3.29.2008

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.

3.27.2008

Powder Day at Breckenridge 3/14

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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

3.25.2008

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

3.22.2008

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.

3.18.2008

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!