November 2013

Found 4 blog entries for November 2013.

Ullr Fest.  It is a week when the Town of Breckenridge is turned upside down and the party begins.  It is the annual tradition of celebrating Ullr, the Norse god of snow.  He was known to travel across the land on his skis and skates.  The locals ask for the snow god to blanket the county with additional white, fluffy stuff.   As you stroll through town, it is a common sight to see people wearing their Viking hats with horns.

Adventure Journal just published an article on “8 Awesome Traditional of Mountain Towns.”  The great thing about living in a mountain town is that people come from all over the world with different traditions and festivities.  Topping their list of great mountain traditions was Breckenridge’s Ullr Fest.

The festivities are from

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Early ski season is off to a great start thanks to the snow god Ullr.  Over the weekend, Breckenridge Ski Resort reported 15 inches of new snow.  And today, the snow god is still helping us out.  The skies are cloudy and the snowflakes keep falling.  With plenty of natural snow falling from the skies, Breckenridge Ski Resort is able to open up Peak 9, starting November 23rd.  Guests can expect full service, including dining at Ten Mile Station and The Maggie.  From the Quiksilver lift, you will be able to access Silverthorne, King's way, and Crosscut.  The lower half of the Sawmill Run will be accessible from the Snowflake lift.  The Super 8 connect will also start service so that skiers and snowboarders are able to go back and forth between Peak 8 and

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Breckenridge Ski Resort announced a great new way to get fresh tracks throughout the 2013/2014 season. When Breckenridge Ski Resort opens Peak 9 for the season, every Friday until the end of the season, if you are a guest at one of the Breckenridge lodging properties, then Peak 9 will open just for you!

If you have booked, or planning on booking, to stay at any of Breckenridge's official lodging properties, including The DoubleTree, Crystal Peak Lodge, One Ski Hill Place, and The Village at Breckenridge, Thursday to Friday, then you are eligible for "First Tracks Friday". Participants must hold a vaild Breckenridge lift ticket or a season pass.

One hour before the lifts open to the public, guests will be able to glide across the fresh corridor and

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The ground is blanketed with snow.  It is ski season and not many people are thinking about next summer.  But the USA Pro Cycling Challenge recently announced the route for 2014.  August 18th through August 24th, pro cyclers will be descending on Colorado.  The cities that will be hosting the Stage Starts and Stage Finishes have been decided.  Great news!  Breckenridge will be hosting again!

Stage One: The pro cyclists will be doing a circuit throughout Aspen and Aspen Snowmass Village.  

Stage Two:Aspen, finishing in Creste Butte.  

Stage Three: Gunnison, finishing at Monarch Mountain

Stage Four: Colorado Springs Circuit

Stage Five: Woodland Park finishing in Breckenridge

Stage Six: Vail Time Trials

Stage Seven: You get to vote where

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