One of the most unique events that Breckenridge hosts during the winter is the International Snow Sculpture Championships – a competition located in the heart of Breckenridge where professional snow sculpture artists from around the world create creative masterpieces out of huge slabs of snow. Not only is this a momentous time to be in Breckenridge due to over 150” of fresh snow on the mountain, this one-of-a-kind event is a true sight to see. If you will be in Breckenridge during January 24 to February 5, here is everything you need to know:
In Breckenridge, it takes a lot to earn a nickname like “Crazy John.” But being the first person on earth to exceed 130 mph on skis makes the cut.
Former speed skiing champion Crazy John “CJ” Mueller moved to Breckenridge from his hometown in Denver in 1970 at age 19. He arrived at a hotel called the High Tor and took a job as a dishwasher.
In the summer, he landed a job in construction and moved into a small house on Main Street. Through the next couple of winters, the Colorado native discovered how much he enjoyed testing his speed on skis.
Winter is now here in Breckenridge, and we couldn’t be more excited! With 37” of seasonal snowfall to date and counting, Breckenridge Ski Resort is starting to open up more terrain and lifts and is continuing to make snow due to the colder temperatures. I thought that I would go out snowboarding during my lunch break yesterday to check out the conditions and give you a first hand report on the conditions and what the future looks like for skiing in December.
When it comes to cooking and baking in Breckenridge, there is one super tricky ingredient infused in every dish…high altitude.
Even when following the “high elevation” directions on a brownie or cookie mix, things don’t usually go right at 9,600 feet. You often end up with hockey pucks or a pan full of brown paste. Local cooking guru Vera Dawson, author of Cookies in the Clouds and Baking Above it All says the first rule to follow when entering the kitchen at altitude is to avoid instant mixes altogether, since most of them are designed for elevations up to no more than 7,000 feet.
You’ve wandered through home tours and popped your head into enough swanky open houses to know that your home is in need of an update. The problem is, renovations are costly and time-consuming.
Luckily, there are several ways to freshen up your home without investing a lot of time and money.
As a local company, we are proud to be apart of the Breckenridge community and support other businesses within the town as well as throughout the rest of the county. This month marks the 2016 Best of Summit voting that is hosted by our local newspaper, the Summit Daily. And to continue spreading the love that we have for Breckenridge and the county, we encourage you to vote for your favorite restaurants, shops, and businesses in Summit County. Plus, we were nominated as the Best of Summit for the Property Management/Rental Company category and would love your support and vote. Cast your vote for Great Western Lodging with these easy instructions:
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.
In the 1970s, Jeffrey Bergeron used to travel to Breckenridge by bicycle to work his seasonal restaurant jobs. He pedaled to and from California. These days, at 62, if you catch him on any given day not on his bike or on his skis, you can pretty much assume that the apocalypse is afoot.
Imagine this – sunny weather, fresh scents of pine, vibrant wildflowers and beautiful snow-capped mountains. These are just some of the great things about hiking in Breckenridge in the Summertime. Due to the endless forest and mountain terrain that encompasses Breckenridge, hiking is one of the many activities that Breckenridge has to offer. This allows you to fully take in the Rocky Mountain nature that defines Colorado, as well as capture photos of amazing views. In a recent blog post, we filled you in on fun events happening this Summer in Breckenridge. Now, here are some of the best summertime hikes in Breckenridge, whether you are looking for more of a casual hike, or are in for a full-day rigorous outing.
Summer is back in Breckenridge and things are just starting to heat up! An exciting line up of events are what highlight this summer. With locals favorites like Breckenridge’s Town Party and the ever-so popular Oktoberfest, along with world renowned festivals such as the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA), there is sure to be something everyone will enjoy. Continue reading