Wahoo! 79 inches in December!

With the weekend snowfalls, Breck’s hit some snowfall records! Remember, my data only goes back to the 2000-2001 season, this month’s snowfall to date (79 inches) makes this December the snowiest December in the past 8 years and the snowiest month overall in the past 8 years as well (previous record was 78 inches, which was December last year). Monthly snowfall is 66% above average, and YTD snowfall is 4% above average. Wahoo!


Main Street Station Plaza Events

Tis the season at Main Street Station ! Joining us for the first time will be the Agape Outpost Chapel's Living Nativity on December 19, 22 and 23 two shows each night 5:30 and 7pm. The show is 40 minutes long and combines music, dancing, narration and even Flap Jack, the lucky donkey who is one of the stars in the show. Bundle up and join us for this holiday tradition.

Also on the Main Street Station Plaza will be the Airnastics Team and the quad bungy tramp for those thrill seekers. The tramp will be up December 20th - January 4th from early afternoon and into the dinner hour for those who want to jump after skiing.


Thanksgiving storm just the beginning of week of freshies

Breckenridge has 5 inches of fresh powder, topping of a a week of 20 inches of new snow. A fantastic mid-mountain base of 26" greeted holiday skiers and riders with some of the best Thanksgiving conditions in years. But more is on the way. Forecasters predict another 5 to 9 inches beginning Tuesday through late-week, just in time for the first weekend of December. Expect the same at Keystone where the weekend ended up with 23-inch mid-mountain base and power/packed powder conditions.

Plan your stay next weekend in Keystone or Breckenridge with ResortQuest, now offering discounts up to 40% off!


Winter Dew Tour coming to Breck!

This new three-event tour kicks off in Breckenridge, with the top skiers and snowboarders in the game including Shaun White, Hannah Teter, Steve Fisher and more, all competing for a $1.5 million dollar prize purse. Running the weekend of December 19th to the 21st, you'll see Slopestyle and Superpipe events on Peak 8 every day, plus a concert at the Riverwalk Center in town Friday night.

Television coverage will air on NBC, MTV2 and USA, so be sure your face is in the crowd. Stay for the Winter Dew Tour December 18 – 21 and get 30% off your lodging, a $30 gift certificate to breakfast and a 12 pack of mountain dew so you can stock up on energy for the mountain. Get on the mountain, check out the pros and do the Dew!

Visit ResortQuest Breckenridge for details and to book.


Snowstorm moves out just in time for opening day!

Breck just pulled in 4 inches of new snow yesterday in an early week storm that dropped 6 inches over the past two days. It's still cold this morning with maybe another inch expected, but opening day Friday up at Peak 8 should be balmy. Lifts open at 9 a.m. and don't forget the annual free pancake breakfast at the Bergendorf starting at 8:30 a.m.

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Stay Free Now. Stay Free Later.

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Dillon Dam Brewery Benefit for Doug Lind

The Dillon Dam Brewery is holding a benefit for Doug Lind on Wednesday from 6-10 p.m. Admission includes live music from Arnie J. Green and Askimbo, one free pint, pasta bar and a raffle ticket.

Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for kids 17 and under, and kids under 5 are free.

The party also has a raffle and silent auction which includes a Never Summer Snowboard, skis from Christy Sports, 2 nights lodging from ResortQuest Breckenridge Lodging and more. All proceeds go directly to Lind to help him with medical expenses.

Doug Lind, who has lived in the High Country since 1997, suffered a massive heart attack, followed by a paralyzing stroke in June.

He has worked since opening day in February 1997 at the Dillon Dam Brewery and as a massage therapist at the Grand Victorian Day Spa and Salon since it opened its doors in 2003.

If anyone would like to donate money to Lind to help defray his medical costs, the Dillon Dam Brewery has set up a For Benefit of Doug Lind Account, and donations can be made at any Alpine Bank in Colorado.

The stroke had left Lind paralyzed on his left side, however, he is currently undergoing intensive physical therapy and is now walking with a cane.

An avid hiker, mountain biker and snowboarder, Lind shared, “I’m doing good and giving two thumbs up.” He plans to attend the benefit.

For more information call the http://www.dambrewery.com/index.html Dillon Dam Brewery, (970) 262-7777.


Breckenridge Says Farewell To Breakfast Main Staple The Prospector Restaurant

The Prospector Restaurant closed it's doors on Monday September 1st after 30 years in business.

Owner Darryl Lee doesn't think that Breckenridge will see another restaurant like this anytime soon. He reflects on serving breakfast to generations of locals.

"I've had kids who said they ate their first pancake here," he said. 'And now they are adults with kids."

"This place is adorable. All rustic-mined themed. The building is over 100 years old with tons of history and some great articles on the wall for additional information. Food was great," wrote one reviewer on trip advisor.

Although it won't be the same as the Prospector visit Day Light Donuts or Blue Moon Bakery across from Main Street Station for some great grub to start your day.

To read the full story visit the Summit Daily

Main Street Station


"Up With People" comes to Summit County, CO

Up with People, the international global education program for young adults, is coming to Summit County. While giving to communities through its community impact activities and shows, the program also addresses the real need to help young adults gain a global perspective, intercultural understanding, knowledge of worldwide issues, leadership skills and a sense of social responsibility.

The cast members will be performing a condensed version of the “Up with People Show”, a community celebration that features original and international songs and uses the universal languages of music and dance to inspire, energize and educate. The event serves to spark people to action by highlighting local non-profit organizations and the unique characteristics of communities they visit.

Up with People show on August 14 at 7:30pm at Summit High School. $10 for students and seniors and $15 for general admission.

Up with People’s visit to Summit County was made possible by generous sponsorships from Mark and Tracy Burke of Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub and the Colorado Mountain College. The show on Wednesday is thanks to the Main Street Station Hyatt.

Up with People provides young adults an international and intercultural experience that teaches servant leadership and uses the performing arts to deliver messages of hope and goodwill throughout the world. Up with People exists today to spark people to action in meeting the needs of their communities, countries and the world while building bridges of understanding as a foundation for world peace.

For more information visit Up With People

Above are pictures from Up With People's performance at ResortQuest Main Street Station


Ready, Set and Swim!

Ok so maybe the ducks float more than they do swim!

The Summit Foundation 21st Annual Great Rubber Duck Races are here. Buy your $5 duck and take your chance at winning.
The Rubber Duck races you know and love return to the cool, clear water of the Blue River in Downtown Breckenridge on Saturday, August 30th. Three competitions will mark the day with the Comcast Kids Duck Dash setting the pace at 2 p.m. in the first race of the day. The FirstBank Business Battle Duck Race at 3 p.m. and the spectacular Myriam Enterprises Great Rubber Duck Race held at 4 p.m. Many great prizes will be awarded in addition to live music, BBQ, childrens amusments throughout the entire day in a great family setting!

Visit Summit Foundation for more details!

Visit Breckenridge Lodging to find out what ResortQuest Vacation specials are going on during that time.


Skateboarding Legal on Breckenridge Streets?

As taken from the Summit Daily

BRECKENRIDGE — Breckenridge skateboarders may soon be shredding the streets legally: Town council members this week gave its staff the go-ahead to prepare rules allowing skaters on most streets.

The council expressed concerns about safety, but decided the eco-friendly transportation method might be worth a try.

“We’re going out on a limb here,” council member Jeffrey Bergeron said to three skate enthusiasts in attendance. “We hope you don’t make us look like chumps.”

About 30 skateboard supporters attended a town meeting less than a month ago, suggesting policy changes and commenting that it seemed unfair for skaters to be ticketed when bicyclists are allowed on the roads.

Colorado law allows Breckenridge Police Department to ticket people riding skateboards on town streets, but few citations have been issued in the past year.

Under new rules, skaters would likely be allowed on all streets except Colorado 9 and Main Street, as the state makes rules for the highway, and Main is heavily traveled.

The Town’s status as a home-rule community allows it to create laws for acts otherwise prohibited by the state.

Police chief Rick Holman said he plans to get feedback from the “skate community” before making suggestions for the ordinance.

He pointed out in a memo to council that unlike bicycles, skateboards don’t have brakes. A skateboarder recently lost control at an intersection and jumped off the board before it struck a car, creating a large dent.

Holman’s memo included ordinances from Steamboat Springs and Jackson Hole, Wyo., that allow for limited skateboarding.

In Steamboat Springs, skateboards and rollerskates or in-line skates are allowed on streets not heavily traveled, and riders must be equipped with reflectors or lights from dusk until dawn.

Holman said the Breckenridge Police Department doesn’t support allowing skateboarding on the town streets.

“For me, safety concerns for both the skateboarder and the motorists on the road outweigh the transportation benefits achieved by a select few,” he said in the memo.
No other Summit County communities are considering allowing skateboards on their streets, he said Tuesday.

Concerns were raised at the meeting regarding skaters losing control on the steep roads leading west to Main Street.

“There’s a lot of road needed to check (their) speed,” Mayor John Warner said.
Council member Dave Rossi said he lived in San Francisco for several years, and skateboarding was legal and the riders were able to maintain control even on steep streets.

Town attorney Tim Berry said the town will need to make signs alerting visitors to skateboards on the streets.

Council members Jennifer McAtamney and Eric Mamula were not present for Tuesday’s discussion.


Walking Tour of Breckenridge on Saturday the 2nd

A walking tour of the remaining wildflowers and native landscapes indigenous to our area will be offered on Saturday by Continental Divide Land Trust.
This two hour tour will walk down Breckenridge's sidewalks as well as some dirt paths and start at 11 am or 12:30pm.
Space is limited so make your reservations in advance before Friday at noon. Details will be provided upon reservation and a $5 donation is suggested.

Visit Continental Divide Land Trust for more information.

Thinking about sticking around Breckenridge for a couple of days visit Breckenridge Lodging for vacation rentals information.


Dog Wash Fundraiser at Main Street Station

Is your dog Fido in need of a little scrubbing behind the ears, but you can't seem to hold him down? Need not fear, volunteers with the Mountain Top Children's Museum in Breckenridge are here!

On Wednesday July 30th from 10 - 2 bring your dog down to Main Street Station for a nice soapy bath and help raise money for the Mountain Top Children's Museum.

This event is sponsored by ResortQuest Breckenridge and Paws & Claws.

Come out for a day of soap, suds with your Spud!


KCMV Radio Presents An "All Colorado" Wine & Music Festival

K-CMV Radio “Colorado’s Mountain Voice” is proud to present the Water House Wine Festival on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at Main Street Station Plaza, 505 South Main Street, in Breckenridge. The event will provide locals and visitors with a lakeside venue, spectacular mountain views, live jazz entertainment, and wine tastings from exclusively Colorado wineries!

The Water House Wine Festival will feature free live music on the “Summit Stage” Stage. The Bryan Jordan Trio will headline featuring Bryan Jordan from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dave Watts from the Motet, and Andy Irvine from On The One. The Water House Wine Festival features wine tastings from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. from Colorado wineries including D’Vine Wine of Summit County and Denver, Alfred Eames Cellars, Canyon Wind Cellars, Grande River Vineyards, Whitewater Hill Vineyards, and Woody Creek Cellars. The event will also include various artists and food vendors including hand blown wine glasses, unique handmade jewelry, whimsical paintings, metal work, linens and decadent chocolates.

Entrance into the event includes wine samplings of more than thirty different Colorado wines, a commemorative Water House Wine Festival wine glass, and live music for only forty dollars or thirty-five dollars in advance by purchasing online at waterhousewinefestival.com. Buy what you try—wine by the bottle is available for purchase on site.

Lodging packages are available from ResortQuest, the official lodging partner. ResortQuest will offer rooms for $99 per night for two people. Discounted wine glasses are available. For more information on ResortQuest lodging deals visit Breckenridge Lodging
Wine tasting glasses will be available for pre-event discount through Thursday, July 31, 2008 online at www.waterhousewinefestival.com.


Visit Colorado with ResortQuest this Summer: We’ll Buy the Gas!

From Steamboat to Aspen – ResortQuest offers lodging deals in six top Rocky Mountain destinations.

ResortQuest Colorado wants to help lessen traveler’s pain at the pump this summer with its new "We’ll Buy the Gas package." Guests who book a one bedroom condo or larger will receive a refund for one full tank of gasoline upon arrival. Driving a hybrid vehicle? We’ll tack an extra $10 onto your refund as a thank you for your environmental awareness.

ResortQuest Colorado - part of the nation’s largest resort vacation home and condominium rental company - has nearly 3,000 condos and homes in the state’s most popular resort destinations, including Aspen, Snowmass, Breckenridge, Keystone, Steamboat Springs and Telluride. And with summer rates for a two-bedroom condo starting at $199 per night, ResortQuest Colorado offers average savings of roughly 20percent versus standard hotel rooms.

Most ResortQuest Colorado residences, which range in size from studios to six-bedrooms, feature a full kitchen, perfect for a big group meal, and spacious living areas ideal for relaxing with friends and family. Other amenities including daily housekeeping, pool, hot tubs, fitness center and concierge services. Take a virtual tour of available units at www.resortquestcolorado.com.

The We’ll Buy the Gas offer is valid through Oct. 1, 2008, with a three night minimum stay in a one bedroom or larger condo required. Blackout dates do apply. Guests must provide valid gas receipt to receive the refund, with a one tank maximum.

To book in Breckenridge or Keystone call 800.661.704 or visit Breckenridge Lodging
To book in other Colorado locations, call 800-GO-RELAX or visit www.resortquestcolorado.com.


Breckenridge Beer Festival at Main Street Station Brings A Killer Music Line up

Breckenridge Beer Festival - July 19, 2008

The Breckenridge Beer Festival is headed once again for Main Street Station, and this is one event you don’t want to miss! Enjoy micro-brews from 23 local and national favorites including The Breckenridge Brewery, Wolf Rock, O’Dells, Ska, Steamworks, Flying Dog, Red Hook, Great Divide, Bristol and more. There will be live music on the Summit Stage from the Universally Famous Rocket Surgeons, Whitewater Ramble and the New Master Sounds from 1 - 5 pm.

Book now and get room nights from only $99 per night, plus discounted beer mugs to the festival! Beer mugs are $20 in advance through ResortQuest and VIP mugs are $75. The VIP mugs are larger, allow you early entry to the beer festival, no wait access to the beer lines and a catered lunch.

Copy and paste the link below to look at a video from last year's Beer Festival

Call today for more details: 800.627.3766
Please mention promotion code INT BRF when booking.

* Terms and conditions: Valid 7/15/08 - 7/20/08. May not be combined with any other promotional offers. Subject to availability. Two-night minimum stay. Additional restrictions may apply.


Biking in Breckenridge

Last weekend I got a chance to take a bike ride around Breckenridge. It was so nice and relaxing. I couldn't have asked for better weather. A couple of my friends and I rented cruiser bikes at the River Mountain Lodge Bike shop, ResortQuest Ski and Sport. They had great rates and were so helpful. Some of the guys rented out the mountain bikes and headed up to Peak 9. They had tons of fun too!

The Ski and Sport shop had some great retail stuff too. I couldn't leave without getting a Breckenridge sweatshirt for my brother.

Check out the bike path that goes all around Summit County from Copper Mountain, Breckenridge and Keystone. www.summitcolorado.com/summit-county/biking/

Look into all the bikes that ResortQuest Ski and Sport has to offer at www.ResortQuestSkiandSport.com


Epic Snow = Epic Whitewater Rafting

With all the epic snow this year up in the mountains the rivers are sure to be a nonstop adventure for young and old alike.

Enjoy two nights lodging, a raft trip for two and a reusable waterproof camera for only $85 a night per person.

Here is a picture of me on Brown Canyon Express trip last year. Tons of fun!

From class V adrenaline pumping rapids on the Arkansas to a scenic float trip down the Colorado there is plenty of fun for everyone on the river this summer.
Take some time and get away for a couple days; stay in Breckenridge with ResortQuest and raft down the Arkansas or Colorado with AVA Rafting.

Call 800.627.2967 for more information and to check out some whitewater rafting video. whitewater rafting packages

Terms and Conditions: Valid 5/15/08 – 10/15/08 dependent on water conditions. Based on a two night stay in a regular hotel room with double occupancy. May not be combined with any other promotional offers. Standard blackout dates do apply. Additional restrictions may apply. Mention promo code INT RFT when booking


Town Of Breckenridge Party

The town of Breckenridge hosts it annual Town Party at the Riverwalk. The town party is the place to be on Friday afternoon as the party begins at 4 and goes till dark around 9pm. There will be a cash BBQ hosted by Hearthstone Catering and live music by Papa Mali. Check out the bands website at http://www.papamali.com/ This is the kick off to Breckenridge's Kingdom Days. Instead of townies spreading out on the lawn to enjoy the festivities attendees will be spread out in the parking lot and inside the center. Don't miss out on the annual town picture. This sure to be one to remember.

This will be the first time that locals will be able to check out the new and improved Riverwalk Center. The Riverwalk Center now has a permenant roof that will be able to host multiple events throughout the year.


The Roof Has Been Raised at the Riverwalk Center

For 15 years, the 774-seat Riverwalk Center, a seasonal amphitheatre covered by a tent, has hosted thousands of concerts and events. In 2006 it was determined that the existing tent needed to be replaced due to normal "wear and tear". And in September 2007, the Town of Breckenridge embarked on a capital improvement project to replace the tent with a roof and walls. This project is a public/private collaborative partnership. Over $1,000,000 has been raised privately to significantly enhance this community icon and hub of cultural offerings. The Town of Breckenridge is funding the remaining cost of the project, over $3 million.

During 2007/2008 winter season, a roof and walls will be erected over the existing amphitheatre structure and other facility improvements will be made as well. This project will substantially enhance the patron and performer experience by improving the acoustics, temperature control and lighting within the facility. The unique connection to the outside environment which makes the Riverwalk Center so special will be maintained with six large clear doors that will open to the Riverwalk Center Lawn. The lawn area expands the Riverwalk Center's capacity by over 2000.

The Riverwalk Center plays host to a number of events, mainly the National Repertory Orchestra. June 8th the Riverwalk Center will open its doors to the musicians. The Town of Breckenridge will have its chance to check out all the changes on June 13th for the Town Party. The public grand opening will be on June 14.


Fresh Air, Fresh Films with the Breckenridge Film Fest

June 5-8

For over a quarter century Breckenridge Film Festival has celebrated the art and craft of filmmaking. This summer, a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies. Nationally-known NBC-TV film critic and “Reel Talk” co-host Jeffrey Lyons serves as master of ceremonies and moderator of the discussions and forums. Educational outreach programs, children’s films, celebrity guests, independent filmmaker forums and other events celebrating the art of film, contribute to the Festival’s diverse program.

Celebrate the arts and stay with ResortQuest for only $95 a night, plus discounted film passes*.
Call today 800.627.2793

Visit the Breckenridge Festival of Film Website for more information, or book your lodging online with ResortQuest now.


2 for 1 Dinners In May

This is one of the best times of year in my opionion. May and October are known for their 2 for 1 dinner deals around Summit County. This is the time of year for you to grab a friend and hit up a bunch of restaurants you have been dying to try.

Here are a few in the Breckenridge area:

Cafe Alpine: 2 for 1 Tapas in the Tapas Bar or 2 for 1 Dinners in the Dining Room. For the dinner each person needs to purchase either a dessert or a First Course. Valid till May 22nd

Michael's Italian: 2 for 1 Dinners some restrictions apply. Valid till May 22nd.

Relish: Two Course Dinner for only $25

Hearthstone: 2 for 1 Dinners some restrictions apply. Valid May 22nd.

Breckenridge Brewery: 2 for 1 Appetizers from 3-6pm

Fiesta Jalisco: 2 for 1 House Margaritas or 2 for 1 Combination Dinner with the purchase of 2 drinks. Valid May 21st.

Bubba Gump: 2 for 1 Entrees during Lunch and Dinner must purchase 2 beverages 18% gratuity added before discount. Valid May 22nd

MiCasa Mexican Restuarant and Cantina: 2 for 1 Dinners Valid May 22nd

Quandary Grille: 2 for 1 Dinners Valid May 24th


Summer Fun in Colorado

Looking for something fun to do with your friends and family in Colorado? Check out all these great packages that ResortQuest Colorado locations are offering. There is something for everyone! Click on the "Breckenridge Lodging" to find out more about Summer Breckenridge Packages Breckenridge Lodging

Aspen & Snowmass
Aspen May Special: Book your summer vacation before May 31st and receive 15% off your total lodging costs.

Aspen Spa Package: Book 4 or more nights and receive 20% off any spa service at The Aspen Club & Spa.

Aspen Golf Getaway: Book 3 or more nights and receive discounted golf of $90 per person for 18-holes, plus a golf cart, at The Aspen Golf & Tennis Club.

Aspen Girl’s Getaway: ResortQuest Aspen is catering to girlfriend getaway groups by offering discounts such as 20% off spa services and car rentals, along with special rafting packages and sunset dinner tours starting at $76 per person.

Breckenridge & Keystone
Breckenridge Summer Getaway: Book a multi-night stay with ResortQuest and receive 10% to 20% off your total lodging costs. Stay 5 nights or more and get 5% off plus ONE NIGHT FREE!

Breckenridge Film Festival: Stay with ResortQuest on June 5-8 and receive 20% off lodging and discounted film passes.

Raft with ResortQuest: ResortQuest has teamed up with AVA Rafting to offer this exciting deal which includes two nights lodging, a raft trip for two and a reusable waterproof camera to capture all your memories. Only $85 per night per person!

Steamboat Springs
Choose your own Steamboat Adventure Package: Reserve a multi-night vacation rental in Steamboat Springs this summer and receive a $50 to $100 “I Love Steamboat” gift certificate good at local shops, spas, restaurants and tour operators. Stay 5+ nights and get 20% off plus a $100 gift certificate.

Early Summer Savings: Reserve a vacation of 4 or more nights before June 1 and get the FIFTH NIGHT FREE! Book your Memorial Day vacation with us and receive 25% off lodging and 25% off bike rentals from ResortQuest Ski & Sport.

Telluride Bed & Breakfast Special: Reserve a 2-night stay in a one-bedroom condo or larger and receive a $50 gift certificate to a local grocery store.


Sacred Tree Spa Opens it 2nd Location in Breckenridge

Business is good for Sacred Tree in Breckenridge.....

Opened this past winter, BlueSky Breckenridge is Sacred Tree’s second location. Sacred Tree believes in an integrative approach to health and wellness, including addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual components of well being.

I went there in March for a massage and would have to say it is one of the best that i have had. The massouse was really super informative and talked me through what was bothering me.

Can't wait to go back and try the hot stone massage!

Other services they offer at BlueSky Breckenridge (off of PRWEB)
• Treatments including a Deep Fusion Blend Massage, Acufacial, Sumatra Coconut Body Polish, Tui Na and Ashiatsu bodywalking.
• An ongoing schedule of wellness workshops, such as Female Health and Vitality, Yoga Workshop for Optimal Alignment, Family Wellness and Qi Gong Retreat.
• On-staff Naturopathic doctor, chiropractor, acupuncturist and Rolf Method practitioners.
• Customized wedding day relaxation treatments, including make-up application by licensed esthetician.
• Access to BlueSky Breckenridge amenities such as outdoor heated hot tubs and pool, steam rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an organic spa cuisine menu.


Powder Day In May?

Breckenridge has had non-stop snow for the last day and half. Isn't it May? Didn't I just see tons of people out the other day on bikes and running? That's what i love about the mountains biking one day and skiing the next. Plenty more skiing at A Basin. There reporting 6 inches in the last 24 hours. Check out the picture of the deck at Main Street Station in Breckenridge. You can't even see the resort right behind it!


The Breckenridge Beer Festival was off the hook!

I think I am just now recovering from the beer fest. The beer fest was five days ago! There was over 1,000 people there drinking and dancing for hours. The Railbenders put on an awesome I even saw some kid (25 year old kid) in the train that was making laps around the Main Street Station Plaza! Too funny. I think alot of people took advantage of ResortQuest's killer lodging packages. That way everyone gets to have fun. Anyways check out the pictures and hopefully i will see you at the next Breckenridge Beer Festival on July 19th.


The Weekend is Here! - Top 10 Apres Food and Drink Specials in Breckenridge

Top 10 Après Drink and Food Specials
I encourage you to try all of these local favorites, just not on the same night!

1. MiCasa Mexican Restaurant
Don’t go home for a siesta after skiing, come in and enjoy an outrageously cheap food menu. With 99 cent tacos and $3 wing baskets you can’t go wrong. Don’t forget to cool down with $1 off margaritas and $.50 – 1 off the beer menu.

2. The Fireside Lounge at River Mountain Lodge
One of the best kept secrets on the mountain is now out! When the lifts close at 4pm Bubba the bartender is opening for business with $1.50 12 ounce drafts. Enjoy darts, board games and the new flat screen.

3. Downstairs at Eric’s
If you are looking for a sports bar with over 40 TVs, Eric’s is the place to be! From 3-6 you can get domestic drafts for only $2 and pitchers for $6. Did I mention they have the largest arcade in Breckenridge?

4. Blue River Bistro
For those of you with a more refined taste in your beverages, Blue River Bistro offers 2 for 1 martinis. Yup that’s right 2 for 1 martinis from 3 -6. If you can’t make it after your done skiing come in and relax from 10-12am for the same special.

5. Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub
With the longest happy hour in Breckenridge from 4-8pm, Napper Tandy’s offers $2 domestics and well drinks and $3 coronas. If you happen to stay a little later don’t be surprised if you end up on their happening dance floor!

6. Copper Top
Located at the base of Beaver Run lift, this is the place to be when the mountain closes. Soak up the rays on the deck with music and grilling outside. The specials change but the day of the week. One of my favorites is the $17 shot ski with four shots of Tuaca that a group of friends take all at once. Great for ski vacation photo albums!

7. Quandry Grille
If you worked up an appetite on the slopes ski down to the Quandry Grille located at Main Street Station from 3-6 and enjoy half priced appetizers. A must try is the Pioneer Eggrolls and Sweet Thai Chili Hot Wings. Don’t forget to order a $3 draft, well or wine special.

8. Windy City Pizza
If you are craving pizza or cheesy breadsticks stop by Windy City for some of the best happy hour specials around from 4-6pm. With $1.25 slices and PBR this is the local ski bum’s home away from home. Why go all the way to Chicago when you can get the best Chi-town pizza right here in Breckenridge with ½ off apps, wine and beer during après ski.

9. Kenosha Steakhouse
Step outside on the newly expanded deck at Kenosha Steakhouse and sample 2 for 1 appetizers from 3-5pm. Highly recommended is the Garlic Shrimp. A quarter pound of shrimp with garlic butter and tomatoes surely will hit the spot after a long day on the mountain. A most due are their bloody mary’s which were voted 3rd best in Summit county.

10. Breckenridge Brewery
No wonder The Breckenridge Brewery was voted the third best brewery in Summit County in 2007 by the locals. With $6 pitchers and $2 pints it’s a steal for some locally crafted beer not from the factory. If beer’s not your thing try the $3 well and wine drink specials.


Powder Day at Breckenridge 3/14

Check out this video i took with a helmet camera i rented from ResortQuest Ski and Sport out of River Mountain Lodge. It has some great shots of powder runs, tree runs and an awesome shot of my friend "trying" to cut ropes. Let's just say the Karma God was watching! The Ski and Sport shop has some great deals on renting the helmet cameras now for skiing or mountain biking. Awesome to show friends and family! Sorry i had some better video but it wouldn't load since it was too big. www.resortquestskiandsport.com


Did you say beer and FREE music?

Following a successful first run in April of 2007, NRC Broadcasting, parent company of KSMT, K-CMV, KTUN and KSKE is proud to announce the second annual Breckenridge Massive Beer Festival. The festival features 17 microbrews and craft beers with unlimited tasting for $30. Breweries include Breckenridge Brewery, Steamworks, Stone Brew, Wolf Rock, Flying Dog, Bristol, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Sam Adams, Left Hand, Odells, Red Hook and Alaska Brewing Company. Enjoy free live music from local favorites The Rail Benders, Subdudes and Tony Furtado.

ResortQuest Breckenridge vacation rentals is offering lodging packages, starting at just $99 a night including free entrance to the festival and beer mugs for two people. For more information, contact ResortQuest, official lodging partner for the Breckenridge Beer Festival, at 1-800-507-8643, www.resortquestbreckernidge.com. Or, visit the official festival website at: www.breckenridgebeerfestival.com


Top 10 Off the Mountain Winter Fun

1. Dog Sledding
Take turns mushing across an open field with Good Times Adventures. Groups of 6 people will take turns leading the pack of Siberian Huskies on a 6 mile relay tour of the Middle Fork of the Swan river. The tour lasts an hour and 15 minutes and is perfect for great family photos. $65 for adults and $35 for children.

2. Ice Skating
Kids and kids at heart will enjoy the indoor and outdoor ice skating at Stephen P. West ice area. Hop on the ice and go for only $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.

3. Tubing
Just 30 minutes away is Keystone’s exhilarating tubing hill. Enjoy new chutes and a ski lift just for tubers day or night for $24 for adults and $20 for kids 11 and under.

4. Snow shoeing
Take a break from the fast pace of the ski resort and step onto a mountain all of your own. Rent a pair of snow shoes from Christy Sports at Main Street Station for $15 a day and take off on your own adventure.

5. Dinner Sleigh Ride
Take a step back in time to the days of horse drawn sleighs with Breckenridge Mountain Stables. For $85 for adults and $65 for children the whole family will enjoy a 45 minute ride through the woods to heated yurt where both entertainment and food await.

6. Sledding
Grab a sled and head over to Carter Park for some classic winter fun. If you are staying with ResortQuest complimentary sleds and transportation are provided.

7. Snowmobiling
If you are an adrenaline junkie, snowmobiling with White Mountain Tours is perfect for you! Take a guided trip up to the Continental Divide and explore the Rocky Mountain back country with panoramic views. The $100 two hour tour includes the suit, the boots, the machine and the guide!

8. Spa Treatments
Both men and women will enjoy a relaxing massage with Sacred Tree at BlueSky Breckenridge. From hot stones, aromatherapy to deep tissue there is a massage for everyone. Massages start at $70 an hour.

9. Cross Country Skiing
Enjoy the casual atmosphere of the Breckenridge Nordic Center with cross country skiing. The stunning views and great memories will keep you coming back year after year. Adults trail pass is $15, kids and seniors are $10 a day.

10. Hot Springs
After a long day on the mountain relax your muscles in the Cottonwood Hot Springs. Only 45 minutes away from Breckenridge these hot springs are worth the drive. Three different soaking pools will allow you to pick the perfect temperature to relax with that special someone. Take advantage of the pools and sauna for $15 on the weekend and $10 during the week.


The new "Epic Pass" presented by Vail

The word “epic” is defined in the Webster’s dictionary as “extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope. The Epic Season Pass does exactly that. It offers an epic amount of skiing and riding across five world-class mountain resorts with 17,400 acres of terrain, 128 chairlifts and 722 trails, for each moment of our season from the day we open in November until we close in April, including every holiday in between.
This pass is going to be awesome, I am hopping on this for sure! Breck, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek and A Basin...how could you go wrong!
I figured out if you rode 29 on this pass it would only cost you $20 a day. This compared to $75+ a day is a steal. If you paid $75 a day for 29 days you would be looking at over $2,171. That is 6 days at each resort.
Passes go on sale now and can be purchased up until November 15, 2008.
Don't delay!


Top of the Top Web Contest

Introducing our first annual Top of the Top Web Contest. We're looking for your fun and creative submissions on the Top 10 things to do or see in Summit County. It could be anything from the Top 10 Happy Hour spots, to the Top 10 Places to Pick Up Chicks. But, keep it clean and keep it creative. The winner will have to be interesting, inventive and articulate!

Post your submissions here - one winner will be chosen on March 31 and will receive a $100 AMEX gift card, courtesy of ResortQuest.

Note: To be eligible to win, you must also e-mail your submission to aturri@resortquest.com with your contact information. By posting here you are giving ResortQuest permission to use the content on both visitbreck.blogspot.com and resortquestbreckenridge.com or resortquestkeystone.com.

Thanks and have fun!


First Annual Chilly Chili Cookoff


Breckenridge, Colorado – January 1, 2008. ResortQuest Breckenridge is proud to host the first annual Chilly Chili Cookoff, to be held at the ResortQuest Main Street Station event plaza on Thursday, January 10. The Cookoff is a benefit for the newly formed Breckenridge Mountain Rotary, a local division of Rotary International.

The Cookoff will top-off the week-long Ullr Fest celebration, a Breckenridge tradition for over 20 years. Ullr Fest pays homage to the Norse god of snow, Ullr, and has become a hallmark event of this world-class ski resort. Festivities begin January 6 with the Ullr skating party at the Stephen C. West ice arena and continues through January 11 with events such as the Ullympics, the Ullr dating game, the crowning of the Ullr King and Queen and the infamous Ullr Fest parade down Main Street Breckenridge.

The Chilly Chili Cookoff will commence immediately following the Ullr Fest parade from 4 – 7 pm on January 10. The Cookoff will feature over 25 entries in two divisions: Restaurant and Open. Cost for tastings is $10 for unlimited tastings. Participants will be judged on five key features of their chili, including the aroma, consistency, color, aftertaste and overall flavor. Local celebrity judges include: professional chef Thomas Salamunovich of the Larkspur in Vail, two-time world record holder in speed skiing, CJ Mueller, Roger Mecca of RSN Television, JJ Thomas, professional snowboarder and Olympic bronze medalist, Lee Zimmerman, President of the Summit Foundation, Jen Assor formerly of NRC Broadcasting and DJ DC with KSMT The Mountain 102.1 and 102.7 FM. The Cookoff will also feature live music on the Main Street Station stage from 4 – 7pm.

Grand prize includes $500 cash, courtesy of Alpine Bank and a 5 night stay at any Hyatt Vacation Club worldwide, courtesy of the Hyatt Main Street Station. Prizes will also be awarded for 1 – 3rd place in each division and for People’s Choice, Best Red, Best Green and Best Vegetarian. Keynote sponsors of the event include: ResortQuest Breckenridge, The Hyatt Residence Club at Main Street Station, ResortQuest Ski and Sport, Alpine Bank, Main Street Station merchants, Budweiser, Tabasco and Action Coach.

ResortQuest Breckenridge will be offering an exclusive Chilly Chili Lodging package, which includes 10% off lodging plus 2 sets of tasting tickets and 2 sets of Hot Chilly long underwear. Packages starting at $76 a night per person. For reservations, contact the ResortQuest reservations office at 800.627.3766 and mention promo code DIR CIL. Visit http://www.resortquestbreckenridge.com/