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6 Things to do this Fall During your Breckenridge, Colorado Visit

Mineral Hill Breckenridge in the Fall

If you haven’t experienced Fall in the Colorado mountains, now is the time. This blog is jam packed full of fun and unique things to do this Fall in Breckenridge in addition to awesome places you should scope out to capture those amazing aspen tree shades of red and gold. Although Breck is magical in the winter, visit us at 9,600 feet in the Fall to experience this mountain city during a different season.

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The Dew Tour Returns To Breckenridge

The 10th Anniversary Dew Tour!

This December 11th – 14th, the Dew Tour 2014 returns to Breckenridge Ski Resort to Dew Tour Logocelebrate its 10th anniversary with the Mountain Championships! This will be the seventh straight year this tour has come to Breck for four days of freeski and snowboard competition.

The event features world-renowned skiers and snowboarders, and serves as the culmination of the 2014 competition season. For spectators and visitors to the Breckenridge area, vacation rental properties provide great access to the excitement surrounding the nationally televised event, with live music concerts, athlete meet and greets (including an A-list of Olympians), games, giveaways, and the interactive Dew Tour Experience.

This is one of Breckenridge’s biggest events of the year, so vacation rental lodging will fill up fast! The Dew Tour 2014 is sure to be full of action and fun, with huge contests, tons of entertainment for attendees, and all of the enjoyment the town of Breckenridge has to offer – plus the Dew Tour is likely to pull out all the stops for this 10th anniversary celebration. This is one snow sports event sure to go down in history!

For Additional Information on the Dew Tour, Click Here.

Breckenridge Opening Day Postponed

Warm Weather Forces Breckenridge to Postpone Opening Day

Breckenridge resort has announced its need to postpone Opening Day on the ski slopes, which was scheduled for today. The resort has indicated it will have a new date selected next week. As soon as we know the new planned opening for the season, we will be sure to share it. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Opening Day At Breckenridge

Ski Opening Day – Breckenridge Ski Area

We are pleased to announce that Breckenridge Ski Area is opening for the 2014/15 Winter
Ski Season on Friday, November 7, 2014.  Get your lift tickets or season passes early for the guaranteed lowest price. The Gondola Season Pass office is open Thursday through Monday, from 10am to 4pm, for all lift ticket and season pass sales.

In operation since 1961, Breckenridge stands apart from Colorado’s legendary ski country in a big way. Its peaks boast over 25 feet of snowfall yearly, and with 34 lifts crossing a vertical rise of 3,398 feet, the mountain can have you gliding through the powder in no time. From the top of the Imperial Lift, many of the 14,000-foot peaks in the heart of the Rockies are visible, including Mt. Massive, Mountain of the Holy Cross, and even Pike’s Peak in the distance. The towering peaks surrounding Breckenridge ensure a constant supply of fresh snow at the ski resort.

Breckenridge covers a total ski terrain area of 2,908 acres, crisscrossed by 187 varied trails. To ensure optimal enjoyment, the expert weather observing ski patrol measures snowfall each morning before 5 am. The specific process for measuring snowfall aims to give you the most accurate snow report possible. You can check snowfall conditions directly, with the snow stake located in the back bowls on Peak 8, near the bottom of 6 Chair. You can also watch a 24-hour time-lapse camera recording snowfall online. Before you head out for the day you can check out everything you would ever want to know about the snow!

With snow conditions perfect for skiers of every level, Breckenridge spans a range of peaks and elevation levels, offering a variety of terrain and opportunities for making fresh tracks. Soft groomers abound for both beginner and intermediate carvers, while experts and the truly adventurous can experience deep powder in the bowls and glades.

Residing on mountains made for creating perfect snow conditions, with a professional staff dedicated to providing you with the most accurate daily snow reports possible, Breckenridge has optimal conditions for your next ski vacation. We hope to see you here, beginning Friday, November 7th!

Excited for the new ski season? Come stay in Breckenridge during early season and get great deals on vacation rentals with Great Western Lodging.

Early Winter
Nov 1, 2014 – Dec 25, 2014

  • 3 Night Stay = 15% off Rack
  • 4 to 7 Night Stays = 25% off Rack
  • 8 to 9 Night Stays = 30% off Rack
  • 10+ Night Stays = 35% off Rack
Enjoy the 2014/15 Ski Season at Breckenridge Ski Area!

Spring Fever – 2014

Spring Fever

The biggest spring party in the Rocky Mountains is back! Breckenridge Ski Resort’s annual “Spring Fever” month-long festival will again return to Breck to end ski season with a bang, and will feature a series of events taking place from March 23 through Closing Day, April 20, 2014, both on the mountain and in town.

  • On-Mountain Concerts FREE to all Guests
  • Part of Biggest Spring Celebration in Rocky Mountain Region
  • Last Chance to Celebrate Snow & Sun Before End of Ski Season

Breckenridge Ski Resort is open until Sunday, April 20 this year, so save your sick days and come play during Spring Fever!  For more information about this month-long series of events, call 970.453.5000 or visit

Spring Fever Concerts

Breckenridge Ski Resort has announced the band lineup for the 2014 Bud Light Concert Series as part of Breck’s annual Spring Fever Festival!

The Bud Light Concert Series brings the party to Breck with four concert days of big-name acts on weekend afternoons on the mountain. All concerts will be FREE to the public and will take place on a specially-constructed stage on the snow at the base of Peak 8, from 2-5 p.m. on each concert date.

Sat. April 12thBig Bad Voodoo Daddy–Known for such hits as “”Go Daddy-O”, “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)”, and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit”, and their appearance at the Super Bowl XXXIII halftime show in 1999, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy remind the world that it’s still cool to swing, big band style. Their high-energy nine-piece ensemble continues the party and urges their millions of fans worldwide to shake and move to their inimitable grooves while also expanding their horizons with new musical inspiration and influence.

Sun. April 13thThe Gin Blossoms– The Grammy-nominated group, with their blend of Pop & Rock, became a musical force that helped define the sound of 90’s radio. With massive hits like “Follow You Down”, “Til I Hear It From You” and “Hey Jealousy,” they took the airwaves by siege and held MTV hostage with multi cross-over hits in 4 different radio formats. After a series of charting singles, the band broke up in 1997. They reunited in 2002 and released a fourth album, Major Lodge Victory, in 2006, and a fifth, No Chocolate Cake, in 2010

Fri. April 18thYonder Mountain String Band – This Colorado native foursome has always played music by their own set of rules.  Blending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own.  With their traditional lineup of instruments, the band may look like a traditional bluegrass band at first glance, but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre, as evidenced by their legions of loyal fans from the Centennial state and beyond.

Sat. April 19thBlues Traveler – One of the world’s legendary jam bands, Blues Traveler have released a total of nine studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum, and one six-times platinum. Over the course of their illustrious career, Blues Traveler have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and with their hit song “Run-Around”, had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy®.

Spring Fever Competitions

Spring Fever is home to some of the toughest, gnarliest, most grueling on-mountain competitions in Colorado.

NASTAR racing at Breck

Ripperoo’s Mini World Cup

Come to the Swinger run on Peak 8; at this fun race, everyone’s a winner! Just show up at the start gate at any time throughout the day, fill out the registration form, RACE and win a special prize from Ripperoo! For kids of all ages who can ski or snowboard. Lift ticket required.


Throwback Throwdown snowboard
Mountain Dew Throwback Throwdown
Saturday, March 29th

Come check out the 3rd annual Breck Throwback halfpipe competition, presented by Mountain Dew! Watch as pro snowboarders compete for a $15,000 prize purse and take on a two-fold challenge: competing in our 22-foot halfpipe and then a specially constructed 5-foot mini-pipe that is an exact replica of the first one built at Breck in 1985. Tricks no more than 540 degrees of rotation will be allowed, so each rider will have to get creative with straight airs, alley oops, huge slow spins, and hand plants. This event has truly become a crowd favorite and is not to be missed!


Charity Hockey Tournament at Breck
Fever Battle Charity Hockey Game
It’s time for the Third Annual Fever Battle Hockey Game! Breck Ski and Ride School will take on Patrol for a departmental showdown. Tickets are $5.00 at the door and the event is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the Dwight Brill Celebration of Life Fund, which has given over $120,000 to over 350 Breckenridge Ski Resort employees in financial need. For more info, email or


Mascot Olympics at Breck
Ripperoo’s Mascot Olympics
Come to the base of Peak 8 for one of the zaniest free kid-friendly events anywhere! Breck’s official mascot, Ripperoo, has invited a bunch of his mascot friends from around Colorado to come to Breck and participate in a series of snow sports to determine who will win the Gold, Silver and Bronze in different wacky events!


Imperial Challenge at Breck
“The Imperial Challenge” Bike/Ascent/Descent Race
Saturday, April 12 at 10:00am

The 2013 Imperial Challenge…the most unique pseudo-triathlon anywhere enters its 23rd year!!
RIDE your bike 6 miles from the Breckenridge Rec Center to the base of Peak 8 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. ASCEND on your choice of gear to either the top of the T Bar (Sport Course 2500’) or to the tippy top of Peak 8 (Expert Course 3000’). DESCEND to the base of Peak 8 and the finish! Visit www.mavsports.comfor details including past results!


Skier at Breckenridge

Peak 6 Big Mountain Competition

Saturday, March 22
An all-mountain Freestyle event on Peak 6. More details will be announced soon.



From town to the mountain, if you want to cure yourself of seasonal affective disorder, or just the winter blues, get to Spring Fever at Breck.


Chili Cook off at Breck

Spring Fever Chili Cookoff
Saturday, March 23 on Sevens patio. 12-2PM. $10 per person to taste all chili and to vote.

Sevens is going to get heated as the top chefs from Breckenridge Ski Resort face off against each other to see whose chili recipe is the best! Come on down to Sevens Patio starting at 12pm and indulge in all the chili you can handle, vote for your favorite recipe, all for only $10 per person! Tickets will be available on site at the event.


Coppertop bar at Breckenridge

BRC Ambassador’s End of the Year Jam

This event benefits local graduating Seniors with Scholarships for further education. It will take place on Thursday, April 4th, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at the upper floor of the Copper Top at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge. Invited local musicians will donate their time to help the Ambassadors raise money for the Scholarship Fund by jamming together and providing an exciting evening of après ski music. All are welcome and asked to show their support by a voluntary donation. So come on down, join us, sing along, dance a little, and help us send off some Summit County students to a higher education! Contact: Bonnie Smith at  970.389.6014 or for more info.


New Year's Eve

fireworks-photos-156Bring in the New Year with a boom! Watch a spectacular array of fireworks, (launch location TBD). You can find best visibility from downtown Main Street. Weather permitting, catch the Torch Light Parade flowing down the Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Winter Olympics – Sochi, Russia


The 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be the first time that the Russian Federation will have hosted the Winter Games; the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow. The host city Sochi has a population of 400,000 people and is situated in Krasnodar, which is the third largest region in Russia.

The Games will be organised in two clusters: a coastal cluster for ice events in Sochi, and a mountain cluster located in the Krasnaya Polyana Mountains. This will make it one of the most compact Games ever, with around 30 minutes travel time from the coastal to mountain cluster.

The Sochi Olympic Park will be built along the Black Sea coast in the Imeretinskaya Valley, where all the ice venues such as the Bolshoi Ice Palace, the Maly Ice Palace, the Olympic Oval, the Sochi Olympic Skating Centre, the Olympic Curling Centre, the Central Stadium, the Main Olympic Village and the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre, will be built anew for the 2014 Games. The Park will ensure a very compact concept with an average distance of 6km between the Olympic Village and the other coastal venues.

The mountain cluster in Krasnaya Polyana will be home to all the skiing and sliding sports. The mountain concept is again a very compact one with only an average distance of 4km between the mountain sub-village and the venues. There will also be a sub-media centre in the mountain cluster.



4th Annual Still on the Hill Festival October 4 – 6, 2013

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4th Annual Still on the Hill Festival October 4 – 6, 2013

Fall is the season for cooler temperatures, changing leaves and the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival. The first of its kind in the state, the festival features small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, fine local cuisine and of course, plenty of sampling.

“Those familiar with microbrewing will be pleased to discover that the same care and quality is happening within the craft spirits industry, both in Colorado and across the nation,” said BRA president Ken Nelson. “Colorado has a particularly liberal distilling environment and that’s key to the recent boom. Still on the Hill celebrates the diversity resulting from that boom and we’re excited to welcome a variety of talented craft distillers to Breckenridge.”

Raise your glass, artisan spirits lovers. The Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival lures Colorado’s finest distillers to town for an unrivaled tasting showcase of handcrafted spirits. Produced by the Breckenridge Restaurant Association, the festival was born of Colorado’s rapidly growing artisan spirits industry.  The festival’s grand tasting features samples and specialty cocktails from craft distillers, while local restaurants pay homage to the town’s founding year with $18.59 menu specials.

Dine for $18.59 / October 4-14 throughout town Homage to Breckenridge’s founding year, restaurants will offer specials that incorporate craft spirits. Look for 1859 signs in the windows of participating restaurants.


Sidewalk Sale Days / all day throughout town
Fall is the season to gear up for winter and get great prices on sale merchandise.

Downtown Poker Run & Pub Crawl / 5:00 p.m. – close
Try a few of Breckenridge’s best drinks and pick up cards at each location. Start at any of the participating restaurants
and try for prizes at the grand tasting.

Historic saloon tours / 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Visit the town’s early-day watering holes and hear stories of Breckenridge’s past. Call the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance at 970-453-9767 to reserve space; tours cost $10 per person.


Sidewalk Sale Days / all day throughout town
Fall is the season to gear up for winter and get great prices on sale merchandise.

Breckenridge Distillery Open House / 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
at the Breckenridge Distillery production facility, 1925 Airport Rd.
Tour the local distillery and talk with master distiller Jordan Via.

Still on the Hill grand tasting / 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
at the Riverwalk Center
Sample all manner of spirits and talk with distillers. New this year, the event includes a live bluegrass performance by the Honey Gitters. Tickets are available online for $20 per person.

Still on the Hill after party / 9:00 p.m. – close 
at the Gold Pan Saloon
The Honey Gitters move their show to the historic Gold Pan Saloon for a Still on the Hill after party.


Sidewalk Sale Days / all day throughout town
Fall is the season to gear up for winter and get great prices on sale merchandise.

Hangover Brunches / times vary throughout town
Close out the weekend with Sunday brunch and breakfast cocktails at Columbine Café, Fatty’s, Mi Casa, Ollie’s Pub & Grub or Salt Creek.

For more details and updated schedule of events, click here….


Breckenridge Rodeo – June 22nd – August 31st – Every Saturday and Sunday!

rodeoheaderBreckenridge PRCA ProRodeo in Breckenridge, Colorado

Every Saturday and Sunday Starting June 22nd through August 31st, 2013

Come and bring your families. When the doors open at 3:30, the fun begins.

  • Bar-B-Que cowboy dinner is available from 3:30pm to 7:00pm.
  • PRCA ProRodeo Clown will be giving free behind the chutes tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00pm.
  • Before the rodeo, there is a chance to sign your kids up for the mutton busting or the calf scramble.

Rodeo starts at 5:00pm and lasts approx. 2 hours. The Breckenridge PRCA ProRodeo is every Saturday and Sunday evening through out the 2013 summer.

The rodeo is located at 730 Airport Rd., Breckenridge, CO 80424. Free transportation wil be provided from Breck Station to the rodeo grounds every half hour.


Prices One Rodeo Season Pass* VIP* One Rodeo VIP Season Pass
Adult 16 and over $20.00 $80.00 $40.00 $160.00
Children 7-15 $15.00 $60.00 $30.00 $120.00
Children 6 and under Free Free Free Free

*Season Passes: Season passes get you in to the rodeo grounds for all 10 performances .

**VIP Tickets: Includes a waitperson and separate bleachers with stadium seating and backrests, located right beside the bucking chutes. $5 off all tickets with a Breckenridge photo ID (max. 4 tickets).

Please note that the rodeo takes place rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable.

Events during Rodeo:

  • Saddle Bronc – a rider gets on a bucking horse with a specialized saddle and attempts to stay mounted for 8 sec while only holding a lead rope
  • Bareback Riding – a rider gets on a bucking horse with only a handle and attempts to stay on for 8 sec
  • Bull Riding – a rider gets on a large bull and attempts to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the cowboy in 8 sec
  • Team Roping – 2 cowboys on horseback rope a steer together, one ropes the horns, the other ropes the back feet, quickest time wins
  • Steer Wrestling – a horse-mounted rider chases a steer, drops from the horse to the steer, and then wrestles the steer to the ground
  • Tie-Down Roping – a cowboy from horseback ropes a calf then dismounts the horse to restrain the calf as fast as possible
  • Barrel Racing – a horse and rider attempt to complete a clover-leaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time

To participate in the events mentioned above, contestants must have a PRCA card.

  • Mutton Busting – A child holds onto the back of a sheep for as long as they can while the sheep is running in an attempt to throw the child off. Free for kids 70 lbs or less. Only 10 entries/night. Sign up will be located at the “Official Merchandise Booth” under the white tent
  • Calf Scramble – Calves with prizes tied to the tail are let loose in arena, first kid to get prize wins

To participate in these events, children must sign up the day of the rodeo at the rodeo grounds.


1. No Pets allowed
2. Credit cards accepted
3. Nights do get chilly, jacket recommended
4. Rain or Shine

Questions- please call 970-389-1701

Championship Events are as follows:

  • 1st PRCA ProRodeo Performance is Saturday June 22nd & Sunday June 23rd, 5:00 p.m. each day.
  • 2nd PRCA ProRodeo Performance is Saturday June 29th & Sunday June 30th, 5:00 p.m. each day.
  • 3rd PRCA ProRodeo Performance is Saturday July 6th & Sunday July 7th, 5:00 p.m. each day.
  • 4th PRCA ProRodeo Performance is Saturday July 13th & Sunday July 14th, 5:00 p.m. each day.
  • CBR Horizon Tour Series 2013 “Bull riding only!”– Friday July 19th, 5:00 p.m.
  • 5th PRCA ProRodeo Performance is Saturday July 20th & Sunday July 21st, 5:00 p.m. each day.
  • 6th PRCA ProRodeo Performance is Saturday July 27th & Sunday July 28th, 5:00 p.m. each day.
  • 7th PRCA ProRodeo Performance is Saturday August 3rd & Sunday August 4th, 5:00 p.m. each day.
  • 8th PRCA ProRodeo Performance is Saturday August 10th & Sunday August 11th,5:00p.m. each day.
  • 9th PRCA ProRodeo Performance is Saturday August 17th & Sunday August 18th,5:00p.m. each day.
  • 10th PRCA ProRodeo Performance is Saturday August 24th – Sunday August 25th,5:00p.m each day.
  • Friday August 30th 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. “FREE” for Exclusive Genetics Bull Owners and Sponsors – 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Beer Garden, Bull Viewing, Calcutta, Dinner
  • 11th PRCA ProRodeo Performance is Saturday August 31st&SundaySeptember 1st,5:00pm each day
  • Saturday August 31st 10:00 a.m. Exclusive Genetics (EG) –‐ 2013 Million Dollar Bucking Bull Championship (open to public)