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Family with gear at Breck

How to pack for your Christmas vacation in Breck

There are some people who complain incessantly about the stress of holiday travel. They bemoan the lines, the crowds, and the “inconveniences” of things like blizzards and ice storms that close airports, cancel flights, and render the roads virtual ice rinks. I am one of those people. And yet, I am also a skier, which… Read More

Ski School Breckenridge

Breck’s Ski School buyer’s guide

A great ski school experience can lay the foundation for a lifelong love of the mountains, and at Breck, the instructors  take pride in fostering the next generation of skiers and snowboarders. A day in ski school can teach important new skills, build confidence and independence on the mountain, and lead to friendships that last… Read More

Kids in Breckenridge, CO

4 perfect days for First Timers

Welcome to Breckenridge, arguably the most beautiful and easily one of the most historic ski towns in the United States. Also, at 9,600 feet, it is one of the highest. Even though you can expect a lot of sunshine, even in the heart of winter (don’t forget your sunscreen!), it’s cold, so bring your warm… Read More

Family with skis

Enjoying the extended season with Helly Hansen

After more than a foot of snow fell after we closed, we just had to open back up. Helly Hansen was there talking with fans about the gear, the snow, and what “wicking” means.

Family with skis

The best way to rent skis

Picture this: you’ve finally sent that last report to your boss and bolted home to pack your bags for the annual Colorado ski trip. You unearth your gear from the depths of your garage only to find rusty edges on your skis and that thing in your ski boot is still making your big toe hurt like… Read More

Couple Hiking in Summer at Breckenridge

How to Gear Up for Breck in the Fall

In the winter, folks sometimes call it “Breckenfridge” for the cold Colorado air. Stick around for powder season and you’ll understand. But in the fall, when the aspen leaves crisp into a golden hew and the rivers take on a lazy meander, the weather is absolutely perfect. Daytime highs around 70 degrees. Nighttime lows in… Read More

UK Prize winners at Breckenridge

UK couple wins Breckenridge Experience of a Lifetime

Helly Hansen and Blacks, a popular European sporting goods store, teamed up last fall to give away a week long Breckenridge Experience of a Lifetime ski vacation. More than 16,000 people entered the drawing online and in stores between December 1 and January 30. When Karen Crean found out she was the lucky prizewinner, the 34-year-old designer was in disbelief. “I… Read More