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September 2010

Found 18 blog entries for September 2010.

Despite historically low snowfall during the 2009-2010 ski season coupled with a challenging economy, Vail Resorts has taken positive strides with their earnings report released today at the close of their fiscal year. Some detailed highlights follow below. The company's CEO, Rob Katz, cited some encouraging signs heading into the 2010-2011 season including: improved season pass sales, the opening of One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge which adds on-mountain amenities including a 20,000 square foot skier restaurant, the Ski Hill Grill and an après ski venue, the T-Bar as well as the launch of EpicMix, a revolutionary new online, mobile and social media application that allows guests to digitally capture and share their skiing experience.

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It's official, Breckenridge Ski Resort announced this week that it will debut a 22 foot Pipe in their newly made-over Freeway Terrain Park this winter at the ski area. The already "award-winning" park will launch during the Dew Tour, December 16-19, 2010 at the ski resort. The Breckenridge Team Riders will be the first to test out the new pipe and couldn't be more excited. The news of the pipe comes after last year's Olympics, where competitors rode a new and bigger 22 foot pipe.

Read more from the Breckenridge Ski Resort here. http://www.BreckenridgeAssociates.com
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The newest luxury home for sale in Breckenridge is the historic Gondola House. They call it the Gondola House for a reason: this is the closest single family home to the new BreckConnect Gondola. This home is also located one-half block from Main Street and overlooks the Blue River for the perfect blend of convenience and comfort. The home boasts 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in nearly 3000 square feet, but the views of the Breckenridge Ski Resort cannot be matched.

The Gondola House exterior property image
Originally built in 1905, the Gondola House was recently remodeled from the foundation up. In 2007 the developers picked up the entire structure and moved it to the vacant lot next door. After excavating a lower, third level and pouring a new foundation they returned the home to its original…
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WOW! HERE'S THE DEAL OF THE DAY!! Price just reduced $104,000! 20% in one fell swoop! ! This seller wants it gone for sure, this fall!

Could be the deal of the month! This cute threee bedroom cedar chalet sits just 50 yards from the trailhead, where you can click into your bindings and ski down to the chairlift! It's in excellent condition. It rents like crazy, so when you can't be up here, it'll generate $$ for YOU!!
I lived on this street for 7 years. Loved it. Nice and quiet. Little or NO through traffic. 5 minutes from downtown Breckenridge. You don't have to worry about parking at the gondola, or anywhere else for that matter. There is a private shuttle that will take you where ever you want to go! Call us on this today!!



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Grab your fishing pole and try to catch the big one in "The Tarn", a private community fishing lake just across the highway from this 4 bedroom home listed for sale in Blue River for $625,000, just 2 miles south of Breckenridge Main Street and the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Lots of privacy in your backyard for entertaining or just sit back and relax with your favorite novel amongst Aspen and Pine trees and mountain flowers. Need more action--mountain bike or hike up the road to high country lakes and the Continental Falls. http://www.BreckenridgeAssociates.com
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Fall is upon us. The Aspen trees are starting their annual display of brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. The evenings are cool and the nights, just down-right cold! Yep, the garden hose was frozen yesterday morning! That's the signal for us that it's time to blow out the irrigation, and start picking up stuff you don't want covered up for the winter.

Downtown Breckenridge is a little quiet today, but next weekend we are cutting loose with our now, nearly-famous, OCTOBERFEST in September! This is a super fun event, especially if you like to EAT AND DRINK great beer and great food in the sunshine, and sing along with the ooompa band on that silly "ticky tacky ticky tacky ticky tacky, hoy hoy hoy" song. GREAT FUN!!!! YUMMMY!!!

TWO GREAT REASONS why…
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The third and fourth weekends in September are dedicated to the Parade of Homes, benefiting the Summit Foundation. Tour some of Summit County’s most beautiful homes September 18-19 and again on September 25-26. Tickets are on sale now for $10 each. Visit www.summitfoundation.org to purchase your tickets today. http://www.BreckenridgeAssociates.com
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We prayed for rain and it came, hard and often. We’re accustomed to the southwest monsoon season bringing precipitation on a daily basis to our area, but not to this degree. Some rivers became unfishable. Most rivers in sections were turbid. Luckily for us, those conditions lasted less than a week. In some places, over 8 inches of rain fell in a two week period!

Precipitation brought the Middle Fork’s flows to run off levels. The Blue, Colorado, Arkansas, and numerous smaller streams were also affected in sections by the heavy rains. Flash flood warnings were issued six straight days in our area valleys. And then we dried out. River flows dropped. Along the Middle Fork, fishing was incredible. Large fish were showing themselves everywhere.

The rain lowered…
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The leaves are beginning to change with the hint of crispness in the air and peak foliage in Summit County is expected the third week in September. If you haven’t had the chance to drive up Boreas Pass and do some leaf peeping in the past, we highly recommend you add it to your “to do” list this fall. If you have made the drive, chances are you’ll make it a part of your annual family outings each September as it’s one of the best mountain destinations for peak foliage.

Head south through Breckenridge onto Boreas Pass Road by taking a left at the stoplight on the south side of town. You will come to a dirt road after 3.5 miles. Stay on the dirt road and you’ll be surrounded by beautiful Colorado gold as you navigate through tunnels of Aspens and gradually…
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Enjoy road biking around one of Summit County’s best and most beautiful amenities – Lake Dillon. September is the perfect time for an early fall ride. Choose to stop along the way for spectacular lake and mountain views from the Frisco Marina, Lake Dillon Marina and Sapphire Point or just power through and check out glimpses along the way.

This 18 mile/1200’ climb ride has one major climb and decent over Swan Mountain Road. The last .4 miles of climbing up Swan Mountain plus two miles of descent are on a stretch of the road with no shoulder. This stretch of the road is narrow and can be dangerous. Bikers should be aware of traffic.

Begin at the Frisco Marina, starting the path across from the Frisco Cemetery. Follow along past the Middle School and wind…
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