Ready, Set, Sculpt (and Save) at Breckenridge's International Snow Sculpture Championships

The International Snow Sculpture Championships are well underway in Breckenridge, CO. ResortQuest's staff have been sneaking out in their breaks to watch in awe as the thirteen teams from around the world carve incredible works of art out of snow. The teams hail from Canada, China, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Mexico, Russia and, of course, the United States — this year, there's even a joint Canada-USA team.


Teams have been chiseling, sawing and smoothing 20-ton blocks of water-laden snow blocks reaching 12 feet high since Tuesday. Each team sculpts for a total of 65 hours — no power tools allowed — from Tuesday through Saturday. Founders didn't want the event to turn into a coffee-swigging, adrenaline-junky marathon, so the snow-loving artists can work only through the final night before judging.

Spectators vote for their favorites, through the Peoples' Choice and Kids' Choice awards. In addition, awards from a panel of well-known artists and patrons of the arts go to the top three sculptures.

Though the public can't touch the team sculptures, a professional artist creates interactive snow pieces designed especially for kids, such as a rabbit's head with two floppy ears, which they can slide down.

The frozen art forms remain around the Riverwalk Center until the night of Feb. 7, when town staff knocks them down. Occasionally, the town removes the sculptures earlier — when they pose a danger of collapsing. The only way the artists' hard work lives on is through photographs.


If you haven't already booked lodging for this incredible event, ResortQuest Breckenridge would like to invite you to be our guest. Take your pick of our remaining lodging and save 40% off two nights - book online today! Or, you can stay in an exquisite BlueSky Breckenridge two bedroom condo for just $249 per night. To book BlueSky, you will need to call (800) 661-7604. (Restrictions apply).


20th Annual International Snow Sculpture Competition Returning to Breckenridge, CO

Ready, Set, Sculpt! Watch the furry of creation as teams from all over the world turn 12 foot tall, 20 ton blocks of snow into sculptures of your wildest dreams in just 65 hours. The artists in the International Snow Sculpture Competition begin the sculpting on Tuesday, January 26 at 11:00am and continue their creative process till Saturday, January 30th at 10:00am. Judging begins at 10 a.m on Saturday and the awards ceremony is at 3:00 on Sunday the 31st.

If you don’t have a chance to take a stroll in the Riverwalk Center (150 West Adams Avenue) everyday to check out the progress than you can’t miss Friday night before the due date the next morning and Saturday you will be able to see the full completed project. But the sculptures will stand until the following Sunday, January 7th!

Last year's teams were from the US, the Czech Republic, Canada, China, Italy, Mexico, Mongolia and Russia and whipped up an insane winter wonderland. This is not an event to miss. Check out ResortQuest Breckenridge for cheap lodging deals during the International Snow Sculpt!

Check out video from last year's competition


Breckenridge is #23 of the Places in the World to Visit From the New York Times!

When you close your eyes and spin the globe your finger might just land on Breckenridge, CO for your next travel adventure, however the New York Times says you shouldn’t chance making it here, you should plan to go. New York Times named Breckenridge number 23 out the 31 places in the world you should travel to in 2010 (see full article).

Destinations range from the ever exotic Sri Lanka to the southern most Patagonian wineries. And beautiful Breckenridge made it amongst the only other US cities (Los Angeles, and Las Vegas) named as desirable places to visit! NY Times says Breckenridge is not only known for “the town’s main strip, which is already an apr├Ęs-ski bonanza of Irish joints, upscale restaurants and boutique shops. The BreckConnect Gondola now whisks skiers from town to the slopes in a matter of minutes (up to Peak 7 and 8 lifts).”

So get to Breckenridge! ResortQuest Breckenridge has insane lodging deals that will help you check Breckenridge and it’s skiing off your bucket list. Or get lucky and win by playing the ResortQuest Treasure Hunt and win a trip with lodging for a dollar a day!


Start Hunting For ResortQuest Treasure!

The ResortQuest Treasure Hunt has commenced. The first clue has been posted to our Treasure Hunt website. If you want to win a ski vacation at one of ResortQuest's exclusive vacation rental homes from March 6, 2010 for 5 nights - start hunting! A new clue will be posted each day this week until somebody claims the prize. It's that easy!
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ResortQuest has a Vacation Treasure Hunt Underway. Win a Ski Vacation for $1 a day!

ResortQuest's Treasure Hunt is for the intrepid value hunters who can successfully navigate the clues to win a chance at a 5+ night vacation for $1 a day at one of ResortQuest’s premier ski destinations: Aspen, Breckenridge, Keystone, Steamboat Springs, CO, Park City, Utah, or Sun Valley, Idaho.

A treasure map icon will be hidden somewhere on the website of one of Resort Quest’s ski destinations. Each Tuesday, at Noon (CST), we will reveal the first clue for the new week's Vacation Treasure Hunt. As the clock ticks down, we will reveal additional clues to help you find the hidden Treasure Map... until that one lucky Treasure Seeker discovers and claims the prize! When you find the Treasure Map, click on the icon to discover which vacation rental is this week's Vacation Treasure, a special toll-free phone number to call, and the secret code you need to claim the Treasure!

Each and every week throughout the 2010 ski season — from January 19 to March 20 — we will hide a new Vacation Treasure Map for you to find. So, if you didn't win this week, don't despair... Check back next Tuesday for the new week's clue, and set out again on your quest. Next week could be your week to discover ResortQuest's Vacation Treasure!

So, next Tuesday the 19th, start your search for the treasure map (pictured).


New Lodging pages on ResortQuest Breckenridge website

The team here at ResortQuest Breckenridge is constantly trying to improve our website for our customers and homeowneres. This week we launched our new Breckenridge Lodging pages, including the re-designed 'Our Neighborhoods' page. You can now easily search our 400+ vacation rentals by:
You can also peruse our exquisite collection of luxury Breckenridge lodging properties, and private vacation homes.

The Neigborhoods page features a comprehensive map of all of our properties, distinguished by which area of Breckenridge they are located in. You can click on any of the pins and link directly to the property and date search tools.

Just in case you have never used one of these Google maps before, we even created a 30 second video about how to use the map!

Unlike other companies that only allow you to book by unit size, at ResortQuest, you may choose your ideal vacation rental - the exact one! Our website features photos, maps, and detailed descriptions of every one of our vacation rentals! We are also creating video of every vacation rental. To view some of recent videos, check our our YouTube.com Channel, BreckenridgeLodging.

We will continue to improve our website day in and day out. We hope you enjoy the changes and that they make booking your Breckenridge vacation even easier! Don't forget to check-out our latest Breckenridge deals!


Ullr Fest: Give Thanks to the Snow Gods in Breckenridge, CO

Get down on your hands and knees and give it up to the Norse Snow God Ullr, January 10-16, 2010!

That is what Ullr Fest is all about in Breckenridge and the locals love to give a lot of thanks to the snow god that makes Winter fun. This year’s Ullr Fest (pronounced Ooh-ler) will be bigger and better with wild events spread out over 7 days. You can’t miss the insane acrobatics and competition that the Ullympics brings as teams of four race to win sweet prizes. The Ullr parade brings out the Vikings in Breck, and floats ski their way down Main Street, find the new winter love of your life at the Ullr Dating Game, and don’t miss comedy night full of belly laughs to ward away the winter chills!

Calendar of Events: (get times, locations and all the details)
January 10th: Ullr Skating Party
January 11th: Ullr Nordic Party and Bonfire
January 12th: The Dating Game Breck Style
January 13th: Ullympics
January 14th: Ullr Parade
January 15th: Comedy Night
January 16th: Chilly Chili Cook Off
As we thank Ullr, we also thank the lodging gods for the excellent winter lodging deals that are available in Breckenridge right now. Book your stay at Breckenridge and you'll be thanking Ullr too!