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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Restaurants in Breckenridge Have Beef, Bass, and Booze

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If you find yourself in Breckenridge on your Colorado vacation, then you’re probably there to hit the slopes and not the restaurants.  Despite this fact, you will undoubtedly need to grab a bite to eat every now and then.  If you’re looking for a place to refuel, there are few musts when visiting Breckenridge.  With … Read more

Dreaming of a Stay in Breckenridge

Breckenridge is one of the premiere ski spots in the state and probably the reason your Colorado vacation has brought you there.  If that’s the case then there are several things to consider when planning on where to stay.  Hitting up the ski resorts and dining at the town’s many restaurants can quickly become expensive … Read more

Experience Breckenridge Restaurants Year-Round

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Founded by prospectors in the mid 1800s, Breckenridge has since grown into a charming mountain community that is known for welcoming winter sports enthusiasts. Yet the things to do in Breckenridge, Colorado do not stop when the snow melts. This year-round vacation destination boasts a charming downtown with quaint shops and welcoming faces, and also … Read more

Girls’ Getaway: Spring for the Spas

My idea of a perfect weekend escape with friends? Two nights at a nearby (but not too close) hotel, pampering spa treatments, fine dining and plenty of outdoor activity. Throw in some red wine and lots of late-night girl talk, and I return home refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle real life again. Such a … Read more

Dining Al Fresco: Front-Row Seat to Mountain Peaks

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Dining outside is one of the delicious delights of summer — a European tradition that has captured American diners big time. We find patios in gardens and malls, on rooftops and streets, and even in parking lots. But nowhere is the al fresco ambiance more appealing than in mountain resorts and towns. Whether it’s beneath … Read more

Sculpture on the Blue: Massive Art Exhibit in Breckenridge

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In summer, walk along the Blue River bike path in downtown Breckenridge, Colorado, and you’ll likely spot outdoor sculpture faster than you can find the first T-shirt shop. Impressive, considering the amount of cotton housed in the shops along Main Street. “Sculpture on the Blue,” a summer seasonal exhibit of massive art along the Blue … Read more

Breckenridge Museum: A Rags-to-Riches Story of Barney Ford

Everyone knows Breckenridge as one of America’s top ski resorts. But not many visitors know that the town also owns a rich history of mining dating to the discovery of gold in 1859. Even fewer are aware that one of Colorado’s most important pioneers lived and worked in the small mining camp during its founding … Read more