Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Breckenridge Gondola Lots Information

The Town of Breckenridge and Vail Resorts Development Company are planning for the future of the Gondola Parking Lots. Please click on the link below for information on the Gondola Lots Master Plan:

http://townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=626

Holiday Nordic News

BRECKENRIDGE GOLD RUN NORDIC CENTER

- 9k of groomed trails opened; Lessons available; Pond Ice Skating for FREE!

- Every Monday and Wednesday, 9am, Ski with Zeke and Marie Peyot for an hour of skiing & coaching on the fly.

- NEW EVENT! December 27: Intermediate & Advanced Level Ski Clinic to benefit the Summit Nordic Ski Club. For more information, call us or email justin_easter@yahoo.com.

- December 30: Twilight Snowshoe Tour with dinner. Call for details.

- NEW EVENT! January 1: Move It & Lose It 5k Resolution Run. 11am start; Race takes place on groomed trails: snowshoes, yak trax & just your tennis welcome! No pets. Register online www.breckenridgerecreation.com. Use this online coupon code: 1221 by 12/23 to receive $5 off your registration.

- January 7: Learn to Skate Clinic. Call for details.

- The Clubhouse Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Stop by for a great meal in a scenic location.

BRECKENRIDGE NORDIC CENTER

- 16k of groomed trails open.

- Lessons and tours available.

- For more information, visit www.breckenridgenordic.com

Punch passes, gift certificates, and Nordic gear make great holiday gifts. Stop by any Center to purchase yours today.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Early holiday gift from the Breckenridge Recreation Center!

The Breckenridge Recreation Center will be extending its weekend hours beginning Saturday, December 20th! The new Holiday Hours schedule will be as follows:

Monday-Friday 6am-9pm
Saturday 7am-9pm
Sunday 8am-9pm
*The Aquatics Area will close at 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Holiday Hours will be in effect through January 10th. Please note: Special hours for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will remain as posted. Please call (970) 453-1734 for more information.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

December Market Insider

Exciting News!

I have just accepted the position of Branch Broker at our Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate 117 South Main Street office in Breckenridge, Colorado. I am looking forward to this new opportunity starting on January 1, 2010!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gold Run Nordic Center Opening Friday, December 11th

Gold Run Nordic Center will be opening Friday, December 11 with 4K of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing. Call (970) 547-7889

Join the Nordic Center Saturday, December 12 for locals appreciation day. Free skate and classic ski clinics @ 10:00. Free trail passes and rental equipment for Summit, Park and Eagle county locals. Ski and then enjoy lunch or dinner at the new Clubhouse Restaurant.

Breckenridge Nordic is also open with 6k of terrain!! Call (970) 453-6855

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Recreation Happenings in Breckenridge December 2009

Elite Athletes Slide Into Breck!
Members of the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team and the Australian Half Pipe Snowboard Team, as well as representatives from the Winter Dew Tour, will be at the Breckenridge Recreation Center on Tuesday, December 8th, 5-6:15pm. Join all three organizations for a FREE seminar on high performance sport, Winter Dew Tour giveaways and a team meet and greet at the Recreation Center. For more information call (970) 453-1734. This event is FREE!

Events and Activities:
Lunch Basketball - Drop in Mon. & Wed. Lunch from Downstairs at Eric's for $7 more! Free for Rec Center pass holders, $5 for all others.
Holiday Ice Show - Dec. 12, 5pm and Dec. 13, 12pm. $8 Adult, $6 Child.
BMC Mini-Camps - December 21-23 and December 28-31. Full day activities for ages 5-12.

Gold Run Nordic Center Opening Celebration - Dec. 3, 4-7pm
Stop by and visit the Gold Run Nordic Center TODAY, Thursday, December 3rd, for an Open House Celebration from 4-7pm. This is a great opportunity to meet the Nordic staff, pick up or purchase your season pass, check out the new gear in the shop including early season sale items, and learn of all the exciting programs and events taking place this winter season out at Gold Run Nordic Center. We will also be doing giveaways at the event, including a season pass giveaway and other fantastic specials. In addition, The Clubhouse Restaurant will be open for dinner during this time. Meet the new restaurant staff, check out the great menu, and pick up a coupon for 50% off a dinner or lunch entrée of your choice. Remember, Gold Run Nordic Center is located at 200 Clubhouse Drive in Breckenridge (Breckenridge Golf Club in the summer). For more information call (970) 547-7889 or visit us online at http://www.goldrunnordic.com/.

Ice Skating Theme Days
Wednesday Dine and Skate 12:15-3pm every Wednesday. $7 lunch cost in addition to public skate admission and rental, if needed.
Friday Night Fever Most Friday nights. Enjoy a themed skate, from 80s to Country music! Public skate admission and rental fees apply. Call for scheduled times.
Snowday Saturdays 1:15-3pm every Saturday. Bring the whole family for ice skating, games, trivia and more. Public skate admission and rental fees apply.Call (970) 547-9974.

Holiday Ice Show: Breck 150 on Ice at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena
December 12, 5pm & December 13, 12pm $8 for Adults, $6 for Youth (ages 3-17), Tickets will be available at the door. The 2009 production will showcase the talented Skating Club members and invited guest skaters from clubs in other parts of Colorado. The skaters will be performing routines that will take spectators through the history of Breckenridge from the Early Settlement and Mining Days to the present, and even into the future. Skate with Santa following the Sunday show! For more information call (970) 547-9974.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Some good real estate news!

Please click below for some good news from the National Association of Realtors:

http://www.realtor.org/press_room/news_releases/2009/12/nine_sales

Monday, November 30, 2009

GOLD RUN NORDIC CENTER OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION

The Gold Run Nordic Center Open House Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, December 3rd, 4-7 p.m.

Gold Run Nordic Center is slated to open on Friday, December 4 (snow dependent). Stop by and visit on Thursday, December 3, for an Open House Celebration from 4-7pm. This is a great opportunity to meet the Nordic staff, pick up or purchase your Season Pass, check out the new gear in the shop including early season sale items, and learn of all the exciting programs and events taking place this winter season out at Gold Run Nordic Center. They will also be doing giveaways at the event, including a season pass giveaway and other fantastic specials. In addition, The Clubhouse Restaurant will be open for dinner during this time. Meet the new restaurant staff, check out the great menu, and pick up a coupon for 50% off a dinner or lunch entree of your choice. Remember, Gold Run Nordic Center is located at 200 Clubhouse Drive in Breckenridge (Breckenridge Golf Club in the summer).

GOLD RUN CLASSIC
Saturday, December 5
This event is snow dependent.
Stay tuned for more information.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pass Sales Extended — One Week Only

Renew your pass today — sales end this Sunday, November 22.
Don't miss out on another amazing season of skiing and riding.
Renew your pass online today at ColoradoPass.com or visit one of the retail locations.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens Today!

Breckenridge Ski Resort kicks off the 2009-2010 season today with the Colorado SuperChair, 5 Chair and Rip’s Ride (previously Chair 7) on Peak 8.

Pick from more skiable terrain than any other resort in Summit County to take your first turns of the season, with 108 acres on 4 runs including Springmeier, Spruce, Trygve’s and lower Crescendo, or spend the day in the upper Park Lane triple jump line.

http://www.breckenridge.com/

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Recreation Happenings in Breckenridge

Get Fit with the U.S. Ski Team!Thursday, November 12th at 5:30 pm Join U.S. Ski Team members at the Breckenridge Recreation Center for a fun workout in the 5:30pm BodyPump and Cycling classes and the 6:15pm Yoga class! (Please note: the Yoga class originally scheduled for Carter Park on Thursday evening will take place at the Recreation Center this week only). Get there early! Classes are open to the public and included with membership or daily admission. The U.S. Ski Team is here to train before heading to the Olympics. For more info call (970) 453-1734.

After School Programs
We offer State Licensed after school care and exciting specialty programs for children ages 5-12.
*Pick up your child as late as 6pm and have time to squeeze in an afternoon workout!
*Specialty classes teach your child how to cook, rock climb, play basketball, play tennis and more!
*The after school program provides a variety of fun activities, homework time and snacks with quality instructors.
A variety of after school classes are going on now. For more information or to register call (970) 453-1734 or visit us online at http://www.breckenridgerecreation.com/. Online registration is available!

Upcoming November Events and Activities:
NIA Workshop II - Saturday, November 14, 4-6:30pm at Carter Park
Family Gym Time (Ages 1-5) - Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-12pm (no class Nov. 25 & 27, Dec. 25). Drop-in only, $6 per class.ABS 11 Climbing Competition - November 21, 12-6pm. All ages and abilities welcome!

Early Bird Season Passes to Gold Run Nordic Center are on Sale NOW!
The snow has started to fall, and we are once again thinking about Nordic skiing at the Gold Run, Breckenridge and Frisco Nordic centers! The Early Bird season pass rates are in effect now until November 22, 2009. By purchasing your season pass to the Gold Run, Breckenridge or Frisco Nordic centers now, you can save up to $55 (off In-Season rates)! Pass registration is available ONLINE ONLY through our website. It's a quick, easy and environmentally-friendly way to purchase your Nordic Season Pass. For more information visit us online at www.goldrunnordic.com or call (970) 547-7889.

Outdoor Ice Rink Opens November 16th!The outdoor ice skating rink at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge will open for the winter season on November 16! Check our website for updated public skate and drop-in hockey schedules. Also don't forget to register for the next Learn to Skate session and look for the Holiday Ice Show!

Wednesday Wellness
Wednesday, November 11 at 6:30 pm, Breckenridge Recreation CenterFREE!Valerie Fagan Swentkowski of Stillpoint Wellness presents: Nutrition, Fitness & Natural Wellness - Just For You! STILLPOINT WELLNESS is about learning the various steps in NUTRITION, FITNESS and integrative healthcare that help you regain vibrant HEALTH and youthful VITALITY in your body by strengthening your immune system. Valerie understands that practicing healthy living in the Rocky Mountains of Summit County is essential to enjoy an abundant life. Valerie will have an antioxidant scanner at the presentation.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vail Resorts Season Passes on sale through November 15

Don't Wait — Passes Only On Sale Through This Sunday, November 15

Don't miss out on another amazing season of skiing and riding. Renew your 2009/10 season pass online before it's too late. Renew your pass online today at ColoradoPass.com or visit one of the retail locations.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Keystone and Copper Mountain are open for skiing!

Keystone is officially open for winter! At Keystone, you'll find everything that makes a perfect vacation all in one place. From lodging, dining and activities, Keystone has incredible vacation packages to accommodate your needs. Offering unique activities like night skiing, cat skiing the bowls, tubing and dinner sleigh rides.

Copper Mountain opens today for the 09-10 ski and snowboard season!
Visit: http://www.coppercolorado.com/index.htm

Today in Frisco!

Another photo in the series:
"One of the reasons we live here!"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Check out my new Breckenridge listing!


1011 High Point Drive, Breckenridge, CO 80424

This mountain modern residence is situated on a large 1.43 acre homesite featuring beautiful views of the Ten Mile Range. The 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath, 2-car garage home was designed with a carriage house style offering the potential to expand or the possibility of a larger main home on the same home site. This is a wonderful mountain home with outstanding attention to detail and quality finishes.

Visit the online brochure:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Today in Breckenridge!


This is just one of the many reasons we live here!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Season Ski Pass Information

Arapahoe Basin is open and receiving fresh snow — Get your 2009/10 Colorado Pass before it's too late.

Don't miss out on another Epic season of skiing and riding — 2009/10 Season Passes are only on sale through November 15, 2009.Get the best deal on skiing and riding for 2009/10 — visit ColoradoPass.com and buy or renew your season pass before it's too late.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vail Resorts Announces a Pricing Change for the Colorado Pass and Provides a List of the Best Ski Deals

Vail Resorts announced a $10 pricing change for the popular Colorado Pass that went into effect yesterday (Oct. 13, 2009). The adult Colorado Pass price went from $449 to $459 for adults and from $209 to $219 for children. Pricing for the unlimited, unrestricted Epic and Summit Passes remain unchanged - $599 for the six-mountain Epic Pass and $399 for the three-mountain Summit Pass.

To help Colorado residents find the best deals this season, Vail Resorts is offering its top 5 list of the best ski and snowboard deals for the 2009-2010 season. For a top 10 list of Free and Epic deals, click here.

Free Skiing for 5th and 6th graders in Colorado through School of Shred: Vail Resorts is again offering free skiing to all Colorado 5th and 6th grade students with four unrestricted days of skiing (or snowboarding) at each of its Colorado resorts – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone – through The “School of Shred” program. The “School of Shred” pass can also be used for four free days at Arapahoe Basin this season. www.coloradopass.com for more information.

NEW: Hungry for a deal? Vail Resorts is serving up two new on-mountain values at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado and at Heavenly in California/Nevada. A $9.95 daily meal at all of its on-mountain restaurants called Lunch for Less which will include an entrée, side dish and drink. And, Vail Resorts is investing in its number one seller on the mountain - its burger - by upgrading to higher-quality ingredients and creating a signature special sauce. Take a bite out of the new Epic Mountain Burger this season.

$79 Sunday Sleepover. Keystone and Breckenridge will both offer a $79 rate Sundays throughout the ski and snowboard season to help Colorado skiers and snowboarders extend their weekend and avoid the Sunday night I-70 traffic. www.keystoneresort.com or www.breckenridge.com. Black-out dates and other restrictions apply.

* Other deals: $99 Guaranteed rate at Keystone, Free ski rentals included with your lodging, a Free Night at Christmas or for New Year's as part of our Holidays on Us package. Restrictions apply. See www.snow.com or www.rockresorts.com for details.

Twitter freebies and promos and Steepsaver e-mail alerts. Sign up for Vail Resorts e-mail alerts and be in the know with exclusive"SteepSaver" deals for Colorado skiers and snowboarders. Or, follow @snowdotcom on Twitter to Win a Free Epic Pass or other giveaways throughout the season.

A Vail Resorts Season Pass. For the best on-the-snow skiing and snowboarding deals, buy your pass now.

The Summit Pass™ offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin for $399 for adults, $309 for teens (ages 13-18) and $199 for children (ages 5-12).

The Colorado Pass™ offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin all season with an additional 10 days* at Vail and Beaver Creek and will be $459 for adults, $339 for teens (ages 13-18) and $219 for children (ages 5-12).

The Epic Season Pass™ will continue to be $599 for adults and $299 for children. The unlimited, ski-as-much-as-you-want, unrestricted Epic Season Pass™ with no black-out dates features more than 18,000 acres of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Arapahoe Basin for the entire 2009-2010 season and is considered one of the best deals in the industry this season, but will only offered at this price point through Nov. 22. Pass renewals for Summit and Colorado passes are available online at www.coloradopass.com. For the first time, new purchasers can buy a Summit Pass online at www.coloradopass.com. Epic Passes may be purchased online at www.epicpass.com.

Renewals or new passes may be purchased at select Front Range locations including Boulder Ski Deals (Boulder), Colorado Ski and Golf (Aurora, Arvada, Colorado Springs and Littleton), REI (Denver Flagship, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Englewood, Boulder, Westminster and Colorado Springs), and Breeze Ski Rentals in Lakewood and Dumont. For resort pass sales locations and times, call 866-842-8062.* The Colorado Pass is restricted from use at Vail and Beaver Creek: Nov. 27-28, 2009; Dec. 27-31, 2009; Jan. 1-2, 2010 and Feb. 13-14, 2010.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Snow this Weekend!


We are off to a great start to the ski season. Both Loveland Ski Area and A-Basin are open for skiing. Check out the beautiful photo today in Breckenridge!

Slifer Smith & Frampton's Sellers Guide

Check out the Slifer Smith & Frampton's "A Sellers Guide Summer 2009":

http://intranet.slifersummit.com/documents/Sellers%20Guide%20Summer%202009.pdf

Loveland Ski Area and A-Basin Open for Skiing This Week!

Loveland Ski Area and A-Basin opened for skiing this week!

Please visit the Summit Daily News article:
http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20091006/NEWS/910069998/1008/NONE&parentprofile=1055

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Recreation Happenings in Breckenridge October 2009

Locals Appreciation Month!
October is Locals Appreciation Month at the Breckenridge Recreation Department. Join us for a month of specials at the Breckenridge Recreation Center and the Stephen C. West Ice Arena including:
Bring a Friend for Free (Rec Center, Oct. 10&11)
2-For-1 Ice Skating (Oct. 13-16, check for public skate times) Free Pool Admission Day (Oct. 23, 9:30am-4:30pm)
2-For-1 Belay Rides (Oct. 25-31)
Halloween Ice Skate (Oct. 27, 7:30-9pm)
2-For-1 Family Gym Time (Oct. 28, 10am-12pm)
For a complete schedule see the additional newsletter attachment.

US Ski Team Blog
"Hola. Como Esta Amigos. The first major on snow camp for the U.S. Freestyle Mogul Team got off to a great start in El Colorado Chile. We arrived to a fresh 3 feet of snow that quickly got us out of our summer mode and in to ski mode. Two days in to camp we received another 4 feet of powder which buried our mogul course but put smiles on everyone?s face. It only took us one day to get things back up and going and we have only seen blue skies and lots of sun screen since then. Training has been as good?" (View entire story by clicking here) <http://breckrec.wordpress.com/> .
The U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team trains at the Breckenridge Recreation Center. Coach Scott Rawles will be blogging throughout the winter on our blog site(www.breckrec.wordpress.com <http://www.breckrec.wordpress.com> ).

Early Bird Nordic Season Passes on Sale NOW!
The snow has started to fall, and we are once again thinking about Nordic skiing at the Gold Run, Breckenridge and Frisco Nordic centers! The Early Bird season pass rates are in effect now until November 22, 2009. By purchasing your season pass to the Gold Run, Breckenridge or Frisco Nordic centers now, you can save up to $55 (off In-Season rates)! Beginning October 2, pass registration will be available ONLINE ONLY through our website. It?s a quick, easy and environmentally-friendly way to purchase your Nordic Season Pass. For more information visit us online at www.goldrunnordic.com <http://www.goldrunnordic.com> or call (970) 547-7889.

Breckenridge Recreation Center Annual Closure October 12-18
The Breckenridge Recreation Center will be closed for annual maintenance beginning Monday, October 12th through Sunday, October 18th. During this time Breckenridge Recreation Center passes will be honored by the Silverthorne Recreation Center. The entire Recreation Center will reopen to the public on October 19th. For more information call (970) 453-1734 or visit us online.

New Equipment! Over closure week we will be installing the following new fitness equipment at the Rec Center:
1 Matrix treadmill
3 upright cybex bikes
3 recumbent cybex bikes
2 octane elipticals
Strength training equipment
Upcoming October Events and Activities:
Kookin' Kids After School Program (Ages 5-12) - Oct. 19 - Nov. 23, Mondays, 3:05-5:30 pm.
Little Learners (Ages 3-5) - Oct. 27-Nov. 17. Tuesdays, 9am-12pm.
Halloween Carnival - Oct. 30, 4-8 pm at the Recreation Center. Please plan your workout accordingly to avoid heavy traffic and little goblins during that time.
Aquatics Area Reopens

After a lengthy closure this summer, the Aquatics Area at the Breckenridge Recreation Center has fully reopened. The Leisure Pool (including slide and play features), as well as the Lap Pool and Indoor Hot Tub, are now open daily. Look for the next swim lesson session for all levels beginning at the end of October.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

2009/10 Season Ski Passes On Sale Now

2009/10 Season Passes On Sale Now

Colorado Pass — It's Why You Live Here. Get the best deal on skiing and riding for the 2009/10 season — visit ColoradoPass.com.

New Colorado Passes must be purchased in person at one of our retail locations. Visit ColoradoPass.com for a list of fall retail locations and special fall sales events.

If you had a Colorado pass up to three years ago (back to the 2006/07 season), you can renew online today.

Epic and Summit Passes are available for purchase online — visit ColoradoPass.com.

Lindsey Vonn is Epic — Follow World Champion American skier and two-time World Cup Overall champion Lindsey Vonn from Vail to Vancouver on Twitter — @lindseyisepic.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

News from the Breckenridge Golf Club

The Breckenridge Golf Club is currently offering Labor Day Weekend internet specials. Rates as low as $92.25 / player when booked as a foursome for 18-holes with cart and practice balls (our regular rate is $123.). We have special rates posted that may be booked in advance. Here is the link to the Specials page; http://www.teeitup.com/golf/calendar.pl?C=12012 .

With less daylight and fall approaching come a few changes at the golf course. The Twilight time will move to 2pm and the Happy Hour time will start at 4pm, starting Sunday, August 30. The driving range will close nightly at 6pm, starting August 31, with the exception of Sundays, when the range closes at 5pm. Morning tee times will start later each week as frost conditions dictate. As of August 31, the first tee time of the day will be 9am. We will be opening the golf shop and phone lines at 9am starting September 8.

27-holes will be open for play with the following exceptions; Monday and Tuesday, September 14, 15, 21, and 22. Starting Monday, September 28, we will only have 18 holes open for play though Oct 4th. We hope to some golf available after Oct. 4th.The final week may only have 9-holes open depending on weather and maintenance activities. These are necessary closures for maintenance that will continue to enhance the conditions of the golf course. We will keep you posted on an official closing date.

There is one more Mixed Couples event to be held on Sunday, September 6. The event is a 9-hole, Triple Play format, with tee times starting at 1:30pm. You may sign-up for tee times starting August 30.

We have shotgun tournaments booked for Thursday, Sept 10, and 17 (Fattys). Some tee times will be open for public play but they are limited. We also have the Burke and Rileys tournament on Monday, September 21, No public play tee times will be available on this day.

See you at the course.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race


Lance Armstrong won the Leadville 100 mountain bike race on Saturday, the nation's highest-altitude endurance test, in record time.


Despite racing through freezing rain at the start and a flat back tire for the final 10 miles (see photo), Armstrong shaved nearly 17 minutes off the record, winning in 6 hours, 28 minutes, 50 seconds.


Slifer Smith & Frampton's Managing Broker, Eric Thompson, finished in 8 hours, 51 minutes reaching his sub 9 hour goal and got his big belt buckle award. Congrats to Eric!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This Weeks Events and Coming Events at the Breckenridge Golf Club

As the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler, our first tee time of the day has been pushed back as we may experience frost on any given morning. Starting August 17, the first tee time of the day will be 8:40. With this change, the golf course clubhouse and phone lines will not open until 8am as of the 17th. As a reminder, Highway 9 road construction can slow your drive time. Please plan accordingly particularly for tee times between 4 and 5:30pm.

We still have many activities for you to participate in. Below are programs and dates for the next couple of weeks;

Mixed Couples Events The next Mixed Couples Event will be held Sunday, August 16. This event is an 18-hole event with tee times starting at 1pm. The event scoring is one best ball of the men and one best ball of the women played in foursomes. Put your foursome together and call today for a tee time.

The next Ladies Night Out is scheduled on Monday August 24, at 4pm. Tee times may be made starting Monday, August 17.

Nine & Wine The first three Nine and Wine events have been sell outs!! The next event is Monday, August 17. Tee times start at 3:40. Please join us for an opportunity to sample and learn about select wines on every three holes, three samplings in all. The Green fee is $29 or you may use your pass card. The Wine Tasting fee for this outing will be $5. Following play enjoy special pricing on glasses of wine and appetizers in the Clubhouse Restaurant. Space is limited to the first 48 golfers. Call Thursday, August 13, for tee times.

Annual Member/Guest This event will be held over two days on Saturday and Sunday August 22 and 23. Saturday will be 27-holes of Triple play (Scramble, Alternate Shot, and Best ball), with 18 holes of play on Sunday. The entry fee is $575 which included all green fees and carts fees, for you and your guest as well as food and beverage. The field is limited to the first 24 paid teams. For additional information phone the golf shop.

Video Lessons - Many golfers benefit from seeing their swing. Sign-up with Robbins Manley to have your swing video taped. A one hour video lesson is $90. This is a $30 discount from normal pricing. See what your swing really looks like.

Cobra Demo Day On Sunday August 23, from 11-2, Moe Monegan with Cobra Golf will be on the range for you to demo the Cobra product. Moe is available by appointment for club fittings using launch monitor technology for a fitting fee of $50.

The Clubhouse Restaurant is offering live music on the deck Saturdays, from 5-8pm through September 5. Come enjoy the live entertainment as you dine. The final Thursday Night BBQ will be held on August 27th. Call the restaurant at 453-3399 to make reservations.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

This Weeks Events and Coming Events at the Breckenridge Golf Club

The Breckenridge Golf Club has many activities for you to participate in. Below are programs and dates for the next couple of weeks;

Mixed Couples Events The next mixed couples event will be held this coming Sunday, August 2, with tee times starting at 4pm. The event is a Foursome Shamble . Put your foursome together and call today for a tee time. The event is 9-holes with tee times starting at 4pm. Call today to make your tee time.

Ladies Night Out The next Ladies Night Out is scheduled on Monday August 10, at 4pm.

Video Lessons - Many golfers benefit from seeing their swing. Sign-up with Robbins Manley to have your swing video taped. A one hour video lesson is $90. See what your swing really looks like.

Nine & Wine The first three Nine and Wine events have been sell outs!! Mark your calendar for the next event, Monday, August 17, tee times start at 3:40. Please join us for an opportunity to sample and learn about select wines on every three holes, three samplings in all. The Green fee is $29 or you may use your pass card. The Wine Tasting fee for this outing will be $5. Following play enjoy special pricing on glasses of wine and appetizers in the Clubhouse Restaurant. Space is limited to the first 48 golfers. Call Thursday, August 13, for tee times.

As we get into August, tee times will start later in the mornings as we inch closer to frost season. Starting Monday, August 3 the first tee time of the day will be 8am and 8:20 on Monday, August 10.

The Clubhouse Restaurant is offering live music every Saturday Night from 5-8pm. Come enjoy the live entertainment as you dine.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This Weeks Events and Coming Events at The Breckenridge Golf Club

The Breckenridge Golf Club has many activities for you to participate in. Below are programs and dates for the next couple of weeks;


Nine & Wine The first two Nine and Wine events have been sell outs!! Mark your calendar for the next event, Monday, July 20, tee times start at 4:00. Please join us for an opportunity to sample and learn about select wines on every three holes, three samplings in all. The Green fee is $29 or you may use your pass card. The Wine Tasting fee for this outing will be $5. Following play enjoy special pricing on glasses of wine and appetizers in the Clubhouse Restaurant. Space is limited to the first 36 golfers. Call Thursday, July 16, for tee times.

Ladies Night Out The next Ladies Night Out is scheduled on Wednesday, July 27, at 4pm again on August 10, at 4pm.

Video Lessons - Many golfers benefit from seeing their swing. Sign-up with Robbins Manley to have your swing video taped. A one hour video lesson is $90. See what your swing really looks like.

Mixed Couples Events The next mixed couples event will be held this coming Sunday July 19, with tee times starting at 4pm. The event is a Switch Scramble. The event is 9-holes with tee times starting at 4pm. Call today to make your tee time.

Junior Events- The Junior Club Championship will be held on Monday, July 20. The event open to any Junior Pass card holder. You may sign up starting today. There are various age groups to participate in.
The Clubhouse Restaurant is offering live music every Saturday Night from 5-8pm. Come enjoy the live entertainment as you dine.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Recreation Happenings in Breckenridge

June, 2009

Don't forget, online registration is available for many of our events and activities! It's quick, easy, convenient and best of all, environmentally-friendly! Register online at www.breckenridgerecreation.com

Affordable Family Fun!

Summit Trail Running Series - Join us this summer for the 2009 Summit Trail Running Series sponsored by The North Face Breckenridge at 322 South Main Street and the Town of Breckenridge Recreation Department. This popular 6-race series begins June 10th, at 5:45 pm, with 5K and 10K courses on the Flumes Trails in Breckenridge. Pre-registration is available online at www.breckenridgerecreation.com or in person at The North Face Breckenridge store. Race-day registration is also available on site. Don't miss the exciting post-race parties at the Quandary Grille and giveaways after each race.

Nature Hikes - Looking for an expert to teach you about the flora and fauna of our forests? Join our professional guides on weekly hikes throughout the Breckenridge backcountry with special appearances from the staff at the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. From easy to difficult, these hikes will entice your senses and teach you all you ever wanted to know about our high alpine ecosystem and history. All hikes meet at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St. Thursdays at 10 am, $8 per person.

Summer Slammer Pass

For Summit County youth ages 10-17. Valid June 1 - August 31 (excluding July 3-6). This three-month Breckenridge Recreation Center membership offers unlimited facility access for only $45! On sale until June 30. Call for more information, (970) 453-1734

Stephen C. West Ice Arena Reopens June 15th!

The Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge will reopen to the public on June 15th. The facility has been closed for roof work due to winter ice and snow damage. Other major facility improvement projects also took place during the Ice Arena closure, including the replacement of the lobby floor, new ice on the indoor rink, glass cleaning, and general cleaning of the facility. Stop by for a skate or sign up for one of our summer programs! For more info call (970) 547-9974.

Aquatics Area Closures

Due to necessary roof work, the Recreation Center Aquatics Area will undergo a staged closure this summer. The Leisure Pool will remain open until August 12 and swim lessons will take place throughout the summer. Don't miss our fun waterslide and play features! The Lap Pool and indoor hot tub will be closed June 11 (5 pm) - August 12. The Leisure Pool will be closed August 12 - October 1.

Pardon Our Construction

As you have heard, both the Recreation Center and Stephen C. West Ice Arena are undergoing roof construction this summer. Due to construction and safety requirements, along with weather considerations, these projects must occur during the summer months. Town Public Works and Engineering are involved with the management of these projects and are working closely with the Recreation Department to minimize impact to you. However, we understand that the facility closures are an inconvenience. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to talk to our customer service staff at the front desks or the facility managers. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

One Ski Hill Place Update


Construction progress continues at One Ski Hill Place as the crews are enjoying the warmer weather! The latest updates from the field are the following:

* Structural steel for the entire building is substantially complete.

* Fireproofing is nearing completion for Levels 1 and 2 and work on Level 3 has started.

* Roof sheeting, which is the metal base structure of the roof, is coming to completion.

*Concrete slab on the metal deck (flooring structure and base) has begun on Level 4

April 29: "Topping Off." A milestone moment! The last large remaining pieces of structural steel, the cupola, was placed on top of the building.

May 16: "Blue board" or siding panels start to be installed on the lower levels.

May 19: Steel roof sheeting is nearing completion on the building near the furture Apres Ski Bar.

Estimated completion is Spring 2010.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Breckenridge Golf Club opens Friday, May 22nd.

The Breckenridge Golf Club will open for play on Friday, May 22nd. The practice range and putting/chipping greens are currently open. Tee times may be made four days in advance starting at 8am. This time will change as we get further into the season.

Breckenridge will once again be offering discount punch cards for local residents. Rates for the punch cards vary depending on your resident address. Breckenridge residents can play for as low as $41 per round, while Summit and Park County residents can play for as low as $55 per round. The punch cards offer the golfer a sizeable discount from peak season rates. Punch Card restrictions will not go into effect until June 27. The Happy Hour 9-hole golf rate for 2009 is $29 and starts each day at 4:30pm.

The Golf Club offers a wide variety of programming for the novice golfers or accomplished golfer. Programs such as Womens and Mens leagues, Ladies Night Out, Just For Beginners, Mixed Couple events and events for Juniors are held during the season.

A free clinic for junior golfers will be held at Breckenridge on Saturday, June 6th. This clinic will cover basic elements of the swing, putting and chipping. The clinic will be held from 9-10:30 am. Pre-Registration is required. Sign-up has begun for our group lesson offerings for both adults and children. These classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A new instruction program this year is Play Golf in Five Days, where the student receives instruction on and off the course during five consecutive days. This program is being held early in the season so that golfers can then take their skills to the course. Call the golf shop today to enroll or for more information, at (970) 453-9104 or visit the web site at www.breckenridgegolflcub.com.

Breckenridge Golf Club will host the third annual Summit County Day, on Sunday June 14th. Summit County Residents can play for $41 (walking) with a Summit County drivers license. Included will be a demo day from 10-2. Manufacturer reps from Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Ping, Nike, TaylorMade and Titleist will be on hand with the latest game improvement equipment for you to try out.

Breckenridge Golf Club once again received a 4 1/2 star rating in Golf Digests, Places to Play, 2008-2009 publication. Breckenridge is, the only 4 star facility in the county.

For additional information please visit The Breckenridge Golf Club web site at www.breckenridgegolfclub.com or phone at 970-453-9104.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Recreation Happenings in Breckenridge May, 2009

Get Fit for the Season! Train for the Trail - May 5-28, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:45-7:45 pm. Are you looking to improve on your trail running series times this year? This class will prepare you for the rigors of the trail through plyometrics, resistance training and core strength. Call (970) 453-1734 or visit us online to register.

Baby Boot Camp - Stroller-based fitness brought to you by Sacred Baby. May 4-June 4, Mondays and Thursdays. Two levels are offered. $15 per class. Call or visit us online for class times, (970) 453-1734.

Community Health and Fitness Fair - May 9, 11 am-4 pm at the Breckenridge Recreation Center. Free. Presentations, informational booths, demonstration classes and more! Call the Recreation Center for more info.

Tons of Trucks - Saturday, May 30, 10 am-12 pm. A FREE event for kids of all ages at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Trucks and other vehicles will be on display to admire, sit in or climb on! First 200 kids get a free toy construction helmet.

Stephen C. West Ice Arena Spring Closure
The Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge will be closed May 11 to June 14 for roof work due to winter ice and snow damage. The entire facility will be closed during this five-week period. However, the front desk will remain open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, to answer questions and take program registrations for the summer. As a benefit for guests, drop-in floor hockey will be offered on the outdoor rink during regular business hours, Monday - Friday. Also, Ice Arena one-month, six-month and one-year pass holders will have the added benefit of using the Breckenridge Recreation Center to keep up their fitness during this time. Other major facility improvement projects also will take place during the Ice Arena closure, including the replacement of the lobby floor, new ice on the indoor rink, glass cleaning, and general cleaning of the facility. For more information call (970) 547-9974.

Summer Slammer Pass
For Summit County youth ages 10-17. Valid June 1 - August 31 (excluding July 3-6). This three-month Breckenridge Recreation Center membership offers unlimited facility access for only $45! On sale until June 30. Call for more information, (970) 453-1734.

NEW Summer Brochure Available
The 2009 Summer Brochure is available now at the Breckenridge Recreation Center and the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Pick up your copy, or download one online, today! And remember, online registration is available for many programs.

150 Days of Discounts Join the Breckenridge Recreation Department to honor Breckenridge's 150th Anniversary with 150 Days of Discounts this spring. Each of the Recreation Department facilities, the Breckenridge Recreation Center, the Gold Run Nordic Center and the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, will offer discount wheels for customers to spin for up to 18% off, or a free day pass. One spin per visit, adults only, other restrictions apply. 150 Days of Discounts ends June 14.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

One Ski Hill Place Topping Off Ceremony




Big construction news from the top of Peak 8 in Breckenridge! Yesterday, One Ski Hill Place had its “topping off ceremony” with the placement of its final steel structure the “cupola”. This defining architectural element sits atop the sold out Penthouse level!
Visit http://www.oneskihillplace.com/ for the latest in pricing and availability.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April Market Insider


There's Never Been a Family Vacation Like This

Blue skies. Snow-capped mountains. Fields of wildflowers. Rushing rivers. Its the ultimate summer destination. Weve created an epic, all-inclusive vacation for your family to experience all the adventure, sites, sounds and history this great state has to offer. Introducing, Epic Summer - A Colorado Family Adventure. A trip unlike any other because weve taken care of all the planning and details. All you have to do is get the family out here and have the time of your lives. You can choose between a seven-day trip or a four-day trip. Weve planned itineraries for both. Your friendly guide will not only drive you, but will be with you on each of your journeys to regional destinations to give you the insiders perspective on all of Colorados best places. The Epic Summer itinerary includes whitewater rafting, horseback riding, tours through Rocky Mountain National Park, trips to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and more!

Seven-Day/Six-Night Packages start at $1,195 for Adults & $895 for ChildrenFour-Day/Three-Night Packages start at $695 for Adults & $545 for Children

Learn more at Epic Summer.com

Friday, April 3, 2009

Recreation Happenings in Breckenridge

Spring into Summer! The Great Egg Scramble presented by Vail Resorts 360 and Breckenridge Ski Resort - Saturday, April 11th, 10 am at the Breckenridge Recreation Center. This event is FREE and open to children ages 0-10. Gym, pool and climbing wall scrambles will take place, so bring swimsuits and baskets for eggs. Meet the Bunny!

Spring Ice Show - It's fun for the entire family on Saturday, April 4th, 5-7 pm at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge. $8 for adults, $6 for kids. See local and regional skaters show off their skating skills in this ice show everyone will enjoy.

Group Fitness Summer Training Classes - Don't miss our spring classes meant to get you fit for summer endeavors! Try Indoor Cycling, Golf Fitness, Train for the Trail and Triathlon Training. Call or visit us online for a complete schedule.

April Falls Climbing Competition - Saturday, April 4th at the Breckenridge Recreation Center Climbing Wall. Adults and youth welcome. 3-9 pm. On-sight format rope climbing.

Learn to Play Lacrosse - For boys and girls in grades 2-3 and girls in grades 4-5. Program begins April 20th. Call to register today!

BMC Summer Day Camp and Spring Break
Registration for Summer Day Camp is going on now! - Summer Day Camp with the Breckenridge Recreation Department begins June 3rd. Weekly fieldtrips, theme weeks and much more! Register now for this popular program.

Take a "staycation" with the Breckenridge Recreation Department! - Staying home for spring break this year? Enroll the kids in our exciting Spring Break Camp, April 13-17 with the Breckenridge Recreation Department. Open to ages 5-12. Fun games, activities, sports and more! Call (970) 453-1734.

150 Days of Discounts Join the Breckenridge Recreation Department to honor Breckenridge's 150th Anniversary with 150 Days of Discounts this spring. Each of the Recreation Department facilities, the Breckenridge Recreation Center, the Gold Run Nordic Center and the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, will offer discount wheels for customers to spin for up to 18% off, or a free day pass. One spin per visit, adults only, other restrictions apply. 150 Days of Discounts ends June 14.

The snow is beginning to melt and the greens at the Breckenridge Golf Course are being cleared for summer play. While it may not look like summer is on its way to the High Country, indeed it is! The Gold Run Nordic Center closes for the season on April 5th, BMC summer day camp registration is going on now, our guests are preparing for summer sports and we are gearing up for yet another exciting season of recreation in Breckenridge!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Keystone Resort says ‘thank you’ to guests with customer appreciation savings in April

It’s no April Fools, starting today Keystone Resort is giving skiers and riders plenty to celebrate the end of ski season with spectacular deals on everything from lift tickets to lodging and food. Keystone is offering a new $99 spring lift ticket valid April 1 through 12 for three days of skiing only at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin Resorts. Also on Thursday, April 9, Keystone is hosting a Customer Appreciation Day and selling all single-day lift tickets for $33 and hosting a $12 pig roast at LaBonte’s Cabin at the base of North Peak on the Mountain.

“We recognize that these are challenging times for our guests, and we wanted to thank them by putting together some great end of the season deals to help Coloradoans make one last trip to the mountains this winter,” said Pat Campbell, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Keystone Resort. “Also, April is a great time of year to come to Keystone. We’ve received nearly three feet of snow in the past week and the conditions are phenomenal.”

With the great savings and new snow on the mountain, guests can also save on lodging with $99 rooms at Keystone Resort—guaranteed. The $99 rate is redeemable at the Inn at Keystone and any of its studio condominiums throughout the Resort.

Skiers and riders who are looking to lock-in their season pass for next year can purchase an EPIC Pass at Keystone or buy a single-day lead rate ticket April 1-8 and 10-12 and receive a $15 lunch voucher which will be redeemable at Keystone’s on-mountain dining locations including: The Summit House, LaBonte’s Cabin and Outpost. Alcohol is not included, no change given.

The price of $579 for adult Epic Season Passes and $279 for children’s Epic Season Passes (ages 5-12) is only guaranteed through April 9. Spring Epic Season Pass sales will continue through May 10. For more information about the Epic Pass or to purchase a $579 Pass online, visit www.epicpass.com.

For more information, visit www.keystoneresort.com.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Big Snow in the Mountains!

Mid-winter conditions in March! Late-season storms just brought more BIG SNOW to our world-class mountain resorts.

Breckenridge and Keystone received 11 inches in 48 hours as of Tuesday, March 24th.

Snow remains in the forecast through this week for our Colorado mountain resorts — it's shaping up to be an epic ending to an epic season of skiing and riding.

Visit Vail Resorts interactive BIG SNOW Website to view videos and photos of our recent and abundant snowfall. You'll also find great downloads, lodging offers and more.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SPRING MASSIVE AT 9,600 FEET IN BRECKENRIDGE APRIL 1–19, 2009

This annual festival is an interactive event including music, family fun and on–hill competitions. Events include the Bite of Breckenridge, Massive Brewfest, Massive Competition weekend and the ever–popular season finale - Massive Music Weekend! Visit Breckenridge Ski Resort this season and experience the incredible skiing and riding at Peak 8.

For more information please visit: www.breckenridge.snow.com

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Forward at Keystone Resort with Sunset Skiing and Riding

Thanks to daylight savings time, guests can take advantage of more daylight hours and enjoy more skiing time at Keystone Resort. Skiers and riders can ski into the sunset and under the lights Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday until 6 p.m. Keystone will also offer expanded terrain during twilight skiing hours giving skiers and riders more trails to enjoy.

Spring Forward at Keystone Resort with Sunset Skiing and Riding

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vail Resorts Introduces “Epic Summer, A Colorado Family Adventure” Vacation Experience

Vail Resorts, Inc. announced a new all-inclusive summer family vacation experience in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, “Epic Summer, A Colorado Family Adventure.” Vail Resorts is combining the best of its Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek mountain resorts in Colorado with classic Rocky Mountain summer adventures for locally guided, all-inclusive family vacation experiences in four- and seven-day itineraries. Vail Resorts will begin taking reservations for the Epic Summer trips beginning April 1, 2009.

“In these challenging times, we’re seeing a return to the basics of a classic family vacation with ‘luxury’ now defined as companies providing a good value and people spending quality time with friends and loved ones. Our ‘Epic Summer’ vacation will have the best that Colorado’s Rocky Mountains have to offer with everything included at one very attractive price,” said Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “Right now, there is no better place to visit than the majestic national parks and forests of the West, and our new Epic Summer vacation will take guests on a guided tour through these spectacular mountain settings for a memorable outdoors summer adventure.”

What makes Epic Summer trips memorable, besides the carefully selected activities, are Vail Resorts’ experienced local guides who will lead guests through the entire itinerary from the moment they arrive until it’s time to say farewell. The Epic Summer guides have been hand-picked because of their knowledge of and passion for Colorado and the mountains. They are experts in the history, culture and ecology of the areas that families will visit and have already taken care of all of the logistical planning so families can relax and make the most of their vacation experience.

On the six-night, seven-day itinerary, families will experience all of the following included activities: The wonder of standing at the top of the Continental Divide in a trip to world-renowned Rocky Mountain National Park. The thrill of whitewater rafting down a scenic Colorado river. The serenity of horseback riding through groves of aspens, pines and fields dotted by wildflowers on Beaver Creek Mountain. The awe of a gondola ride to the summits of Vail and Keystone mountains, followed by family-friendly naturalist hikes and mountaintop picnics. The delight of an historical walking tour through the old Victorian mining town of Breckenridge, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The excitement of an authentic gold mine tour and hands-on gold panning.The reward of a Wild West cowboy campfire dinner, complete with wagon rides and storytelling.

The itinerary also allows plenty of time to explore the unique shops and boutiques in the towns of Estes Park, Vail and Breckenridge, along with other optional activities such as outdoor ice skating, orienteering and bicycling.

All of the meals are included and carefully planned to reflect the character and flavor of the Rocky Mountain West. Three of the lunches are mountaintop picnics where guests enjoy magnificent sweeping views of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, while another is enjoyed on the banks of a river during the rafting excursion. Dinners take place in iconic Colorado restaurants as well as an outdoor cowboy campfire dinner.

Families looking for a weekend escape can enjoy an abbreviated version of the seven-day guided trip featuring white water rafting, a scenic gondola ride to an easy guided hike and mountaintop picnic, horseback riding and time for shopping in the towns of Vail and Breckenridge.

To round out the guest experience and engage family members of all ages in the unique natural settings of the Epic Summer adventure, key messages about local flora and fauna, geology, geography and history of the region will be artfully integrated into guest activities. As a further complement to the experience and in keeping with Vail Resorts’ commitment to environmental stewardship, the carbon impacts associated with the lodging and transportation portion of each guest’s trip will be offset to support development of renewable energy throughout the country.

The Epic Summer trips run from June 26, 2009 through Sept. 6, 2009. Both packages include experienced guides, accommodations in well-appointed condominiums or lodge rooms in Keystone or Breckenridge resorts, all featured activities, transportation to and from all activities, ground transfers to/from Denver International Airport and all meals. Airfare is not included. The Epic Summer trips are recommended for children ages 6 and older.

The six-night, seven-day all-inclusive package is priced at $1,195 for adults and $895 for children (ages 12 and under). It begins on Sunday evenings with a welcome reception and dinner in Keystone Resort and ends after breakfast on Saturdays.

The three-night, four-day package is $695 for adults and $545 for children (ages 12 and under). It begins on Thursday evenings with a welcome reception and dinner in Keystone Resort and ends after breakfast on Sundays.

For more information and reservations, call 888-538-EPIC (3742) or visit https://mail.ewpartners.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.epicsummer.com. Vail Resorts will begin taking reservations for the Epic Summer trips on April 1, 2009.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Breckenridge Recreation Department Happenings

Breckenridge Recreation Department Leading Colorado's most active and healthy community!

Recreation Happenings in Breckenridge
March, 2009
Upcoming Programs and EventsPublic Skate with a Band - March 21, 6-9 pm. Rock to the tunes of a live band while you ice skate. Only $12!

Triathlon Training - March 16 - April 8, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm. Swim, bike and run while you get in shape for the summer. $40 for the session.

Outdoor Breckenridge Series - March 10, 7 pm at the Breckenridge Theatre.

After School Programs - Don't miss this month's exciting after school programs, including Kookin' Kids, Critters on Every Continent, Cliffhangers, Youth Tumbling and Nordic Mondays. Sign up today, as programs begin March 2!

Guided Snowshoe Hikes - Weekly on Thursdays at 10 am. All hikes meet at the Breck Welcome Center.
More Details

St. Patty's Day SpecialsNordic Madness Sale - 25% OFF everything in the Ski Shop at the Gold Run Nordic Center in Breckenridge. Offer valid March 17-22.

St. Patty's Day Dodgeball Tournament - March 12, 6-10 pm. Sponsored by Burke and Riley's Irish Pub. Coed teams compete for the ultimate bragging rights! $75/team.
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Personal Training March Specials
2-FOR-1 Personal Training - Bring a friend and reserve a session with one of our certified personal trainers!
Offer expires March 31.

Save more than $100 on personal training! - Receive a 20% discount on a 12-punch personal training pass. Please see one of our personal trainers for a coupon. This is a limited time offer.
More Details

Friday, February 27, 2009

2008 Slifer Report

The 2008 Slifer Report is an in-depth analysis of Summit County real estate activity broken down by area and property type. Please click on the link below to view online.

http://summitcountyrealestate.com/onlineviewer.cfm?pagetype=2

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Smart Buyers Report

Today, smart buyers are finding value in homes throughout Summit County with a broad selection of inventory, favorable interest rates and a very resilient local market.

Once again, the window of opportunity has opened. Buyers are realizing there are a number of reasons to take advantage of current market conditions and purchase their mountain homes. There is no better time than the present to create a legacy of memories with your family.
The following report outlines these factors:

http://www.slifersummit.com/pdfs/smartbuyersreport2009.pdf

Monday, February 16, 2009

Keystone Resort Showcases its Award-winning Cuisine at the New Winter Culinary Festival

The weekend-long event includes a grand tasting dinner, culinary classes and spectacular deals with the new Dine Out Keystone program

Keystone Resort presents the new Winter Culinary Festival March 6-8, a resort-wide, multi-day event showcasing Keystone’s award-winning restaurants accompanied by incredible lodging and dining values and culinary education programs.

The festival’s signature event, the Grand Tasting Lodge, features an evening of specialties from Keystone’s award-winning restaurants including the Keystone Ranch, Ski Tip Lodge, Alpenglow Stube, Bighorn Steakhouse and more. Guests will ride two gondolas to dine atop Keystone’s North Peak. At the Grand Tasting guests can sample small plates with highlights from all of Keystone’s award-winning restaurants. In support of Keystone and Vail Resorts’ commitment to the environment and Appetite for Life Program, chefs will be serving sustainable and organic ingredients in several dishes at this zero-waste event. Reservations are required, and tickets for the Grand Tasting are purchased for $100 by calling 970.496.4386.

Keystone Resort is also hosting various culinary education courses throughout the weekend. The schedule of classes and demonstrations is as follows:

Friday, March 6
Red Wine Tasting: The Ski Tip Lodge features unique red varietals and blends. Attending guests will receive a 15 percent off coupon for dinner at the Ski Tip, good anytime throughout the next year.
Martini Tasting: The Summit Seafood Company invites you to experience unique martini recipes from their master mixologist.
Winter Whites: Paisano’s restaurant presents a tasting of white wines with cheese accompaniment.

Saturday, March 7
Ice Carving Demo with Keystone Chef Steve Nguyen: Watch as Ice Carving Master Steve Nguyen transforms blocks of ice into sculptures with his various power tools on top of Keystone’s North Peak at the Outpost.
Culinary Trends: Colorado Mountain College and Keystone Culinary Institute present the latest trends in the culinary world in a classroom-style learning environment at the Keystone Lodge.
Margaritas and Tequilas: Parrot Eyes Restaurant hosts a tasting of top shelf hand crafted tequilas with discussion on their history, finished off with a margarita with your favorite.
A World Awaits: Wine Tasting: A sommelier opens guests’ palates to new experiences and guides them through a tasting of fine wines from around the world in the casual social atmosphere of the Tenderfoot Lounge at the Keystone Lodge.

Sunday, March 8
Chocolate Demo and Breakfast Class: Executive Pastry Chef Ned Archibald and 2004 Colorado Chef of the year, shares his talent during this Chocolate Demo Class. Guests will enjoy fresh baked pastries, breakfast breads, coffee and tea as Ned demonstrates how to make his renowned chocolate creations.
Champagne Brunch at the Alpenglow Stube: Guests head to the top of North Peak, exchange boots for warm, fuzzy slippers, and partake in a unique menu of Mimosas, soups, a selection of entrées and an array of magnificent desserts.
Reservations for the continuing education courses can be made by calling 970.496.4386. Pricing for each class varies.

Keystone’s Winter Culinary Festival is sponsored in part by 5280 Magazine.

Keystone guests are also invited to take part in the first Dine Out Keystone program, a chance to experience area restaurants at exceptional prices. Nearly every dining establishment is participating. Special offers include the Chef’s Nightly Creation, a three course dinner, at the Ski Tip Lodge for $52.80. The Keystone Ranch is offering a four course dinner for $52.80. Dinner Sleigh Rides will be 15 percent off all weekend. Other participating restaurants include the Bighorn Steakhouse, Summit Seafood Company, Paisano’s, Parrot Eyes, Kickapoo Tavern, and more.

For guests wishing to spend the weekend enjoying Keystone’s sunny slopes and renowned culinary experiences, the resort is offering rooms as low as $139 a night. Visit https://webmail.vailresorts.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=cb0861c74ab644b8a61e0f7e78b3778a&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.keystoneresort.com%2f for more details.

For more event information, visit https://webmail.vailresorts.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=cb0861c74ab644b8a61e0f7e78b3778a&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.keystoneculinary.com%2f.

Friday, February 13, 2009

February Market Insider


Upcoming Nordic Events in Summit County

Saturday, 2/14, GRNC: Hoodoo Voodoo Trail Grand Opening Celebration. Free donuts (from Daylight), free coffee (from Starbucks in Breck), free quick-wax prep for your skis, free 5k Time Trial on HV (the perfect warm-up for Frisco Cup #4), free historical tour, free ski clinics, and Ribbon Cutting ceremony featuring local dignitaries. Starting at 10:00, Peabody Trail Head. Call GRNC for details and times.

Sunday, 2/15, FNC: Frisco Cup Challenge #4 the Grand Finale! Choose your distance (10k, 20k, & 30k) and race against the clock or your friends. Stick around afterwards for more skiing and socializing. Please register by 10:30, race at 11. Call FNC for details.

2/21, GRNC: the Gold Run Swift Skedaddle 5k/10k Snowshoe Adventure.

3/1, GRNC: "Eat, Ski, and Be Merry" Progressive Meal on Skis, a culinary Nordic experience for all.

3/7, FNC: Tubb's "Romp To Stomp" Snowshoe Event, a fund raiser to fight Breast Cancer.

3/8, GRNC: 6th Annual Dogterra Event, a fund raiser to benefit L.A.P.S.

3/28, BNC: the Breckebeiner 12, 30, & 60k Skiathon, a fund raiser to benefit B.O.E.C.

Please call the Nordic Centers or check out the websites for more details and times.

Don't let the ski season get away from you without enjoying the great skiing conditions and fun events now available at all three Nordic Centers. Enjoy the winter, ski often, and share your passion with your friends and family (Bring 'em with you)

BNC: 970-453-6855; http://www.breckenridgenordic.com/
FNC: 970-668-0866; http://www.frisconordic.com/
GRNC: 970-547-7889; http://www.goldrunnordic.com/

Thursday, February 12, 2009

American Cancer Society Announces Hope on the Slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort

The 4th Annual Hope on the Slopes of Colorado will take place on February 28th, 2009 at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Hope on the Slopes provides avid skiers and snowboarders an opportunity to make their day of skiing or riding more meaningful by raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society while competing for vertical feet and celebrating their fundraising efforts in a family friendly atmosphere.

Hope on the Slopes allows skiers and boarders to compete as individuals or on a team formed from friends, family, co-workers, etc. There are no age restrictions on event participants.

Prior to the event individual and team participants register online and fundraise for the American Cancer Society. Each participant and team will receive a personal web page that they can customize with their own messages and photos. Features of the site include the ability to easily fundraise online via email, track fundraising progress, and honor loved ones touched by cancer. Registration fees that help cover costs of the event are $35 per individual or $200 per team of up to 15 members. In addition, each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $200.

While at the Hope on the Slopes event, vertical feet are tracked through Breckenridge’s bar code tracking system and are based on the distance from the top to the bottom of each marked run on the mountain. With a summit elevation of 12,998 feet and over 2,350 acres of skiing Breckenridge has vertical for everyone. Both teams and individuals will compete for fantastic prizes on two levels: Dollars Raised and Total Vertical Feet. Past prizes have included lift tickets, skis and snowboards, ski clothing, and much more! In addition, participants will enjoy $45 lift tickets, meal vouchers, discounted equipment rentals, and discounted lodging packages courtesy of Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge Sports, and Breckenridge Hospitality.

Information about how to form a team, sponsor the event, or become involved in Hope on the Slopes is available online at www.coloradohopeontheslopes.org or by calling the American Cancer Society at 970-350-5017.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Colorado Summit Magazine - Eddie's Insight

Check out my new Real Estate Blog with the online Colorado Summit Magazine - Eddie's Insight

This is a great magazine website with many features on Summit County, Colorado including Arts and Culture, Real Estate, Dining, Community Events, Recreation, Shopping and Alpine Living!

Click below:

http://www.coloradosummitmagazine.com/Colorado-Summit-Magazine/Real-Estate/

Enjoy!

Keystone Resort throws a Free family friendly Mardi Gras celebration

Don your mask and beads and bring your New Orleans appetite to celebrate Mardi Gras at Keystone Resort on Tuesday, February 24th. Keystone Resort’s Mardi Gras celebration features family activities, live music, a gumbo competition, bead sales, and a new kids bike and costume parade.

The kids’ bike parade kicks off the festivities at 1 p.m. Children up to 18 years of age are encouraged to arrive at the Silvermill Courtyard in River Run at noon to begin decorating their bicycles, tricycles, scooters or sneakers for the free parade. After the parade, kids will enjoy bounce houses, face painting, and Mardi Gras crafts.

Live music, a gumbo competition and street performers follow the parade at 2 p.m. The music of Louisiana native Curley Taylor will enliven River Run all afternoon with a free concert while guests sample gumbo and hurricanes to celebrate winter Big Easy style! Two prizes will be awarded in the gumbo competition: “Best Gumbo” and “People’s Choice.” Entry details are found at http://www.keystonemardigras.com/. Mardi Gras celebrations will continue into the night at the bars and restaurants in River Run and the event benefits the Snake River Community Association.

For those wanting to make a night of it, the One and Two Bedroom Guarantee can be booked through February 12. This deal guarantees a one bedroom condo for $139 and a two bedroom condo for $179. Other lodging deals can be found at http://www.keystoneresort.com/. Last minute lodging, activity and dining deals are also found on http://www.keystonetonight.com/.

For more information, visit http://www.keystonemardigras.com/.

Friday, February 6, 2009

ROCKRESORTS & VAIL RESORTS HOSPITALITY OFFER SUNDAY SLEEPOVERS THIS WINTER

RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality are offering guests the option of staying at their favorite Colorado mountain destination at unbeatable prices with their “Sunday Sleepover” package. The Sunday Sleepover lets guests extend their stay by enjoying an additional, relaxing evening at A RockResort or many of the properties within the Vail Resorts Hospitality collection at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone.

If guests would rather extend their stay at the front end of their visit, RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality have gone one step further in making the weekend skiing experience even easier by offering fantastic lodging deals on Friday and Saturday evenings as well. “The “Sunday Sleepover” package was developed with the local guest in mind,” said Stan Brown, president for RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality. “They can enjoy an evening in the mountains and still make it to work on Monday morning.”

Sunday Sleepover offer and featured rates are available at:

Vail - Rates from $199 per nightThe Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort - From $575 per nightThe Lodge at Vail, A RockResort - From $249 per nightAustria Haus Hotel - From $199 per night

Beaver Creek - Rates from $129 per nightThe Pines Lodge, A RockResort - From $129 night The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort - From $199 per night

Breckenridge - Rates from $79 per nightThe Village Hotel - From $79 per nightThe Village at Breckenridge - From $110 per nightGreat Divide Lodge - From $79 per nightBreckenridge Mountain Lodge - From $79 per night

Keystone - Rates from $79 per nightThe Keystone Lodge & Spa, A RockResort - From $99 night The Inn at Keystone - From $79 per night

For additional information, please visit http://www.sundaysleepover.com/ or call 877-685-7625.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Angler Mountain Ranch Cabins


Announcing the opening of the first seven Cabins for reservations today at Angler Mountain Ranch. The uphill plan is 2821 sqft with 4 bedrooms and the downhill plan is 2871 sqft with 3 bedrooms. Both properties are on two levels with spectacular sunshine and westerly views of Buffalo and Red Mountains. Construction will start in mid summer and occupancy available for Christmas. Prices are $839,000 to $879,000 – around $300/sqft of living space. Many more details at http://www.anglermountainranch.com/

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ski Magazine Travel - People's Choice: Breckenridge, CO

Ski Magazine Travel
People's Choice: Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge is America’s favorite resort for a reason: It’s for everyone. The bombers, the boarders, the tuckers and the huckers—and you. Especially you.
by Philip Higgs, Contributor, SKI Magazine

Enjoy!

http://www.skinet.com/travel/2009-01/peoples-choice-breckenridge-co

Friday, January 23, 2009

2009 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships

January 20-February 1, 2009

Artists sculpt from Tuesday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m. to Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m., judging is at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, the awards ceremony is at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25 and sculptures will remain standing weather permitting until the night of Sunday, February 1, 2009.

The evening of Friday, January 23 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. Why not spend a night or two and catch the whole weekend? You won't regret seeing the sculptures evolve and witnessing the awards given out.

January 20-24, 2009 Sculpting Week- Sculpting begins at 11:00 a.m.on Tuesday, January 20 with a shotgun start and sculpting ends on Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. New this year the awards ceremony will be on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.

January 26-February 1, 2009 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 1, 2009 and then they will disappear under the darkness of night- just as magically as they appeared!

For more information, please visit http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=496

Tuesday, January 20, 2009