5 Must do’s in Breckenridge this Spring

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5 Must do’s in Breckenridge this Spring

If you haven’t figured out by now, we love the spring time here in Breckenridge. Beautiful weather, smaller crowds, prime skiing conditions, and a plethora of activities going on around town are just a few of the reasons it’s slowly becoming locals favorite time of the year. Here are 5 must do things while visiting Breckenridge during the Spring! Continue reading

Best Happy Hours in Breckenridge

 

Experience some of Breckenridge’s best Happy Hours!

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With over 75 restaurants and bars, it can be difficult trying to choose where to grab a bite to eat or drink while staying in Breckenridge. What’s even more difficult is finding out who has the best Happy Hour Specials in town. Look no further! We have comprised a list of some of the best Happy Hour Specials Breckenridge has to offer, that won’t break the bank. Enjoy! Continue reading

Ullr Fest: Breckenridge’s way to say thanks, for the snow!

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How does an area with 300 days of sunshine and average winter temperatures of 28 degrees get 350 inches of snowfall annually? You have to be on good terms with Ullr, of course! As the story goes, Ullr, the Norse God of snow loves Breckenridge. Way back in 1963 the town locals caught wind that Ullr was going to be making a stop through Breckenridge. Wanting to show there gratitude and appreciation for Ullr’s blessings on the town (big dumps of snow!), everyone got together and threw a week long festival in his honor, the rest is history…

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Breckenridge Around the Holidays

What To Do In Breckenridge Around The HolidaysFun Winter Skiing with the Family

 The holiday season in Breckenridge is one of the greatest times to visit for a Colorado vacation. With beautiful ski slopes, cozy vacation rentals for lodging right near the mountain, a wonderful downtown shopping district for your holiday gifts (and personal treats), and a range of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations for people of all ages, Breckenridge is simply a wonderful place to spend the holidays!

Breckenridge Christmas Ale

Checkout the Calendar of Local Breckenridge Events!

Whether you want to tear up the slopes, tour the town, or just relax by the fire with a Breckenridge Christmas Ale, a Colorado holiday vacation will provide just the fun, relaxation, and adventure you’re looking for! Don’t wait… come to Breckenridge this Holiday Season… We are waiting for you!

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!

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Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of Santas 2014

Here in Breckenridge, the first weekend in December brings a transformation, turning downtown into a glistening holiday panorama. Along with a bustling shopping scene and ever-popular outdoor winter activities, a pair of special Breckenridge holiday events will highlight the season.

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On December 6th, 2014 participate in the Race of the Santas, an event where hundreds of holiday enthusiasts of all ages dress as Santa Claus, racing down historic Main Street. $15 and your own suit will get you in, or $45 will include a Santa Suit that you keep! Running isn’t necessary; walking or prancing through the 6-block course is more than welcome. Children can join, with complimentary reindeer antlers. The top three male and female finishers of this fun run will be awarded Ullr Helmets, while everyone will be eligible for prize drawings. All proceeds benefit the local charity, Adopt An Angel, so come out and show your support!

That night, the Lighting of Breckenridge begins. Here, Santa greets holiday celebrators from his horse-drawn carriage while a parade of revelers will sing songs and ring in the holiday season with lights throughout Main Street. Local businesses will participate for the Breckenridge Arts Experience. This celebration kicks off a local holiday season leading to an extravagant New Year’s Eve celebrations, including live music, bar parties, all followed by a torchlight parade down the slopes of Breckenridge Ski Resort. Be sure to join in the fun of the fireworks and music… Stay in Breckenridge for the holidays!

Holiday Shopping in Breckenridge

Start Holiday Shopping Early!

Staying in Breckenridge for the holidays? We’ve got a wild abundance of local shopping experiences, with over 200 stores and boutiques to choose from. With art galleries and outdoor equipment rental shops sharing the streets with clothing retailers, specialty food & spirits stores, and toy & gift shops, nearly any desire is covered!

 Unique Breckenridge Shopping

Holiday Shopping in BreckenridgeThe holiday shopping  in Breckenridge comprises of a mosaic of varied shops and special interests. We’d like to share a few specific examples: Little Earth Art Studio offers ceramic workshops for all ages. Peek-A-Boo Toys holds a large indoor play area for the cold winter days, in addition to its vast selection of quality toys. You can get your Neapolitan, locally sourced pizza fix at The Flatbread Pizza Co. or try gourmet sandwiches and soups at the Ridge Street Kitchen.

For the gift minded, we’ve got a variety of fun-filled shops, including Shirt Off My Back, Joy Of Sox & Excessories, and The Shirt Mine. Finally, for those looking for the sort of adventure that only the mountains of Colorado offer, Breckenridge sports a number of sports equipment rental shops, including Black Tie Ski Rentals, Alpine Sports, Elevation Ski and Bike, and Carvers Ski, Board & Sport Shop.

Great Western Lodging offers a fantastic selection of exclusive Breckenridge, Colorado lodging and vacation rentals. Our private homes, townhomes, and condominiums are a wonderful place to stay around the holidays, with close proximity to the ski mountains & town amenities, such as our beautiful shopping district.

We hope to see you soon, for skiing, vacationing or enjoying the local shopping!