According to a recent article posted by BBC News, the US economy experienced an annualized growth of 5.9% in the last quarter of 2009. The prediction of many economists is that growth in GDP will continue the first half of 2010 and then slow again for the second half. Manufacturing and exportation of goods are both segments of growth. Exportation of goods rose more than 22% - the highest pace in more than 13 years.

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The Gondola Lot Plan development is a step closer to fruition with approval of the overall plan from Breckenridge Town Council provided January 2010. The vision has been a collaborative effort between Vail Resorts Development Company (VRDC) and the Town of Breckenridge to ensure the last major development for Breckenridge will create an authentic “Breckenridge” story, staying true to the existing character of the town.

Adding the gondola was the first step in connecting the ski area and the town to provide a more integrated guest experience. Further enhancements in the Gondola Lot Plan, like adding a landmark building, creating in-town après ski in a downtown environment, enhanced vehicle and pedestrian connections, conference space and more convenient…

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You do not always have to "pay to park" and access skiing and riding at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Parking at the Gondola North, Gondola South and Gold Rush Lots is free during the week if you carpool with 4+ friends, and the cost increases to just $5 on the weekends. Parking at most Breckenridge paid lots is free after 2pm and the Airport Road Lot is free all day, every day.

Breckenridge Daily Parking Details follow:

Gondola South Lot, Gondola North Lot, Gold Rush Lot - Monday through Thursday, $5. Friday through Sunday + holidays, $10. (Holidays are 3/15-3/18/10)

Save with Parking Packs - pre-paid 5-pack, $35; pre-paid 10-pack, $60

Drive with 4+ people and receive a discount at the above lots - weekdays, free; weekends, $5

Beaver Run Lot - daily, $15; save $5…

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Contact: Laurie Huggins
Telephone: 970-453-2200
Cell: 970-389-4000

Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Earns Website Quality Certification
Designation signifies excellence in corporate website.

Breckenridge, Co – February 17, 2010 – Breckenridge Associates Real Estate has earned the Website Quality Certification (WQC), presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to member companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality and execution.

Every aspect of the site,, was reviewed to ensure exacting standards were met in eight key areas, ranging from design and content to human interactivity to search engine optimization. The WQC was…

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We're coming off of a fabulous weekend of snow that just seems to continue, up here in Summit County, Colorado. We couldn't be happier with getting our powder fix! In fact, it's coming down outside right now - as we post this blog.

Most of the local resorts (Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain resorts) were at or near capacity for the President's Day Weekend and the snow was the best of the season. In fact, Breckenridge has received more than 2 feet of snow in the past 2 weeks!

It seems that snow is the message across the country the past couple of weeks with snow in 49 out of 50 states, so we hope you're in the spirit. We're looking forward to seeing more of you Winter Warriors in Breckenridge and Summit County this ski…

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Our latest edition of The Source Magazine is hot off the presses and ready to view! Click on the interactive magazine (shown below) for the latest real estate news and listings in Breckenridge, Summit and Park Counties.

Contact your Broker/Partner to learn more about real estate opportunities and happenings in Breckenridge, Colorado and the surrounding mountain areas.

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Congratulations to all the snow sculpting teams at this year's event. The display of talent for this 20th year was truly spectacular. Breckenridge Associates Real Estate is very proud of our own Team Breck's snow art masterpiece, titled "String Theory". They, of course, were the big winners in our book! Our hats off to the competition and award-winners for another successful week in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Following are photos of the final "String Theory" and an explanation to the thought process behind the sculpture. Looking forward to seeing you again at next year's event!

String Theory - “Each of our souls is like the vibrating string of the violin; resonating from the most profound sub-atomic level to the celestial reaches beyond. Music is the portal…

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