Weekend Events 11.4.16

Friday, November 4th

  • Ice Skating | Stephen C. West Ice Rink |189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | *call rink for public skate times | 970 – 547 – 9974
  • Dog Sledding – summer | Good Times Adventures | 6061 Tiger Road, Breckenridge CO, 80424
  • Historic Tours | 10 am – 7:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO | *call in advance for times and prices of tours | 970 – 453 – 9767

Saturday, November 5th

  • Ice Skating | Stephen C. West Ice Rink |189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | *call rink for public skate times | 970 – 547 – 9974
  • Dog Sledding – summer | Good Times Adventures | 6061 Tiger Road, Breckenridge CO, 80424 | *call for reservations | 970 – 453 – 7604
  • Historic Tours | 10 am – 7:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO | *call in advance for times and prices of tours | 970 – 453 – 9767

Sunday, November 6th

  • Ice Skating | Stephen C. West Ice Rink |189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | *call rink for public skate times | 970 – 547 – 9974
  • Dog Sledding – summer | Good Times Adventures | 6061 Tiger Road, Breckenridge CO, 80424 |
  • *call for reservations | 970 – 453 – 7604
  • Historic Tours | 10 am – 7:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO | *call in advance for times and prices of tours | 970 – 453 – 9767

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Opening Day Blog

Breckenridge Opening Day is on the Radar!

Just over 2 weeks until Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Opening Day. The countdown to November 11, 2016, is on! 

Breckenridge Ski Resort is scheduled to open November 11, 2016, and town is buzzing with excitement especially after Arapahoe Basin’s opening day last week! I think it is safe to say we are all getting eager about the upcoming weather change while still holding onto the last precious moments of fall.

Check out the below for the day’s activities plus tips and tricks to make the best out of the first day of the ski season!

It actually all starts Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 a.m. with Wake Up Breck. This year is Breckenridge’s 13th Annual Wake Up Breck. Start out your morning before opening day with a delicious cup of FREE coffee and a FREE commemorative coffee mug. Only 1500 mugs are available while supplies last so make sure you get out early. A list of participating coffee shops should be updated here very soon!

Make sure to get to the resort early! The resort will kick off the ski season bright and early at 8 a.m. with live music at the base of Peak 8. Make sure to get your pass either in the mail or get to the resort nice and early to avoid the long lines of having to print your pass. The ribbon cutting ceremony and first chair will start promptly at 9 a.m.

Check your gear! Don’t want to forget one mitten, one pole, or one ski! But that’s not all. Check your pockets and make sure you didn’t leave your pass in another jacket. For more information on what not to forget and how to be safe out there, check out our Opening Day blog.

Get that body ready! It’s your first day out, and if you are like us, you might not have prepped as much you should have. However, make sure to get your legs warmed up the day of with some early morning stretching. And fuel that body with a good breakfast. Want to start early? Read our Shape Up for Ski Season blog to get a bit of a head start.

That’s it! Come join us with donuts and coffee on Opening Day and get in those first turns of the season. Most importantly, have a little fun while you are at it. Also, remember to check the weather before you head out, you might not need those extra layers, but don’t forget the sunscreen for your face! We’ll see you soon!

If you are planning a trip to Summit County to ski and ride this year make sure to visit breckenridgediscountlodging.com for the best deals on lodging! To read about what’s new in Summit County for this ski season, click here.

What’s new in Summit County for Ski Season

peak-8-_editIt’s official! The 2016/17 ski season is underway! As always, each new ski season in Summit County and surrounding areas bring various improvements to the ski areas we all love to ski at and visit. This year is no exception. Although there are no major terrain expansions this season, there are some interesting new offerings. Read on to see what changes are coming to your favorite ski area.

Breckenridge: Over the past 10 years Breckenridge’s pace of improvement has been frenetic to say the least. This year feels like Breckenridge is finally taking a breath and offering a few minor (but awesome) upgrades.

Peak 7 joins the restaurant club: Breckenridge will be offering a new on mountain 490 seat restaurant at the top of Peak 7. The new restaurant will offer house made options like fresh made salads and a Mediterranean station. All of this will be set to the incredible views of Summit County and beyond. This restaurant will offer a great service to the skiers who like to spend most of their time on the Peak 6 and 7 side of the mountain.

Improvements at the Peak 9 Base Area: Peak 9 is the place where Breckenridge Ski Area and the Town of Breckenridge actually meet, snow to town. Peak 9 is obviously a huge part of the Breckenridge experience. To make it better for all of the people who will visit Peak 9, the plaza area will see a new snow melt system and brick pavers replacing the dated cement surface, making for a more inviting and smoother transition to the snow.

Keystone: Like Breckenridge, Keystone will be offering a small set of improvements but they will be fun and exciting nonetheless.

New family private lessons:  A family private lesson is a great way for a close group to bond together while adding skills to their bag of skiing tricks. It’s a great opportunity for skiers of all abilities to come together and get better at the snow sports they love. Private lessons can be reserved for up to six family members (or friends) of similar ability, and with instructors who specialize in working with the whole family so that everyone’s ski and snowboard needs will be met on the snow.

Snowmaking improvements: Always striving to be the first Vail owned resort open (and one of the earliest in the country), More than 10 different snowmaking projects were completed to repair, upgrade and enhance Keystone’s snowmaking system, including the replacement of a primary water supply pump and upgrades to key electrical systems. Maybe not glamorous but still very important.

Kidtopia – Growing like kids do: Keystone has always been a family resort offering a variety of daily programming throughout the winter season beginning Thanksgiving weekend. This year test your aim and compete with family members at the Giant Snowball Launch, hunt for the elusive sasquatch during the Bigfoot Adventure Walk, create a masterpiece and keepsake at Cupcakes and Canvases and experience the world’s largest snow fort beginning mid-December. With the majority of Kidtopia events free of charge for all participants, there is something fun for everyone.

Arapahoe Basin: A-Basin is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year (Wow!) and with that the base area is undergoing $1.3 million in renovations this year.

Arapahoe Sports remodel: Located at the north end of the A-Frame base lodge, the Arapahoe Sports retail shop is the only place to buy exclusive A-Basin logo wear, posters of the ski area and other gear and gifts. For years the shop has been a tiny little store, almost forgotten at the north end of the A-Frame. The final shop comes in at 2.5 times larger than the original space. A-Basin is also upgrading the  A-Frame exterior to be more in line with the aesthetic of the recent base area upgrades.

Base area plaza improvements: This summer A-Basin worked to finalize the look of the base area plaza, with improved walkways and ramps as well as better outdoor seating and viewing areas for the main stage. It is hoped this major regrading project will increase the enjoyment of everyone who comes to A-Basin in both winter and summer seasons.

Copper Mountain:

It’s coming this summer: Copper Mountain has not announced any new improvements for this ski season but they are looking towards this spring and summer to add some major new additions including a new alpine roller-coaster that will be built this coming summer, a million-dollar expansion of snowmaking and the start of an extensive network of lift-serviced mountain biking trails. Good things are coming down the pike!

If you are planning a trip to Summit County to ski and ride this year that is awesome! Make sure to visit breckenridgediscountlodging.com for the best deals on lodging anywhere!

Weekend Events 10.28.16

It’s going to be a spooktacular weekend in Breckenridge! Check out these ghostly ways to kick off Halloween in the High Country!

Friday, October 28th:

  • Frisco’s Haunted House | 6 – 10 pm | Former Frisco community center | 110 3rd Avenue, Frisco CO | $ students, $7 adults, $20 family four pack | All proceeds benefit Mountain Mentors Teen Program, ARBY
  • Nightmare at the Museum | 5 – 10 pm | Frisco Historic Park | 120 Main St, Frisco CO
  • Halloween Dodgeball Tournament | All Day | Breckenridge Recreation Center | 880 Airport Rd, Breckenridge CO | $100
  • Paranormal Investigation | 6 – 8 pm | William Briggle House | 103 N Harris St, Breckenridge CO | $15/person (must be 15+)

Saturday, October 29th:

  • Arapahoe Basin Fall Concert (and skiing/riding) | 11 am – 2 pm | DOWN2FUNK plays in the Plaza at Arapahoe Basin | Costume Contest
  • Frisco’s Haunted House | 6 – 10 pm | Former Frisco community center | 110 3rd Avenue, Frisco CO | $ students, $7 adults, $20 family four pack | All proceeds benefit Mountain Mentors Teen Program, ARBY
  • Trick or Trails 5k & 10k | 11 am | Vertical Runner Breckenridge | 301 N Main St, Breckenridge CO | $30
  • Witches Brew Tour & Tea | 1:30 – 3 pm | Breckenridge Welcome Center | 203 S Main St, Breckenridge CO | $15 adult, $10 child

Sunday, October 30th:

  • Ghostly Tales | 7 pm | Breckenridge Ghost Tours | The Dredge Restaurant | 180 W Jefferson | $15
  • Frisco’s Haunted House | 6 – 10 pm | Former Frisco community center | 110 3rd Avenue | $ students, $7 adults, $20 family four pack | All proceeds benefit Mountain Mentors Teen Program, ARBY

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blog_1As the last autumn leaves linger and quiet snowflakes tease us with their occasional appearances, the local mixologists in Breckenridge have you covered when it comes to crafting tasty seasonal libations. The staff at BOB has done some painstaking research to find you the best winter warmers in town at three of our favorite locations.


The Blue Stag is known for more than its epic fire pit; it stirs up some amazing seasonal concoctions, too! We’ve listed our top two to get you started.

Hunter S. – Named after America’s favorite vagabond, this cocktail is sure to get your mind wandering. Smokey and sweet with orange undertones, this cocktail is refreshingly smooth with a cherry kick that’s impossible to loathe.

Georgia Heat – Almost as hot as the weather down south, this peachy ginger cider gives off a subtle heat from the habanero that warms your tummy while satisfying your sweet tooth. It’s hard to order just one!


One of our preferred spots to hang in town, this dog friendly bar has board games galore and tons of smiling faces. And, you guessed it: this is the perfect place to enjoy après ski crafted cocktails!

InCider Scoop – Served with a Granny Smith apple slice, this crisp cocktail is tart but sweet with hues of cinnamon. Be careful; your taste buds are sure to fall in love after just one dangerously delectable sip.

Sundowner – The name leaves little to the imagination. After a couple of these, you might be headed in for the night. The sundowner is a delicious kick in the pants for those who enjoy a whiskey cocktail. Orange bliss meets barreled perfection.

Graham Ol’ Après – Skip the chocolate cake and treat yourself to liquid dessert. This foamy concoction will take your palate on a wild ride filled with chocolate sauce and graham cracker crumbles aplenty.

Ol’ Nutter Fashioned –  This traditional standby gets a modern twist when flavors of orange and pecan mix with Buffalo Trace whiskey, making it an instant classic.

Anonymous – If you’re lucky enough to be there when mix master Justin is serving, get a mouthful of his mysteriously nameless hickory-smoked whiskey concoctions, perfected with a fired cinnamon finish.


One of the go-to spots in town for martinis, try to hit the Bistro during their evening and/or late night happy hours and your wallet will be just as satisfied as your thirst.

Peach & Pepper – Warm up with this tequila-based, peachy pick-me-up featuring zests of lemon with a habanero kick.

Picante Fusion – Crafted with Breckenridge vodka, the surprisingly smooth fusion of pineapple with a distinct and delicious touch of basil tastefully tames the habanero bite.

Pear-Ginger Mint – Get a second wind while sipping on this minty mixture that combines just the right blend of refreshing ginger, tangy lime and sweet pear.


Now that we’ve got you salivating, it’s time to book your stay in Breckenridge and quench that thirst. As always, breckenridgediscountlodging.com is the prime place to find the best lodging options and prices. So, wipe that dribble off of your chin, grab your drinking shoes and come taste the spirit of the season in Breckenridge like never before. Cheers!

But First, Opening Day.

*Updated 11/8/16.

With Arapahoe Basin open, let’s face it, ski season is here. Most of these resorts aren’t falling on the same opening day, which means you can make your rounds. But this is the day that most of us dream about while we bask in the glorious last few weeks of fall weather. There’s nothing like tightening your boots and clicking into your skis or strapping to your board for the first time of the season. But then you look up and see them. The THOUSANDS of other humans that are doing the exact same thing you are. How is this possible? How could anyone else love the sport as much as you? Well, the white ribbon of deaths’ (WRD) are open and on top of having fun we mostly encourage you to ski/ride safe! Check over your gear, know the terrain and weather, stay safe and most importantly, enjoy the experience! Hundreds of other ski fanatics are looking to get those oh so sweet first turns of the season in. Enjoy and respect each other’s company and all that is the sport of skiing. Stay safe, friends, and cheers to Ullr for an incredible winter!

Read on to find out what not to forget, what not to miss, and where the hot spots are for Après Ski! 

*All dates are projected opening dates:

Arapahoe Basin – THIS FRIDAY, October 21

Don’t forget: Your grills! With the crowds, you might find yourself eager to take a break every few runs. Fire up the sausages and hamburgers with friends and enjoy some downtime!

What not to miss: The mass entertainment from unique one-piece snowsuits and tricked out helmets.

Après Ski: Snake River Saloon. Happy hour served 7 days a week from 4 – 5:30 p.m. This legendary saloon is the perfect spot to sit down for a beer after hitting the slopes. Looking for a longer night out? Stick around, the Snake has fantastic night life.

Beaver Creek – November 23

Don’t forget: Your swag hands. Tons of prizes are offered at the base of the Centennial Express Lift.

What not to miss: The World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition! www.beavercreek.com/cookie

Après Ski: Dusty Boot. Featuring happy hour from 3 – 5 p.m. daily, this “Best Little Steakhouse & Saloon in the great state of Colorado” is perfect for stopping in and grabbing a few drinks after a long day on the mountain. Looking for something different? Check out Hooked a Seafood * Sushi * Market.

Breckenridge Ski Resort – November 11        

Don’t forget: Your pass in your old jacket.

What not to miss: Wake Up Breck! Although this happens the day before opening day it’s a fun local’s tradition. Breckenridge Ski Resort hands out FREE commemorative coffee mugs and will buy you a free cup of coffee to celebrate the opening day of ski season! Participating coffee shops: Coming soon!

Après Ski: To keep it easy, stick to the T-Bar at the Base of Peak 8 and load up on a bloody mary as you watch the skiers come down. If you want to come into town, we suggest checking out one of our favorite local hangouts and the meanest margarita in town, Angel’s Hollow.

Copper Mountain – November 18

Don’t forget: The sunscreen!

What not to miss: Donuts, coffee, and beer! Make sure to also check out live music by DJ Landry and don’t miss out on all the gear giveaways. Learn more here!

Après Ski: Endos. There motto: “If you ain’t flyin’, you ain’t tryin”. Located at the base of American Eagle lift happy hour goes from 3 – 6 p.m. every day! Check out their menu here.

Keystone Resort – November 11

Don’t forget: Your mittens. Or worse… 1 mitten.

What not to miss: Your reusable Keystone water bladder! The first 500 people in line will receive one! Learn more here!

Après Ski: Kickapoo Tavern. Deemed “The best deck in Keystone for Après Ski”, Kickapoo is also opening back up on November, 4! Voila!

Loveland Pass – November 10

Don’t forget: Your early morning calisthenics (no need to pull a muscle the first day out there)!

What not to miss: Loveland has yet to release even their opening day announcement. Check this link or we’ll offer an edited version here once we find out more!

Après Ski: Rathskellar. Ask a local on the lift. This is thee spot for a snack or après drink.

Vail – November 18

Don’t forget: To download your EpicMix app. You’ll want to count this as Day 1.

What not to miss: Vail has yet to announce their opening day shenanigans. Check this link as the time gets closer (we’ll offer up an edited version here too once they do).

Après Ski: Mountain Standard. A swanky tavern with a casual vibe and simple, honest, from the heart service and cooking.

Well, we hope this was enough information to keep you excited about Opening Day while being safe. Now, it’s time to look to the winter ahead and pray for big dumps!

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