Monthly Archives: July 2013

VR employees school drive

Vail Resorts employees collecting supplies for Summit County youth

Vail Resorts Echo and the Summit County Employee Giving Council have teamed with the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) for a school supply drive for the 2013-14 school year. This Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4, Summit County Vail Resorts employees will be collecting supplies with the help of a Colorado Mountain Express van at… Read More

Women mountain bikers

Dirt Girls Mountain Bike Sessions launch at Breck

I took my first big mountain bike ride—a long and steep climb up Cheyenne Canyon in Colorado Springs that topped out near a mountain summit and then plunged straight downhill on loose singletrack—with two dudes. I was 16, a sophomore in high school. To say I was pleased to be chasing the boys is a… Read More

Whitewater Rafting Breckenridge

By Rod, Paddle, or Tube: A guide to enjoying Breck’s Rivers

In the Colorado high country it’s always hard to watch the snow melt off the peaks without a twinge of regret for the passing ski season, but the annual spring melt can be a blessing in disguise. This same snowmelt is what feeds our local rivers, which provide some of the best opportunities for summer… Read More

4x4 tours at Breck

Take a safari – Breck style

Almost everyone is pretty familiar with the normal methods of getting up the hill – riding the chairlift or hiking or biking up (for those with the lung power). But have you ever thought about taking a safari in a 4×4 offroad vehicle to the top? I’ve always wanted to take a safari, but haven’t quite… Read More

Peak 6

Peak 6 terrain project underway in Breckenridge

 Vail Resorts, Inc.  has started construction of 543 acres of new terrain in the Peak 6 area of Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Peak 6 project will include 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain. Breckenridge Ski Resort expects to open the new terrain in the 2013-2014 ski season, including adding a… Read More

Breckenridge Summer Couple Hiking

Top 10 hikes in Breckenridge

There are really only three things you need to know to complete the top 10 hikes in Breckenridge: start early; bring fuel and water; and layer. The rest is a given. Will there be stunning views? Of course. Wildflowers? Yep. Aspen groves? Totally. Will the altitude bother me? Not a lot, unless you’re a super… Read More

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How to experience the best of Breck

When asked to write an article about “Breck’s most beautiful moments,” I did my best and got it narrowed it down to the following experiences.  Since I work in the wedding industry, I’ve witnessed many mountain nuptials that were very special.  For you, to create your own magic moments, I have three suggestions.  Ride, watch… Read More

Kayaking

Interview with a local: Whitney Roberts

Part of what makes Breckenridge so great is our very involved, very vibrant community. Our locals are what drive the passion we all have for our little mountain resort town. In our new series, we’ll interview a few locals to see what life is like year-round in Breck and how different it can be from… Read More