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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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The most expensive lot in Breckenridge, Colorado closed yesterday for $3,300,000.

On the heels of the record setting highest priced residence ever purchased in Breckenridge, Colorado for $8,285,000, another record in real estate has been broken. The highest priced residential vacant lot (single family home building site) sold yesterday for $3,300,000.

The sale is Lot 22 in the exclusive ski-in, ski-out neighborhood of Timber Trail. It's .55 acres and sits directly on Trygve’s Run, in close proximity to the new Peak 8 Village of Breckenridge Ski Resort. This is the premiere lot in Breckenridge with 360-degree views and unparalled ski area access. With the most recent sale, there are now only 2 lots currently available for purchase on Trygve’s Run.



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We are so proud of Team Breck and can't wait to see this year's String Theory snow sculpture come to life at the International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado this week. Carving started last night and carries on through Friday night with judging taking place Saturday. Go get 'em Team Breck. Be sure to stop by and check out their work in action this week! Photo and description follow:

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 that allows us to connect our spirit to the sublime, and to grasp our place in it.”

String theory is a new branch of physics. It is a theoretical description that has shown…
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In a recent Orbitz blog, Breckenridge, Colorado was named the #2 out of 10 top ski destinations in the United States. The #1 ski destination was voted as Lake Tahoe. The ranking is based on Orbitz bookings from October 1-December 31, 2009. Colorado reigns as the most popular ski vacation state, not surprisingly given the amount of amazing ski resorts throughout our beautiful state. To read the full article, click here. http://www.BreckenridgeAssociates.com
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The New York Times named Breckenridge, Colorado a top place to visit in 2010. The article applauds our ski town for its "anything goes" reputation, the BreckConnect gondola that whisks guests right from town to/from the ski area, the recently opened Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and numerous great shops and restaurants. To check out why Breckenridge made the list and to view all 31 recommended locations, view the full article here. http://www.BreckenridgeAssociates.com
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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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We're so proud of this year's Breckenridge Ullr King and Queen - Rob & Deb Neyland - from Breckenridge Associates Real Estate's team of Brokers! They've been charged with helping Ullr, the Norse God of Snow, bring more of that great fluffy white snow we all love to Breckenridge and the Colorado Rockies. Be sure to look for them tonight making their rounds at the Ullr Parade on Main Street Breckenridge and throughout Ullr celebrations. Congratulations Rob & Deb!


Rob & Deb 2010 Ullr Royalty - From Breckenridge Associates Real Estate


Rob & Deb with the 2009 King & Queen - Robin and Patty Theobald http://www.BreckenridgeAssociates.com
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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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