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A chilly fall and early season snow have helped two of our local resorts open earlier than normal this year. An annual friendly rivalry between Loveland and Arapahoe Basin commences each October where the two compete in the "Race to Open". Loveland won the battle this year on October 7th and was the first resort in North America to open for the season with an 18 inch base and 1,000 vertical feet of skiing via Chair 1. Arapahoe Basin followed two days later on October 9th. They too opened with an 18 inch base and skiing on the High Noon run. The resorts continue to open more terrain daily and officially helped to kick off winter in the Colorado Rockies. The ski season momentum continues with chilly fall days, snow storms and optimal snowmaking conditions in…
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Purchase 2009-2010 Colorado season ski passes online now. Vail Resorts, parent company to Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek & Heavenly ski areas, is offering several pass options online and you can purchase directly as a first time buyer or to renew. Visit this link to view Vail Resorts pass options. Intrawest, parent company to Copper, Winter Park and Steamboat resorts, also has passes available for purchase online. Visit this link to view Intrawest passes.
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Momentum in our local real estate market is continuing to build with increased activity in the late summer months of 2009. In June, the combined number of transactions among single family residences/duplexes, condos/townhomes and land was at 55. After closing the month of September, this number has more than doubled with 117 sales. Data for the past 45 days indicates even greater activity on the horizon with 161 pending sales. The first graph below highlights the lows of early 2009 as well as the upswing in transactions experienced over recent months. The second graph shows the sold data since 2007.

If you're considering a home or investment property in Breckenridge or Summit County, Colorado and are still on the fence, you can feel confident knowing you…
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Learn what's planned for the local ski areas this winter at the annual season preview event featuring top executives from each local resort. Ski resort representatives from A-Basin Ski Area's VP and COO Alan Henceroth, Breckenridge Ski Resort's Director of Mountain Operations Gary Shimanowitz, Copper Mountain Ski Resort's President and COO Gary Rodgers, Keystone Resort's VP of Mountain Operations Doug Lovell and Loveland Ski Area's Director of Business Operations Rob Goodell, will address the public and officially kick off the 2009-2010 season.

The event is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21, from 7-9pm at the Community & Senior Center in Frisco.

Topics covered to include: Opening/closing dates, facility and lift upgrades, ongoing projects,…
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Loveland Ski Area announced yesterday it would open today - its earliest opening in 40 years! The ski area, located 50 minutes west of Denver, starting running lifts this morning at 9am and is the first resort in the state to open.

The ski area opens with only one run, but it's a great sunny day today and a perfect way to break in the ski legs for the winter ahead. Loveland has been making snow since September 21 and has tree to tree coverage with an 18 inch base. Conditions are looking good for early season.

Each year the rivalry and a "race to open" takes place between Loveland Ski Area and A-Basin Ski Resort. Last year the two resorts tied and the two previous years, A-Basin Ski Resort won the race. We applaud Loveland for their snowmaking efforts and…
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It's been snowing off and on the past couple of days in Breckenridge, Colorado. It's typical we'd get some snow in town in the Fall sometime during the month of September, but we're wondering if Old Man Winter is making his entrance early or if we will truly get to enjoy a little bit of fall. Snowcapped peaks and golden changing Aspens in the background make it the perfect time to cozy up at home around the fireplace and read a book. It's nice to have days like this in Breckenridge and with all the talk about what an epic winter it's going to be, we can't help but get excited for more.

Here's a photo from this morning of the snow covered peaks of Breckenridge Ski Resort. The count down until opening day begins!
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Earlier in the month, we emailed our clients and friends with our "Secret Stash" recommendation - our local's secret and something not to miss in Breckenridge, Colorado. Our "Secret Stash" for the week was the beautiful changing Aspens at their peak on Boreas Pass. We hope you were able to check it out. We have been up there several times this fall and this weekend was beautiful. Get up there in the next few days if you haven't already, or the leaves will have fallen and you might have to wait until next year.
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Breckenridge Associates Real Estate is a proud supporter of The Summit Foundation, a non-profit organization in the mountains that through annual fundraising efforts gives back to the local community. Since 1986, The Summit Foundation has awarded more than $10.6 million in grants - distributed to 218 nonprofit organizations. Also, more than $1 million has been distributed in scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education. Visit this link to learn more about The Summit Foundation.

This weekend and next weekend mark the 15th Annual Parade of Homes in Summit County, one of The Summit Foundation's long standing events. More than 25 beautiful mountain properties are on the tour this year. You can link to this map to view the specific tour…
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That sounds like a great idea to us! Stop by D’Vine Wine at 211 South Main Street, Unit F. in Breckenridge today and enjoy $1 Chair Massage and a $5 glass of wine. Sounds like a perfect stop after an end of summer stroll on Main Street, Breckenridge.
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Winter is just around the corner and we’re wondering what it might bring. Each year we hope for endless snow. Will Mother Nature deliver this year? We’ve reviewed weather predictions from two separate, century-old forecasting methods - the Farmers’ Almanac and Weather Folklore. There are some interesting insights from both and if they're right, it could be a big Winter. Hint, hint…shoveling may be in your future.

Without computers or instruments to forecast weather long-term, Farmers’ Almanac predictions are based on a top-secret mathematical and astronomical formula that dates back to the 1800s, when the first issue was published. This formula is still heavily relied upon today with the latest 2010 predictions just released. Will it be a cold Winter? The…
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