History

History of Breckenridge

Ullr Costume Breckenridge

Ullr: The man, the myth, the snow god legend

January in Breckenridge ushers in the peak of ski season and, naturally, a time of reflection and thanks aimed at our beautiful surroundings. All of this fresh New Year glory — and the deep-rooted reflex to yearn for more snow — are encompassed in Breck’s most anticipated winter event, Ullr Fest Jan. 11–17. Steeped in… Read More

Live and let ride: 30 years of snowboarding at Breck

It was 1985. Snowboards were shorter, slimmer, pointed and made of wood. Wide neon headbands sat where helmets now reside and saggy :”steezy” swagger was a glimmer in the nylon one-piece snowsuit’s eye. Highback bindings were in infant stages and the first magazine about snowboarding, Absolutely Radical (later renamed International Snowboard Magazine), was fresh off… Read More

Employee Spotlight: Tracy Bartels, Breck’s Health and Safety Manager

Vitals Name: Tracy Bartels Job: Health and Safety Manager Age: 49 Family: Married with 2 kids, ages 21 and 24 Education: B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Missouri Resume: Started with the Breckenridge Ski and Ride School in 2000. Spent 11 years working the children’s ski school. Q: What brought you to Summit? A: My family decided… Read More

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

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

Colorado SuperChair Upgrade Helicopter 2

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

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

Breckenridge Summer Couple Hiking

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

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