I believe that we can all remember the first time we visited this amazing place that is Breckenridge. Here is what some of our Breckenridge Grand Vacations Employees thought when they first visited this small mountain town or when they decided to make this town their home!
This small mountain town is peaceful and clean!
Melony Arnot, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Marketing Guest Services Manager
I first visited Breckenridge when I was nine years old. I remember skiing until my legs hurt, enjoying time with my family, and loving the town. Even as a kid I recognized that there was something very homey about Breckenridge. There’s something that feels unpretentious, welcoming, and right. I would have never guessed I would be so lucky to live here full time!
Kristen Colley, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Owner Relations Interval International Liaison
When I first moved to Breckenridge, having only ever lived on the east coast, my impression was that it was REALLY far away from any sort of city. I also wondered why people were being so nice to me for no reason!
Katie O’Brien, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Vacation Rental Department Vacation Rental Specialist
We would come out here on ski vacations in the late 80’s. I first was at Aspen in 1986 with the guys and thought wow, this place is awesome. Then we realized how expensive it was. The next year we came out and visited Summit County. We were blown away by the mountains and there ruggedness and the pristine clean air quality with the sun light just right. You felt like this is heaven! We stayed in Breck for the next two winter vacations and we fell in love with this quaint mountain town. We would walk down Main Street and people would say hi and a conversation was so easy to have with everyone. We loved the fact that the place was never crazy packed with people and the skiing was just incredible. Breckenridge is such a great mountain to ski, when you learn the mountain and all its hidden pow pow stashes it is a very cool place to ski all day. We just loved all the restaurants and some were just so very home like. Back then, you could bring your dog to an outdoor patio and it was just accepted as normal. Hanging in Breck was just so rewarding with the mountains so close and the views so magnificent. We still love our little mountain town and sitting on a nice patio. And when the sun is just right I still here my wife say, “wow this is a cool place”.
Dale Holland, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Director of Maintenance
My first impression of Breck goes all the way back to the summer before I entered 3rd grade, and since I am just shy of forty-one now the memory is that much more special. I remember drawing the Clock Tower (from Park and Main) and preparing my “what I did this summer” paragraph right on the spot. I boldly stated in my paragraph, of which I gave a very spirited presentation in my 3rd grade class, that I would someday live in Breckenridge. I finally managed to make it happen the year that the Clock Tower was replaced by a new development, and have worked very hard to enjoy reaching this goal every since.
Brad Beverlin, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Director of Loan Servicing
My first visit to Breckenridge was over the 2001 New Year’s holiday. Upon driving down Main Street, I immediately fell in love the quaint, small town feel. Everything from the twinkling lights in the trees to all of the little shops and restaurants, with the Ten Mile Range surrounding the town in the distance, made me decide that I was actually on a “permanent vacation.” I signed an apartment lease on that trip and became a Breckenridge local!
Kimberly Tramontana, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Grand Lodge on Peak 7 General Manager
I arrived in the middle of the night my first night up here so when I woke up and took a walk in the morning I was awestruck. This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen, was my first thought. I was passing through and decided at that very moment not to leave and have been overjoyed ever since!!!
John Mckusick, Breckenridge Grand Vacations on Property Concierge
I visited here in 1992 on a college spring break and I remember I had been to Silverthorne and A-Basin. I remember two things that I thought of. First, that the view from the top of the Horseshoe Bowl is the best view I had ever seen from a ski area and the other thought that day was thinking that I did not realize they made ski areas this big!
Mark Grattan, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Internet Marketing Program Manager
My first impression was that it seemed like a really cool place to raise a family. We loved the main street feel and really liked the river and trails through town as well. My wife and I still feel the same way. It’s just a fun community!!
Steve Wilson, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Sales Department