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Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Activities Calendar

Activities Calendar for the week of August 19-25, 2017. For more information about resort activities please contact the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Activities department at gc8activities@grandcopeak8.com or 970.547.8781.

 

Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Property Information

The end of July and beginning of August brought many new and exciting changes to the Grand Colorado on Peak 8. On July 25, we opened the Grand Lobby, lobby bar, business center, fitness center, and Peak Eight Market. The Grand Lobby features stunning artwork, live edge wood tables, a fireplace and plenty of seating.

Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

The entire Breckenridge Grand Vacations family is excited to be working on the final touches for the  Grand Lobby in preparation for its opening this month! In addition to the lobby opening in July, we are also putting together the final preparations for the Phase 2 amenities. They include the Lobby Bar, fitness center, movie theaters, Grotto, arcade, business center/library, Peak 8 Market and Infinity Spa. Not all of these amenities will open at the same time as the lobby, but they will not be far behind and will be worth the wait. We appreciate all the feedback and suggestions from our owners and guests throughout the building of the Grand Colorado on Peak 8. We hope you will be able to see how they are incorporated into the new phases of the resort.

We also believe in collecting feedback from our employees about their level of job satisfaction and how we can help improve that. Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) has always made it a priority to be the employer of choice in Summit County, and in recent years BGV has been named a top company to work for in Colorado. We strongly believe that employees who have a high level of job satisfaction and are recognized for their hard work become a greater asset to our team and will take more pride in going above and beyond for our owners and guests.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations does a fantastic job of recognizing the staff for their Grand customer service, and we would like to ask for your assistance in identifying more employees to recognize. If an employee has made a positive impact on your vacation, please share your experience with us. We would love to recognize them for it. You can share it with any of our staff, email me directly, jbretz@breckgv.com, or fill out a nomination online so the employee will be recognized for a Grand Vacation Award.

On July 5, a wildland fire was spotted on Peak 2 in Breckenridge. This fire spread over 87 acres and lead to pre-evacuation measures for some areas within Breckenridge. With the help of local and federal resources, we are happy to report the fire is 85 percent contained and no longer represents a threat to the town or public. We are extremely grateful for the amazing job the firefighters and community did to keep all of its guests and residents safe.

Thank you for reading and we look forward to seeing you at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 very soon.

Jason Bretz
General Manager, Grand Colorado on Peak 8

Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

We are very excited to announce that Phase 2 residences at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 (GC8) are open! We welcomed our first owners into these rooms on June 3. The additional Phase 2 rooms will almost double the number of residences we have available for our owners.

We are thrilled about the newly opened units and can’t wait for the additional amenities that will open at the beginning of July:

  • Grand Lobby
  • Infinity Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Grotto
  • Lobby bar
  • Family fun center
  • Private movie theaters (opening end of July)

As a reminder, GC8 owners do not have access to the One Ski Hill amenities.

Aside from the resort amenity openings, you will see other improvements around GC8 in the coming months, including new poolside furniture, additional cooking grills, “yard” games, and an outdoor fireplace on the pool deck. During your next visit you may also notice our effort to add more color around GC8, with the installation of new artwork in all of the units and the common areas. The resort is looking better every day! The Grand Colorado on Peak 8 has some of the best amenities you will find at any resort. We hope you are able to enjoy them very soon.

Not only is the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 a beautiful resort, it is situated at a fantastic location at the base of Peak 8, giving our owners and guests perfect access to all of the activities taking place at this base area during both the winter and the summer months. This summer Breckenridge is proud to launch Epic Discovery. This world-class on-mountain adventure will complement Breck’s existing summer fun. Epic Discovery includes all of the Peak 8 Fun Park’s activities, plus new and exciting adventures. Please go here for more info.

In addition to these thrill-seeking activities right out your front door, the GC8 Activities department has set up discounted rates for many other exciting activities in our area. Please stop by to talk with the Concierge staff to find out how you can get discounted, or even free, activities. The Concierge is located across from the temporary Front Desk on the Terrace Level, but will be relocating to the first floor in the main lobby in July.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Jason Bretz
General Manager, Grand Colorado on Peak 8

Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

Spring has arrived at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8! It’s the perfect time of year to visit Breckenridge for some much-needed R&R. Kick back and relax in your favorite hot tub, take in the views of the Ten Mile Range in the heated pool, head into town and get a table at your favorite restaurant, or grab a passport from the Concierge and try to find a new favorite place by taking advantage of the many two-for-ones being offered.

Our Activities staff has put together a list of activities being offered during this time of the year. Although Breckenridge Ski Resort has closed for the season, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area are still open and have received some fresh snow recently, making conditions great for spring skiing. The month of May is a time of the year when you can ski, hike, bike, golf, raft, zipline…etc. all in the same day if you wanted to! There are not many places in the world where you can do this. There is certainly something to be said about this and a reason why Summit County has been called Colorado’s playground. I encourage you to come up on Day Use or book some Bonus Time to experience spring in Summit County! Plus, don’t forget about the owners parties taking place at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 each Saturday in May (not on Memorial Day weekend).

The entire staff is very excited and busy preparing to open Phase 2. The resort is looking better every day as we make small improvements and additions to help make your vacation experience Grand! Our Activities staff has been busy working on new activities to offer and adding outdoor games located all around the pool deck for everyone to enjoy! We are curious to see what the resort will look like without snow surrounding it. When we opened in December, we had just received 17 inches of snow, so the staff has not had a chance to see the resort with landscaping throughout.

Last month in the newsletter I encouraged owners to email me with suggestions and feedback on how we can make your resort better. We appreciate all the emails I received. There were some great ideas, and we encourage others to provide additional feedback to us if you have any. Please feel free to email me at jbretz@breckgv.com.

Thank you for reading, and we look forward to seeing you in Breckenridge soon!

Sincerely,

Jason Bretz
General Manager, Grand Colorado on Peak 8

Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

It’s hard to believe we only have a few weeks of the ski season left. The staff at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 have been thrilled to see many of our owners experience the resort for the first time! It’s been great to see a lot of familiar faces, plus a pleasure meeting some owners who are new to the BGV family. We are hearing a lot of positive feedback from everyone as they try out GC8’s wonderful aquatics and eat at Robbie’s Tavern for the very first time. If you have not had the chance to visit your new resort yet, please plan a trip soon. Breckenridge has had beautiful spring skiing conditions, with some recent snow.  Spring in Breckenridge is widely known for the best snow in Colorado, along with sunny bluebird days, special events and great deals throughout the town.

The staff at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 continues to look for ways to improve the vacation and Day Use experiences for all of our owners and guests. As with anything new, we are learning more about the resort daily and we encourage our owners to share their feedback with us. I spoke to an owner recently when he was visiting, and he asked if it would be OK to send me feedback after his stay. I said, “Absolutely!” We certainly don’t expect our owners to do this while on vacation, and if anyone would like to pass along feedback, we always appreciate it. Please send it directly to me, jbretz@breckgv.com. Below are a few other “tools” we are utilizing to help us be better tomorrow than we are today:

  • Secret Shopper Surveys –Individuals from an outside “secret shopper” company stay with us several times each year and score us in a variety of different areas so we can become aware of opportunities to improve. We receive detailed reports of their experience for all departments.
  • Inspection Checklists – We are using a software to track service calls, manage special requests and schedule preventative maintenance tasks for all of our resorts. This software also enables us to create inspection checklists so we can provide staff members with scores and areas for improvement based on our observations.

Whether you are staying at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 overnight, or are simply up on Day Use, we look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you during your next visit.

Sincerely,

Jason Bretz
General Manager, Grand Colorado on Peak 8