Weekend Events 11.26.15

Skiing in BreckenridgeAre you heading up to Breckenridge this Thanksgiving? The slopes are open, the snow is wonderful, and the weather is beautiful. Check out these events and activities going on this Thanksgiving weekend.

Thursday, Nov 26th:

  • Thanksgiving Dinners | All Day | Various Locations | Breckenridge CO

Friday, Nov 27th:

  • Ice Skating | 1:15 – 3 pm & 4 – 6 pm | Stephen C. West Ice Arena | 189 Boreas Pass Road, Breckenridge CO
  • Late Night at Ready Paint Fire | 7 – 10 pm | Ready Paint Fire | 323 N Main St, Breckenridge CO
  • A Christmas Story | 7 pm | Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO | Prices Vary

Saturday, Nov 28th:

  • Holiday Gift Bazaar | 12 – 4 pm | Art Supply Breckenridge |201 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO
  • Silversmithing – Mountain Pendant | 12 – 4 pm | Breckenridge Creative Arts – Hot Shop | 123 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO | $55
  • Canvas Painting Party | 7 – 10 pm | Ready Paint Fire | 323 N Main St, Breckenridge CO | $35
  • Under a Blood Red Sky – The U2 Tribute | 7:30 pm | Riverwalk Center |150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO | $30-45

Sunday, Nov 29th:

  • Glass Fusing | Any time between 12 – 6 pm | Ready Paint Fire |323 N Main St Breckenridge CO | $35
  • Historic Tour | 1:30 – 3 pm | Breckenridge Welcome Center | 203 S Main St, Breckenridge CO | $5-10

Click below for the best lodging deals in Breckenridge over the Holidays!

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Thanksgiving in Breckenridge – Start the Holiday Season on the Slopes!

TMain Street Breckenridgehanksgiving is almost here. Have you made plans? Breckenridge is open and snow has been falling! This year we are all hoping for a fast start and the recent snowfall is an encouraging sign. Traditionally Thanksgiving is the perfect time to hone your skills and prepare for the rest of ski season. Although Breckenridge is not 100% open, the crowds are usually low and there is always a decent amount of terrain open even though it’s still pretty early in the season.

Lodging is less expensive than in the regular season as well. Thanksgiving is a great time to try something different than the usual hotel room. There are many different ways to stay in Breckenridge but Thanksgiving is the perfect time to try a condo and bring the family together for a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner in a winter wonderland. Since condos have kitchens and large dining areas, a home cooked meal on a Thanksgiving ski getaway can be a fun vacation idea.

Peaks 7 and 8 are the best areas to base yourself for a Thanksgiving vacation. Peak 8 is open and Peak 7 is usually open by then. If the weather is good (lots of snow!) then Peak 9 will be open as well. The ski area tries its hardest to get as much open as Mother Nature and modern snowmaking will allow. If you do stay in town, stay near the Breck Connect gondola for the easiest access to the slopes.

If you are not interested in a home cooked Thanksgiving meal, never fear! Breckenridge has so many restaurants it can be hard to choose where to eat. Although a few restaurants close on Thanksgiving, many more will be open and offering special Thanksgiving menus. For the most up to date information of this year’s Thanksgiving Dining offers click here.

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Winter Fun in Breckenridge: No Skis, No Snowboards, No Problem!

Dining in BreckenridgeWe all have that friend (or, maybe a few of them). You know; the one who has absolutely no interest in visiting the mountains. If you’ve been lucky enough to experience the unbelievable beauty of the Rockies, you’re probably wondering how anyone could feel this way. Well, most of these summer-loving folks avoid winter at all costs because they don’t ski or ride, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy that they just don’t do snow. We are calling their bluff!!

Contrary to popular belief, skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only ways to enjoy winter in Breckenridge; there’s actually a lot more snowy fun to be had here than most imagine. Although there are dozens of activities we could list, that would take all day. So, we’ve decided to give you the low-down on our four favorite winter activities in Breckenridge that don’t require a ski pass. Warning: by the time you’re done reading this, you might need to revise any existing plans for your next day off (and pretty much every winter weekend thereafter).

Snowmobiling and Dog sled Rides

The ultimate in winter fun parks, Good Times Adventures gets the obvious number one spot on our list! Located only a few miles from downtown Breckenridge, Good Times Adventures has been helping families and friends create life-long memories since 1986. Choose from over 100 state of the art snowmobiles to take out on a guided cruise through miles of scenic pathways that overlook the Ten Mile Range; you won’t be disappointed. If you’re looking for an unforgettable thrill, grab up to six friends and head out on a guided dog sledding trip that might just change your life. Zooming around six miles of breathtaking trails on a two-person sled or alongside in the passenger sled with a team of Siberian huskies leading you will be an experience that will stay with you forever. Make sure to tip your guide for the breathtaking journey!

Spa Day

If you’re more interested in relaxing than getting your adrenaline pumping, don’t worry; you’re still in the perfect place to do so. Breckenridge is internationally known for its ski resort AND for the luxurious spa services offered throughout town, bringing us to the second spot on our list. Our favorites include: Soothe Spa at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and Refresh Spa at the Grand Timber Lodge, but we can’t wait to check out the upcoming Infinity Spa when the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 opens! Treat yourself to Colorado’s finest in lavish massages, facials or body treatments for a fraction of what most other five star resorts charge. Reinvigorate your mind and body with a day of lounging in the grotto and sauna as you sip on some cucumber water (or some champagne, if that’s more your style).

Museums, Tours, and Sleigh Rides

Not only is Breckenridge’s beauty second to none, but the preservation of the town’s origins makes it one of the most fun and historical settlements this side of the Mississippi, earning the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance a number three seat on our list. Visit the Welcome Center to get more information on this mining town’s beginnings and enjoy one of their many guided tours or scavenger hunts. While you’re at it, check out some of the intriguing museums, such as the Barney Ford Victorian Home and the Edwin Carter Discovery Center. If you’re bringing some little ones along, they will love the Mountaintop Children’s Museum. Horse-drawn sleigh and carriage rides throughout town and overlooking the Ten Mile Range offer unparalleled views and old-fashioned fun with custom add-ons like dinner and other options with Breckenridge Stables. Not only are these excursions a blast; educating yourself about Breckenridge will only help you appreciate the astounding amount of character that this town emanates.

Local Dining

We think that the allure of downtown Breckenridge is a huge contributing factor to why it was named the most visited mountain resort town in North America. If you enjoy dining, drinking, gaming, having fun and meeting cool new people, you’re in luck. Savor some tasty burgers at the Breckenridge Brewery, where you can wet your pallet with some of the best brews in Summit County. After some libations, walk across the street and two blocks north into the Breckenridge Tasting Room for FREE samples of their delectable hand-crafted spirits. Once you’ve had your fill, continue north on Main Street to the appropriately-named Gold Pan Saloon, Breckenridge’s oldest bar that offers delicious food and beverage options for the whole family. Try your luck at a free drink by partaking in their 136 year old tradition of hooking the chain in the middle of the bar; it’s easier than it sounds, so don’t poke someone’s eye out! Now that we’ve got you in game-mode, backtrack one block to Downstairs at Eric’s, a local favorite. Here, you can enjoy a plethora of arcade games while watching your favorite sports teams; they have everything from Skeeball to Big Buck Hunter, along with over a dozen flat screens. Maybe you’ll even step away from the hoops to grab some of their famous pizza while the kids try their hand at Shootout. When your stash of quarters is depleted, you should stroll two blocks south to the recently remodeled Blue Stag. Warm up by the fire pit, munch on some wings and shrimp, view a fiery sunset on the back porch, chug a Moscow mule (or three) and cowboy up with a game of Stump; just keep your hands out of the hammer’s way! We could easily carry on, given that Main Street in Breckenridge boasts over 30 bars and eateries; but we want to leave some of the exploring to you!

Now that you’ve read this, there’s absolutely no excuse to miss out on experiencing the ultimate mountain town. Don’t let your snow-fearing friends finagle their way out of a good time, either. Not only will they be thanking you as soon as you arrive; they’ll undoubtedly be itching to come back as soon as you leave. Don’t bother bringing skis or a board; you clearly don’t need them! Before you hit the road, remember to secure your stay with Breckenridge Discount Lodging, the leading choice for enormous savings and quality lodging

 

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Weekend Events 10/29 – 11/01

Halloween Fatty's PizzaHalloween is finally upon us! We have everything from ghost tours, to haunted houses, to family fun trick or treating. Check out all these spooky activities and events to do while you’re up here!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, Oct 29th:

  • Ghost Tour: Strange But True | 2 pm | Two Wild Sisters Jewelry Store | 100 N Main St, Breckenridge CO | $15-Adult, $10-Child
  • Frisco’s Haunted House | 6 – 10 pm | Frisco Community Center | 110 3rd Ave, Frisco CO | $5-Student, $7-Adult, $20-Family 4 pack

Friday, Oct 30th:

  • Halloween Dodgeball Tournament | All Day | Breckenridge Recreation Center | 880 Airport Rd, Breckenridge CO | $110 per team
  • Nightmare at the Museum | 5 – 8 pm | Frisco Historic Park & Museum | 120 Main St, Frisco
  • Frisco’s Haunted House | 6 – 10 pm | Frisco Community Center | 110 3rd Ave, Frisco CO | $5-Student, $7-Adult, $20-Family 4 pack
  • Ghost Tour: Ghostly Tales | 7 – 9 pm | The Bridge at the Dredge Restaurant | 100 W Jefferson Ave, Breckenrdge CO | $18-Adult, $10-Child

Saturday, Oct 31st:

  • Met Opera: Wagner’s Tannhäuser | 10 – 2 pm | Colorado Mountain College | 107 Denison Placer Rd, Breckenridge CO | $20-Adult, $10-Child
  • Arapahoe Basin Concert – The Goonies (80’s cover band) | 1 – 4 pm | Base Area Plaza | Arapahoe Basin
  • Trick or Treating: Breckenridge | 5 pm | Harris & High Street, Breckenridge CO
  • Trick or Treating: Frisco | 6 – 8:30 pm | Main St, Frisco CO
  • Frisco’s Haunted House | 6 – 10 pm | Frisco Community Center | 110 3rd Ave, Frisco CO | $5-Student, $7-Adult, $20-Family 4 pack
  • Haunted Tour | 7:30 – 9 pm | Breckenridge Welcome Center | 203 S Main St, Breckenridge CO | $15-Adult, $10-Child

Sunday, Nov 1st:

  • Edwin Carter Museum | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Edwin Carter Discovery Center | 111 N Ridge St, Breckenridge CO
  • Barney Ford Victorian Home Museum | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Barney Ford Victorian Home | 111 E Washington Ave, Breckenridge CO

Click below for the best deals on lodging over the Halloween weekend!

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Weekend Events 10.21.15

TSnowblowerhere are a ton of events going on up here in Breckenridge this weekend including the Craft Spirits Festival and Dia de los Muertos Celebration! With Halloween just around the corner, there are also ghost tours and mask making to get you in the Halloween spirit. Head on up to Breckenridge and check out all these fun activities and events for yourself!

Friday, Oct 23rd:

  • Craft Spirits Festival
    • 4 – 6 pm | The Essence of Spirits Workshop | Old Masonic Hall | 136 S Main St, Breckenridge CO
    • 6 – 8 pm | Highball Glass Hooch | Breckenridge Arts District Ceramic Studio | 125 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO
  • Dia De Los Muertos
    • 6 – 8 pm | Opening Party & Reception | Old Masonic Hall | 136 S Main St, Breckenridge CO
  • Paranormal Tour | 6 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N Main St, Breckenridge CO | $15-Adult

Saturday, Oct 24th:

  • Craft Spirits Festival
    • 12 – 2 pm | Spirited Cooking | Colorado Mountain College | 107 Denison Placer Rd, Breckenridge CO
    • 1 – 3 pm | Breckenridge Distillery Open House | 1925 Airport Rd, Breckenridge CO
    • 4 – 7 pm | Still on the Hill Grand Tasting | Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO
    • 9 pm – 2 am | Gold Pan Saloon After Party | Gold Pan Saloon | 103 N Main St, Breckenridge CO
  • Dia De Los Muertos
    • 10:30 am – 12 pm & 1:30 pm – 3 pm | Community Altar | Randall Barn | 114 Washington Ave, Breckenridge CO
    • 12 – 5 pm | Face Painting | Quandary Antiques Cabin | 131 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO
    • 6 – 7:30 pm | Candle Light Vigil & Community March | Ridge Street Arts Square | 117 Washington Ave, Breckenridge CO
  • ATV Rentals | All Day | Fun For You Adventures | 1131 Dam Rd, Frisco CO | Prices Vary
  • Ice Skating | 4 – 6 pm | Stephen C. West Ice Arena | 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge CO
  • Ghost Tour: Ghostly Tales | 7 – 9 pm | The Bridge at the Dredge Restaurant | 100 W Jefferson Ave, Breckenridge CO | $18-Adult, $10-Child

Sunday, Oct 25th:

  • Craft Spirits Festival
    • Hangover Brunch | Various Restaurants Around Town | Breckenridge CO
  • Dia De Los Muertos
    • 12 – 1 pm | Aztec Dance Parade & Altar Dedication | Ridge Street Arts Square | 117 Washington Ave, Breckenridge CO
    • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Face Painting | Quandary Antiques Cabin | 131 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO
  • Ghost Tour: Strange But True | 2:00 pm | Two Wild Sisters Jewelry Store | 100 N Main St, Breckenridge CO | $15-Adult, $10-Child
  • Make a Halloween Mask! | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm | Quandary Antiques Cabin | 131 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO | $35

Get away for a while, grab your friends or family and get on up here! Click below for the best deals on lodging!

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Missing Halloween 2015 in the High Country Will Haunt You

Halloween in Breckenridge“Halloween in Summit County is going to be the best!” said no one, ever. Let’s be honest; Summit County isn’t exactly known for throwing the greatest celebration on All Hallows Eve. There are probably a few reasons behind this lack of enthusiasm over the spookiest day of the year, but it really comes down to a terrifying lack of awareness. We might not be Salem, MA, but we actually do know how to do Halloween right, here in Summit County. Surprisingly, the area offers countless festive events, one of the world’s most beautiful fall seasons and you can even ski or ride on Halloween. Fear not, this isn’t a trick; who needs a hay ride when you can ride down the mountain on your skis or board?! Check out our list of the ten sweetest ways to treat yourself in the high country during this ghastly holiday.

  1. Pumpkinfest: The Silverthorne Recreation Center is hosting the town’s annual Pumpkinfest and has moved the event to take place on Sunday, Oct. 11th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. This otherworldly event unearths a “pumpkin patch” for children to pick out their free pumpkin for the holiday. After claiming your pumpkin, creep over to the petting zoo, play some wicked games, decorate some magical goodies, and horrify yourself in the scary bounce house. For more information, visit silverthorne.org.
  2. Murder Mystery Dinner: On Saturday, Oct. 31st at 6:30 pm, The Ski Tip is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner with a four-course meal. The Murder Mystery theme will terrify guests and includes the dinner guests in solving the mystery of “Whodunit.” For more information, call (970) 496-4950 or visit keystoneresort.com.
  3. Haunted Tours in Breck: Petrify yourself while masquerading around town on one of Breck’s infamous haunted tours! The historical society offers spine-chilling paranormal and haunted tours daily, and extra grim ones at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Halloween! For other tour times or dates, check out http://www.breckghosttours.com/.
  4. Halloween Dodgeball Tournament: You read that correctly! Dawn your scariest costume and show off your dodgeball skills while shocking fellow goblins and ghouls with your wizardry. The 7th Annual Halloween Dodgeball Tournament is guaranteed to be a howl. A minimum of six players per team is required with at least two females. All teams must register by 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 29th. Click here for more details.
  5. Trick or Treat in Breckenridge: Don’t forget to give some extra treats to our Police Department, Public Works Department and various volunteers for transforming downtown Breck into a supernatural world of dreadful fun when High Street and Harris Street turn into a Trick or Treaters’ delight!  Officers also participate in Trick or Treating activities in the Wellington Neighborhood. Bring the family down for a safe and enjoyable night of hocus pocus festivities and tasty treats! Contact the Police Department at 970-453-2941 shortly before Halloween to learn more about street closure times and alternate routes, or check out this site.
  6. Met Opera Live in HD: Want to switch up your evening and get out of the morbid moonlight? On October 31st at 10:55 am, The National Repertory Orchestra presents the live broadcast of Wagner’s Tannhäuser from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. This is a one of a kind opportunity to enchant your ears with a hair-raising performance by the Met! For more details and ticketing information, click here.
  7. Arapahoe Basin Fall Concert Series (AND SKIING/ RIDING!): What is the most devilish way to get your Halloween on? Well, in Summit County, that would be SKIING, of course! On Saturday, October 31st, rock out under the spell of an 80’s themed concert in the Plaza. This autumn party is far from a nightmare, bewitching guests with live music, magical food and devilishly delicious drinks in the Base Area Plaza from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Don’t forget to masquerade around in your favorite 80’s gear! Keep checking back here for more details!
  8. Frisco’s Haunted House: On Oct. 29th – 31st at 6:00 pm, trick yourself into braving it through the dreadful haunted house in Frisco. This eerie ghostly estate is constructed and run by local youth as a learning opportunity through Activities run by youth and Mountain Mentors. If you dare, visit Frisco’s Haunted House on October 29th, 30th, and 31st. It will be open from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm and tickets are sold at the door. Tickets prices are $5-student, $7-adult and $20-family four pack. More information can be found here.
  9. Nightmare at the Museum: On Oct. 30th at 5:00 pm, taunt your friends and family into a visit at the museum and creep yourselves out over some ghastly tales and scary poems of Victorian Gothic literature from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. At the Historic Park & Museum, remind yourselves that the gruesome tales and poems are just make-believe. Rock your favorite costume, or show up in your best Gothic and Victorian attire– light refreshments and treats provided. More details here.
  10. Trick or Treat on Main St. in Frisco: On 31st at 6:00 pm, creep on over to Main Street in Frisco for a hauntingly sweet time. All trick-or-treaters are welcome to have their fill of goodies from the spooky shops in town and at the Frisco Historic Park. The Historic Park Log Chapel will be playing cartoons for tired little ghouls. Participating businesses will dawn an orange jack-o-lantern hanging outside from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Halloween night. All ghosts, witches and warlocks report to downtown Frisco to collect tricks or treats spanning Main Street from Madison Avenue to Seventh Avenue. Further information is available here.

So, now that all of the mystery around Halloween in Summit County has been uncovered, you had better clear your schedule and prepare yourselves for a wicked good time. Just don’t forget your skis or board, and a terrifyingly awesome costume! We can’t wait to see you.

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