A Brief History of Breckenridge: What Color Do You Like Your Gold?

A Brief History of Breckenridge: What Color Do You Like Your Gold? 1

Linda Kay Peterson pointed to the mountains as we stood outside the Breckenridge Welcome Center. “Look at the Ten Mile Range,” she said, “because that is the genesis of our mining town.” It’s a genesis that, according to Peterson, began 65 to 70 million years ago. Peterson is a volunteer and tour coordinator at the … Read more

Breckenridge Oktoberfest

Breckenridge Colorado Oktoberfest

In Breckenridge, Colorado autumn is the season for cooler temperatures, brilliant fall colors and, come the third weekend in September, Breckenridge Oktoberfest.  Also known as BRECKTOBERFEST! The tradition of hosting the October-named event one month early traces back to the original party in Munich, Germany, where weather contributed to moving the festivities into September. It’s … Read more

Historic Breckenridge: Explore Its Victorian Heritage

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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 … Read more

Outdoor Traditions

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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 … Read more

The O2 Lounge: Get a Whiff of This

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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more