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History of Breckenridge

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Breck’s haunted past

In spite of the bro party vibe and fun surrounding a friendly game of ping pong, there is no question that The Brown Hotel in Breckenridge feels spooky. Even if you’ve gotten past the chill of history packed into the tiny bar and velvet-lined sitting room, distracted yourself with a couple of hours of air… Read More

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Employee Spotlight: John Anicito “At home on water — winter or summer”

Photo (from left to right): Todd Toledo , John Seelig, John Anicito,  Matt Norfleet, taken in California in May just after winning Nationals. Breck’s Snowmaking Supervisor John Anicito will spend his pre-season representing the U.S. at the World Rafting Championships in Brazil. In 2001, John Anicito left the east coast and headed to Breckenridge, planning to… Read More

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Breck’s Colorado SuperChair gets an upgrade

New lift towers arrived via helicopter to Breckenridge Ski Resort today for a significant upgrade to the resort’s Colorado SuperChair – set to open Nov. 7, 2014 in conjunction with Breck’s opening day. On the heels of launching Peak 6 last season, the ski industry’s most significant terrain expansion in the last decade, Breck is… Read More

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Kingdom Days: A tribute to the throne like none other

Kingdom Days bring a unique heritage celebration.  A testament to its character and also its sense of humor, in its early days, Breckenridge was known as a “kingdom” rather than an actual town. Of course, one’s first assumption is that the “kingdom” status was coined because it is and was such a special place – unlike… Read More

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Summer in Breck is nearly here

Summer in Breckenridge is nearly here and the season’s events are plentiful. From outhouse races to winding bike rides through fields of wildflowers, take a look at what’s around the corner in Breck. Kingdom Days: Summer in Breckenridge officially kicks off on June 14 and 15 during the annual Kingdom Days festival. Come celebrate Breck’s… Read More

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Employee spotlight: Randy Veeneman

Here are three things to know about Randy Veeneman before you even know him: he was born and raised in Breckenridge; he’s worked for the ski resort for 29 seasons; he loves his life. The guy is a ski bum, pure and simple. And yet, Randy Veeneman is no stereotypical ski bum. For one, he’s… Read More

Why I love Peak 6 at Breck

Six reasons I love Peak 6

Peak 6 is the newest and largest ski resort expansion in over a decade. Featuring Breckenridge Ski Resort’s first above-treeline blue terrain, not only is it a great experience for intermediate skiers and riders, it also features some of the most challenging extreme terrain for experts. Below are six reasons that I love Peak 6… Read More

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Imperial Challenge celebrates winter, heralds the changing seasons

Boulderite Ben Kadlec, 31, is quick to say that skiing is his favorite winter sport. He and his wife own a cabin in Blue River and spend almost every weekend at Breckenridge. But the reality is that because the software engineer lives on the Front Range, he logs a lot of winter trail running miles…. Read More

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Where the Peak 6 trail names at Breck came from

Peak 6 at Breckenridge introduced nearly 550 acres and over three dozen new trails during the 2013-2014 season. Over 1,800 guests submitted trail names that “Awaken Their Sixth Sense” in a contest and 25 were chosen. What are the meanings behind some of these names? Beauty was a common theme but some names suggested spirituality,… Read More

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Employee Spotlight: Bob and Susie Nothnagel, Breckenridge Ski Patrol

They called it the storm of the century. Late last month, an epic blizzard dropped more than three feet of snow on the Colorado Rockies in as many days. Powderhounds near and far rejoiced and flocked to the resorts. For the ski patrollers managing the mountains’ in-bounds safety, the snow was welcome and exhilarating. It… Read More