Although we got less than a foot up here in Summit, the front range got slammed last week. DIA was shut down for over 48 hours and the city was virtually paralyzed. They're calling for another storm this weekend, but hopefully we get some powder up here and the city doesn't get it all this time! This is a picture sent from a friend in Ft. Collins.
The Breckenridge Resort Chamber has just announced that their choice for “Friends Welcome” business of the month for November, 2006 will be awarded to ResortQuest Breckenridge, a vacation rentals and property management company in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Breckenridge, Colorado – December 20, 2006 – For the first time ever, ResortQuest Breckenridge will be awarded the “Friends Welcome” service award by the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, the governing body of the town of Breckenridge, Colorado. ResortQuest Breckenridge offers over 350 vacation rental properties and lodging choices throughout Breckenridge and Keystone, Colorado. ResortQuest also manages the ResortQuest Breckenridge and Keystone Real Estate offices and three ResortQuest Ski & Sport ski rental stores.
Established as a way to recognize outstanding local businesses for providing superior service and quality customer interactions, the “Friends Welcome” award has become a hallmark of the service culture in Breckenridge. Winners are described as organizations or individuals that went the extra mile and really represent the strength of the Breckenridge community.
ResortQuest received their award on December 13, at the December resort chamber mixer, held at Beaver Run Resort. As a result of their win, ResortQuest Breckenridge Vacation Rentals will also be entered, along with the 11 other monthly winners, to receive the annual “Friends Welcome Business of the Year” award for 2006. In addition, three individual employees were recognized for their outstanding customer service.
ResortQuest Breckenridge offers a complete selection of vacation rentals and lodging package in Breckenridge and Keystone, just steps from all the adventure the mountain resorts have to offer. Guests can choose from deluxe hotel suites, 1-4 bedroom condominium and luxurious private homes in ski-in/ski-out or downtown locations. For more information on ResortQuest Breckenridge and their wide selection of vacation rentals, visit www.resortquestbreckenridge.com
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RESORTQUEST BRECKENRIDGE WELCOMES THE CHEVROLET U.S. SNOWBOARD GRAND PRIX TO BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT.
ResortQuest Breckenridge is proud to welcome the annual Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix and Olympic medalists Gretchen Bleiler (silver '06; Aspen, CO), Lindsey Jacobellis (silver '06; Stratton Mountain, VT), Kelly Clark (gold '02; Mount Snow, VT), Ross Powers (gold '02; Stratton Mountain, VT), Danny Kass (silver '02, '06; Mammoth Lakes, CA) and JJ Thomas (bronze '02; Golden, CO) to Breckenridge. The town of Breckenridge, CO is known for world-class snowboarding terrain, legendary nightlife and an endless supply of winter adventure.
Breckenridge, Colorado – December 15, 2006 – For the third consecutive year, the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix opens at Breckenridge Resort, once again voted the best halfpipe in North America by readers of Transworld Snowboarding Magazine. ResortQuest Breckenridge Vacation Rentals is excited to welcome these world-class athletes and provides over 350 vacation rentals in Breckenridge, just moments from the Peak 8, where the event is to be held.
Expected to compete are six Olympic medalists including Gretchen Bleiler (silver '06; Aspen, CO), Lindsey Jacobellis (silver '06; Stratton Mountain, VT), Kelly Clark (gold '02; Mount Snow, VT), Ross Powers (gold '02; Stratton Mountain, VT), Danny Kass (silver '02, '06; Mammoth Lakes, CA) and JJ Thomas (bronze '02; Golden, CO).
"Breckenridge is one of the most challenging contests of the year because the Grand Prix draws the best riders in the world. In the past couple of years, it's been pretty windy here and that has also made it tough, but it's been beautiful all week and the pipe is super consistent. They do such a great job dialing this pipe and I always look forward to this contest," said Bleiler, the reigning Grand Prix champion.
ResortQuest Breckenridge Lodging has been witness as snowboarding history has been written and rewritten at Breckenridge. The resort was one of the first in North America to allow snowboarding in 1985, then one year later, hosted the first world championships. ResortQuest Breckenridge has been providing quality vacation rentals in Breckenridge since 1996.
In its fifth year at Breckenridge, the Grand Prix added to that history last season when Luke Mitrani (Mammoth Lakes, CA) boosted a 31-foot air out of a quarterpipe via snowmobile tow-in during the Paul Mitchell Progression Session. Riders will have a chance to topple the mark this Saturday night as another monstrous quarterpipe is constructed in downtown Breckenridge. The event also serves as the only North American qualifier for The Arctic Challenge, hosted by snowboarding legend Terje Haakonsen in Norway.
"To be able to team up with The Arctic Challenge and Oakley is huge for U.S. Snowboarding and the Grand Prix," said Jeremy Forster, U.S. Snowboarding program director. "It validates that we are putting on some of the highest level contests that focus on providing the riders the best venues and overall contest experience. Partnering with TAC along with Mountain Creek being a 5-star TTR (Ticket to Ride) event this season continues to raise the level of the Grand Prix series."
Grand Prix venue designer Pat Malendoski of Planet Snow Designs will again build the feature in downtown Breckenridge located in the Miners Parking Lot right in the middle of downtown Breckenridge. All the snow for the event has been trucked in and the quarterpipe is once again anticipated to be right about 30-feet high. Plus in keeping with the Grand Prix tradition of combining entertainment with the world's best snowboarding competition, DJ Roots and DJ Vajra will perform live during and after the downtown exhibition.
"There are two elements that must be in place to make this year's TAC event a true success: First, the perfect arena and second, the ultimate rider list. By partnering with an exclusive group of events as the Grand Prix in Breckenridge, we know we're getting the best riders out there." Henning Andersen, CEO of TAC said.
ResortQuest Breckenridge Vacation Rentals offers a complete selection of vacation rentals and lodging package in Breckenridge and Keystone, just steps from all the adventure the mountain resorts have to offer. Guests can choose from deluxe hotel suites, 1-4 bedroom condominium and luxurious private homes in ski-in/ski-out or downtown locations. For more information on ResortQuest Breckenridge and their wide selection of vacation rentals, visit www.resortquestbreckenridge.com
For a limited time, ResortQuest Breckenridge Lodging is offering Lift and Lodging packages starting at just $124 a night. Guests can choose from deluxe hotel suites, 1-4 bedroom condominium and luxurious private homes in ski-in/ski-out or downtown locations. For more information on ResortQuest Breckenridge Vacation Rentals and their wide selection of vacation rentals, visit www.resortquestbreckenridge.com/freeride
ResortQuest, one of the nation’s leading vacation rental hospitality and resort real estate companies, provides a one-stop resource in North America’s premier resort destinations www.resortquest.com).
ResortQuest is the largest marketer and management company of vacation condominiums and home rentals in the U.S. and Canada, based on a portfolio of nearly 17,000 vacation rental properties with a combined real estate value estimated at approximately $7 billion. ResortQuest Real Estate is one of the nation’s leading real estate companies focusing exclusively on resort properties, offering superior brokerage services in the country’s premier beach, ski and golf destinations. ResortQuest employs more than 4,000 people and is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment Co. (NYSE: GET), one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the hospitality and entertainment industries, based in Nashville, Tenn., that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels and the Grand Ole Opry. For more information, visit www.resortquest.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com.
The annual Lighting of Breckenridge takes place on December 2 and, in addition to the annual festivities, this year's event features a special performance by Jo Dee Messina on the ResortQuest Main Street Station Plaza stage. Messina is an award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist who has had eight #1 singles, has been honored by The Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music and The Grammy Awards, and was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs from the same album.
The holiday spirit begins with a truly old-fashioned celebration complete with steaming cups of hot cocoa, voices lifting into the night skies with choruses of "Silent Night", and visits from Santa during the lighting of the Town Tree. The annual Lighting of Breckenridge takes place on December 2 and, in addition to the annual festivities, this year's event features a special performance by Jo Dee Messina on the ResortQuest Main Street Station Plaza stage. Jo Dee Messina is an award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist. She's had eight #1 singles, has been honored by The Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music and The Grammy Awards, and was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs from the same album. In the 1800s travelers flooded into Breckenridge with the hopes of earning their riches in gold. Today, travelers experience a Breckenridge vacation rich in activities as well as history. With four huge peaks and over 2,350 acres of skiing and riding, five terrain parks, four half-pipes, a state-of-the-art children's ski and snowboard school, unparalleled grooming, exciting Breckenridge events and a historic mining town with endless shopping, dining and nightlife, Breckenridge is the Perfect Mountain Town. New this year, the perfect mountain town gets a little more perfect with the addition of 150 acres of above tree line expert terrain, and the first Breckenridge gondola, the Breck Connect®. In December 2005, Breckenridge Ski Resort added the Imperial Express SuperChair, the highest chairlift in North America, reaching 12,840 feet. And, guests to Breckenridge will find a variety of Breckenridge vacation rentals both in historic downtown and at the mountain bases. For more information visit ResortQuest Breckenridge Vacation Rentals website or call 800-506-7813.