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Isak Heartstone Finds A New Home!

The giant wooden troll that was beloved by many was a victim of his own popularity last year. Isak was so impressive that people from all over Colorado came to see him in person. The original site of the troll was not meant for that many people, so the town decided to remove him from the area. If you missed your chance to see this incredible piece of art in person, don’t worry! Isak Heartstone lives on in a new, better location for all to enjoy!

The new location will be easily accessible, away from residential areas, and will have plenty of parking.  The Town of Breckenridge is building a new trail leading to the troll that can be accessed via parking at the Steven C. West Ice Arena. For more thorough directions, ask the friendly staff at Alpine Meadows Property Management. The troll/trail will be open by mid-June.

About the Artist: Danish artist Thomas Dambo has created nearly 50 wooden trolls around the world. They are built from recycled materials as he is trying to bring awareness to “reusing everything we can”. If you visit Isak Heartstone this summer, make sure you are respecting nature, the troll’s surroundings, and don’t litter – or else “the troll will eat you!” – Thomas Dambo joking of course.

 

 

Summer Is Almost Here!

Although the snow is still flying, it is time to start thinking about your summer trip to Breckenridge and all of the activities this mountain playground has to offer. By the way, if you are not quite ready for summer, Breckenridge Ski Resort is still open and we have now received over 430 inches of snow for the season – crazy! The ski area will be open until the end of May.

When the mountain closes, the summer activities begin! We have hiking, golf, festivals, shopping and more! But some of the most exhilarating activities include whitewater rafting, biking and SUP (stand-up paddle boarding). If you would like to try any of these activities, we have the inside scoop on the best places to go.

For whitewater rafting, we recommend Adventure Central. They can take you on a wild ride in the rivers throughout Colorado or on a mild and scenic ride. It is totally up to you! They also take rafters through Brown’s Canyon, a local’s favorite and one of the most rafted rivers in the world. To book, follow this link.

For bike and SUP rentals, we recommend Charter Sports. They are a locally owned and operated company who pride themselves on great service. For more information, follow this link.

See you this summer in Breckenridge!

Featured Property

French Ridge D1

Charming townhome located in the Historic Victorian District, one block from Main Street Breckenridge, just steps away from shopping and restaurants. Each unit has a washer/dryer. The free bus shuttle stops near the property every 20 minutes. The townhomes were recently renovated with new furniture, carpets, tile floors, kitchen counter tops, flat screen TVs and new bedding.

Spring in Breckenridge

Spring has sprung in Breckenridge and there could not be a more perfect time to visit. With over 100″ of snow in March so far, and 350″ of snow for the season, the snow is primed for one of the best spring skiing seasons ever!
Spring is also when Breckenridge really ramps up its off piste activities with festivals, parties, and a lot of fun in the sun. Below is our guide to the best things to do in Breckenridge this spring.

(Photos by GoBreck and ZDH Photo)

St. Patrick’s Day: March 17, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is big in Breckenridge. Look out for food and drink specials around town. Also, the Breckenridge Brewery will take over Sevens Restaurant on Peak 7 – turning it into O’Sevens, North America’s highest Irish pub at 10,010 feet above sea level. You can also participate in BreckInsider’s annual pub crawl. Participating bars include Napper Tandy’s, Blue Stag Saloon, The Motherloaded Tavern, Tiki Mana Island Grill, Ollie’s Pub & Grub, and the Gold Pan Saloon. Tickets available here.

Breck Pride Week: April 3 – 7, 2019

Join us for LGBQ celebrations all week long including Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Color Run, daily après and dining specials, Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival, live music, DJs, and parties, drag bingo, and more! More information can be found at GoBreck.

Breck Spring Beer Festival: April 6, 2019

The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is the “can’t miss” beer festival in Colorado! It will feature local brews and free live music. Learn more here.

Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Main Street Station & The Village at Breckenridge

Imperial Challenge: April 13, 2019

The Imperial Challenge is the craziest race event you will ever see or participate in! It begins with a 6 mile bike ride from the Breckenridge Rec Center to the base of Peak 7 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Although most people use Skimo equipment, you may choose any method you would like to get to the top of the mountain from there. You do not have to be a professional athlete to compete – just set your own goals and have fun! More info here.

Easter Celebration: April 21, 2019

Breckenridge does Easter right! Join us for an Easter egg hunt on the mountain and an on mountain church service. More details will be announced via GoBreck.

Breck Plunge: April 21, 2019

Don’t miss one of the most iconic events in ski culture – the pond skim! Strap on the skis, get speed from above, and try to skim as far as you can across the pond. Ski towns across the world have always participated in this zany event, and Breck is no exception! This even will be accompanied by live music, food and drinks!

Extended Ski Season: April 21 – May 27, 2019

Breckenridge Ski Resort is extending this winter season, and future seasons, through Memorial Day!

This spring, Breckenridge Ski Resort plans to offer skiing and riding out of Peak 7, with access to primarily advanced- and expert-level terrain on Peak 8 in Imperial, Horseshoe and North Bowls, accessed by the Independence SuperChair, Imperial Express SuperChair and the TBar Lift while conditions allow. (info from Breckenridge Ski Resort)