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 d├ęcor 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!