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 apr├Ęs 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!


Breckenridge’s 1st Spirits Festival! Discover your love for a great drink!

Breckenridge has always known how to throw a good party however this festival is going to put it over the top with the 1st Breckenridge Spirits and Crafts Festival.

The festival begins this Friday Oct. 8th with $18.59 restaurant deals celebrating the year Breckenridge was founded- 1859. Enjoy fabulous cuisine, drinks and something a little different. Then get ready to pay homage to the time of Prohibition (how did they cope?) with a fabulous weekend of activities on Oct. 15 & 16th with the Prohibition tour, poker ride, and of course the distillery grand tasting!

Book your stay with ResortQuest Breckenridge and receive up to 33% off your Spirit Fest weekend. You can stay downtown where all the action is and you can even have discounted bike rentals so your poker ride is complete- no drinking and driving!

Schedule of Events:

October 8-16:

  • Culinary Exploration for $18.59 weekends
Friday, October 15:
  • 3pm-4pm: Breckenridge Prohibition Tour
    The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will escort you around town while reliving Breckenridge's History through the Prohibition- how did they cope? Tours starts at the Gold Pan.
  • 4pm: Craft Distillers Poker Ride- Pub Crawl with a mission!
    This isn't your average bike beer cruise- Pick up your free passbook at the Gold Pan Saloon sip your way through town's bars and restaurants. At each stop collect a single playing card- the best five-card poker hand for a chance to win Colorado-crafted artisan spirits and prizes. Players will be able to view the Distiller’s Spirits at each participating bar/restaurant and will be able gather their playing card any time from 4:00 until that bar closes. The Best Hand Throw down will be held the next day (Sat. 16 2pm) at the Breckenridge Distillery. Pick up your guide at the Gold Pan after 4pm
Saturday, October 16:
  • 1-3pm: Breckenridge Distillery Open House
    This is a great chance to see the inner workings of Colorado's highest distillery- view all the shiny equipment, their newly remolded space and meet the distillers! 1925 Airport Rd out near Barton Gulch.
  • 2pm: Best Poker Hand Throw Down at the Breck Distillery
    Did you get the best cards the night before on the town Poker Ride? The top three hands will be awarded prizes!
  • 4-6pm: Grand Tasting- Still on the Hill
    It is just like a wine fest only with crafts and spirits! Taste some of Colorado's most delicious spirits at this informal walk around tasting. Meet the distillers, view and taste their product and mingle with fellow aficionados while getting an inside glimpse on food and drinks new trends! Cost: $10/person and proceeds go towards the Breckenridge Chapter Scholarship Fund. Location: Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge
Don’t forget to celebrate the perfect drink it true style and stay with ResortQuest Breckenridge at our amazing properties with great locations to keep you fully engaged in the Spirit Fest weekend! Book now and save money so you can spend more on the perfect drink!


Breckenridge’s Snow is Calling- Ski Breckenridge with our Ten Day Lodging Sale

Be in Breckenridge, Ski in Breckenridge, Save in Breckenridge and Love Breckenridge this winter with ResortQuest Breckenridge and Keystone.

Stay with us this winter to stay in some of Breckenridge’s and Keystone's premier properties- and if you take advantage of this 10 Day Sale you could save up to 45% off your lodging! Book online by Oct. 15, 2010!

The deals will not get any better than this so you must book by Oct. 15, 2010 to secure these deals!

Save even more with 30% off you ski or snowboard rentals through our amazing crew at the ResortQuest Ski and Sport with convenient locations around town! Ask for the discount at time of booking!

You’ll save some serious cash on both lodging and ski rentals that can be used to make your vacation even better! Learn more about ResortQuest’s Ten Day Deal for Breckenridge or Keystone and book online now to reserve these amazing prices.

See you soon in Breckenridge!