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Weekend Events 4.22.16

End the season with a bang! There will be a closing day Cowboy BBQ at the Ski Hill Grill this Sunday- it’s going to be a party! While you’re up here take advantage of the Sidewalk Sales going on all weekend, or for the thrill seekers out there, put your fitness level to the test and check out the Imperial Challenge:

Friday, April 22nd:

  • Breckenridge Sidewalk Sale | All Day April 22-24th | Various Locations in Downtown Breckenridge | Visit breckheritage.com or the Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street for more details
  • Historic Breckenridge: Tours | Various Times Throughout the Day | http://www.breckenridgediscountlodging.com/discover-breck/events/

Saturday, April 23rd:

  • Imperial Challenge | All Day | Breckenridge Ski Area | $50
  • Ghostly Tales | All Day | Dredge Restaurant | 180 Jefferson Ave, Breckenridge CO | $15

Sunday, April 24th:

  • Historic Breckenridge: Museums | 11 am – 3 pm | Barney Ford Victorian Home – Edwin Carter Discovery Center – Summit Ski Exhibit | Visit breckheritage.com or the Welcome Center at 203 S. Main Street for more details
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort Closing Day Cowboy BBQ | 11 am – 2 pm | The Ski Hill Grill on Peak 8 | $14.50

Get the best deals on lodging! Check out the Early Bird Summer Special below and receive lodging and golf up to 40% off!

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Weekend Events 4.15.16

The warm weather and spring skiing has arrived! If you’re looking for activities to indulge in after a day on the slopes, check out what’s going on in Breckenridge this weekend!

Friday, April 15st

  • Ice Skating | 1–3 pm & 6:30-8pm| Stephen C. West Ice Arena | 189 Boreas Pass Rd Breckenridge CO | $8 tickets
  • Breckenridge Sidewalk Sale | 10 am | Main Street Breckenridge, CO |
  • Ghostly Tales walking tour | 2 pm & 7pm | The Dredge Restaurant | 180 Jefferson Ave Breckenridge CO | $15

Saturday, April 16nd

  • Ice Skating | 1–3 pm & 6:30-8pm| Stephen C. West Ice Arena | 189 Boreas Pass Rd Breckenridge CO | $8 tickets
  • Ghostly Tales walking tour | 2 pm & 7pm | The Dredge Restaurant | 180 Jefferson Ave Breckenridge CO | $15
  • Canvas Painting Night | 7-10 pm | Ready Paint Fire! | 323 N Main street Breckenridge CO | $35
  • Met Opera live in HD | 10:55 am | 107 Denison Placer Rd Breckenridge CO |

Sunday, April 17rd

  • Ghostly Tales walking tour | 2 pm & 7pm | The Dredge Restaurant | 180 Jefferson Ave Breckenridge CO | $15
  • Breckenridge Sidewalk Sale | 10 am | Main Street Breckenridge, CO |
  • Ice Skating | 9–11 am & 1:15-3pm| Stephen C. West Ice Arena | 189 Boreas Pass Rd Breckenridge CO | $8 tickets

There are tons of fun activities going on Breckenridge. Click here for more information on all these festive activities and more!

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Weekend Events 4.8.16

bbfspringSpring Fever is in full swing! The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival along with a free concert with Michael Franti & Spearhead are happening this weekend! Don’t miss it!

 

Thursday, April 7th:

  • Concert: Ozomatli | 7:30 pm | Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO | $25-30

Friday, April 8th:

  • Nat Geo Live: Chasing Rivers | 7:30 pm | Riverwalk Center |150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO | $25-35
  • Historic Breckenridge: Tours | Times Vary | Breckenridge Welcome Center | 203 S Main St, Breckenridge CO

Saturday, April 9th:

Looking for discounted lodging for your ski trip? Look no further. Click here for the best deals in town! Check out our end of season blowout and save up to 40% on lodging and lift tickets!

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Weekend Events 2.19.16

02 GalleryWith 10” of new powder, NOW is the time to get up here to get some turns in! Take a look at all the activities and events that will be going on this weekend!

Friday, Feb 19th:

  • Wine & Cheese Tasting | 5 – 9 pm | Breckenridge Wine & Cheese | 304 S Main St, Breckenridge CO | Try any three ½ glasses for $15!
  • 45 Years | Show times vary | Speakeasy Movie Theater |103 S Harris St, Breckenridge CO | $7-$10
  • Movie: Paradise Waits | Colorado Mountain College | 107 Denison Placer Rd, Breckenridge CO | $10-$15

Saturday, Feb 20th:

  • Escape Room Breckenridge | Time varies depending on which game you play | 233 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO | $28/person
  • Canvas Painting Party | 7 – 10 pm | Ready Paint Fire! | 323 N Main St, Breckenridge CO |$35

Sunday, Feb 21st:

  • Full Moon Snowshoe Hike | Gold Run Nordic Center | 200 Club House Rd, Breckenridge CO | $25
  • Historic Breckenridge: Museums | Barney Ford Victorian Home, Edwin Carter Discovery Center, Summit Ski Exhibit | Open 11 am – 3 pm

Looking for discounted lodging for your ski trip? Look no further. Click here for the best deals in town! Also, check out our Spring into Skiing special below!

 

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Fat Biking in Colorado – The New Rage!


By now they are getting a bit ubiquitous, so if you are not familiar with what a “Fat Tire” Bike here is a primer. Simply put, fat bikes are mountain bikes that have big fat tires. They are designed specifically to go over snow and other types of rough terrain. Pretty straightforward but the science behind it is pretty cool. The idea is that the big fat tires allow for stability with super low air pressure in the tire. The low air pressures allows for the fat tires to absorb soft terrain and leave the bike stable.fat bike

According to Wikipedia, fat bikes were in use as far back as the 1980’s in Alaska and New Mexico. They were developed for winter trail riding specifically to help on snow trails during the Iditarod and simultaneously in New Mexico for travel across desert conditions. As the 80’s and 90’s wore on into the new millennium small companies made bikes and they were used for various adventure trips including a trip across the Sahara Desert in 1986.

In the last few years the popularity of Fat Bikes has exploded and now fat bikes can be found anywhere bikes are sold from high end bike shops to the Walmart in Frisco. Fat Bike events and trails have begun to sprout up all across Colorado and some ski areas are starting to allow biking on designated trails and winter bike hauls. Many local bike shops are renting them here in Breckenridge as well including Avalanche Sports, Breck Bike Guides and Alpine Sports.

One nice thing is that the trails that are popular with mountain bikers in the summer are also popular with fat tire bikers in the winter. So if you want to rent and go riding, it’s easy to leave from the shop and hit miles of great trails right from there. Here are a couple of ideas for trails to ride.

One last thing to remember is to be properly prepared for your winter ride. Preparing for a winter ride is a lot like preparing for a summer ride only with more clothes. Always remember to tell someone where you are going. Have a basic repair kit, wear sunblock, take water and all of the things you would do in the summer. Also remember to keep your water from freezing. Dress in layers. This is really important as you will go from hot to cold and back again going up and down on trails. Start early. It gets dark earlier in the winter so it is good to keep that in mind and start early or make sure you have proper lighting.

Just remember to use common sense. If you take a few precautions and use common sense you are sure to have a fantastic fat tire winter experience.

For the best deals in Breckenridge lodging visit breckeridgediscountlodging.com.

 

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Breckenridge Valentine’s Day Ideas

12781834832021651265gif_heart_44_512x512x32 copyValentine’s Day is this Sunday and Breckenridge is the perfect place to snuggle into with your significant other. If you are like so many of us you might be saying to yourself, “Valentine’s Day? This weekend?” Why not surprise your main squeeze with a romantic getaway to Breckenridge? Here are some ideas to do Valentine’s Day in Breckenridge right.

Private Sleigh Ride: Its winter and that means it’s the perfect time to get close under blankets! How about a private sleigh ride in the heart of the Rocky Mountains? Breckenridge Sleigh Rides offers scenic rides with great views of the Ten Mile Range and the Continental Divide. If you are willing to drive a few miles down the road to Frisco, Two Below Zero offers private sleigh rides with some pretty amazing views around Lake Dillon as well.

Cross country ski or snowshoe with a picnic: If you are looking to be a little more active, then try renting cross country skis or snowshoes at the Breckenridge Nordic Center or the Gold Run Nordic Center. Both offer rentals and lessons. Before you go, stop at some of the many shops in town and pick up some cheese, wine and other delicacies for a little picnic while you are out on the trails.

Snow cat skiing: if you really want to up your game how about a seriously heavy duty powder experience consider making the trip over to Keystone. Your Breckenridge Pass is good at Keystone and you can sign up for a Snow Cat adventure. Keystone Snow Cats offer access to unparalleled powder skiing that is nearly inaccessible to most.

Flowers, wine, chocolate and jewelry: We can’t forget about the “Four Horseman of Valentine’s Day!” These are the staples of any successful Valentine’s Day! For flowers call Bloom, Petal & Bean or just swing by City Market and make your own arrangement. Add a trip to Ridge Street Wine (actually on Main Street) to pick up wine and chocolate. Take a walk down Main Street and surprise you special someone with a unique piece of Jewelry from a Breckenridge jewelry store.

Cap it off with dinner: Embrace the time honored tradition of the Valentine’s Day dinner! Breckenridge offers a fine selection of nice restaurants for all budgets. Many restaurants will be offering Valentine’s Day deals so make sure you grab a Summit Daily (free local newspaper) from one of the blue boxes all over town. There is the best source for restaurant deals. You can check a really extensive selection of local restaurants with the Breckenridge Dining Guide.

For the best deals on Breckenridge lodging for Valentine’s Day or any other time visit breckenridgedisountlodging.com.

 

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