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Weekend Events 10.14.15

Fall in BreckenridgeFall Fest is here! Head up to Breckenridge this weekend for a day of family fun complete with bouncy castles, face painting, balloon art, and more! The weather has been absolutely beautiful lately, get the most out of these last nice days while you can. Be sure to also check out all of these other exciting activities and events to do while you’re up here!

Friday, Oct 16th:

  • Breck Bike Bus | All Day | Breckenridge Mountain Lodge | 600 S Ridge St, Breckenridge CO| Prices Vary
  • Climbing Club for Kids | 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm | Breckenridge Recreation Center | 880 Airport Rd, Breckenridge CO | $35 – $39
  • Paranormal Tour | 6:00 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N Main St, Breckenridge CO | $15-Adult

Saturday, Oct 17th:

  • Fall Fest | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO
  • Ice Skating | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Stephen C. West Ice Arena | 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge CO
  • ATV Rentals | All Day | Fun For You Adventures | 1131 Dam Rd, Frisco CO | Prices Vary
  • Met Opera: Verdi’s Otello | Colorado Mountain College | 107 Denison Placer Rd, Breckenridge CO | $20-Adult, $10-Child
  • Breckenridge Distillery Tour | 11:00 am – 5:30 pm | Breckenridge Distillery | 1925 Airport Rd, Breckenridge CO

Sunday, Oct 18th:

  • Scooter Rentals | All Day | Breck Scooters | 500 S Main St, Breckenridge CO | Prices Vary
  • 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

Break 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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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 10.02.15

Fall in BreckenridgeIt has officially quieted down here in Breckenridge; less people, no crowds, no traffic, but still so much to do! Been craving the mountains, but not all the people? Take advantage of this time and head on up for some serenity and rejuvenation! The weather right now is absolutely perfect for a hike, and the views are spectacular with all the changing leaves. However, the leaves are falling fast, get up here and check out all the activities and events going on in town before you miss out!

Friday 2nd:

  • Preston & Gold Mine Hike | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | 200 Clubhouse Dr., Breckenridge Colorado | $30-Adult, $20-Child
  • Aspen Tree Watercolor Classes | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | 110 Washington Ave., Breckenridge, Colorado | $10
  • Tombstone Tales at Twilight | 5:00 pm | Valley Brook Cemetery, Breckenridge, Colorado | $15-Adult, $10-Child
  • Saloon Tour | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | 203 S. Main St., Breckenridge, Colorado | $15

Saturday 3rd:

  • French Gulch Gold Mine and Dredge Boat Hike | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | 203 S. Main St., Breckenridge, Colorado | $20-Adult, $15-Child
  • English Tea Tour |1:30 pm | 203 S. Main St., Breckenridge, Colorado | $18-Adult, $10-Child
  • Historic Tour | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | 203 S. Main St., Breckenridge, Colorado | $10-Adult, $5-Child

Sunday 4th:

  • Edwin Carter Discovery Center | All Day (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) | 111 N. Ridge St., Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Barney Ford Victorian Home | All Day (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) | 111 E. Washington Ave., Breckenridge, Colorado
  • Summit Ski Exhibit | All Day (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) | 308-B S. Main St., Breckenridge, Colorado

Come up with your family or friends and have a relaxing weekend in Breckenridge! Click below for awesome deals on lodging!

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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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Breckenridge’s Best-Kept Secrets

Fall in BreckenridgeIt’s that time of year again. Here in Summit County, the despair that summer’s end may conjure is rivaled by the familiar, electrifying itch for winter. Although the anticipation leading up to Colorado’s favorite season is getting every skier and snowboarder’s adrenaline pumping, it can leave many of us in limbo during the interim. But, we have good news for you! In Breckenridge, limbo is far from terrible. We call it fall, and it’s a pretty awesome time of year here.

Why come to Breckenridge when the slopes are bare and temperatures are hovering around 60 degrees? First of all, autumn weather is ideal for hiking, horseback riding, cycling, Frisbee golf, fishing, leaf-peeping, exploring the peaks on ATVs and pretty much any outdoor activity that doesn’t require snowfall. When you can bike or rock climb while staying cool and dry, you’ll be able to push yourself further and enjoy it even more. If you’re an angler, you’re in luck. Fall is prime time for fly fishing, thanks to lower water levels and an earlier sundown. Experience that Rocky Mountain high you’ve heard so much about and saddle up for a scenic trail ride through the peaks with Breckenridge Stables. For a truly unique adventure, book an exhilarating cart or scooter tour with Summit County’s coolest sled dogs. If that’s a bit too venturesome, creep into the Halloween spirit with a Breck Ghost Tour or learn more about the town’s origins by tapping into a historic mining tour. Just try not to get gold fever!

One of the best features of this season is that you’ll reap the benefits of a much less crowded town while enjoying the best of what local businesses have to offer as they gear up for winter. Don’t worry about 75% of the town being shut down for mud-season; that won’t happen until May. However, mud-season pricing returns during fall and many local restaurants offer extreme discounts when you donate $10 to local non-profits for a two-person Dining Pass. Furthermore, various shops offer incredible sales and lodging is remarkably affordable (click here for the best rates in town).

If you’re not already bombing down the highway to Breck after reading all of that, you will be soon. Some of the most compelling events in Colorado are abundant during this time of year. Chase away the off-season blues by registering for the Breckenridge Road Marathon or the Flaming Foliage Relay. Do your part in giving back to the environment by volunteering at the Quandary Peak Trail and Ecological Restoration; the mountains will thank you. But, if you can only make it out here for one event, don’t miss the BGV Fall Fest at the Riverwalk Center. Still thirsty for more fall fun? Stumble back into the Riverwalk Center and catch a buzz at the Still on the Hill Craft Spirits Festival. Although it’d be easy to continue, we’ve got to get back to our Autumn Ales from the Breckenridge Brewery before they get warm. Why are you still reading this, anyway? Shouldn’t you be on your way here by now? Hurry up; we’ve got a cold one waiting for you!