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Weekend Events 10.07.15

Breckenridge, ColoradoIt’s starting to get cold up here! The coveted ski season is almost upon us, so make sure you get up here to enjoy the fall weather before the whole town is covered in a blanket of snow! Get the most out of the calm before the storm; enjoy the last few weekends of peace and quiet before ski season takes over. Don’t miss out on these fun activities and events, get up here and check it out for yourself!

Thursday, Oct 8th:

  • Flip Fabrique: Catch Me! | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO | $10-Child, $25-Adult

Friday, Oct 9th:

  • Climbing Wall | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Breckenridge Recreation Center | 880 Airport Rd, Breckenridge CO | Prices Vary
  • Saloon Tour | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Breckenridge Welcome Center | 203 S Main St, Breckenridge CO | $15-Adult
  • Backcountry Ball | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | The Village at Breckenridge | 535 S Park Ave, Breckenridge CO | $10-Child, $25-Adult
  • Paranormal Tour | 6:00 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N Main St, Breckenridge CO | $15-Adult

Saturday, Oct 10th:

  • Scooter Rentals | All Day | Breck Scooters | 500 S Main St, Breckenridge CO | Prices Vary
  • Breck Bike Bus | All Day | Breckenridge Mountain Lodge | 600 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO | Prices Vary
  • 4×4 Jeep Rentals | All Day | Mountain High Rentals | 620 Village Rd, Breckenridge CO | Prices Vary
  • Historic Tour | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Breckenridge Welcome Center | 203 S Main St, Breckenridge CO | $5-Child, $10-Adult
  • Haunted Tour | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Breckenridge Welcome Center | 203 S Main St, Breckenridge CO | $10-Child, $15-Adult

Sunday, Oct 11th:

  • Breckenridge Distillery Tour | 11:00 am – 5:30 pm | Breckenridge Distillery | 1925 Airport Rd, Breckenridge CO
  • Barney Ford Victorian Home Museum | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Barney Ford Victorian Home | 111 E Washington Ave, Breckenridge CO

Get away for a while and enjoy the peace and quiet up here while you can! 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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Weekend Events 9.25.15

Breckenridge in the FallMud season is here in Summit County! One of the areas best kept secrets is the time of year, where summer ends and the mountains gear up for winter. There are a ton of good deals on food, no crowds and the hikes through the mountains show the aspens bright changing colors. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, come to Breckenridge and check out all the events and activities in town!

Friday 25th:

  • Summit Ski Exhibit | All Day | 308-B South Main Street Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Emmylou and Rodney, Live music | 7:30pm – 9:30 pm | Riverwalk Center Breckenridge, Colorado |$55-$75 tickets|
  • Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour | 5:00 pm | 203 South Main Street Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Broadway Now & Then, Live music | 7:30 pm | Lake Dillon Theatre Company Dillon, Colorado

Saturday 26th:

  • Breckenridge Mountain Camp, kids day camp | 8:00 am | Breckenridge Recreation Center | $40- $45 |
  • Dredge Gulch mining hike | 10am | 309 N Main St. Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Horseback riding trail ride | Reservations required | 620 Village Rd. Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Mountain High 4 x 4 off road adventures | 8am | Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Broadway Now & Then, Live music | 7:30 pm | Lake Dillon Theatre Company Dillon, Colorado
  • Metal Clay pendant with glass, Arts & Crafts | 12pm – 4:00pm | 123 South Ridge Street Breckenridge, Colorado

Sunday 27th:

  • Summit Ski Exhibit | All Day | 308-B South Main Street Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Gold Panning Tour | 11:00 am & 1:30 pm | 301 Ski Hill Rd Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Horseback riding trail ride | Reservations required | 620 Village Rd. Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Mountain High 4 x 4 off road adventures | 8am | Breckenridge, Colorado

 

Don’t miss this quite, calm time of year in the mountains. Bring the family and friends for some fun activities and deals! If you are looking for deals on lodging, click below for mud season specials!

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Plunge into SUPing in Summit

Stand Up paddle Boarding in Maggie Pond, Breckenridge ColoradoStand up Paddle Boarding (SUP) has quickly become quite the hit as a fun summer activity in the Summit County area. If you haven’t heard of this activity before, this fun sport consist of standing on an oversized thick surfboard with a paddle, while cruising over lakes, oceans and down rivers.

The sport’s origin can be found in surfing towns like Hawaii. (However, this sport can be dated back thousands of years ago in Africa as a means of transportation.) Surfers today would stand on their surf boards with a paddle to get further out into the ocean. Jimmy Lewis can be named as one of the first creators of the paddle board structure, differentiating itself from the surf board to be more balanced, wider and able to cover more ground. It wasn’t soon after that many surfers opted for this “paddleboard” to allow for more versatility while surfing and soon after “SUPing” became known as a worldwide sport.

Not only is “SUPing” used for surfers, but also for leisure cruises, a means of floating down a river and even an inventive way to do yoga. You can find two rental places on Lake Dillon that enable you to take cruises across the glassy lake water and explore the mountainous shoreline. The Dillon Marina and the Frisco Marina rent out paddle boards for only 35$ for a minimum of 2 hours. Explore one of the many islands or head to the Tiki bar for some food and drinks. If you have a group of people, try one of the beginner or intermediate “SUPPERS” tours where a guide will help your group navigate through the lake and provide tips on how to get the most out of your paddle board experience.

If you are looking for a new way to wake up in the morning, find a tranquil event to attend, or heal those sore muscles, try a “SUP” yoga class. In Breckenridge Colorado, you can try a class on the Maggie pond. Meta yoga studio offers a class from 8:30-10am on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is best to rent your board before class at Alpinesports.com and sign up via www.metastudios.com. However, you can rent or bring your own board before class. Get there about 5 minutes early to make sure you have everything you need before setting out on the pond. Blue Lotus Yoga Studios also offers SUP yoga classes Mondays through Thursdays, as well as Saturdays (make sure to register online ahead of time).

For the more adrenaline seeking junkie, try floating down the Colorado River on a Stand up Paddleboard. This is recommended for the more advanced “SUPPERS” who can navigate down rapids and steer around obstacles in the river. However, guided trips with a professional are also available. These guided trips include a safety talk before setting out and a guide that will walk you through the motions of navigating a Stand up Paddle board down class 2 rapids. These paddle boards can be rented through Stand up Paddle Colorado.

Don’t worry, this sport is also offered in the cooler months of the year where the lakes are frozen. Head down to the Breckenridge Recreation center for a “SUPing” class in the indoor pools. This class will be offered every Thursday at 6:15-7:15am starting October 15th– Nov 19th. Check out the Breckenridge Recreation Center to register!

 

It’s no secret that the mountains offer many ways for you to be creative, adventurous, and enjoy the scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Whatever it is that you are seeking on your next adventure, there are a variety of different ways to try this new and innovative sport in the Summit county area. Make sure to check out all the great lodging deals by clicking below!

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Oktoberfest in Breckenridge: What’s Happening

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It’s time to put on your Lederhosen and Dirndl’s! Purchase your favorite stein and join the festivities on Main Street in Breckenridge for the annual Oktoberfest. As one of the most popular events in Breckenridge, this annual event brings over 8,000 gallons of beer to the 3 day festival.

Although the beer flows all weekend, there are plenty of other fun activities for the whole family. Oktoberfest hosts live music, inflatable play areas and large spaced grass areas to get away from the crowds on the street. A large television will also be set up with your favorite football games. Make sure to grab your collectable stein and drink tickets before the event for discounts and deals! The festivities begin on Friday at 2pm and go until Sunday 6pm.

Friday (2:00 pm – 6:00pm) Beer & Wine vendors close at 5:30 Fri & Sat

  • Live music
  • Drink tickets and steins sales
  • Food and beverage vendors
  • Paulaner Brewmater’s Dinner (Check for availability as this sells out FAST)

Saturday (10 am – 6pm)

  • Live music
  • Drink tickets and steins sales
  • Ceremonial Keg tapping (Blue River Plaza, 12 pm)
  • Food and beverage vendors

Sunday (10 am – 5 pm) Beer & Wine vendors will stop serving at 4:30

  • Live music
  • Drink tickets and steins sales
  • Food and beverage vendors

As one of the most popular festivals to grace Breckenridge, you won’t want to miss this! Don’t forget to bring your cash and keep an eye out for all the beautiful aspen trees changing around the area! Click below to see some of the best pricing on lodging, just a walk away from Main Street for this exciting event!

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Three Great Places to Take Your Dirt Bike in CO

dirtbike 8_BlackPowderPass_TrippFayFall is a great time to get out on your dirt bike. Both you and your bike will enjoy the cooler weather, and with the aspens slowly starting to change, the scenery will not disappoint. Here we’re going to highlight a few places near Breckenridge that you shouldn’t miss this fall.

Three awesome places for you and your dirt bike:

  1. Tiger Road, Breckenridge, CO – There are about 25 miles of trails back here that are OHV approved. This little nestled network is close for shuttling bikes if you are staying in the area. It can get a little crowded on weekends with side by sides and Razors, but there is plenty of single track to stay on to avoid more congested areas. This is a great place for beginners who are just learning as it offers a wide variety of trail difficulties. Find more information here!
  2. Fourmile Recreation Area, Buena Vista, CO – Buena Vista (BV) really isn’t that far from Summit County and with temperatures usually at least 10 degrees higher, it’s a perfect getaway. BV features almost 200 miles of road and trails plus a ton of variety for all skill levels. This special little spot is only about 45 minutes from Breckenridge, and is typically ready to ride in April while Breckenridge is still melting. It also stays a little warmer in the fall for a weekend getaway. Designated campsites with breathtaking views of the Collegiate Range are spread along most of the routes. Trail #1425 is a 6 mile long single track that is a bit advanced, but a great loop. For more information check out Fourmile Travel Management Area!
  3. Taylor Park, Gunnison, CO – With a plethora of trails, this is one of the most coveted places to take your dirt bike. The beautiful part about Taylor Park is that you can make it a day trip from Breckenridge (2 to 2 ½ hours’ drive). This is also a great place for riders of all skill levels. However, if you are looking for some advanced trails, we would recommend: Star Trail, Timberline and Dr. Park. There is plenty of camping, wildlife viewing and with Taylor Reservoir being right there, you could even get some evening fishing in. With a central location and over 40 trails, you are bound to have to come back for more. If you’re to learn more, click here!

Don’t forget to wear your helmet and boots, and stay on the trail!

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