Lyle Lovett John Hiatt Coming to Breckenridge June 2011

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will be gracing Breckenridge with an incredible acoustic show on June 16, 2011 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, CO!  These all-time great American singer/songwriters will take the stage together to create this unique performance.  The incredible talent of Lovett and Hiatt up-close and personal is an experience not to miss! Doors open at 7pm and performance is at 8pm!

One of the most distinctive songwriters to come out of Nashville, four-time Grammy Award-winner Lyle Lovett is equally comfortable in pop, rock, blues and country. Eleven-time Grammy nominee John Hiatt melds rock, acoustic, folk, new wave and Mississippi Delta blues into songs recorded by some three dozen artists over the last three decades from Three Dog Night to Eric Clapton.

Get your tickets now! Tickets go on sale April 16th at 10am.  Your can get tickets from the Riverwalk Center with pricing starting at $25-$75 for a $2 dollar charge fee. Get them online or call 970-547-3100.   Tickermaster.com also sells these but charge a much higher fee.

Get your Lodging! Stay with ResortQuest Breckenridge and stay just steps away from the concert venue, downtown Breckenridge, restaurants, shopping and the late night after concert scene!  Get your 3rd night free is our current lodging deal!


2010/11 Ski Season Closing and Epic Mix Numbers- Good bye winter, hello summer!

Breckenridge is calling this 2010/2011 ski season a wrap with an incredible winter season!  Overall the Breckenridge Ski Resort saw huge snow totals that kept the ski resort in near perfect conditions until closing day April 24, 2011 with a 101 inch base!   This was not only a big year for all the powder hounds but also for all the skiers/ boarders who love social media and their smartphones! 

Breckenridge was part of the Vail Resorts who launched the brand new EpicMix pass this season.  Epicmix announced their final numbers a few days ago and they are quite impressive! Of all the Vail Resorts using the EpicMix pass Nearly 100,000  guests activated EpicMix accounts this season, generating over 35 million social impressions and racking up over 55 billion vertical feet of skiing and snowboarding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly, CA.  EpicMix passes not only tracks all your vertical feet but it combines technology to digitally capture your ski and ride experience and share it with friends and family via facebook and foursquare like “buttons”.  Learn more about the EpicMix Pass.

Nearly 100,000 Vail Resorts guests activated EpicMix accounts this season which roughly accounts for an almost 15-percent adoption rate by eligible guests. Also, almost 40,000 guests downloaded the EpicMix application to their mobile phone.  

So overall, not only are people loving the Breckenridge, Keystone and other Vail Resorts mountains but they are loving being social about it too!  This pass tracked your vertical feet, ski runs and rewarded "buttons" (in true foursquare style only cooler names and achievements) and combined it all to be shared or bragged about with your buddies via facebook, twitter and you could manage your account on-line.

Us at ResortQuest Breckenridge & Keystone want to say thanks to all our loyal skiing and lodging customers! So with an incredible ski season that ULLR blessed and an extra fun ski pass that made all the big talkers back it up with stats from EpicMix, the 2010/2011 ski season was one of the best! 

Get to Breckenridge for the best lodging deals all summer and if you book early for winter you will ensure you get the perfect ski in ski out condo! Good bye winter, hellloooo summer!


Closing Weekend & Easter In Breckenridge: Kids and Parents Paradise!

Closing weekend is almost upon us here in Breckenridge and not only did we have a killer 2010/2011 season that left us with powder perma-grins but Breck  also cured us of any Spring Fever with the incredible events that are taking place all this April.  Spring Fever is going out with a bang for closing weekend that is also family friendly, sun lover friendly and snow lover friendly-

Get to Breckenridge for closing weekend and get in your Spring Fever Events! Save on lodging with Buy One Get One Free all through April! Book Today!

Here are Highlights of the closing weekend festivities not to miss- See the Full Schedule

  • 5:30pm: Final Breck Ascent Series race, up Claimjumper run
  • 2-5pm: Final “5 ‘til 5” Terrain Park Happy Hour (5 Chair runs 1 hour later to 5pm)
  • 11am -1pm: Final Fever Poker Run, starting at Peak 8 Guest Services hut
  • 4pm –6pm: Final Friday EpicMixer in the TBar
  • 2-day long Easter egg hunt: Great Egg Scramble at Breck Rec Center
  • Ripperoo’s Mini-World Cup, Swinger Run, Peak 8
  • Mountain Top Children’s Museum free kids Easter activities at Peak 8
  • Spring Fever Mascot Olympics, Peak 8 base
  • 2-day long Easter egg hunt: “Hoppy Hour” adult Easter egg hunt, participating bars in town
Sunday, April 24  Easter Sunday & Closing Day!  See Full Schedule-  Start out with a beautiful sunrise service and play all day till the closing day Luau! 
  • Sunrise Easter Service on the mountain, Quicksilver lift
  • 2-day long Easter egg hunt: egg hunt on the slopes, various runs
  • Closing Day Luau & Pig Roast on the TBar patio 
  • Mountain Top Childrens’ Museum kids Easter activities at Peak 8 
Get to Breckenridge for the closing weekend and save big on lodging with our Buy One Night Get One Free Lodging Deal! 


Why Choose Breckenridge for Your Mountain Wedding?

There are many mountain towns in Colorado that offer a serene wedding backdrop, however Breckenridge offers more than just location.  This small lively town of Breckenridge comes packed with history, amazing & unique restaurants, galleries, shops & museums, activities for all ages, strong community and of course incredible views.

Why Breckenridge for the Perfect Mountain Wedding? 
  • The history behind Breckenridge goes back to the late 1800’s when mining was the main interest in Breckenridge.  Much of downtown Breckenridge is part of a historical site with the effort to maintain the original feel of those old cute Victorian style mining buildings.  This gives Breckenridge such a classic and quaint feel. The look of downtown is quite unique to many of Colorado’s newer mountain towns that lack the color of Breckenridge.
  • Downtown hosts over 60 restaurants- every one of your wedding guests will find the tastes that satisfy their cravings!  Unique boutique shopping is all around and bigger names like Patagonia are here too for the ladies and the gents of your wedding party.  If you have some art lovers, they will be thrilled with the art district that hosts a wide array of different artists from glass blowing, western style to modern art forms.  And the nightlife is one you have to explore- with classy bars or laid back taverns you will find what fits your wedding party the best!
  • Spas and Spas! Don’t fret that your spa stylist will be outdated and give you a dated “small town look” for your wedding.  The spas in Breckenridge have trained stylists that carry top of the line products, have trained cosmologists and the number of professionals you need to make your bridal party feel pampered and look amazing for your special day!

  • Summer Views and Activities.  A local saying goes “People move to Breckenridge for the winter but stay for the summer!” The views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains are breathtaking with the spectacular green of summer and the blue bird skies above.  The outdoor activities are abundant! Enjoy horseback riding, rafting, golf, hiking and biking and list goes on.

  • Best Lodging in Breckenridge.   You want your lodging and accommodations to match your elegant wedding!  Our properties at ResortQuest Breckenridge will not only impress your guests, provide comfort but will also be the perfect location for your Breckenridge wedding.  Whether you would like your wedding outside or staged in a beautiful ballroom we have these accommodations!
Click here to start planning your wedding accommodations with us! Our professional Groups Sales staff are ready to answer your questions and start a quote for your wedding date!


Insider Tips for Spring Skiing in Keystone, CO

Insider Tips are written by the expert team at our ResortQuest Ski and Sport shops! Thanks Frank E.!

The last 7 days in March brought 50, YES, 50 INCHES, of fresh new snow to the
Breckenridge area and 48 INCHES to Keystone!!! And with the latest storm that has rolled through Spring skiing in Breck and Keystone is more like mid-winter conditions! Keystone
received 11" since yesterday (April 3) and over 39" inches in the past 7 days! Shout out for Spring Powder Days!

And with the end of the season approaching ResortQuest is offering some incredible lodging deals including the Spring Fever Buy One Get One promotion.  Stay two nights, pay for just one night, stay three nights, pay just two nights, and so on.

So where are the best runs right now at Breckenridge and Keystone Ski Resorts?
Learn more about the Breckenridge Ski Resort including maps and descriptions and learn more
  • BeginnersBreckenridge - Check out the Silverthorne run.  This casual green cruiser on Peak 9 can be accessed from the Quicksilver lift.  It is perfect for skiers and riders that are looking to take it easy and not have to worry about ending up on a more advanced trail.  It goes to the base of Peak 9 where you can stop in to the Quandary Grill on the Main Street Station plaza for a quick bite to eat before heading back onto the slopes. See lodging next to Quicksilver KeystoneGet on Schoolmarm.  This is a very long green run that winds its way across Keystone Mountain and will give you a sweet, easy way to get down the hill.
  • IntermediateBreckenridge - Loaded with nothing but mellow blue runs, lower Peak 7 is the perfect place for intermediate skiers, or as a warm up for advanced and expert snow riders before getting on the black and double-black runs.  For the wider, easier blue runs try Wirepatch and Lincoln Meadows.  If you want something a bit more challenging we recommend Northstar, Claimjumper or PioneerKeystone – When you are ready to step it up a notch give Wild Irishman a go.  With the option of hitting bumps on one side of the trail and groomers on the other, the choice is yours as to how aggressive you want to be. 
  • AdvancedBreckenridge - For snow riders that want to challenge themselves without going overboard we recommend checking out Chair 6.  Lines can be a bit long right after the opening bell, but it is worth the wait.  There is a broad expanse of single-black runs that will keep you on your toes without getting too hairy for most people.  When you get off the chair head hard left and go to Way Out.  This run skirts the ski area boundary and is frequently un-tracked.  Steep and fun!  Keystone – Head back to the North Peak and hit Cat Dancer.  With lots of bumps your legs will burn, but in a satisfying way.  
  • Expert Breckenridge - For those that are ready for the ultimate Breckenridge challenge head up the Imperial lift and head over to Upper Peak 7.  This stout traverse weeds out all but the most die-hard skiers and boarders, but is absolutely worth the effort.  This terrain provides nothing but double-black terrain and will open your eyes to the joys of serious snow riding.  As you get farther over you will hit Whales Tale, which takes you right down the guts of the bowl.  You might have to go back to lower Peak 7 for a well deserved break. Keystone – One of the best parts of Keystone Resort is its fabulous tree skiing.  They pulled out all of the stops when it came to creating beautiful gladed runs that go on forever.  Some of the best of these are in the Black Forest on The Outback.  Runs include Bushwhacker, Badger and The Grizz.  These are for experts only, but if you qualify, definitely check these out.  WEAR A HELMET!
Need some great skis for a great price?  Check out our ResortQuest Ski and Sport Shop- We have great gear at great prices with experts fitting you for your day of skiing! Get to Breckenridge and Keystone for Epic Spring Skiing!