Category Archives: Breckenridge Events
As a part of the 50 Wishes Campaign in Breckenridge this year to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the mountain has granted the wish (put in by numerous people) to extend the ski season! They thought this would be a great way to end the mountains 50th year, and will be staying open for the 2 extra weekends after the former closing date (April 15th).
Here are the details:
Breckenridge will stay open for 2 extra weekends (April 20th – 22nd & April 27th – 29th).
- The mountain will be open from 9 am – 4 pm on all 6 of these days
- Lift tickets on these days will be sold for $50 (in honor of the 50th anniversary, of course!)
- There are a variety of lodging options, most of which are also offering special deals and offers (3rd night free, 30% off) to celebrate the end of a great season!
This past summer, Colorado hosted the 2011 US Pro Cycling Challenge, a bike race covering over 600 miles through Colorado’s mountainous terrain. The magnificent race not only brought the top 3 finishers from the Tour de France, it also lured in over 1 million spectators, creating an electrifying energy throughout the host cities and the entire state. Due to its great success, the US Pro Cycling Challenge will return again to Colorado in the Summer of 2012!
The race will be held from August 20-26, and again will go throughout the state of Colorado, showcasing the beautiful terrain that the state is known for. However, the race will change slightly this year, as new cities have been chosen to host each stage.
Here is a list of dates and cities where the
US Pro Cycling Challenge will take place:
Stage 1, August 20: Durango to Telluride
Stage 2, August 21: Montrose to Crested Butte
Stage 3, August 22: Gunnison to Aspen
Stage 4, August 23: Aspen to Beaver Creek
Stage 5, August 24: Breckenridge to Colorado Springs
Stage 6, August 25: Golden to Boulder
Stage 7, August 26: Denver
While some cities from last year are not on the route this year, such as Steamboat Springs and Vail, new cities have been added, like Boulder and Beaver Creek. It will be interesting to see if there is ever a permanent schedule, or if the host cities will continue to change.
Either way, if you plan on coming to any of these destinations to follow the 2012 US Pro Cycling Challenge or just to visit any time of year, find out more about how our team of Friendly. Knowledgeable. Locals.® can help you plan your customized mountain vacation.
Check out highlights from the 2011 US Pro Cycling Challenge:
**Stay up to date this weekend with video updates if you can’t make it to the Dew Tour in Breckenridge!
The Winter Dew Tour, founded in 2008, is one of the biggest events of the season for skiers and snowboarders. The Olympics obviously take the cake in terms of importance and level of competition, but they only happen every 4 years. The X-games are the next biggest event, and the Dew Tour falls close behind. The Dew Tour features more of the ‘up and coming’ athletes in skiing and snowboarding, and gives them a chance to make a name for themselves.
The Dew Tour is unique in that it has 3 stops throughout the winter. The first is at Breckenridge ski resort in Colorado (December 15-18), the second is in Killington, Vermont (January 19-22) and the third is at Snowbasin in Ogden, Utah (February 9-12). The third and final stop typically carries the most importance, since this is where the final results are determined and the gold medals and Dew Cups are awarded. The cup is awarded based on who performs the best on all 3 stops of the tour. This separates out the true warriors who are able to perform at each stop. Coverage of the event throughout the winter will be provided by NBC.
A few big names will be competing this year including Shawn White, Louie Vito and Danny Davis in men’s snowboarding and Simon Dumont and Torin Yater-Wallace in men’s skiing. Shaun White is back to reclaim the cup after not competing in last year’s tour, which is sure to make the competition that much more interesting. Check out footage from last year’s Dew Tour to see just how high the stakes go.
So if you come to Breckenridge for the Dew Tour or just to vacation any time of year, be sure to find out more about how our team of Friendly. Knowledgeable. Locals.® can help you plan your customized vacation.
Have you been waking up each morning with excitement? Immediately going to the window to see if snow has fallen overnight? Or religiously checking your computer for the snow report, hoping you somehow slept for a month and all the resorts have suddenly opened? Well if you have, you are not alone. I have been impatiently waiting for the beginning of ski season, even though it was only three months ago that I was taking runs at Arapahoe Basin on the 4th of July.
It was a great day to end a wonderful season, complete with friends and a grill in the parking lot. But as I look out my office window at Vail, I look forward to the coming season, and pray that this year will be as fulfilling as the last.
While Vail is not open yet, the ski season in Colorado has already begun! On October 7th, 2011, Wolf Creek opened, recording the earliest opening day in Colorado’s history. Arapahoe Basin followed soon after on October 11th, this past weekend Copper and Keystone Opened! So get out your calendars, put a big red “X” on the following dates, and start the countdown to what is predicted to be another La Nina winter!
- · Keystone: November 4th
- · Copper Mountain: November 4th
- · Breckenridge: November 11th
- · Vail: November 18th
- · ***Snowmass: Now December 10th
- Beaver Creek: November 23rd
- · Crested Butte: November 23rd
- · Aspen Mountain: November 24th
- · Telluride: November 24th
- · Buttermilk: December 10th
- · Aspen Highlands: December 10th
Whether you‘re coming to ski on opening day or sometime mid-season be sure to find out more about how our team of Friendly. Knowledgeable. Locals.® can help you plan your customized summer or winter vacation in any of our fun-filled destinations.
It’s time to ski! As opening day approaches at all our favorite Colorado Mountains each town is buzzing with anticipation. Everyone is eagerly awaiting La Nina’s return with high hopes of having another season like last year.
Last year Breckenridge broke its multi-year record with over 500 inches of snowfall. This year the snow is already falling and it’s safe to say that winter has arrived. So, come join us for some great snow and lodging deals throughout the season.
If the promise of another epic season isn’t enough to motivate you to come then Breckenridge’s 50th anniversary party will be. Breck’s actual 50th birthday will be on December 16th but there will be weeks of celebration in advance. So, come join us for this amazing event.
There will be fifty days of giveaways serving as a countdown to the start to the season. Prizes include anything and everything. One awesome prize is to have a drink named after you at the T-Bar at the base of Peak 8. It’s easy to win too! All you have to do is follow Breckenridge Ski Resort on Facebook.
They are also doing a “50 Wishes” campaign where all guests can submit any wish to the resort and Breckenridge will pick fifty throughout the season and fulfill them. This means if you have always wished for a new rail in the park or a new hot chocolate stand on the mountain you can ask for it!
Between all the expected snow and the birthday festivities this season is shaping up to be one of the best in history and we are excited to celebrate it with you. So book now with one of our Friendly.Knowledgeable.Locals. and get ready to enjoy of the best seasons yet!
There is no need to trek all the way to Germany to experience Oktoberfest when you can easily visit Breckenridge, Colorado in the middle of beautiful September. The classic mountain town transforms into an outdoor beer garden rivaling some of the best in Germany. It is a weekend festival filled with gourmet beers, authentic costumes, bratwursts and warm pretzels.
Oktoberfest in Breckenridge: The festivities start on Friday the 16th with a gourmet multi-course dinner. The meal starts with mushroom crostinis and wild boar sausage followed by lentil soup and braised brisket in porter. There is also salad and dessert making a total of five courses. Each is paired with a specially selected beer and alternating wines. But be careful not to drink too much because the main celebration starts at 11 am Saturday morning.
Join locals and travelers alike with your custom designed beer stein and enjoy Main St. like never before. The entire street turns into a pedestrian highway filled with all generations. Street vendors sell everything from traditional German food such as brats topped with sauerkraut while local restaurants offer select menus specifically designed for Oktoberfest. My personal favorite is the lobster roll from Giampietro’s, sadly only sold this weekend.
As one hand is filled with the delicious food options make sure to keep your second hand with the stein filled with one of the many beers being offered. Whether you like a well made wheat beer from Paulaner Munchen or a locally brewed beer from the Breckenridge Brewery there is something to match everyone’s tastes. The beer vendors close at six on Saturday giving you a chance to rest and rejuvenate for the next day.
Sunday is a little more scaled back and great for a family outing. You can enjoy musical events and dancers in traditional Bavarian costumes. Of course there is still the all the food and drink options from the day before too. Things wrap up around five on Sunday, just in time to grab a bite to eat after a fun-filled day in the sun. You can enjoy a casual meal at the Motherloaded Tavern located on the South end of Main St.
The Breckenridge Oktoberfest weekend is one of the most popular and fun events of the fall. So come join the excitement and experience Breckenridge like a local. If you enjoy drinking, eating, and playing in the sun let one of our Friendly. Knowledgeable. Locals.™ plan your next adventure!
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The Kingdom of Breckenridge, this was the nickname the locals gave the town of Breckenridge since they were technically off the map. The town of Breckenridge was founded as a mining town in 1859 but was accidentally left off official US maps until 1936. To celebrate that famous mistake and nickname there is the Kingdom Days festival June 17th-19th. This weekend we celebrate the rich heritage that was Breckenridge before the fantastic skiing and snowmobiling, gold mining and the search for wealth.
There are wonderful activities for kids and adults alike! For instance have you ever seen an outhouse fly like the wind? The infamous outhouse races that were once featured on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” are hilarious to watch and a lot of fun to participate in. The outhouses are made with cardboard or plastic and have one person riding inside with a helmet on. Free to attend with lots of potential for a good time.
If you would like to learn more about the history of Breckenridge this is a great weekend to learn! Historic tours and other attractions are free for the weekend thanks to the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. These tours are fun and educational and give a great look into the wild west history of the miners lives and struggles to seek the ever precious metal. The largest gold nugget ever found was actually right here in Breckenridge at 13.5 pounds.
Kingdom Days are a great way to kick off the summer. Lodging rates are a steal and the weekend promises fun for the whole family without breaking the bank of a big vacation. There are great deals are all over town from dining to shopping. Everyone will have a great time and might accidentally learn a few things too!
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