Monthly Archives: January 2012

Snow Sculptures Breckenridge

Breckenridge hosts International Snow Sculpture Championships

The 22nd annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships are underway in Breckenridge. This popular free event invites crowds to watch artists transform 20-ton blocks of snow into towering works of art. Event Overview Stomping Week: January 16-20 Breckenridge Ski Resort made the snow and the Town of Breckenridge Public Works loaded it into dump trucks and lifted the blocks… Read More

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50 Wishes coming true in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Ski Resort is celebrating its 50th anniversary with guests all season through the Breck 50 Wishes campaign. Since November, guests have submitted more than 1,200 wishes through Facebook that they’d like to see fulfilled at the resort. Breck staffers have been busy compiling requests, granting 10 wishes so far. Twins received complimentary lift tickets for their 50th birthday, which happened to… Read More

Snow Sculpture Championships

5 things to do in Breckenridge when it’s not snowing

As we’ve learned during the early part of this ski season, not every day can be a powder day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have just as much fun in the mountains. Here are a few great activities in Breckenridge for when it’s not snowing. Ice Skating Show off your skills at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge, just up… Read More

Scenic view of Breckenridge

Tips for the perfect Breckenridge date

What’s your perfect date? An adrenaline-fueled day spent racing down Breck‘s upper bowls ending with a cozy corner table for two? Or a couple’s massage followed by a long hot tub soak and some ice skating? On vacation, a weekend getaway or a random Thursday, combine a day of playing on the slopes with an evening discovering the… Read More

The town of Breckenridge

How Breckenridge resort got its name

Breckenridge Resort‘s namesake went from being Vice President of the United States to fleeing on a boat to Cuba. Find out why the town changed the spelling of his name.  And find out how to get to the oldest bar west of the Mississippi. The man named Breckinridge John Cabell Breckinridge is the youngest man… Read More

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Bring on the Ullr Fest fun

In a festive plea to the Norse winter god Ullr (pronounced “OOOL-er”) for a snowy season, Breckenridge locals and visitors will party down January 8–14 with a bonfire, parade, ice skating party, a chili cook-off, and much more. The theme for Breck’s 49th Annual Ullr Fest is “49 and doing fine.” The anything-goes festival began in 1963… Read More