on Saturday the 26th. At that time the judging will commence and the awards ceremony will be Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 24 is one of the best times to visit. Artists are preparing to stay up all night to do detail work and the atmosphere is celebratory.

If you can’t make it for Sculpting Week come for Viewing Week. During viewing week, the artists are done sculpting but the sculptures are here for your viewing pleasure. Weather permitting the snow sculptures will stay up until the night of Sunday, February 3, 2013.

The Budweiser Snow Sculpture is a Breckenridge winter event not to be missed. In addition to spectacular Breckenridge skiing and riding the Snow Sculpture Championship adds the perfect element of fun, wonder and excitement to any Breckenridge vacation.

For more information on The Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Competition, click here.

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Pictures From Today's Dew Tour Ski SuperPipe Finals

There was a great vibe among the crowd today as the best extreme skiers in the world took to the Super Pipe launching over 20 feet in the air soaring above the crowds! The excitement built as the competitors turned it up and went bigger to impress the judges and get scores needed to get on the podium. If that wasn’t enough the energy built even more as snow started to fall!

Dew Tour Breckenridge Colorado

 At 15 to 20 feet the stakes are high for this competitor. Actually he is high up as well.

Dew Tour Breckenridge Colorado

 It’s an awesome view from anywhere on the SuperPipe course.

Dew Tour Breckenridge Colorado

We love this picture. If you look closely you can see someone has a banner saying “I Love Breck.” We echo the sentiment :)

Santa showed up and brought the gift of snow with him!

Santa showed up and brought the gift of snow with him!

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 These folks had a fine view of the action from the press and VIP tower.

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If you are in Breckenridge for the Dew Tour this weekend make sure to stop by the village at the base of Peak 8 for cool swag and good times.

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Breckenridge Welcomes the Dew Tour this December 13 – 16

The Dew Tour is coming to BreckenridgeThe Winter Dew is back! Coming to Breckenridge on its only winter stop, the Dew Tour brings together the world’s best athletes in extreme winter sports. The competition includes slope style and super pipe and includes both skiing and snowboarding. Athletes include Shaun White, Scotty Lago, Louie Vito, Tom Wallisch, Nick Goepper, Kelly Clark and more.

The New format of the 2012 Dew Tour will feature more competitions, including ski and snowboard big air, as well as a Film Night and concert that will take over downtown Breckenridge. Last year’s Dew Cup winner, Louie Vito, will aim to gain his third consecutive Cup during the winner-takes-all weekend.

Along with the competition the Dew Tour has been known for its cutting edge music and free concerts. This year is no exception as Hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis headline the weekend with a live show at the Riverwalk Center in downtown Breckenridge on Saturday, Dec. 15th. Known for their unique beats, candid lyricism, and catchy choruses, Macklemore and his producer Ryan Lewis hit the Dew Tour on the heels of releasing their album The Heist, which topped iTunes’ Albums chart and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200.  After two sold-out national tours in 2011 and a combined 60 million views on YouTube, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have proven their ability to excite crowds with their energetic live performances. 

This year the Dew tour will celebrate the contributions of film in mountain sports with the inaugural Film Night. Taking place December 13th at the Riverwalk Center, the Film Night will feature the year’s most influential and progressive movies and hear live commentary from the directors, producers and athletes involved in making them.  Fans will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorites before the Dew Tour declares the iON Viewer’s Choice Award winner on Sunday, Dec. 16.  Athletes will also have their opinion heard through the Athlete’s Choice Award, also to be announced on Dec. 16 on the Dew Tour Facebook page.

This year the village area will be bigger and better than ever. The Dew Tour Experience will be at the Peak 8 Base Area and will feature boots and attractions from the Dew Tour and its sponsors. The Dew Tour Experience will be FREE for everyone. There will be many awesome activities and events to enjoy including athlete autograph signings, giveaways, activities and more. Partners include: Mountain Dew, Toyota, Pantech, iON, Paul Mitchell, Mongoose, National Guard, Stride, GoDaddy.com and Dogfunk.com.

Come to Breckenridge for the excitement and competition of the Winter Dew Tour. For more information including an event schedule Click here. For the best deals on Breckenridge lodging for the Winter Dew Tour visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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Breckenridge Lights up for the Holidays

Ullr Fest in BreckenridgeBreckenridge comes alive during the holiday season.  From Main Street to the mountain Breckenridge embraces the spirit of winter. As we get closer to the holiday break the excitement of winter increases. From the colorful lights that adorn businesses and homes throughout town to the expanding terrain and ski conditions on the mountain there is a current that builds and attitude that says, let’s get into it and have a great season.  We can feel the vitality that is the holiday and ski season filling us with energy and excitement.

In many ways the holiday season signals a return of winter and skiing as it is the first major break in the winter and snow conditions are generally greatly improved from Thanksgiving. December events frame the holiday starting with events such as the Snowflake Challenge, Dew Tour and Holiday Window Competition culminating with Ullr Fest at the End of January.

When visiting this December take time to stroll up and down Main Street and look for the holiday window displays. The 3rd Annual Merchant’s Window Display Competition takes place in the first half of December and is open to voting through December 14th. Visit all of the wonderful holiday displays that have been set up by participating merchants all along Breckenridge’s Historic Main Street. This Year 16 shops are participating. The way the Window Competition works is each participating shop organizes a team, decides on a theme and builds a beautiful window display. A panel of Judges will vote on the winner and visitors are encouraged to vote for “People’s Choice” at each participating shop. Click here for more information.

The Winter Dew Tour comes to Breckenridge for its only winter stop December 13th.  The Dew Tour showcases the world’s top skiing and snowboarding talent as they meet to compete in various extreme sports including half pipe and slope style. The events are free to all and take place at the ski area as well as in town. The events includes on mountain competitions, a cool village area, free concerts and more!

Ending the holiday season Breckenridge Ullr Fest marks an end and a beginning. Ullr Fest is Breckenridge’s annual week long homage to the Norse god of snow and ushers in the height if the winter ski season. Ullr Fest starts a week of events January 6th and culminates on Thursday with the Ullr Parade. The true character of Breckenridge comes is on full display during the Ullr Parade. Thousands of people turn out to enjoy the unique and zany floats and characters that make Breckenridge the unique and eclectic mountain town that it is.

If you are coming to Breckenridge in December or early January you are in for a treat. Breckenridge embraces the holiday spirit in the true tradition or the Rocky Mountains.

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Breckenridge Road and Traffic Information for the USA Pro Cycling Tour Stage 5

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is FridayStage 5 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge is coming to Breckenridge this Friday. The day will be filled with fun activities for the whole family. For more information on the events taking place on Thursday and Friday click here.

There will be significant traffic impacts on Friday due to the bike race. Below is all of the important road closure information from the Town on Breckenridge you will need to make your day easier if you are visiting Breckenridge this Friday.

On Friday, August 24, 2012, be where you want to be by 9:00 a.m.!

Thursday, August  23, 2012

5:00 p.m.-  South Main Street will be closed from Lincoln Avenue/Ski Hill Road to Adams Avenue for event set up

Friday, August 24, 2012

Existing closure from the day before- South Main Street closed from Lincoln Avenue/Ski Hill Road to Adams Avenue

4:00 a.m.-  South Main Street will be closed from Adams Avenue to South Park Avenue.  This means that in combination with the previous night’s closure South Main Street will be closed from Lincoln Avenue/Ski Hill Road to South Park Avenue.

9:30 a.m.-  North Main Street will be closed from Lincoln Avenue/Ski Hill Road to North French Street.  This means that in combination with the previous closures Main Street will now be closed from North French Street to South Park Avenue.  Traffic coming into town from Frisco will be diverted onto North French Street or onto North Park Avenue.

10:00 a.m. -  Highway 9 from Park County going north over Hoosier towards Breckenridge will  closed.  Local traffic on Highway 9 in the Blue River area going north and south bound will be permitted until approximately 10:30am. 

10:25 a.m.

  • Park Avenue from North French Street to South Main Street will be closed. Any streets which connect onto Park Avenue such as Village Road, 4 O’clock Road, Ski Hill Road, Mountain Thunder Drive and Woods Drive will also be closed at that time. 
  • City Market area businesses will be accessible from North Park Avenue and North French Street until about approximately 10 minutes before the race.   City Market will remain accessible from intersection of Airport Road and North Park Avenue throughout the race.        
  • Traffic coming into town from Frisco will be diverted onto North French Street only.

10:45 a.m. - All southbound traffic on Highway 9 into Blue River will be stopped at Boreas Pass Road.   

10:50 a.m. - Race starts at Main Street/Washington Avenue going southbound.  Race will take 2 ½ loops through town which will take about 9 minutes.

11:00-11:05 a.m. -  Roads begin to open throughout Breckenridge including North Main and Park Avenue. Highway 9 southbound will reopen and traffic will be allowed to follow the last State Patrol car following the bike race.

Approximately 11:30 a.m. - Highway 9 northbound from the top of Hoosier Pass will reopen. 

6:00 p.m.  South Main Street from Lincoln Avenue/Ski Hill Road to South Park Avenue will reopen. 

More Good Stuff to Know:

  • Most of the race day activity will be concentrated around the start at Washington Avenue and South Main Street, the Blue River Plaza, the Riverwalk Center Lawn and the Riverwalk Center (Tiger Dredge Lot). 
  • Please note that this is a pet free event- cats (and dogs) and bikes just don’t mix!!!
  • There will be lots of great events happening before and after the start- a free Maceo Parker concert, a sponsor village, a beer garden, race viewing on a big screen and much more. Please go to www.BreckProCycling.com to find out more. 

For Traffic information on all the stages of the race visit http://cotrip.org/content/usapcc/index.html

 

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The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is coming to Breckenridge next Friday

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is returning to BreckenridgeThe USA Pro Cycling Challenge is coming back to Breckenridge and Colorado this month. This year’s race will kick off August 20th in Durango and finishes up in Denver on August 26th. It is a seven stage, 683 mile race that will touch many parts of the Rocky Mountains and will feature the top riders in the world including Tour de France competitors and Olympians. 2011 winner Levi Leipheimer will be back to defend his title.

 Last year was the inaugural running of the Pro Cycling Challenge and it was wildly successful. 135 of the world’s top athletes raced across 518 miles through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Nearly 1 million spectators viewed this race from the roadsides along the route and the race was broadcast to 161 countries.

This year promises to be even better with a similar lineup of the world’s top riders and grueling Rocky Mountain course. Many of the cities from last year’s race will be back this year including Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Crested Butte and new additions such as Montrose and Beaver Creek.

This year Breckenridge will host the Stage 5 start on Friday August 24th. The stage will start on Main Street at the Blue River Plaza at 10:50 a.m. and the riders will be off on their way over Hoosier Pass to Colorado Springs. There will be plenty of festivities and activities happening Thursday and Friday starting with the broadcast of Stage 4 on a big screen at the Riverwalk Center Lawn.

Later Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the Blue River Plaza, grab your cruiser bike and join in the Breckenridge Cruisers ride to celebrate the Pro Cycling tour. After  the cruiser ride swing into the Riverwalk center for the Telluride Mountain Film on Tour Presented by Summit Huts. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Friday promises a day full of events all celebrating the Stage 5 start.

  • 9:30 a.m.  Start Village activities and autograph opportunities
  •  9:50 a.m. Rider ceremony
  • 10:50 a.m. Race start with 2 neutral laps through downtown Breckenridge
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Chalk Art with judging at 3pm, awards at 4pm taking place on the corner Washington Street and Main Street
  • after race start, on start line:  Citizen Street Sprints
  • after race start, Ripstoke trials and mountain bike stunt show in the Blue River Plaza
  • 11-4 p.m. Watch the rest of stage 5 on the outdoor big screen  in the Blue River Plaza
  • 4:30 p.m. FREE Maceo Parker concert at the Riverwalk Center

For more information on the Pro Cycling Tour visit http://usaprocyclingchallenge.com

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Golfing in Breckenridge and Summit County

Golfing at the Breckenridge Municipal Golf CourseMemorial Day weekend is the tradition kickoff to summer. What better way to celebrate the start of the summer season than with a round of golf. Golfing in Breckenridge and Summit County is a summer activity that locals and visitors anticipate eagerly each season.  As soon as the snow starts melting golfers start counting down the days (minutes even!) to the opening of Summit County’s magnificent golf courses.

Golf at high altitude can be a wonderful experience. The ball flies on average 30 to 50 yards further than down at sea levels. The weather is mostly agreeable especially in the morning with temps staying in the 70’s and abundant sunshine. The golf courses in Summit County offer some of the best scenery in Summit County and most interesting fairways and greens from links to water hazards to challenging bunkers to 100 foot vertical drops from the tee box. IF you are a golfer and coming to Breckenridge check out these 4 golf courses all located within a 25 minute drive from Breckenridge or less.

Breckenridge Municipal Golf Course

The Breckenridge Municipal Golf Course is the closest golf course to Breckenridge and is the only Jack Nicklaus designed municipal golf course in the world. Offering 27 challenging holes it is also the only golf course you can choose to walk in Summit County. Of course you can take a golf cart as well. Since the opening of the course, national and regional honors have been bestowed on Breckenridge. Honors awarded by the Colorado Golfer (the State Golf Newspaper) have included; Best Mountain Course, and Toughest Mountain Course. Golf Digest "Places to Play" rates Breckenridge as a 4 1/2 Star Facility, and as one of their top "Upscale Places to Play" in the nation. In May 2011, Golfweek rated Breckenridge as one of the "Top 50 Municipal Courses" in the nation. The course is also Zagat rated.  For more information on the Breckenridge Municipal Golf Course click here.

Keystone Ranch and River Courses

The tiny hamlet and ski village of Keystone is located in snug little valley just to the east of Breckenridge. Only twelve miles away Keystone offers wonderful family skiing featuring the longest groomed ski runs in Summit County but the secret of Keystone is its ideal location and conditions that make it a wonderful place to enjoy some summer fun. Keystone offers two of the most spectacular golf courses that this author has seen. From dizzying drops in elevation to challenging links Keystone offers 36 holes of breathtaking golf. Broken into two distinct courses the Ranch and the River Keystone golf will challenge and amaze.

The Ranch

The Ranch Course is a challenging course tucked into a deep mountain valley. Bordering a national elk preserve the course winds through lodgepole pines, around sage meadows and across a nine-acre lake, this par-72 golf course features slight elevation changes and many bunkers. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Keystone Ranch Golf Course follows the legendary links-style of a Scottish course on the front nine, while the back nine presents a traditional mountain valley layout. Total yardage is 5,582 - 7,090.

The River

Built in the early 200’s the River Course is a par-71, Hurdzan-Fry course that highlights all of the best elements of a mountain course. The par-35 front nine is oriented around the path of the Snake River and the par-36 back nine winds through a lodgepole pine forest. Impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards, combine to challenge golfers of all abilities. The 16th hole features a 194-foot elevation drop from tee to green and the scenic 18th hole offers 12 bunkers and spectacular views of Lake Dillon. Add to that the magnificent views of snow-capped peaks and wildlife and it’s easy to see this is a golfing experience unlike any other. Total yardage is 4,762 - 6,886.

For more information on Keystone Golf, Click here.

The Raven at Three Peaks

It you are looking for a challenge, with a slope rating of 146 you will find it at The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks. Considered one of the top courses in the country The Raven is located in Silverthorne about 20 miles north of Breckenridge. The challenging and beautifully landscaped Tom Lehman and Hurdzan/Fry golf course features lush rolling fairways and immaculate greens surrounded by towering stands of pine and aspen, snow capped 13,000 foot peaks, crystal clear creeks and trout filled lakes. Click here to visit The Raven’s Website.

If you are a golfer do not miss the opportunity to play the best courses in Colorado’s High Country. Save on Breckenridge lodging and visit Breckenridge Discount Lodging for the best deals on golf and lodging packages. 

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Spring Fever Events For the Week of March 20th

Slring Fever in Breckenridge, ColoradoSpring Fever swings into full effect this weekend and features the first two acts in the Spring Fever Bud Light Concert Series. The weather this weekend promises to be sunny and warm, perfect weather for a Spring Fever musical throw-down at Breckenridge’s Peak 8 Base Area. This week kicks off the free music with Julian Marley on Saturday and the Soul Rebels Brass Band on Sunday. Both concerts start at 2 p.m. and when you get to Peak 8 you won’t miss it! Spend the day ripping up the slopes and end it jamming to these awesome national acts courtesy of Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Breck Ascent Series

When: Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Peaks 7, 8, 9 and 10
Contact:  www.townofbreckenridge.com or call 970-453-1734.
Cost: Pre-registration - $17, Race Day Registration - $22
Info: Take on a different kind of challenge this winter with the Breckenridge Ascent Series.  Join us this year for FIVE hill climb events with a mix of courses. The race consists of just the Ascent - Use any kind of way to get up the mountain, but skis or a snowboard are required to come back down!

Weekly Comedy Night

When: Thursday, March 22 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Park Avenue Pub in the Village Hotel
Cost: $5
Info: This week’s comedy night features host Chuck Roy with Nora Lynch Phil Palisoul. With a remarkably unique, self-deprecating style combined with side-splitting material, Phil Palisoul’s well-polished stand-up routine has made him a huge hit at comedy clubs, cruise ships, casinos, and corporate events across the country. He’s performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Phil has opened in concert for such legendary comedians as Jerry Seinfeld and Dennis Miller.

Breck 5 til 5 Terrain Park Happy Hour Presented by Freeskier and Snowboard Magazine

When: Friday, March 23, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Park Lane Terrain Park
Info: The popular weekly event 5 til 5 lets park riders cruise Park Lane until 5:00 pm.  With free food, beverages, music, giveaways and jam style contests - come kick it all afternoon.  Win prizes including gear from Faction, Never Summer, Nike 6.0, Dragon, Smith, Vans, and of course season passes from your friends here at Breck!

EpicMix Scavenger Hunt

When: Saturday, March 24 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact: www.epicmix.com/
Info: Join Breckenridge for the first ever EpicMix Scavenger Hunt. Connect with fellow EpicMixers in an on-mountain scavenger hunt, compete in challenges, earn EpicMix pins, and celebrate Spring Fever! Solve riddles to unlock special EpicMix virtual pins in various locations throughout Breck.

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Breckenridge St. Patrick’s Day Guide – Celebrate in Breckenridge Tomorrow!

St. Patrick's Day is Tomorrow. If you are looking to celebrate the Irish holiday here are a few locations in Breckenridge for you to stop for some Irish fare and beverages!

Sevens:
Located in the Grand Lodge on Peak 7

Special Irish menu, featuring Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef, Colossal Reuben Sandwiches and Irish Lamb Stew!

The T-Bar:
Located in One Ski Hill Place on Peak 8

DJ spinning tunes outside on the Ski Hill Grill patio. $4 Bud and Bud Light Drafts and $5 Melon Margaritas. Also, Costume Contest!

Park Avenue Pub: 
Located in the Village Hotel on Park Avenue
Irish meals starting at 11 a.m. featuring Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes (lunch and dinner) for $9.95. Guinness on tap and $3 Jamesons until 8p.m.!

The Maggie: 
Located at the base of Peak 9
Irish meals featuring Corned Beef & Cabbage with Spicy Mustard & Horseradish mashed potatoes. Also drink specials!

Burke and Riley’s: 
Located in La Cima Mall
Opening at 7:30am! Live band all-day and DJ for late    night dancing. Bagpipers, drummers and dancers throughout the day. Heated tent on deck with lots of giveaways and contests!

The Coppertop:  
Located in Beaver Run
St. Patrick’s Day party with DJ Cyn from 2pm-6pm. Celtic Dancers perform at 4pm. Irish Cinn drink specials, plus beer and shot specials. Nuggets vs. Celtics will be on in the bar!

Motherloaded Tavern: 
Located on the Corner of Main Street and Lincoln Ave
Live music with Stony Live and drink specials!

Napper Tandy's:
Located on Lincoln Ave just east of Main Street
Irish Breakfast all day, and food & drink specials! Ireland vs England Rugby match on the big screen!

Don’t forget! Save on last minute lodging for this weekend at www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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Holiday Events Around the Mountains

The Lighting of Breckenridge kicks off the holiday seasonBreckenridge and all of the ski areas in the surrounding areas come alive during the holiday season. It is no surprise that Breckenridge along with the rest of Colorado’s ski country embraces this time of year. With snow, cold weather, evergreen trees to add color and not to mention world class skiing and winter activities it is no surprise that the holidays are such a vibrant and exciting time in Breckenridge and all around the Rocky Mountains. Here is a short list of some of the larger events going on in and around Breckenridge this holiday season!

Breckenridge celebrates the New Year with fireworks and live music: Yamn is bringing their annual New Year’s Eve show to the Riverwalk Center for an all-ages show. The Town of Breckenridge’s New Year’s Eve fireworks will be visible from all over town at 9 p.m.

Vail Family Holidaze, starting today through New Year’s Eve: Holidaze is perfect for families celebrating the season. Watch Vail come alive with lights, sounds, events and the cheer of the season during December with concerts, world-class ice skating shows with world champion and Olympic skaters like Patrick Chan, Kids Zone activities and New Year’s Eve entertainment. Visit www.vail.com for the full schedule of events.

Beaver Creek’s 1st Annual Winterfest, Sunday, Dec. 18 through New Year’s Day: Come to Beaver Creek for the 1st annual Winterfest celebration! Winterfest is a two-week event and features theatrical elements and decoration, and interactive family events and activities that are designed to animate Beaver Creek Village and bring the spirit of the season to life. Winterfest also features a lineup of family events and activities, including daily appearances from Santa, Kids Winter Wonder parade, Disco Skate Nights, figure skating performances, an Animals of Winter presentation by the Denver Zoo, torchlight ski-downs, fireworks and more.

Kidtopia Family Weekends at Keystone, Dec. 27 through Jan. 3: Keystone Resort is offering family activities throughout the week or weekend with special activities designed just for families including, movie night in the village, live entertainment, interactive arts and crafts, family dining and more. Go to www.keystonekidtopia.com for more info.

Keystone’s New Year’s Eve Lakeside Village Icestravaganza Celebration: Join Keystone for an on the resort’s five acre outdoor ice rink where you can skate the night away with Frosty the Snowman. There will be a fireworks display over the lake at 8 p.m. The Adventure Center will be selling hot dogs, chicken fingers, fries, popcorn, sodas, hot chocolate and spirits. Edgewater Café in the Keystone Lodge & Spa will be serving a Family Dinner Buffet and complimentary skate rentals are included with the purchase of dinner. For more details and a schedule of events visit www.keystoneresort.com.

Beaver Creek New Year’s Eve Glow Worm Ski Down & Fireworks: Ski down Beaver Creek Mountain lighting the snow on New Year’s Eve. Stay for a fireworks display above the entire Village. The event is for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. For more information, visit www.beavercreek.com.

Vail Torchlight Parade and Fireworks: Join the New Year’s Eve celebration at Vail with a torchlight parade and fireworks display beginning at 6:15 p.m. Fireworks will welcome 2012 beginning at 12 a.m. Visit www.vail.com for a schedule of events.

If you would like to plan a trip to Breckenridge for the Winter Dew Tour or anytime, contact Breckenridge Discount Lodging. We are your source for Breckenridge deals, Breckenridge discounts and Breckenridge recreation. Give us a call at toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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The Winter Dew Tour is Coming to Breckenridge!

Skiers fly through the air at the Winter Dew TourThe Winter Dew Tour is coming back to Breckenridge for its 3rd season. Since it’s star the Dew Tour has kicked off in Breckenridge and features Snowboarding and skiing Superpipe and Slopestyle competetions. The Winter Dew Tour features all of the top names in the sport today. This event is free and open to anyone who would like to watch.

It is amazing watching these athletes fly through the air spinning and twisting almost as if they were defying gravity. We will be passing along information about the Winter Dew Tour as we get closer to the event. Stay tuned for more details. Below is a linup of the events to help you plan if you are thinking about visiting for the weekend. Visit http://www.allisports.com/winter-dew-tour for more information.

 
If you would like to plan a trip to Breckenridge for the Winter Dew Tour or anytime, contact Breckenridge Discount Lodging.
We are your source for Breckenridge deals, Breckenridge discounts and Breckenridge recreation. Give us a call at toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

Thursday, December 15th

 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPEN

 

9:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifier

 

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Men's Freeski Superpipe Qualifier

 

2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifier

 

Friday, December 16th

 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPEN

 

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Women's Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final

 

9:45 PM - 12:00 PM

Men's Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final

 

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Men's Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final

 

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Men's Freeski Superpipe Semi-Finals

 

1:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Semi-Final

 

Saturday, December 17th

 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPEN

 

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Semi-Final

 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Men's Freeski Superpipe Final

 

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Women's Snowboard Superpipe Final

 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Men's Snowboard Superpipe Final

 

TBD

Concert @ The River Walk

 

Sunday, December 18th

 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPEN

 

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final

 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Men's Snowboard Slopestyle Final

 

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Men's Freeski Slopestyle Final

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This Weekend in Breckenridge

Fall colors near Breckenridge, ColoradoThis weekend is going to be a beautiful weekend in Breckenridge and Summit County. The weather alone is reason to consider a last minute trip up the hill. According to Weather.com Saturday and Sunday both promise to be sunny with temperatures reaching the upper 60’s. Fall colors are getting ready to peak and the forests surrounding Breckenridge are a tapestry of yellows, oranges and reds. If you are into shopping and dining, the shops and restaurants in Breckenridge always offer their best deals of the year in the fall and many restaurants offer big discounts and even 2 for 1 dinners! Don't forget to grab a Summit Daily Newspaper (the free newspaper in the blue boxes all around town) to get the latest in what is happening and where the best deals are.

If you are on the fence about whether to make the drive this weekend, jump off!! Soon the snow is going to fly and ski season will be here (which so many of us can’t wait for). If you are planning one last chance to get out of the city before winter this weekend is prime time to get a move on.
Weekend Events and Entertainment around Breckenridge

Saturday                             
Washington Gold & Silver Mine Tour
1 pm & 2:30 pm
From the Breckenridge Welcome Center head south on Main St. and turn left on Boreas Pass Rd. Stay on Boreas Pass Rd. for 1 mile, and then turn right on Illinois Gulch Rd. for .3 miles.

Saturday             
Open Studio at the Quandary Antiques Cabin

11 a.m.               
Quandary Antiques Cabin
131 South Ridge Street

Saturday             
DJ Jeff Cox & DJ Burt Reynolds at Cecilia's!
520 South Main Street

Saturday                             
Saloon Tour & Distillery Tasting
5 p.m.
Meet at the Breckenridge Welcome Center
203 S. Main St. in Breckenridge

Saturday             
Parent's Night Out (Ages 5-12)
5 p.m.
Breckenridge Recreation Center
880 Airport Road

Saturday                             
Haunted Tour of Breckenridge
7 p.m.
Meet at the Breckenridge Welcome Center
203 S. Main St. in Breckenridge

Saturday             
Live Music at the Motherloaded Tavern
9 p.m.  
103 South Main Street

Sunday                
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Museums & Tours
Meet at Breckenridge Welcome Center

Sunday                                
Washington Gold & Silver Mine Tour
1 pm & 2:30 pm
From the Breckenridge Welcome Center head south on Main St. and turn left on Boreas Pass Rd. Stay on Boreas Pass Rd. for 1 mile, and then turn right on Illunois Gulch Rd. for .3 miles.

Sunday                               
Sunday Specials at Cecilia's
2 p.m.  
520 South Main Street, Breckenridge

Sunday                
50/50 Dinner Special at Spencer's Restaurant
5:30 p.m.
Spencer's Restaurant at Beaver Run Resort
620 Village Rd., Breckenridge

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 toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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Fall Drives Near Breckenridge for Leaf Peepers

Fall colors and rainbow over Breckenridge, ColoradoIt might still be warm and feel like summer in most parts of the country but here in Breckenridge and Colorado’s High Country fall is in the air. Each morning as I walk my dog I have felt frost crunching under my foot and a few times even had to scrape ice off of my car’s windshield! While mornings have been a little chilly recently by mid day the weather has been beautiful with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the mid 60’s.

Fall is the season locals relish the most and not just because it reminds us that winter is coming. Fall in Breckenridge is the driest season of the year with monthly rainfall totals less than one inch. Breckenridge restaurants and shops are all open and generally offer the best deals of the year. Breckenridge slows down but local businesses staff up for the winter so service levels are excellent. Most of all the aspen and willow trees change color from green to yellow and red creating the most beautiful fall scenery in the Rocky Mountains. The trees have not peaked yet and there are a few good weeks left to get in some leaf peeping. Below are some of the best local drives for seeing fall colors around Breckenridge as contributed by Joell Folger, Activities Coordinator at Grand Timber Lodge.

View of Breckenridge from Boreas Pass near Breckenridge, ColoradoBoreas Pass between Como and Breckenridge: From Main Street, Breckenridge, head south to the light of Boreas Pass Road (TIP: Look for ice rink signs). Turn Left onto Boreas Pass road and follow into Como; then turn Right onto Hwy 285 into Fairplay; at the light in Fairplay, turn Right onto Hwy 9. This will bring you back into Breckenridge.

Buena Vista through Leadville: Head South on Main St./Highway 9 through town, Blue River and over Hoosier Pass/the Continental Divide, through Alma and into Fairplay. At the “T” intersection after the town of Fairplay {junction of Hwy 285 & Hwy 9}, turn Right onto Hwy 285 & Hwy 9. Continue on Hwy 285 to Johnson Village. Go through Johnson Village to the “T” intersection of Hwy 285 and Hwy 24. Turn Right onto Hwy 24, towards Buena Vista. Stay on Highway 24 into Leadville. As you are leaving Leadville, take Highway 91 North to Copper Mountain and I-70 East home to the Frisco/Highway 9 Exit.

Guanella Pass, Georgetown to Grant: Take I-70 East to Georgetown, Exit #228. Turn right onto 15th St; Take the 1st right onto Argentine St/Co Rd 306; Take the 1st left onto 11th St; Take the 1st right onto Rose St;   Turn left onto 2nd St/Co Rd 381-this is Guanella Pass and this will take you to the town of Grant. In Grant take Hwy 285 south towards Fairplay. In Fairplay turn right at the light onto Hwy 9 to bring you back to Breckenridge.

Trail Ridge Road (US 34) through Rocky Mountain National Park: Take Main Street/Hwy 9 to I-70 East, exit at Silverthorne/hwy 9 North into the town of Kremmling. Take a right onto Hwy 40 East to Granby, in Granby take Hwy 34 towards Grand Lake and the West entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park. Trail Ridge Road goes through the park to Estes Park. From Estes Park take Hwy 7/72 to Central City and Hwy 119. Hwy 119 takes you to I-70 West to Frisco/ Hwy 9.

Fall Colors near Breckenridge, ColoradoIndependence Pass, Colorado 82, Between Twin Lakes and Aspen: Take I-70 to exit 195-Copper Mountain/Highway 91. You want to take Highway 91 towards Leadville. Hwy 91 merges with Hwy 24, stay on Hwy 24, this will take you to Twin Lakes, where you pick up Independence Pass/Highway 82 toward Aspen. This beautiful drive through the San Isabel National Forest will afford picturesque views of the Sawatch Range, which is home to several of Colorado's 14ers. From Aspen you can continue on Highway 82 to Glenwood Springs where you will meet back up with I-70 East to the Frisco exit.

Maroon Bells Near Aspen: Take I-70 west to Glenwood Springs to Highway 82 east. Follow 82 to the Aspen Roundabout where you will pick up the Maroon Creek Road exit. A parking lot off the roundabout offers shuttle service to Maroon Bells Road. Nestled in the Gunnison and White River National Forests, this area varies from 7,500 to over 14,000 feet! (Or access from the Independence Pass trip.)

Cottonwood Pass, Colorado 306 Between Buena Vista and Taylor Park: Take Highway 285 south to Buena Vista where you will meet up with Highway 306 at the only traffic light in BV. Head west/left over Cottonwood Pass. West of the pass you will go through Taylor Park and by the Taylor Park Reservoir on your way to Almont. Once in Almont, take Highway 135 south to Gunnison where Highway 50 east will bring you back to Highway 285 Salida.

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 toll free1-866-476-2311 or visit www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com.

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