Best January Events in Breckenridge for 2011

January is not your ordinary month in Breckenridge. 2011 will be a start of the new year with new opportunities and events you have to see! January brings in a month full of fun, frolic and fabulous snow!  Check out these events you won't want to miss! AND get great lodging deals for the month of January with ResortQuest Breckenridge and Keystone!!!
Ullr Fest is the now - infamous annual winter festival held in honor of the mythical Norse God of snow. In Norse mythology, Ullr (pronounced Oool-er), son of Sif and the stepson of Thor, the "God of Thunder", loved the cold, and delighted in traveling over the country on his skis or skates. It is said that by paying yearly homage to him, Ullr will show his pleasure by granting much snowfall to those who praise him! 
During Ullr Fest, which runs from Jan 9- Jan 15, 2011, you will see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders, Ullympic competitors flinging frying pans for prizes, more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade chanting “ Ullr! Ullr! Ullr!” Watch as maniacal float participants ski off jumps on Main Street or glide along town in a hot tub.   Book your lodging now to save up to 40% off!

Body Art Ball January 11, 2011:
Tuaca Liqueur announces it will bring the Body Art Ball Tour to eight cities for 11 shows, with the January 11, 2011 show in Breckenridge, sponsored, in part by ResortQuest. A perfect blend of body art, drama and personality, this bold take on pop culture is a choreographed stage show featuring painted performers illustrating the transformation of the human body into a canvas. Produced by Dallas-based Chris and Candy Productions, visual artists convert performers into living, breathing works of art for a show that dazzles the audience with a sensual and sassy presentation to music and synchronized lights. The creators of the body art are abstract, airbrush or tattoo artists who bring to life body art as celebrated in today's pop culture. Tickets can be obtained by visiting www.tuacabodyartball.com for venues and more information. Event attendees must be 21 and older. Tickets and proper ID must be presented at the door. Don't miss this unique event- book your lodging now and stay super close to the action.

A cash prizes totaling $3000 will be awarded to the best chili in various categories at the Chilly Chili Cook-off sponsored in part by ResortQuest. Sample all the chili you wish for $20 from 3 – 7pm at the Riverwalk Center in the heart of Breckenridge. Or enter your best recipe for a chance to win. Book your lodging now to make sure you enjoy Ullr Fest and the Chili Cookoff!

January 25-Feb.6 The International Snow Sculpting Championships
Teams from around the world will arrive in Breckenridge for their 21st Festival, sponsored in part by ResortQuest. Artists come together to carve beautiful masterpieces from 20-ton blocks of snow. In just 65 hours, these enormous snow canvasses transform into three dimensional works of art. These 12-foot blocks of snow turn into expressive pieces of art using only their own two hands, creative vision and approved hand tools. From a whimsical bouquet of enormous flowers, to thought-provoking abstract and sometimes gravity-defying shapes, sculptors form these creations before thousands of spectators over the course of five days at the Riverwalk Center. See the full event details including sculpting and judging times!  Book your lodging now to see how the worldly teams create their snow masterpieces!

Get to Breckenridge for an incredible January packed full of amazing events!  Save up to 40% off your January lodging!


Dew Tour Breckenridge Wrap Up- Video of Highlights

The 2010 Dew Tour's first stop was in Breckenridge, CO over Dec. 16-19 and there was high flying action, elite athletes and big brand new tricks and throw downs.  Although the Dew Tour has moved on and its next stop is Jan. 20, 2011 in Killington, Vermont,  the Dew left some fond memories of the killer action that took place on Breckenridge Ski Resort's slopes.

Check out this Dew Tour Highlight Video that was put together by ResortQuest Breckenridge employee Kenny Rzonca!  He was able to catch some of the best views of the high flying action!  Go Dew Tour!

Don't miss the Dew Tour action! When you stay with ResortQuest Breckenridge during the Dew Tour or any other of Breckenridge's incredible winter events you will receive great lodging deals while staying at some of the best locations in Breckenridge! See our lodging deals!


$39 Southwest Flights to Colorado Plus Skis Fly Free- Get to Breckenridge

Southwest.com is making sure you are able to get to the Colorado ski slopes this winter with a new promotion that just came out announcing tons of inexpensive flights to Denver! These flights are not only CHEAP (some as low as $39 dollars!!!) but your first 2 bags or 2  Ski bags Fly for FREE!  

Combine this deal with our incredible lodging deals with ResortQuest Breckenridge and Keystone, and you’ll be saving money in every aspect of your vacation!
Right now you can save up to 40% on lodging during the month of January.  See our lodging deals.  Our properties at ResortQuest Breckenridge and properties at Keystone not only offer superior luxury, unbeatable location to downtown and the slopes, but you can save money by not renting a car.  Our superior complimentary on demand shuttles are at your beck and call- go downtown to grab a bite to eat, get a ride to the gondola so you can get first tracks and then head to your nightly plans!

So how where and when do you save?

•    Book your flights with Southwest airlines into Denver- save on cheap flights plus save up to $100 dollars on checked baggage fees! (price based on oversized baggage fees from United.com)
•    When you book your shuttle bus from Denver to Breckenridge, ResortQuest guests receive a discount on their shuttle.
•    Don’t waste money on a rental car- use the ResortQuest Free Shuttle! Go anywhere in Breckenridge and be hassle free and stress free (you wont have to drive in snowy conditions) with a shuttle that is on demand!
•    Book your lodging with ResortQuest and save up to 40% on your lodging.
•    Save on Activities!  All ResortQuest Breckenridge guests now receive our premier RSVP (ResortQuest Serious Vacation Package) coupon books full of free activities! Get a spa treatment, free martinis, free sleigh ride and more!

Combine all of these deals and you’ll be saving money while on vacation! All these deals make it that much easier to get the “Land called Colorado” so start planning your winter ski trip to Breckenridge! Don’t miss out on Breckenridge’s powder- it just keeps snowing!


Breckenridge's New Roller Coaster Gold Run on Peak 8

Breckenridge Ski Resort already has everything you could want in a ski resort- perfect family areas with beginner terrain, high altitude bowls that satisfy the best of skiers, yummy on mountain restaurants and great ski school programs!  But now the Breckenridge Ski Resort has added another element to the adrenaline rush- the new Gold Run Roller Coaster!

The Gold Run Roller Coaster is set at the base of Peak 8.  Race down the mountain on 2,500 feet of elevated roller coaster track as you enjoy a thrilling journey through the forest around and above the ski runs!  The BreckConnect Gondola provides easy access to this new adrenaline-packed attraction, which is open in both summer and winter. Guests can ride as singles or with a friend in the two-seater cars, which give you the controls to manage your own speed through the hairpin curves and twists!

Watch the video from CBS New4!

Get to Breckenridge for your diverse winter vacation! ResortQuest Breckenridge has amazing lodging deals right now including our Stay Longer Save More Deal! Stay 7 nights and save 40%! 


3rd Winter Dew Tour Breckenridge Open: Breckenridge, CO

Extreme skiing and riding will be hitting the slopes in Breckenridge, CO December 16-19, 2010 for the 3rd Annual Winter Dew Tour!  The stakes have been raised with Breckenridge's Freeway Terrain Park featuring a brand new 22-foot Olympic quality Superpipe.  This brand new feature will be debuted as Dew Tour makes it's first stop in Breckenridge!

The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, and a $1.5 million competitive purse.  Each event features snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle) and freeskiing (superpipe and slopestyle).  Watch the video!

This year's event line-up is killer with tons of viewing opportunities at the courses in Breckenridge!  And if you need a re-play, the Dew Tour is broadcasted live on NBC sports, MTV, and many more.  See the TV schedule.

Get to Breckenridge for the Dew Tour and also get perfect in-town lodging accommodations that won't break the bank!

Event Schedule Highlights:   See the Full Event Schedule

Friday Dec. 17, 2010
Saturday Dec. 18, 2010
Sunday Dec. 19, 2010
Get to Breckenridge for all the intense winter sports action from the Dew Tour! Stay with ResortQuest Breckenridge and receive some of the best lodging deals!  Book online now!


Best of Breckenridge’s Local Gifts for Christmas- Stuff the Stockings!

Breckenridge's cute little town offers a wide array of shopping that provides the perfect Christmas gifts for all on your list! See some of our recommendations for the best Breckenridge gifts! See full shopping guide.

  • Breckenridge Brewery Gift Cards: There is nothing like a fabulous cold beer after an incredible day of skiing- that's why you should get your beer loving friend or significant other a brewery gift card- whether they are local or just in Breckenridge for a week there will be no money left on the card!

  • Breckenridge Barkery: Get your pet something they'll love from the Barkery where all kinds of pet treats will make your pup beg for more!

  • Rocky Mountain Cupcake Shop- Ok we know its not part of the Christmas tradition to have cupcakes on Christmas morning but after you taste the rocky mountain cupcake shop you’ll make sure the holidays include these fantastic cupcakes!

  • Milagros- This beautiful shop has tons of hand-made soaps and have some unique gifts that the ladies will love!
  • ResortQuest Ski and Sport- get your outdoorsy man or lady something warm and functional at the ResortQuest Ski and Sport shop- from great gear to goggles and base layers you'll find something perfect!

  • Images by Sarah Jane- Snatch up these beautiful handmade cards with photographs from Sarah Jane. The images are so striking and beautiful they are perfect for gifts or as thank yous to all you love. If you have an art lover they will love these functional cards perfect for many occasions. Email her at imagesbysarahjane@hotmail.com.

  • Spa Day! Get the lady you love a little relaxation with a spa day! The Spa at Breckenridge in BlueSky has an full and diverse menu of services from sugar rubs to rejuvenating skin treatments perfect to combat the high altitude dryness.
So on your vacation to Breckenridge make sure you find the best shopping and return home with the perfect something for everyone. Come stay with us this December and save 40% off your lodging- even over the Holidays! Book by Dec. 17th!


Keystone Insider’s Tip: Best Ski Runs for December 2010

The Keystone Insider Tips are provided by the expert staff (and expert skiers and riders) at the ResortQuest Ski and Sport Rental Shop. Make sure you get the best gear from the most knowledgeable team in Keystone!

The Keystone Ski Area is a great resort that hosts a wide variety of terrain that caters to all levels of skiers and boarders! From fun rolling groomers and soft greens to difficult moguls and back country like terrain Keystone is a mountain that will keep everyone entertained!

Best Ski Runs for December

  • Beginner (Green) Spring Dipper is a green run that’s fun for all skill levels with softer flatter terrain. There are a few little rollers that are fun to ski on and maybe do some little tricks. Snow coverage is great and there are no bald or thin spots on this run.
  • Intermediate (Blue) Paymaster is a blue run that is fun for the intermediate skier/boarders. It also has many little rollers due to the snow making in progress. It is a steeper run with less people so you have the run to yourself. It’s a great run if you want to gear it up a notch.
  • Advanced (Black) Windows is a black run that is great for the experts! Windows winds through the trees, and even when there isn’t fresh powder, you’ll be able to find awesome stashes of knee deep snow. We do suggest caution when riding in these early season conditions. Because the base is not very deep yet (its only December) there is a chance of hitting logs/rock/debris that could jump out and get ya!
See the Full Keystone Trail Map! And see trail classification information!

Get to Keystone and decide if you agree with our Local Experts recommendations! When you book lodging anytime during December (including Holidays!!!) with us at ResortQuest Breckenridge or Keystone you will save 40% off!!!

Top 5 Things to Do In Winter in Keystone, CO

These insider tips come from Kevin Bradford, our Keystone property manager- see our Keystone lodging options.

Keystone’s quaint mountain village, the Keystone ski resort and surrounding areas host an awesome array of activities and events that you have to try while you are visiting!

Here are our top 5 unique things to do in Keystone:

1. Grab the whole family and visit the snow castle and try night tubing at the Adventure Center located at the top of the River Run Gondola. The snow tubing is some of the most exciting you can find in the whole country, and the gigantic Snow Castle is a great place for kids to explore.

2. Get dinner at one of Keystone’s on-mountain fine dining establishments, the Alpenglow Stube or Fondue Chessel. Both require a gondola ride to get there and have some of the most luxurious atmospheres you can find this side of Vail. See other restaurant recommendations in Keystone.

3. Go ice skating at Keystone Lakeside Village, its open late and there are a few nice restaurants and shops to visit that line the shore.

4. Do a day of KAT skiing or snowboarding with Keystone Adventure Tours. For a reasonable price, their experienced guides will take you above tree line into the Keystone Backcountry and even provide you with a pair of wide skis for the deep snow you’re surely to find in the bowls. See other winter activities.

5. Get some delicious breakfast and coffee or hot chocolate in Inxpot, located in the center of River Run Village. Inxpot has a large drink menu with a full bar, and has books to read and sofas to sit on in the back. They also have a few tables out front in the Village, a good spot to people-watch as everyone makes their way to and from the River Run Gondola. See other restaurant recommendations in Keystone.

See more of what Keystone has to offer with our run down of activities and events. Book your Keystone Vacation with ResortQuest and save on lodging- up to 40% for the month of December! See our other lodging deals too!


Top 5 Reasons to Get Married at Main Street Station- Breckenridge Weddings

Every wedding day should be perfect and reflect the personalities of the happy couple! We at ResortQuest Breckenridge not only want to help you make your wedding day perfect but our wedding and group facilities at the Main Street Station in Breckenridge can also provide a glamorous backdrop.

Top 5 Reasons to Have Your Wedding Reception at Main Street Station

#1-Location and Amenities: Main Street Station set in the middle of beautiful downtown Breckenridge hosts luxury lodging with spacious living areas and beautiful décor with premium on-site pools, hot tubs and concierge services that will keep the entire wedding party enthralled. View our Virtual Tour! The easy access- just walk across the street- to Breckenridge’s charm of the historic downtown is at the guests fingers tips- shopping, restaurants, spas, outdoor activities etc.

#2-Venue with Beautiful Views: Main Street Station hosts a beautiful wedding venue that looks out on the mountains and ski resort over the Main Street Station Plaza and Maggie’s Pond. This incredible mountain backdrop creates an elegant and unique stage for the big day. The Terrace Area at Main Street Station allows for outdoor ceremonies to highlight the amazing Colorado sunshine then bring the party inside to the Independence Ballroom or the Pioneer Club. See photos

#3-Discounted Rooms: ResortQuest helps to ensure you wedding day is also affordable for you and your guests by offering discounted rooms. See our wedding deals!

#4- Signature Wedding Page and Easy Booking: When you choose ResortQuest for your wedding venue we make the process easy for guests- we give special promo codes that allow for your guests to easily book on-line. Plus they will easily find all your wedding specifics for lodging and more on your signature wedding page in our website.

#5 -Best of All- Get a FREE Bridal Suite for the bride and groom! If you book your wedding reception with ResortQuest we give you a luxury bridal suite to escape to and begin your honeymoon!

Wedding Lodging Deals! Book your Breckenridge Wedding with ResortQuest for next summer and your guests will save 35% off 3 (or more) night stays, or 25% off 2 nights. Valid for weddings May 1- July 1, 2011 and July 6- October 31st, 2011! Book by Dec. 31st!

See Lance Armstrong in Breckenridge for the Quiznos Pro Challenge!

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, world champion Thor Hushovd and former world champion Cadel Evans, as well as legendary team directors Johan Bruyneel and Bob Stapleton are among the world renowned cyclists that will compete in the Quiznos Pro Challenge, August 22-28, 2011.

Today the organizers announced the first five teams to join the Quiznos Pro Challenge, including Team Radio Shack whom Lance Armstrong rides for. The tour is being described as the greatest bike race ever to be held on American soil from - and we're so excited to hear that the greatest cyclist of our times, Lance Armstrong will be riding through Breckenridge!

About the Quiznos Pro Challenge

The Quiznos Pro Challenge is most demanding professional bike race ever held in America, with racers experiencing breathless altitudes and nearly 600 mountain miles, for seven-straight days. The inaugural 2011 Quiznos Pro Challenge will take place August 22-28, traveling through some of the world’s most famous and
beautiful destinations, including Colorado Springs, Salida, Crested Butte, Gunnison, Aspen, Vail, Avon,Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge, Golden and Denver. 128 of the world’s best professional cyclists from 16 teams, including Team RadioShack, HTC-Highroad, Slipstream Sports/Garmin-Cervelo and Liquigas-Cannondale, will be put to the test like never before.

To keep in touch with the latest news and updates on the Quiznos Pro Challenge, visit

Where to Stay for the Quiznos Pro Challenge
ResortQuest has lodging in 3 of the of start/finish locations for the Quizno's Pro Challenge: Steamboat, Breckenridge & Aspen.

Tour Schedule and Route
  • August 22 – Stage 1, Prologue time trial, Colorado Springs
  • August 23 – Stage 2, Salida to Crested Butte, mountain-top finish
  • August 24 – Stage 3, Gunnison to Aspen, mountain stage
  • August 25 – Stage 4, Vail, time trail, former Coors Classic stage
  • August 26 – Stage 5, Avon to Steamboat Springs
  • August 27 – Stage 6, Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge
  • August 28 – Stage 7, Golden to Denver 

About the 5 Teams

Team RadioShack (USA)

Team RadioShack is led by Sports Team Manager Johan Bruyneel, the most winning sports director in history with nine Tour de France victories, including seven with pro-cycling legend Lance Armstrong. The 2010 team was comprised of riders hailing from 16 countries, including Grand Tour leaders, Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Andres Kloden, Jani Brajkovic (Slovenia) and Tiago Machado (Portugal).

Liquigas-Cannondale (Italy)

Liquigas-Cannondale is an Italian professional cycling team ranked second in the UCI ProTour for the third consecutive year. Sport team manager Roberto Amadio has many returning stars including Vincenzo Nibali, who took the overall victory at the 2010 Vuelta a Espana, and Ivan Basso, who earned his second career Giro d'Italia win in May.

HTC-Highroad (USA)

Led by Bob Stapleton, the HTC-Highroad team has the most victories in professional cycling with 389 wins since 2008, nine national titles and six world champions on its 2011 roster. HTC-Highroad is comprised of top young talent with 19 riders under the age of 26 making it one of the youngest teams in professional cycling. The team represents national champions of Germany, USA, Sweden, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy and Slovakia.

BMC Racing Team (USA)

BMC Racing Team finished as one of the top 10 teams in the UCI world rankings, helping them earn ProTeam status for 2011. Competing in its fifth season overall, the team is managed by Directeur Sportif John Lelangue and includes former world road race champions Cadel Evans (Australia) and Alessandro Ballan (Italy), and U.S. national road champion George Hincapie. In addition to many 2010 wins, BMC Racing Team led both the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia in its first participation in both events. As a recent addition, Colorado native and multi-time world and U.S. national champion Taylor Phinney will join the team’s roster in 2011.

Slipstream Sports/Team Garmin-Cervelo (USA)

Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., Slipstream Sports and Team Garmin-Cervelo are managed by CEO and Director Sportif Jonathan Vaughters, a Denver resident who had a 10-year career as a professional cyclist. The 2011 team – a powerhouse in the peloton – includes Ryder Hesjedal, who earned seventh place overall at the 2010 Tour de France; sprint sensation Tyler Farrar; world champion Thor Hushovd and Christian Vande Velde.

We look forward to seeing you in Breckenridge for the Quiznos Pro Challenge!


Holiday Lodging Sale- 40% off Small Condos in Breckenridge!

ResortQuest Breckenridge is throwing a lodging sale! Grab your significant other or some friends and get away to Breckenridge for cheap during the Christmas and New Year Holidays!!!

Come to Breckenridge for the Holidays anytime between Dec. 1, 2010 and January 2, 2011 and get:

40% Off 2 Night Stays in H
otel, Studio & 1 Bedroom Condos!
* Choose from Main Street Station or River Mountain Lodge
* Stay 2 nights (or more!)
* Valid for stays December 1 - January 2, 2010
* Book by December 14, 2010
* See Lodging Deal for Full Details

Just imagine a pre-Christmas weekend ski trip, or celebrate New Year's in Breckenridge! The possibilities are endless but this Small Condo Sale means a cheap and beautiful getaway vacation!

Come play and relax in Breckenridge and make your holiday a little sweeter!


Keystone Rocks All Winter- Best Events for December 2010

December is a month that is full of excitement over winter and skiing, the holidays and time for vacations! Keystone is an amazing destination for many reasons but here are a few: the incredible Keystone ski resort, great town that is full of activities, proximity to other incredible ski resorts like a-basin, Breckenridge, Cooper, and Vail and of course the Keystone events!

Here are our Top Events for this December 2010- Happy December!

Family Movie Nights Enjoy these free film showings all winter but December has an especially good line-up including National Lampoon’s Family Vacation, Elf and more- See the full lineup of films. Films are at 6pm and FREE!

River Run Rocks Free Concert Dec. 4, 2010 Arrested Development!
River Run is ready to rock! Come ski Keystone for a day then stay for a free concert featuring Arrested Development. Beverages, alcohol and food sold á la carte. And the kids can enjoy the game zone while you enjoy the show! Learn more!

Never Summer 20th Anniversary Movie Viewing Dec. 4, 2010 Ever ridden a Never Summer Snowboard? Some say you’ll never ride anything else… So come out for the day to demo Never Summer boards all day long then stay for the movie premier in River Run- the athletes, photographers and reps will be there!

Betty Fest Dec. 18-19
Need a refresher or just want to improve your riding or skiing skills? Betty Fest brings together women for two days of skiing and riding in a fun, non-intimidating environment. This program includes extensive on-hill training on Keystone’s Ski and Ride School’s trails, video analysis and discussions about nutrition, women’s specific concerns and equipment. See details and more dates.

Pancake Breakfast with Santa Dec. 19, 2010
What is better than the kids getting to hang out with Santa for Breakfast! Dress warm and bring the camera to get a unique visit with Santa himself. 10am at Warren Station

Christmas Day Dec.25, 2010 Create a new family tradition by making your Christmas celebrations include some awesome ski runs before or after present time! Book your lodging to Keystone now for Christmas and get Free Nights of lodging- That is a good present!

Kidtopia Dec. 27- Jan.2, 2010- This is a festival designed just for the kids! Explore the ultimate Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, make arts and crafts, go Disco Tubing . Bring the whole family for a fun filled, kid friendly weekend. See details and more dates.

New Year’s Celebration
Dec. 31, 2010
New Year’s in Keystone is magical with the annual torchlight parade in River Run and two different fireworks displays in the Lakeside Village and then after the show head to the Adventure Center for live music from the Hit List!

Book your vacation to Keystone now and receive free nights if you book by Dec. 8th!


Best Bars In Breckenridge- Guide to Nightlife

Breckenridge's nightlife is legendary as this funky high altitude town always knows how to throw a party! Whether you are looking for a swanky restaurant for a perfect gourmet dinner or are looking to get wild with a fun hang out or out to dance the night away Breckenridge has it!

Top Picks for Breckenridge Bars and Nightlife

  • Three20South-Three20South takes on the title of being one of the highest music venues in the Rockies with a mission to bring the best music to Breckenridge! They have an amazing line up all week and weekend long to rock the thin air and make the house groove! visit the website for a full lineup: www.three20south.com

  • Gold Pan- Looking for a real wild wild West saloon...then Gold Pan it is! Gold Pan is the oldest continuously operating saloon west of the Mississippi; untarnished, it is truly a fixture in time. Cozy up next to old-timers, shoot pool in the back room, or jam on the wooden dance floor.

  • Napper Tandy's- This Irish Pub knows how to rock and stands firmly by their motto ""The Pub that Parties Like a Club" Look for their awesome nightly happy hours, ladies nights and live music on Saturday nights. Get drink specials at www.nappertandysbreck.com

  • Liquid Lounge- The Liquid Lounge takes fancy club style and mixes it with classic bar style with funky lights, live DJs full bar and pool tables, big screen TVs and more. This is a great place to get your groove on all night long!

  • Breckenridge Brewery- Their infamous micro brews will get your night going just right! Enjoy the fresh brews and amazing late night food! Don't miss a signature Breckenridge locals spot! www.breckenridgebrewery.com
Check out more of Breckenridge's great attractions from entertainment to shopping and info about the Breckenridge ski resort.


Early Ski Season at A-Basin- the locals tell all!

Employees of ResortQuest Steamboat couldn't wait for the first run of the season so they headed to Arapahoe Basin to camp out in the parking lot for the best first tracks.

We of course recommend a nice warm bed to sleep in but some like it cold! See our lodging deals- get lodging deals for Breckenridge or Keystone- just minutes away from A-basin!

(Written by Will Stone- ResortQuest Steamboat) "My friends and I set out to Arapahoe Basin to get our first tracks of the year! We set out to camp in the parking lot then wake up and catch some fresh early tracks. We took a brief stop in Dillon, CO where we met some co-workers for dinner at the Damn Brewery . Our co-workers were on their way to Breckenridge for Breckenridge Ski Resort's opening day and were staying at River Mountain Lodge. After dinner we headed up Loveland Pass to Arapahoe Basin. We parked and were the only people up there. After several hours of hanging out by the camp fire, we headed to bed for our beauty sleep till the morning!

I moved the truck around 730am in the morning to Arapahoe’s famous “Beach” parking lot. We soon got ready and headed to the cafeteria for some food the quickly to the slopes. Wow it was cold. The mountain was open top to bottom and we were surprised at the amount of coverage the mountain had open. Colorado really has a lot of snow for this time of year and it is only going to get better. We made lots of runs before the crowds started to build up so we took a break to let them settle down before resuming. After skiing all day we headed down to the lodge to have some their “World Famous” Bloody Mary’s. Yum, these are half the reason I go here, besides the great terrain and super nice people. By the end of the day we were knackered and headed home. The snow was falling on Rabbit Ears pass near Steamboat and hasn’t stopped since then!!! Perfect first tracks..."

If you are dying to get some powder you better head to Breckenridge or Keystone! Both resorts are open and have received massive amounts of snow over the past few days- Breckenridge is reporting 35" in the last 7 days and Keystone has been covered with 24" in the past 7 days. See lodging deals for Breckenridge or Keystone!

T-Bar Opens! Breckenridge Ski Resort Early Terrain Openings

That's right! Breckenridge Ski Resort has received so much early season snow that they are opening the T-Bar lift tomorrow Nov. 17, 2010 which will mark the earliest extra terrain opening ever in Breckenridge Ski Resort history!!!! whooot whooot!

That means that epic untouched powder will be at your ski tips early tomorrow morning with access to the North Bowl, Forget-Me-Not and all the hike-to terrain your lungs and legs can handle- all that sweat is in the pursuit of perfect untouched powder! Click on the map!

Breckenridge Ski Map- see where your fresh lines will be!

Duke’s will also be opening with access back to the Colorado SuperChair. However, there will be no access out from the bottom of the T-Bar (you must ride the lift) until Friday, Nov. 19th when Northstar and the Rocky Mountain SuperChair open to the public.

Book now and get Free Nights on your Stay with ResortQuest Breckenridge! Just book online and receive this deal!


Epic Opening Weekend in Breckenridge & More Snow to Come

Breckenridge Ski Resort is reporting 8" of new snow overnight, 10" in the past 48 hours and 28" in the last 7 days. Opening weekend was officially epic. You can't wipe the smiles off all our staff, the locals and any of the smart people who snuck off to Breck for the weekend! In case you missed out, check this vid out:

We're Calling a Board Meeting, Pronto!

If you are longingly reading this from your office, never fear! It's not too late to book a vacation to Breck for this next weekend or for Thanksgiving. Book with ResortQuest and Save 33% off lodging in either Breckenridge or Keystone for stays though December 17, 2010. Alternately, turn your dreams of a white Christmas into reality with our last minute Christmas deals.


Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens 2010/2011

The day we have all been waiting for is here and opening day has powder! Breckenridge has opened up the beautiful white fluffy ski runs and bowls that we've been dreaming about!

Check out the video! Also see what events are going on today at the ski resort!

Get to Breckenridge to play in all the fresh snow perfect for opening day! See our awesome lodging deals!


Breckenridge Ski Resort Opening Weekend Nov. 12, 2010

Late Breaking news... the ski resort just announced all the runs that will be open. "We will be opening the gondola, Colorado SuperChair, 5 chair, 7 chair (Rip’s Ride), Trygve’s platter and the Admin conveyer. The terrain will be Springmeier, Four O’Clock, Trygve’s, Spruce, Crescendo, Swinger, Callies Alley, Powerline (50%) and the Parklane triple jumpline. We will also be offering Horseshoe Bowl (70%) and Contest Bowl as hike to terrain using upper Four O’Clock. Our acreage will be 115 lift served and 180 hike to for a total of 295. We will keep everyone posted as we open additional lifts and terrain."

The 2010/11 Ski Season is upon us and Breckenridge Ski Resort is set to open with all the fun and new extras we expect out of this great ski resort! Friday is the day not to miss… whether you take a personal day, call in sick or just don’t show you need to be at Breckenridge!

Here are the events lined up for opening day…

1. Be the first in line- the first 1,000 people to get the first chair will get free breakfast! First chair at 9pm!

2. You will be skiing or riding 147 acres of the resort (which has been getting lots of snow all week) via the Colorado SuperChair, 5 Chair, Rip’s Ride, Trygve’s Platter and one conveyor lift. Runs will include Springmeier, Spruce, Swinger, Crescendo as well as the jump line in Park Lane.

3. Later in the morning Ski Patrol will be dropping the ropes and opening 117 acres of hike-to terrain in the Contest Bowl and Horseshoe Bowl.

4. And don’t forget the Epic Pass… where you can track your every move, all the runs you took and share it with all your friends on facebook and more!

Book your lodging with ResortQuest Breckenridge and be able to play all season long- get your 3rd night free and if you cant stay that long get 20% off 2 night stay!


Quiznos Pro Challenge Bike Race Announces Colorado’s Stops- Breckenridge, CO

Breckenridge, CO is part of Stage 6 of the greatest bike race ever to be held on American soil from August 22-28, 2011! The Quiznos Pro Challenge has announced the tour dates and stage stopping points in cities across Colorado including Aspen, Avon, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Crested Butte, Denver, Golden, Gunnison, Salida, Steamboat Springs and Vail.

Racers will be in Breckenridge on Aug. 27, 2011! Get your lodging now for this epic race! Stay in downtown Breckenridge and be part of the action!

The Quiznos Pro Challenge is a grueling, 600 mile, seven day race through the most majestic and treacherous terrain Colorado and the Rocky Mountains have to offer.

Specific route details were not released, but the start and finish spots indicate a very mountainous route, with few sprinter stages. “We had so much interest from incredible cities across Colorado that we could hold an event of twice the duration,” said Ellen Kramer, Quiznos chief communications officer. “We worked diligently throughout the selection process to incorporate cities that provide terrain that is unique to Colorado and delivers one of the most exciting cycling events in the world. The selected cities will make excellent partners and provide a demanding course for the world’s top cyclists.”

The announcement was made at a press conference held on the front steps of the Colorado State Capitol Building in front a crowd of approximately 1,000 people convened to later take part in a social bike ride lead by Armstrong, who announced the ride via Twitter several days prior.

“We are an American team based in Colorado so we're extremely excited about the Quiznos Pro
Challenge,” said Ryder Hesjedal, seventh-place finisher at the 2010 Tour de France. “Colorado has some of the best training grounds in North America and the racing is going to be incredible.”

“Our mission is to create an experience that is unique to the state of Colorado while remaining focused on our goal of building one of the preeminent sporting properties in North America,” said Joe Moller, president of the Quiznos Pro Challenge. “The website is just the beginning of our ascent into the digital space for the Quiznos Pro Challenge.”

Don’t miss this epic race- stay with us at ResortQuest Breckenridge and ensure you are part of the action!


Keystone Ski Resort Opens for the 2010 2011 Ski Season

Keystone is set to open for the official first runs of the 2010/2011 ski season! And they are the first resort of the Vail Resorts family to launch the EpicMix Pass! Learn more about the epic mix! This season is going to be epic as you track your altitude gain, number of runs you made and you get to share it all (or brag about it all) to all of Facebook and more!

Check out the Webcams! Looks like pretty fun snow is just waiting to be skied!

Activities and Schedule:

  • 8:30am – Free DONUTS, Coffee and Hot Cocoa while they last!
  • 8:30am – KSMT Live Remote on-site
  • 9:00am – “First chair” gondola loaded kicking off Epic Mix!
    Sprint Activation Team here for Giveaways, Colorado Pass Club giveaways, Meet Ripperoo, get introduced to Epic
  • 9:00am - First tracks of the year...check!
If you are dying to get in some soft snowy turns you better book your vacation to Keystone or Breckenridge and take advantage of this ski season. Book now and get your 4th night free!

On-going Events at Keystone that will make your vacation special:
  • Friday Afternoon Ski Club: Nov.26 -March 25, 2011
    Take advantage for the Colorado's Longest Ski day at Keystone when the Friday night lifts run until 8pm with live music and specials at the Summit House! Adults $10 with a voucher for a hot coco and children 12 and under are free. Live Music from 4:30 - 6:30 PM Drink and appetizer specials from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Family Movie Nights: Dec. 3- Dec. 27
    The Keystone Neighbourhood Company brings you Family Movie Night at Warren Station. Learn more!
  • Tuesday Dancin' in the Rockies: Jan 4-March 29, 2011
    On Tuesday nights, the new Pavilion at Keystone in Keystone's River Run Village hosts a dance series.
  • Kidtopia!!!
    Bring your kids to a festival designed just for them. Explore the ultimate Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, make arts and crafts, go Disco Tubing . Bring the whole family for a fun filled, kid friendly weekend. See dates!
If you are as stoked as we are about starting this ski season then get to Keystone now! If you book online you will automatically receive the best lodging deal!


Breckenridge Ranked #8 Ski Resort for 2010

Ski Magazine has released their 2010 ski resort rankings and Breckenridge Ski Resort has come in at the top of pack at #8 out of 30 infamous ski resorts!

So what makes Breckenridge so awesome? Readers from Ski Magazine said, "Breckenridge is a polarizing place. Its wind-scoured steeps and miles of beginner terrain inspire heated reactions, both positive and negative—sometimes even from the same person. “I have a love-hate relationship with Breck,” says one reader. “I hate the road in, and Peak 7 is a nightmare. But when it snows, all the hassles float away.” Not surprisingly, Breck’s always-busy Main Street receives high marks for its après scene (No. 6) and off-hill activities (No. 7).
See the full Article in Ski Magazine.

And make sure you are getting the best savings on your vacation to Breckenridge? Book by Nov. 1, 2010 and save up to 35% on your luxurious Breckenridge lodging with us at ResortQuest!

Best Shopping in Breckenridge- Best Experience, Best Items and more!

Shopping is all about having fun whether you are looking for the perfect souvenir, the perfect little black dress or the need for some retail therapy has risen! Breckenridge's shopping scene is really fun because everything is centrally located downtown with tons of options.

Here are the top 5 picks we have for unique shopping experience in Breckenridge:

  1. Big City Blues
    Located right downtown, enjoy their wide array of designer jeans, tops, accessories, jewelry and fun outfits meant for a night out with friends or out to a parties. The staff is more than willing to help and has a great sense of style! Located at 224 S. Main Street
  2. Goods
    Enjoy shopping in this 25 year old establishment that has kept up with the trends! Find everything from clothing, furniture, shoes and gifts! They have a wide variety of children’s and junior’s clothing with awesome accessories and more.Located at 105 South Main Street or visit the website: http://goodsbreckenridge.com
  3. Magical Scraps
    This boutique owned by MaryAnne Collins hosts many of her handmade designs! She has elegant women’s clothing, belts and unique items like beautiful cloth bags and belts to stylin’ hats and purses! While mom gets to shop she can also find something adorable for the kids with awesome unique designs that will keep the kids looking as good as mom! Located: 310 S. Main Street or visit the website: http://www.magicalscraps.com/
  4. Valley Girl Boutique
    This sassy little boutique won the best of 2010 Vail Valley and is known for their super stylish clothes at great prices. Shop denim to jackets and find the perfect going out tops and outfits. Located 125 S. Main Street or visit the website: http://www.valleygirlboutique.com/
  5. Hand & Glove
    This store is unique in that it will have every kind of hand accoutrement you could ever wish for! And in the high altitude of Breck it comes in handy! Your hands will never go cold again!Located at 306 S. Main or visit the website: http://www.handandglove.com/
Come experience the shopping in Breckenridge for yourself along with all the other activities Breckenridge has to offer! If you book before Nov. 1 you’ll be able to save up to 35% on your lodging! All that extra cash can go towards your shopping spree!


Travel Tips to Breckenridge: What to Pack?

So you are headed to Breckenridge! Congrats- you’ve booked your lodging and ski tickets and now all you have to do is pack… It doesn’t have to be a daunting chore but actually fun and quite simple. You don’t have to bring the whole closet just remember to pack light and you can always wear the same sweater twice- we are a relaxed town here to have fun!

Have you booked your Breckenridge Vacation yet? Book by Nov.1 and save up to 35%!

Here are a few things to remember when packing:

High Altitude:
Dress for the Weather: Breckenridge sits at 9,600 feet so the temperatures and weather conditions can change quickly. Dress in layers and dress for cooler temperatures. We recommend having base layers (the layers of clothing that are closest to the body) be wool. Try Smartwool or Icebreaker- wool breathes so moisture is wicked away. This means that if you begin to sweat your clothes will take away that moisture leaving you warmer! Also try to bring a jacket that is also wind proof.

Sunburn = Vacation Bummer: The sun is significantly stronger at high altitude and it reflects off the snow so we suggest you always wear at least 30spf sunscreen. Have good sunglasses and a chapstick that has an spf.

Altitude Sickness: Perhaps as many as half the visitors from lower elevations experience some form of altitude illness. The vast majority of resolve as the body acclimatizes. Symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath with minimal exertion, nausea, headache and sleep disturbances. These symptoms are often worse the second day at altitude (but resolve in four to five days). Rest and drinking plenty of water is the key to treating mild forms of altitude sickness.

Here is the Essentials packing list:

  • Shoes / boots with good traction and Snowshoes
  • Goggles and sunglasses
  • Camel back / water bottle
  • Scarf / hat / gloves
  • Warm layers (sweatshirts / long sleeve t-shirts / long underwear)
  • Lip balm
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Pain relievers
  • Camera / Video Camera
  • Proof of insurance
  • Waterproof/ Windproof coat / Waterproof ski pants
  • Day pack
  • Swimsuit
Get yourself to the mountains for some playtime, rest time, quality family time, and peace and quiet time! If you book by Nov.1, 2010 you can get significant savings on your vacation!


27th Annual Wine in the Pines – Godfather Style in Keystone, CO

This Oct. 22-23, 2010 enjoy Keystone’s annual celebration of wine! This year’s theme for Wine in the Pines is “a celebration of wine and work by Francis Ford Coppola.

Book your Wine in the Pines Lodging now!

This two day extravaganza hosts the Winemakers Dinner at the Keystone Ranch on Friday which features a six course meal prepared by Keystone Ranch Genius Head Chef Jason Kassib paired with exquisite Coppola Vineyards reserve wines. Guests are encouraged to wear pinstripes, pearls and denim.

And Saturday’s, International Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting features more than 500 international wines, gourmet food from seven of Keystone's top restaurants, live music, auction and dancing after party featuring The Jerseys. Guests are encouraged to wear "godfather" inspired attire with a black tie preferred, or cocktail attire and "Leave the gun, take the cannolis". (The Godfather, 1972) (No weapons please, real or fake).

Francis Ford Coppola’s work in Film and Wine is something to be celebrated. An actor screenwriter and vintner, Coppola is probably best known directing the Godfather films, Apocalypse Now, and so many more. His newer endeavors in wine have produced the Francis Ford Coppola Winery known for their unique take on California wines. photo: Francis Ford Coppola

Don’t miss this event- book your lodging in Keystone or Breckenridge now and receive our best deal or 25% off 2+nights or 33%off 3+nights. Enjoy the wine, the show and keystone!