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Happy New Year from your family at Gold Point Resort! We hope that you share our enthusiasm for the year ahead as we look forward to our 32nd year of creating grand vacations for our owners and guests!

January in Breckenridge is of course a snowy time, when we celebrate Ullr, the Norse god of snow. Ullr Fest marks its 53rd year January 13–16, and Breckenridge invites snow lovers of all ages to join the party. During Ullr Fest, don’t be surprised to see horned Viking helmets adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders, Ullympic competitors flinging frying pans for prizes, more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade and crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding through town in a hot tub. Join us to rejoice with Ullr himself.

From January 26 to February 7, the International Snow Sculpture Championships will take place in the Tiger Dredge parking lot adjacent to the Riverwalk Center. Watch as teams from around the world each work to turn 20 tons of snow into incredible works of art within just a few days. You’ll learn about the process of snow sculpting, how the teams came to be, where their design inspiration comes from and more. Volunteers will have the opportunity to stomp the snow blocks into place beginning January 18. The completed sculptures will be on display until February 7, weather permitting. As a spectator you’ll also get a chance to vote for the People’s Choice winner.

Around Gold Point Resort, we will finally allow ourselves to get excited about the year ahead. 2016 will bring new bedroom furniture to the entire resort! This furniture will bring a new look and feel to every bedroom, to complement the kitchen and living room upgrades that were done over the past several years. A number of other minor improvements are slated to be made elsewhere around the resort, so we encourage you to come see what we are up to!

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Gold Point Resort

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Letter from the General Manager:

Greetings from Gold Point Resort!

With several substantial snowstorms throughout November, the staff at Gold Point Resort are eagerly preparing for the snowy winter that has been predicted by the meteorologists. We’re expecting a very strong El Nino pattern that will favor Breckenridge. Our strong start has allowed for most of the winter activities to open and offering a full slate of adventures for all.

Breckenridge truly celebrates the start of the holiday season December 5, with the Race of the Santas along with the Lighting of Breckenridge. The day starts with a costumed race down historic Main Street, where race winners are awarded with good times and prizes. Throughout the afternoon, free entertainment fills the Blue River Plaza, complete with the lighting of the town tree.

The following weekend, Breckenridge plays host to the first stop of the Winter Dew Tour. This televised event features the world’s best superpipe, big air, and slopestyle competitors from around the world. As competition season kicks off, athletes from the Winter Olympics and X Games will fill the slopes and leave you amazed. Of course no event would be complete without music and entertainment in the evening.

As the year comes to an end, we once again look forward to the year ahead. We’re excited to announce that the 2016 budget has allotted for a replacement of all bedroom furniture throughout the property. Over the coming months we will be looking for new headboards, lighting, dressers, and nightstands to provide a much desired update for the bedrooms. We recognize the need to enhance the lighting in these rooms and welcome any suggestions that you may have as we begin to make our product selections.

Here are a few updates from around the resort:

  • Despite some challenges, the Engineering team is continuing to replace the thermostats throughout all units. As noted, we have had some unexpected challenges which has extended the timeframe for this project, but we are enjoying the new thermostats that are in place.
  • As Engineering has been working to replace the thermostats, they are also updating the kitchen lighting in Buildings 1 through 6.
  • Engineering wrapped up our biannual block process. This fall they completed extensive services to the fireplaces, dryer vents, and preventative maintenance to many of the appliances.
  • Housekeeping also completed their biannual deep cleans. This process involves a complete and thorough cleaning of every element in the unit and steam cleaned all of the carpets to keep them looking fresh.
  • As a reminder, towels for the hot tub are now found in the units rather than in the hot tub rooms themselves. Please remember to grab a towel before you head over to relax.

Josh Stuhr
Gold Point General Manager

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Greetings from Gold Point Resort!

Rumor has it that November marks the long anticipated start of ski season. While October did not bring mounds of snow, the Breckenridge Ski Resort is scheduled to open November 13 for another fantastic season!

This year the resort is unveiling some great improvements!  Peak 6 will be seeing more snow making operations and enhanced trails. But perhaps the most exciting upgrade comes in their mobile app, Epic Mix, which now features real time chairlift wait times to help navigate the mountain while avoiding the crowds.

As snow covers the mountains and temperatures drop, skiing is not the only activity that begins. Snowmobile tours, sleigh rides, tubing, sledding, snowshoeing, dog sledding and a host of other activities will begin to open as the weather and snowfall permit.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center will be hosting their annual Benefit Bash at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center on November 14. The evening features a night of fine food, beer and entertainment. As the holiday season approaches, the Riverwalk Center will also be hosting the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre as they put on their performance of A Christmas Story November 22 – November 27.

Many of our owners are familiar with the access to the Breckenridge Recreation Center that Gold Point Resort is happy to provide for all of our guests. We are proud to provide this ongoing access as a benefit of ownership, but did you know that Gold Point Resort pays for each pass before it is used? The passes are purchased from the Rec Center and are then distributed to our guests. If the pass is misplaced or goes unused, the expense is lost. During your next visit, please enjoy the wonderful features that the Rec Center has to offer, but if you don’t use one of the passes, please bring it back to the front desk so we can distribute it to the next guest.

As we look forward to winter we have placed a strong emphasis on preparing ourselves for the upcoming snowy season.

  • The engineering department has conducted an inspection of all roofs and corresponding heat tape to ensure that they are in sound condition before they are buried beneath feet of snow.
  • Finishing touches were placed on the front desk remodel and we are excited to be enjoying the finished product.
  • The housekeeping department has moved the hot tub towels into each unit. On your next visit, look for a towel in your unit before you head out to the hot tub.
  • New lighting is being installed in the townhouse kitchens in buildings 1 through 6. The new LED fixtures provide immediate and brighter light.

Josh Stuhr
Gold Point General Manager

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Greetings from Gold Point Resort!

There is a chill in the air signifying the arrival of autumn. It may be a very short-lived season in Breckenridge, but it sure is beautiful. The bright yellow and orange leaves beautifully compliment the constantly shining sun. If you weren’t able to join us this year for the fall foliage we hope to see you next year!

The Breckenridge Grand Vacations Fall Fest is October 17 at the Riverwalk Center in downtown Breckenridge. This free family friendly event will feature face painting, caramel apple decorating and fall themed crafts. October 23 through 26, Still on the Hill Craft Spirits Festival comes to Breck. Admission includes a complimentary tasting glass, live music, craft spirit tasting, and distillery tours.

Here at Gold Point Resort, we’re thrilled to be enjoying a new front desk. As part of the upgraded front desk, the ice machine, vending machine and other noise making appliances have been moved into a room off the guest lounge reducing the amount of noise in the front desk area. Coupled with a slightly larger ADA compliant desk, you should find a more enjoyable check in experience.

  • The flooring throughout the common building was replaced.
  • New gas grills have been installed in Buildings 7 and 8. We look forward to new grills in the remaining buildings in 2016.
  • The Gold Point entry sign received a facelift by our engineering department and now features our new colors and enhanced visibility.
  • A photographer paid us a visit in late September to take some updated photographs of the building exterior. Look for these new photos to grace our website and Facebook page in the coming months!

Josh Stuhr
Gold Point General Manager

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photo by Karen Wessling

photo by Karen Wessling

Letter from the General Manager:

Greetings from Gold Point Resort!

After a grand summer season, filled with rafting, hiking, biking, sightseeing and more, on August 10 Mother Nature blessed us with a reminder that fall is just around the corner with snowfall at the Eisenhower tunnel. While the snow quickly disappeared, it is a reminder to enjoy the final days of summer and look forward to all that fall has to offer!

Oktoberfest returns to the streets of Breckenridge September 11 through 13. The September street party is where Munich meets the mountains, featuring more than three-dozen genuine German cuisine and brew vendors, a surplus of Bavarian lederhosen dancing and a weekend packed full of sunshine and fun for all ages. Prepare yourself for the famed historic Main Street to be flowing with Paulaner Bier, Oompah dancers, schnitzel and sausage while traditional polka music fills the fresh mountain air.

Fall is also one of the most beautiful times to be in Breckenridge. Starting in early September the aspen leaves begin to change, transforming the hillsides to magnificent shades of gold and red. The scenic foliage can be enjoyed on the many hiking trails, or by vehicle for a more leisurely tour. As many Gold Point Resort owners may already know, one of the most scenic drives to enjoy the leaves is the drive over Boreas Pass Road from Breckenridge to Como. Though the drive itself provides ample scenery, there are many opportunities to stretch your legs on various hikes just off the road. But our favorite place to take in the views is the chairlift swing sitting just in front of our very own Gold Point Resort Building 6.

Around Gold Point Resort, guests have been enjoying the new horseshoe and tetherball area, nestled in the woods just south of the Common Building which we rounded out the area with a table and chairs so the whole family can relax.

  • Human families are not the only families that have been visiting the area, as a mother bear and her two cubs have been seen in the area. While we can enjoy their majestic beauty from afar, remember that the mother bear is extremely protective of her young and should be treated with extreme caution.
  • Flowers have been planted in our revitalized entry flower garden. While we do not anticipate many beautiful blooms this fall, we are excited for the plants to be well established for next summer.
  • The engineering team has installed new building exhaust caps. These new caps are designed to keep a cold draft from flowing back into the dryer and exhaust vents around the building. An added benefit, they look great on our freshly painted siding!
  • New hot tub covers have arrived! The new covers are designed to be lightweight and durable, making them easier to remove for better enjoyment of our hot tubs. Please help us conserve energy by covering the hot tub after use.

Josh Stuhr
Gold Point General Manager

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new paint colors

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new modern key

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Greetings from Gold Point Resort!

Are you familiar with the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Owner’s portal?  The online portal is home to most everything you need for your ownership – you can even reserve Bonus Time online now! This new and exciting feature can be accessed from www.bgvgrandcentral.com. The availability is in real time and is updated every 30 seconds. In addition, you can find information about renting your week, exchanging through Interval International, and even view specific details on your owner account such as your reward dollar balance. If you have any questions on how to use the BGV Owner Portal or the online Bonus Time tool, please feel free to contact the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Owner Relations department at (877).453.4440 or by email at customerservice@breckgv.com.

Around Gold Point Resort, we are pleased to be enjoying summer weather! The improvement in weather has allowed us to make great progress painting the building exteriors. We are also excited to complete the installation of a new RFID key system. This new system will allow for better access control and a more secure environment. On your next visit, we will no longer have a traditional metal key, but the familiar modern key card you are accustomed to seeing wherever you travel.

We encourage you to like our Facebook page for frequent updates on our projects. By the time the newsletter is published, painting and the key installation should be completed!

  • We have completed the installation of all new hallway carpet, completing the hallway facelift hallway that begun last year with fresh paint.
  • The Engineering staff has been completing grounds work, including the installation of a new weed barrier paper in much of the original rock work. This not only enhances the appearance of the property, but serves as a small fire barrier in the unlikely event of a wild fire.
  • The Housekeeping department has identified a new supplier for kitchen inventory items, allowing them to better source needed products at reduced prices.

Josh Stuhr
Gold Point General Manager