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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Breckenridge gondola in summer.

Breckenridge summer bucket list

There’s one more weekend to ski and ride at Breckenridge and then it’s time for longer days, river rafting, hiking, biking and all of those sun-shiny activities that draw us to Colorado’s mountains between May and September. Here’s a quick rundown of my favorite Breck summer activities: Whitewater rafting We’re fortunate to have tons of great rafting options… Read More

Breckenridge Lodging specials spring

Breckenridge off-season specials

The lifts have stopped running, but it’s still a good time to head to the mountains. Why? It’s actually snowing up there right now. If you’re willing to walk uphill a bit, you’ll get some of the powder that eluded us most of the season. Exercise and skiing aside, perhaps the best-kept local’s secret is… Read More

Powder April 2012 in Breck

Ski for two more weekends at Breck

It’s April in Summit County and it’s too muddy to mountain bike, not quite warm enough to whitewater raft and – bonus – late-season storms just dropped more than 17 inches of snow at Breckenridge Ski Resort. It’s the perfect time to get some spring turns in (keep those legs in biking shape) and take advantage of Breckenridge Ski… Read More

Throwback Throwdown superpipe in breck

The best of the past and the present – the Throwback Throwdown

When I finished school , I was on the German National Team for halfpipe snowboarding. It definitely opened doors, but also made me establish a love-hate relationship with halfpipe snowboarding. A halfpipe always means a wall on the right and one on the left side, that give you about 5-8 hits in one run. Sure… 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

Snowboarder in halfpipe at Breck

Breck showcases “Then and Now” snowboarding Saturday

Breckenridge Ski Resort is celebrating one of its final 50th Anniversary season weekends with a nod to the resort’s good old days when florescent pink onesies and neon zinc mingled on the slopes with stick-straight skis and stonewash denim. The inaugural Rockstar Throwback Throwdown Pipe Competition will take place Saturday, April 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Peak… Read More

CoTrip Breckenridge drive

The perfect traffic-free drive to Breckenridge

One of the very few downsides of skiing and boarding in Colorado is that it’s so good, everyone wants to do it. At times, particularly peak times in the morning and afternoon, that means a crowded and slow I-70 from Denver or elsewhere on the front range to the mountains. One of the best things… Read More

Breck Terrain Park April 2012

5 reasons why I love spring in Breckenridge

1)    5 til 5 Breck is keeping 5 chair as well as the Freeway and Park Lane terrain parks open until 5 pm on the Fridays in spring! In the afternoon on those days there’s fun contests with sweet prizes that are open to anyone as well as free BBQ s and generally just a real good time. 2)    Hand plants Slushy… Read More