There is just never a dull moment in Breckenridge! The Snow Sculpture Championship is now in Day 4, with the deadline looming, and the snow art is spectacular! While snow sculptors work feverishly to perfect their creations, there is more news in Breckenridge…
The new TenMile Flyer Zipline is now open! It is a two-stage zipline with a first dual span of 392ft and a second quad span of 1095ft! The zipline propels the brave aerial sightseers up to 45 MPH from a height of over 50 ft. in the air. The zipline sits at the base of Peak 8 and soars over the breathtaking scenery of Peak 8 trails and terrain.
There is no such thing as boredom in Breckenridge – it is actually a no boredom zone, simply not allowed here. Do note there is a significant difference between boredom and absolute relaxation… Absolute relaxation occurs constantly here, particularly at Grand Lodge on Peak 7, where skiers and boarders come off the mountain and completely surrender to the salt water hot tubs and pools, sauna, and steam room, only coming out to enjoy exceptional apres skiing food and drink in one of the myriad culinary adventures known as local Breckenridge restaurants.
There is simply no where else to have a second home meshing the luxury of a five star resort with all of the comforts of home. Fractional real estate ownership at Grand Lodge on Peak 7 in Breckenridge is unparalleled in all of Summit County, it really is an exceptional opportunity to own a a great home away from home at a fraction of the cost and none of the hassle of whole home ownership. If you have been sitting on the fence, reading, researching, thinking about it, NOW is the time, as there is a limited amount of inventory left at this exceptional ski in, ski out luxury property.
Brent Henry, Senior Broker, is offering a complimentary no pressure consultation. Give him a call or send him an e-mail and let him know what your Breckenridge second home dreams are all about!
For more info, call Brent Henry at 970-485-2117 or e-mail him using the form below:
Story & photos courtesy of Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce Blog
Sometimes stories are just written and illustrated so well that you just want to share them! In this case, the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce blog has beautifully illustrated the upcoming Snow Sculpture Championships, and so we would like to share their post in its entirety. The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce does a great job of highlighting all of the really incredible qualities of life in Breckenridge, from the incomparable powder skiing to the fabulous food, night life, and ecclectic culture that defines the town. As we continue to share with the readers on this site, we believe Breckenridge is one of the most amazing places on the planet!
Once you visit Breckenridge, you will want to return again and again, and so we continue to recommend fractional real estate ownership, a wonderful way to have a second home in Breckenridge at a fraction of the cost of whole home ownership, and with more amenities than most luxury homes will ever include. The luxury fractional real estate offered at Grand Lodge on Peak 7 offer studio to four bedroom condos, ski in/ski out access and stunning slopeside views of Peak 7, as well as five star resort amenities. Please be sure to check out our featured properties by CLICKING HERE.
We hope you enjoy the story about the Snow Sculpture Championships courtesy of the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce!
Teams selected: 2014 Snow Sculpture Championships
Breckenridge, Colorado is set to host the International Snow Sculpture Championships, when sixteen teams from around the world hand-carve enormous works of art from a 12-foot-tall, 20-ton block of machine-made Colorado snow. The 2014 roster includes past medalists as well as new teams to the event.
Click on a team below to see submission sketches and read team bios. Check back daily during competition, Jan. 21-25, 2014, for regular photo updates.
Catalonia-Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain-Wales, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia (team 2), Mongolia Munkh-Erdene (team 1), Russia, USA-Colorado/Black Forest, USA-Colorado/Breckenridge, USA-Wisconsin and USA-Vermont.
This free event kicks off Jan. 21, 2014. Competition concludes Jan. 25, with sculptures on display (weather permitting) through Feb. 2, 2014. in the heart of Breckenridge. Both weekends, check out the new photo workshops, which offer tips and tricks to shooting in the snow.
Teams are chosen based on past performances, team resume, submission sketches and overall sculpting experience. Throughout the five-day competition (65 hours), each team will create a massive 3-D work of art that is chiseled away from a 12-foot-tall, 20-ton block of machine-made Colorado snow. The artists accomplish this without the use of power tools, internal support structures or colorants. At the end of the five-day event a Gold, Silver and Bronze prize will be awarded to the top three teams as well as Artists’ Choice. There will also be a chance for the pubic to vote on their favorites in two categories, People’s Choice and Kids’ Choice awards.
Daily photo posts and updates will be available on competition days for all the teams participating. In the meantime, check out last year’s winners below, and be sure to keep an close eye on Facebook.com/GoBreck, where we’ll be posting photos of the sculptures evolve throughout the 2014 event.
Stomping Week: 1/13/2014 – 1/17/2014
Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships: 1/21/2014 – 1/25/2014
Snow Sculpture Viewing Week (weather permitting): 1/26/2014 – 2/2/2014
You Don’t Want to Miss This!
Story Courtesy of the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce
Snow artists from around the world will compete Jan. 21 through Jan. 25, 2014 in Breckenridge, Colo. at the International Snow Sculpture Championships. Sculptures, which remain on display through Feb. 2, 2014, start as 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of snow. Teams from all over the world will compete and using only hand tools, artists achieve finished pieces across five days (65 hours) of sculpting in this one of a kind event. CLICK HERE to see submission sketches, team bios and to follow teams online during competition week.
January 14 – 17, 2014 Technical Week – Watch how the blocks are built or even volunteer to help by calling Heather Bridges, Chief of Volunteers at 970.547.3100 or email at Heather Bridges. We think the evening of Friday, January 24 is one of the best times to visit. Artists are preparing to stay up all night to do detail work and the atmosphere is celebratory. Why not spend a night or two and catch the whole weekend? You won’t regret seeing the sculptures evolve and witnessing the awards given out.
January 21 – 25, 2014 Sculpting Week – Sculpting begins at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21st with a gun shot start and sculpting ends on Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. The awards ceremony will be on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 24 is one of the best times to visit. Artists are preparing to stay up all night to do detail work and the atmosphere is celebratory. Why not spend a night or two and catch the whole weekend? You won’t regret seeing the sculptures evolve and witnessing the awards given out.
January 25 to February 2, 2014 Viewing Week – (Please note that visitors are welcome at this free event anytime from January 21 to February 2 – not just during viewing week.) During viewing week, the artists are done sculpting but the sculptures are here for your viewing pleasure. Weather permitting the snow sculptures will stay up until the night of Sunday, February 2, 2014 until approx. 9pm and then they will disappear under the darkness of night- just as magically as they appeared!
There is always something exciting going on in Breckenridge! People come from around the world to enjoy the winter wonders of skiing, boarding, and winter festivities. Visitors fortunate enough to be staying at Grand Lodge on Peak 7 in Breckenridge, Colorado simply add a perfect home away from home to their perfect ski paradise. Ranked in the top ten of all resorts in the Summit County area, which includes Vail and Aspen, Grand Lodge on Peak 7 just feels like home. The luxurious amenities, friendly staff, concierge, and ski shop just make it all a bit better than home. The ski in, ski out luxury condos at Grand Lodge on Peak 7 are completely furnished including well appointed kitchens with all of the necessities for snuggling in and whipping up hot meals on cold days.
The Breckenridge Colorado luxury condo sales are offered as fractional real estate, which includes the benefits of deeded property with the ability to appreciate in value, at a fraction of the cost of whole home ownership, with none of the hassle, and all of the amenities of a five star hotel, including a full service spa, salon, gym, aquatics center, piano bar, restaurant, and theater. Who could ask for anything more?? Not me…
For more info, call Brent Henry at 970-485-2117 or e-mail him using the form below:
It’s powder, baby! Ten inches so far today and more on the way! Days like this are the best… go out and play in the powder, then running back upstairs for hot chili that has been simmering in the crockpot, a little breather, then right back out to revel in the glorious snow. Powder is what Breckenridge is all about, and it’s going to be a great powder year! Ski in, ski out accommodations make for great days where you can be inside and outside with no hassle, no stress if kids need a break but mom and dad still want to ski, or wife wants to go soak in the salt water hot tub while hubby takes a last run at the end of the day.
If you are an owner at Grand Lodge on Peak 7, these are the days you live for. Perfection. If you are not yet an owner, what you really need to know is that the remaining units available for fractional real estate ownership are fabulous, but they are also few and soon they will be sold out. If you have been sitting on the fence, you need to hop off now, before you miss out on a slice of heaven on earth… Grand Lodge on Peak 7 sits right at the base of Peak 7, with easy ski in, ski out access, and closest access to Peak 6, the newly opened peak in Breckenridge. This is really the best place to be – all of the amenities of a world class resort, the benefits of home ownership and none of the hassle. Now… off the fence!
Call Brent Henry, senior broker, and tell him what you are looking for. He will give you a no pressure consultation about your second home real estate purchase. Brent’s number is 970-485-2117, or use the convenient form below to contact Brent. He will get right back with you to help you begin the process of making your home away from home dreams come true!
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Base Peak 8
Top of Peak 8
High Alpine Bowls
Ten Mile Station