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National Repertory Orchestra: Making Music in Breckenridge

When Indiana University music major David Waldman heard that his 10-minute private violin audition won him a spot in the National Repertory Orchestra, the first thing he thought was that he wouldn’t have to go home and look for a summer job. The gig would put him in the Colorado mountains for the summer, and that was just fine with…

Historic Breckenridge: Explore Its Victorian Heritage 4

Historic Breckenridge: Explore Its Victorian Heritage

Historic Breckenridge, Colorado, well-known as a four-season playground for outdoor enthusiasts, takes its history seriously. The core area of the town itself is a National Historic District. The Breckenridge Welcome Center doubles as a two-story museum. Many of the 19th century homes are now museumsor designated historic sites. Tearing down historic buildings, even those in disarray, is illegal, and new…

Outdoor Traditions 6

Outdoor Traditions

During the long nights of winter, nowhere does the full moon shine brighter than in Colorado’s high country. Tucked away from city lights, the silvery moon hangs like a lantern in the black sky, providing enough illumination for doing just about anything at night that you can do during the day. Mountain residents schedule nighttime activities by the lunar calendar,…

Sawmill Trail Breckenridge 7

Sawmill Trail Breckenridge

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”2″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″ images_per_page=”50″]The Sawmill Trail is just a few steps from downtown Breckenridge at the bottom of the Snowflake lift.  An easy hike that is kid friendly and takes about an hour round trip.

The O2 Lounge: Get a Whiff of This 8

The O2 Lounge: Get a Whiff of This

With the possible exception of people sitting around hooked up to oxygen hoses, there’s not much about the O2 Lounge that looks like a hospital. It’s an odd sight, really, to see so many people with oxygen reclining on plush leather couches while the stereo plays Bob Marley & The Wailers despite the snow coming down outside. The O2 Lounge…

One Ski Hill Place: Luxury in Breckenridge

Downtown Breckenridge is the pride of Colorado mountain towns, offering a wonderful main street, fine dining, and shopping galore. Home to festivals and celebrations year round, the mountain community is known for its vibrant culture as well as its gentle skiing terrain. At the base of Peak 8 is One Ski Hill Place, an ultimate luxury getaway in the cozy…

Explore Breckenridge in Summer for Even More Outdoor Fun

Most people plan travel to Breckenridge, Colorado to enjoy the thrill of the ski slopes, but the summer is also an excellent time to visit this mountain community. Once the snow melts, the natural wonders of the mountain come to life, offering numerous opportunities for recreation. As the ice clears from the rivers and lakes, guests can try their hand…

Summit County: Colorado’s Affordable Ski Destination

It can be expensive for a family to go skiing, especially in resort-rich Colorado. Kim and Ben Amiot know that all too well. Every winter the Columbia, Mo., couple journeys to the Colorado Rockies for a week of slopes and snow. Along with their two school-age daughters, they invite parents, step-parents, siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins – everyone but the…

International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge

A shotgun start on Jan. 22, 2013, will signal the start of the annual International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. Sixteen snow-carving teams from around the world will create works of art from frozen blocks of snow, to be on display from Jan. 27 through Feb. 3, weather permitting. The teams of four hail from such countries as Australia,…

Breckenridge Hotels – Just Steps From The Ski Lifts

Breckenridge Ski Resort is huge – with 31 chairlifts, four peaks covering 2,358 acres, and 155 trails, there is something for every level of skier.  Besides quantity, Breckenridge is known for its snow quality.  With their high base elevation of 9,600 feet (the summit goes to 12,998 feet), skiers can rely on snow late into the season while other resorts…