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 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. 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. or 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 or 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 For the first time, new purchasers can buy a Summit Pass online at Epic Passes may be purchased online at

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":

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:

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) <> .
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( <> ).

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 <> 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.