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If you're in town for the 20th Annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpting Competition later this month, you can't miss the very special opportunity to view the final touches being put onto the sculptures the night before judgin. The pre-judging celebration with the Breckenridge snow artists takes place on Friday, January 29, the evening prior to the International Snow Sculpture Championships judging. All of the sculptors are allowed to work through the night on this final eventing. Many are there all night long, and most are working to complete their sculptures. There's typically a strong following of dedicated spectators getting "up-close and personal" with the artists as they carefully and precisely execute their final touches on their…

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Celebrate 20 years of snow art in Breckenridge, January 26-February 7, 2010, as artists from around the world join together to carve and create masterpieces from 20-ton blocks of snow. Artists are allowed just 65 hours to transform each enormous blank canvas of snow into dimensional works of their own art – you won’t believe the masterpieces created from blocks of snow. This is a signature Breckenridge event – and not to miss!

In this commemorative celebration of the 20th year of the official international snow sculpting event in Breckenridge, Colorado, we’d like to pay tribute to the overall history of snow sculpting in our local mining town with a story told from one of the event founders and Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Broker/Partner, Rob…

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In what was an uncertain economic year, Breckenridge and Summit County real estate faired well according to local MLS data obtained at the end of 2009. In an annual comparison to 2008, real estate sales dollar volume and overall number of transactions were down between 12% and 13% in Breckenridge, and in Summit and Park County areas the same numbers dropped between 13% and 15%. However, summer and fall months gained momentum with approximately 72% of Summit and Park County transactions taking place the second half of the year.

With average sales prices realizing 2005 numbers, buyers sought and found better local deals in 2009 than in the last 10 years. First-time homebuyers took advantage of the government tax credit and were able to enter into the market.…

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The most expensive listing in Breckenridge, Colorado closed December 30, 2009 for $8,285,000.

Breckenridge, CO – January 5, 2010 – This record-setting sale is a ski-in, ski-out premier estate property located in the prestigious Timber Trail Subdivision on Peak 8 of the Breckenridge Ski Resort, and is one of only three lots directly on Trygve’s Ski Run. The selling price for the 6,565-square-foot home was $8,285,000, or $1,262 per square foot. Listing broker for the property was Broker/Partner, Andy Clapp, of our Breckenridge Associates Real Estate office.

The previous record sale in Breckenridge was a $5,550,000 home, also listed by Breckenridge Associates Real Estate. It sold in July 2008. This new sale breaks the previous record by…

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