Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Property Information

It’s hard to believe spring break is already here! Thanks to all of the recent storms, Breckenridge Ski Resort conditions are looking amazing and in great shape for some beautiful spring ski days. We typically receive the most snow in March, so we should see additional snowfall combined with warm sunny days. A very exciting and great time to be in Breck! Starting on March 21, Breckenridge Ski Resort kicks off its annual Spring Fever month-long festival, the biggest spring party in the Rocky Mountains! This will take place from March 21 – April 19.  Click Here to learn more about Spring Fever in Breckenridge. Check out this video as well.

We are in the final stretch of the ski season, so we want to make sure we remain laser-focused on providing GRAND vacations! We are also looking ahead to late April when the mountain closes and we get busy with our “block” season. During this time, our Housekeeping department will deep clean all guest units and common areas, plus, our Engineering department will focus on making sure everything is in working order and in good condition. As part of our annual reserve study, we will walk through every unit in the resort to verify if we will need to replace the items we have budgeted for. This is a very important process to ensure we have a balance between keeping the resort looking great, but not replacing items that we do not need to. This process will help us prepare for our annual reserve study updates and to create a plan for the fall blocks. We take a lot of pride in making sure the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 will maintain its 5-star quality for many years. We are looking forward to your next visit to the Grand Lodge on Peak 7!

Below are a few property updates to look for during your next visit:

  • The old towel cabinet near the Concierge Desk has been replaced with the larger towel cabinet that was in the ski locker room connector area. Please take only one towel per person.
  • ScentAir machines have been installed in the ski locker room that will add a nice fragrance to the air.
  • We’ve set aside ten ski lockers for owners up on Day Use. Please visit the Concierge Desk to learn more about reserving one.

Jason Bretz
Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Manager

Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Activities Calendar

Activities Calendar for the week of February 28 – March 6, 2015. For more information about resort activities or to RSVP please contact the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Activities Department at ActivitiesGL7@breckgv.com or 970-453-3359. March 6 2015 2

Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

The entire staff at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 hopes everyone had a great holiday season and would like to wish everyone health and happiness in 2015! Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 have had our busiest holiday season to date. We hope if you visited us during this time you had a GRAND experience. The staff worked tirelessly during this time period to provide our owners and guests with the service they know and expect from us. We are always looking for feedback and suggestions on how we can improve, so please share any comments you have with us. Our management team would also like to ask that you share stories of exceptional customer service if you’ve experienced it during a recent visit. BGV prides itself on recognizing employees that go above and beyond their typical job descriptions, so we appreciate hearing these stories and thank you in advance for your help with this.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, we are always looking for ways to improve the vacation experience; whether it’s adding a water cooler to the pool area, or something as simple as labeling the garages so people are able to locate their cars easier. Recently, we have also been focusing on providing a better experience for owners here on Day Use. We have made 10 ski lockers available for owners up on Day Use, these can be reserved at the Concierge Desk on a first come, first served basis.  All of the recent property updates provided below were specific requests from our owners. Ski conditions are great, so book your next Day Use trip soon if you do not have an upcoming stay. We are looking forward to your next visit to the Grand Lodge on Peak 7!

Below are a few property updates to look for during your next visit:

  • Retro-fit bell carts with pneumatic wheels have replaced the older squeaky models. These have air in the tires to cut down on the amount of noise created when going across the stone tile floors.
  • Coat hooks have been added in the Day Use Lunch Room.
  • We put a SALTO key reader on the outside of the Day Use Lunch Room to make it easier for owners to access it when here on Day Use.
  • A third full-time Activities Coordinator is now available to assist owners and guests with booking both off-site and on-site activities. This will also allow us to offer more in-house activities. The extra revenue generated from the addition of the third Activities Coordinator will allow us to add this position without a net increase in expenses to the HOA.

Jason Bretz
Grand Lodge on Peak 7 General Manager

 

Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Property Information

Letter from the General Manager
The ski conditions are great and the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 is looking GRAND! This year has been the Grand Lodge on Peak 7’s first year being 100 percent open. It’s hard to believe 2014 is behind us, time sure does fly when you’re having fun! We’ve made some great improvements around the resort, and we will continue to look for ways to make the vacation experience even better for our owners. Our goal is to always look for ways to improve the resort, so please let us know if you have any suggestions. In the past year, we’ve been able to observe how our owners use the resort and will be focused on adding new and exciting activities for everyone to enjoy. We are very happy to say that we have done a phenomenal job recruiting and hiring housekeepers, and feel that our current housekeeping staff is the best we’ve ever had. We will be working with them to find better and more efficient ways to clean and operate the resort. We’ve made some other exciting changes to the leadership team at GL7, and have some really great priorities and objectives for the resort. I am more than happy to discuss some of our initiatives with anyone, so please let me know if you have any questions regarding our operations goals for the coming year. Happy New Year to all of our owners, and we hope to see you at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 very soon. Below are a few exciting property updates to look for the next time you are at GL7:

  • We are excited to announce the construction trailers have been removed, and we will install the permanent GL7 entryway signs this spring.
  • We have upgraded our Wi-Fi equipment in the South Building and added another 100MB of bandwidth for the guest Wi-Fi network.
  • All of the sofa sleepers in the One Bedroom Master units have been replaced, as well as all of the king beds in Phase 1 and 2.
  • We have installed an automatic Eucalyptus Mistifier in the steam room.
  • The display case in the connector has been removed and a comfortable seating area has been added.

Jason Bretz
Grand Lodge on Peak 7 General Manager

 

Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Property Information

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As we say goodbye to the fabulous ski season, we turn our focus turns toward getting Grand Lodge ready for all of the exciting activities the summer season offers in Breckenridge.  However, we would like to remind everyone that May is still a fantastic time to visit Breckenridge.  During the month, a majority of the wonderful restaurants in Summit County offer 2-for-1 specials and there are still plenty of exciting activities to keep you busy!  Arapahoe Basin remains open in May.   Fly fishing, indoor ice skating, the Mountain Top Children’s Museum, hiking, the Breckenridge Recreation Center, weekend museum tours hosted by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, wine tastings, distillery tasting, shopping, the Dillon Movie Theater and the Dillon Bowling Alley are just a few of the multitude of activities to enjoy until the “official” summer season kicks off in Breckenridge.

The operations team at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 will also be very busy working on projects around the resort.  Below is a list of property updates as well as scheduled projects for May:

Updates:

  • BGV has recently partnered with Regal Hospitality to supply housekeepers.  We are looking forward to this partnership which has brought enthusiastic housekeepers from around the world.
  • Remember that every Wednesday at 9 a.m., owners can meet at the lobby bar for “Coffee Talk with the GL7 GM” to offer feedback and discuss future projects at Grand Lodge on Peak 7.
  • Starting on April 28th, the gondola will be closed for the month of May.  The gondola will remain closed through June 12th.  From June 13th-September 1st, the gondola will operate daily from 9:30 a.m.-5:30pm. From September 2nd-14th, the gondola will only operate Friday- Sunday.
  • Just a friendly reminder that outside alcohol is not permitted in the common areas, including the indoor and outdoor pool areas.
  • The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 is part of a program called “Clean the World” that helps provide leftover soaps and shampoos to individuals who are in need of these products.  GL7 has been participating in the program for about two years.
  • Coming soon: Tree Planting! Help us re-forest Summit County after the devastating effects of the pine beetle. With your help, we can make a difference in the beauty and sustainability of our landscape.  More information will be coming soon.

Spring Projects:

  • April 30th-May 1st: Theaters 3 and 4 will be closed for cleaning.
  • April 28th-30th: Grotto will be closed.  Soothe Day Spa will also be closing at 6 p.m. during this time.
  • May 14th-15th: Theaters 1 and 2 and the Family Fun Center will be closed.
  • May 19th-23rd: The indoor pool and hot tub will be closed.
  • May 26th-30th: The outdoor pool and hot tubs will be closed.  Certain portions of the outdoor pool areas are open during this week, but we cannot determine which portions until the work is being performed.

We would like to thank all of our owners for all of their feedback and comments provided to help us improve the resort for everyone.  We are committed to providing great vacations and it’s truly a team effort.  Thank you!

Jason Bretz, Grand Lodge on Peak 7 General Manager
JBretz@grandlodgeonpeak7.com

 

stu[1]Soothe Employee Spotlight:
Meet Stu!
Stu graduated from the Boulder College of Massage in 2004.  In 2005, his desire to be back in the mountains brought him to Summit County. Stu has been working for Breckenridge Grand Vacations at both Soothe Day Spa and the Grand Victorian Day Spa for eight years.  Stu enjoys getting out with friends and enjoying all the outdoor activities Summit County has to offer. This also gives Stu plenty of opportunities to practice the latest techniques in sports massage, deep tissue massage and treatment work so that his friends will be ready to get back to the great outdoors the next day.

Stu’s Spring Hiking Tip:
For every 1,000 feet above sea level, you are exposed to about 5% more UV. This means that at Wolf Creek’s summit, a person receives nearly 60% more UV exposure than a person at sea level. Moreover, snow reflects UV very effectively, multiplying exposure. Applying and reapplying sunscreen is crucial, even on a cloudy day. Consider lip balm with sunscreen in it as well. Sunglasses with UV protection are essential.

 

Sevens Update:

Restaurant Hours: Open 8am-10pm
Breakfast 8am-10:15am | Lunch 10:30am-5pm | Dinner 5pm-9:30pm
Lobby Bar hours: Everyday 10am-10pm. All To-Go/Spa orders please call the Lobby Bar: 970-496-8918

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3pm-5pm & 9pm-10pm (Bar & Lobby Bar) NO TOGO HH
$8 Select appetizers
$1 off all draft beers (Bar)
$1 bottle/can beer (Lobby Bar)
$6 select wines by the glass
$5 wells (includes one mixer)

Wednesdays- All-You-Can-Eat Crab Night! 5-9 pm
We are serving as many Alaskan Snow Crab legs as you want with roasted potatoes, house salad, and drawn butter for $30.00!

LARGE PARTIES: We are now taking credit card information for large parties (8+) so as to deter no shows for reservations.

Owners Special
Breakfast (8-10:15am): Build Your Own Breakfast Sandwich and your choice of coffee, tea or juice- $10

Lunch/Dinner (10:30am-9:30pm): Any 2-topping burger or pizza and your choice of select draft beer, select house wine or soda- $15
Draft Beer Choices: Bud, Bud Light, Shock Top, Peak 6 Amber Bock
House Wine Choices: Beringer Merlot, Gnarly Head Cab, Rosmount Chard, Barefoot Pinot Grigio

Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Property Updates

Grand Lodge on Peak 7 opened its final Phase on December 22nd.  We celebrated with Champagne in the Grand Lobby as our first set of Owners checked-in to stay in these rooms for the very first time. Ski conditions are great right now with more snow in the forecast.  Breckenridge also opened Peak 6 on Christmas Day and the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 gives you great access to this new terrain.  Below are a few other exciting updates from December:

  • The indoor pool floor was “roughed” up using a bush hammer to address the slippery conditions that have developed over the past year.  This was a developer’s expense.
  • We opened the new outdoor parking lot, which will allow us to accept more day use reservations.
  • Grand Lodge on Peak 7 purchased a new truck and will be getting a plow for it to help us maintain our Resort.
  • Opened a new concierge desk / supply shop in the connector near the ski lockers.  We carry all of your ski needs here.  Check it out!
  • Soothe Day Spa has increased its retail inventory and has some great gift ideas.  Please stop by during your next visit.

The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 will continue to focus on anticipating our Owners needs to help create great vacations!  We are looking forward to seeing all of our owners enjoying the resort this ski season.  See you then!