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The Town of Breckenridge and Breckenridge Ski Resort announced mid-December a term sheet has been finalized which outlines details for a parking structure to be constructed on the South Gondola Lot in Breckenridge. The new parking structure is anticipated to break ground in spring of 2020 and is expected to create approximately 400 additional parking spaces, pending final Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) approval.

“We know that in-town parking is a critical need in Breckenridge and we look forward to partnering with the Town to bring new, incremental parking spaces to the South Gondola Lot for the community and our guests,” said John Buhler, vice president and chief operating officer at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Vail Resorts will remain the

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It’s time again to experience the magic of Breckenridge’s famed International Snow Sculpture Championships - Mother Nature’s perfect canvas to showcase the amazing art of snow sculpting. Breckenridge Associates Real Estate has partnered in this world-class event since its inception 29 years ago, with close ties to the event’s original founders, who have helped it succeed into the event it is today. This year’s International Snow Sculpture Championship takes place January 21-30, 2019. 

Snowsculpture International 2019

The snow sculpting event includes 16 international teams. This year’s competitors are from China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Turkey and the USA (Breckenridge, CO and Wisconsin are representing for the USA teams).

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The winter ski season has been off to a great start and it’s clear Ullr, the god of winter, has been in a very, very good mood. Afterall, he’s delivered more than 13 feet of snow so far this season. Hopefully, you can help us keep Ullr happy by joining us to thank him for all this snow and the wonderful winter wonderland we’ve all been so fortunate to enjoy. This year marks 55 years of Ullr Fest, January 9-12, 2019. Ullr celebrations are all about fun and community. So grab your finest Viking Hat and get ready to have some fun, Ullr style.

Here’s the lowdown and what to expect from Ullr Fest 2019.

Ullr Fest 2019

Wednesday, January 9
6:30pm - Ullr King and Queen Crowning. Two locals are chosen as Breckenridge’s Ullr King and Queen for their contributions in the

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Holiday fireworks over Breckenrdge

Oh the holiday season! The rush to the new year can be a blur of presents and pressures and celebrations and caloric overloads. And then we land on the doorstep of a new year, exhausted, and looking squarely into the fresh face of all the potential a new year brings. And we make our resolutions, and hope we can keep them. In so many parts of the country, gyms reports an uptick of hopeful participants in the early weeks of a new year. 

What about a slight change up this year? Make resolutions before all the holiday pressure avalanches you. 

A Resolution to get Outside More?

Here in Summit we have more than one way to get out and to keep moving. Beside hitting the slopes, there are several versions of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing,…
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ULLR is locally celebrated as the Nordic god of snow, but according to Norse mythology, he is the stepson of Thor and the god of snowshoes, hunting, the bow, and the shield. There are weeks in Breckenridge where one could be forgiven for assuming Ullr is the god of sharing adult beverages in the snowy outdoors while watching parades and burning things while wearing pelts and horned caps. For long time locals, Alden Spillman is the physical embodiment of the Norse god, and has dressed as Ullr for the annual UllrFest for as long as anyone remembers - certainly before his daughter, who is now a grown woman, was born. Alden, a photographer and historian, is said to have the best collection of early ski town photos. His imposing physical presence and authentic

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There is nothing like your first day of skiing for the season. Sure, the ski movie premiers are high energy affairs. First dusting of the peaks can get your heart racing as the lights, sights, smells and temperature all trigger our skier brains that the season is almost upon us. But first day brings the excitement up to a whole new level.

You awaken with that first day of school flutter in your stomach. Well -- even better than the school flutter. Choke down a super smoothie and oatmeal to keep you fueled for the day. Touch your toes a few times and give your quads a stretch -- you'll be spending a lot of time together for the next 8 months, so make nice now.

Keystone lift starting up for the seasonYou get dressed -- in either beloved, trusted gear that has served you well. Lucky socks,

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The vigorous powder day, the après ski activities, the delicious hot chili in the lodge, the Bernese Mountain dogs with snowflakes dusting their muzzles- these are all available in most ski towns- they are our universal ski culture touchstones. But each ski town has its own personality- the people and the events that define a community and a local culture. Early season in Breckenridge is defined by several beloved events; we kicked off with Breckenridge and Keystone both starting their lifts on November 9th. Copper adds to the fun on November 16th. A-Basin trounced everyone with an October 19th start.  Thanks Ullr for the early season snow!

Thanksgiving in the high country is somehow also an excuse to get out and exercise. Run, then ski, and then eat.

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With the cooler fall weather comes the changing of the leaves and tundra, cozy evenings cuddled up with the dogs, the start of our ski specific workouts (so many squats!) and the appetite to match. Whether it's the weather or the squats, we know you are hungry, and the Breckenridge Restaurant Association is here to help- both you, and the local organization Summit County Cares, through the sales of the Breckenridge Dining Passport. Summit County Cares includes the Summit Community Care Clinic, Summit FIRC, Advocates for Victims of Assault and Summit County Social Services- critical resources in our community.

For a mere ten dollar donation, the Breckenridge Dining Passport unlocks a variety of specials for two guests at many Breckenridge

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Think about your ski gear as the body and tires of this car, and the season pass or ticket as your driver’s license- that leaves your body as the engine and your motivation as the gasoline. Do you need a tune up?

Ski conditioning workouts help keep us out on snow longer and stronger. From building strength, endurance, stamina and creating stability in the body, a well rounded conditioning program can help create longer days, seasons and lifetimes on snow. Local experts recommend a head to toe approach, including body-wide strength building, core work, stretching and aerobic workouts. And squats. Always the squats.

All our Summit County area recreation centers, gyms, and studios have resources to help you prepare for your season.

Breck Rec

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Summit County residents and visitors are the lucky beneficiaries of a real estate purchase that adds more than 1,000 acres to the county's already abundant open space and trails network.  Knorr Lakeside Ranch went on the market in the spring after six generations of the family had ranched the land, but just couldn't keep plugging away at the tough business of ranching. Thanks to their neighbors, who initially bought the property, Summit County now has land on the banks of Green Mountain Reservoir, near Heeny, in the northern part of the county.

The latest gift of open space arrives through the hard work of many committed people, who tirelessly work to increase this bounty, to blaze public/private solutions to creating and protecting open space and

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