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Breckenridge is celebrating 24 years of the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Competition and Pine Ridge is located only a half block from this amazing free event!

January 21-25 – Sculpting Week. Artists are preparing to stay up all night to do detail work and the atmosphere is exciting. Spend a night or two with us and catch the whole weekend. You won’t regret seeing the sculptures evolve.

January 25 – February 2 – Viewing Week. The artists are done sculpting but the sculptures are here for your viewing pleasure. Weather permitting the sculptures will stay up until the night of February 3 until approximately 10:00 pm at which time they will disappear under the cover of darkness as magically as they appeared.

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800-333-8833 OR BOOK ON LINE AT www.pineridge.com

The FIS Freestyle World Cup, in conjunction with America’s top tour for freeskiing and snowboarding, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, is bringing World Cup halfpipe and slopestyle action to Breckenridge Ski Resort on Jan. 8-12. The fourth halfpipe and third slopestyle stop on the 2013-14 FIS Freestyle World Cup tour will be one of the last events held within the qualifying period for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Learn more – http://freeskier.com/stories/northstar-world-cup-halfpipe-slopestyle-events-moved-breckenridge

 

Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2011

If anyone had said that Summit County was lacking in the fall category, Mother Nature took care of that right on schedule. Termination dust showed up overnight on several of the well known peaks in the area. And, our aspens stepped up to do their part as well– highlighting the mountainous landscape that surrounds Breckenridge with intermittent hues of bright yellow and orange.

As dawn breaks on Saturday a cheer goes up from around the mountain
Breckenridge’s 2011 Oktoberfest Is on!

The groundswell began early in the day- thirsty travel-weary festival goers emitting a collective resilience which shrugged off the ever increasing rain. Empty ceramic steins clutched in wet hands, eager to be filled and put to work. Women and men of all ages garbed in traditional/*non-traditional Oktoberfest gear added to the “good times to be had” atmosphere.
Oktoberfest in Breckenridge 2011

These people would partake in foreign (and not so foreign) brews, engorge themselves on delicious smoked meats and polka their faces off, even if it meant standing in the hail while they did all the wrong steps.

But the takeaway here is that this years Oktoberfest went on as planned because, in the immortal words of Montell Jordan, “This is how we do it!”. We don’t allow the weather to dictate our lives, we simply adapt and have fun!

 

 

Now off for a hike up the mountain…..till next time!

-Tabb

*Something somewhat unrelated:

Over Oktoberfest I spotted a fun group of 20 something year olds sporting what I have come to understand is known as a “ForEver Lazy”. So, of course, I investigated and here is my report to you.

For all of those that thought the Snuggie was already ridiculous, this product has a handy pocket in the back for when you’ve got “business to take care of”. Yes, it is an adult onesie that comes with the implied promise you need never workout again.

This is not an endorsement, however, I believe they’ll sell like hot cakes (or rather any food related item) come Christmas.

Gifts can be addressed C/O Chris Tabb 400 Four O’Clock Rd Breckenridge, Co 80424.

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