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May showers bring June flowers! We may be getting scattered storms, but Breckenridge is as beautiful as ever.

Take a look at some shots from today.

 

The Ultimate Challenge

Bike week 09-44bazu-4628199Are you an adrenaline junkie looking for a new challenge? Why not add a little more excitement to your upcoming summer vacation in Summit County by competing in one of these four exhilarating races!

  1. Run the Rockies Road Race: If a low elevation run is getting tired, then this might be the perfect option for you. On June 6th join the masses in a 10k or half marathon run along the Ten Mile Range on the paved recreation path. Challenge yourself physically and mentally while taking in some breathtaking views. For more information click here.
  2. Breckenridge Spartan Race: Take a mudrun to a new level with this extreme high elevation beast of a run. Choose between the 3+ mile sprint or the 13+ mile beast. Both courses will leave you dirty, tired and ready to sign up for another. For more information click here.
  3. The Firecracker 50: This 50 mile mountain bike race can be done in teams of two or a team of one for a more intense ride. The Firecracker takes place bright and early on the 4th of July and ends when all riders complete the race. For more information click here.
  4. The Frisco Triathlon: Looking for a triathlon with a spin? The Frisco triathlon is made up of a 3k stand-up-paddle board leg, 15k single track mountain bike leg, and a 5k trail run. This one of a kind race is fun, challenging and can also be done as a team of three. For more information click here.

Summer Countdown

The countdown to summer is on! Let’s take a quick look back at some amazing 2014 memories and get ready for another fantastic summer!

Who else can’t wait for the flowers to start blooming, trails to start drying and more outdoor activities than you can handle?

 

 

Breckenridge Grand Vacations Wins Big at ARDA World 2015

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Breckenridge Grand Vacations – ACE Employer of Choice Award winner

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Nicole Beal – ACE Women on Their Way Award winner

Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) won multiple awards at this year’s ARDA World 2015, the premier gathering for resort development professionals around the world. The awards are a confirmation of BGV’s reputation as one of the most successful independent real estate developers in the world, and as one of the top places to work in Colorado and the industry.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ honors include two of the most prestigious ARDA awards, the ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) awards. BGV won ACE Employer of Choice Award and ACE Women on Their Way Award went to BGV’s Nicole Beal. The ACE awards honor those that have attained the highest level of excellence in the resort industry and whose accomplishments and dedication help spur the industry to new heights.

ARDA Awards recognizing the best nominees in overall professional excellence, outstanding sales accomplishments, product design, marketing and staff were awarded to BGV for:

  • Best Integrated Marketing Campaign – Grand Colorado on Peak 8
  • Best In-House Sales Team
  • Best Video Production – BGV Strider Challenge
  • Best Maintenance Team Member or Manager – Rick Marchiori – Grand Timber Lodge
  • Best Owner/Customer Service Team Member – Eli Yoder

BGV also won silver in the following categories:

  • Human Resources Team  – Human Resources Team
  • Resort Department Manager – Megan Heil – Soothe Spa
  • Technology Project Manager – Rob Catalano
  • Sales Management Executive – Dave McEnery
  • Salesperson In House – Brent Henry
  • Salesperson Traditional Line – Pete O’Neill

The awards were presented Wednesday evening at the Orlando World Center Marriott during the ARDA World 2015 gala awards dinner and presentation.

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View from the Bottom

MikeThe View from the Bottom is Mike Millisor’s monthly letter to all of the stakeholders of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations family of resorts.

We know you love Breckenridge.  It’s hard to imagine a better vacation spot in Colorado – and Colorado has a lot of great vacation spots.  But we know that there are many other wonderful places around the country and the world to explore.  Which highlights another great benefit of vacation ownership – the ability to exchange your week through Interval International for time in one of those other exciting destinations.

We also know, however, that the exchange process can be a bit confusing.  From the start, a number of questions arise:  For how many days and in what season can I get the best value?  What is the best resort in that locale for my family’s needs?  How far ahead must I plan my vacation?  And while Interval International does provide its own telephone staff to assist with the booking process, they are not equipped to walk you through the many details that go into planning a vacation tailored just for you.

As part of our commitment to creating grand vacations for our owners, many years ago we established an internal Interval International Support Team to assist our owners in booking exchange stays, thus becoming one of only a handful of resorts in the industry to offer this kind of owner assistance.

This team of eight Breckenridge Grand Vacations employees knows Interval International and the exchange process inside and out, and have all the tools and connections to find you the perfect fit in that exotic destination.  Many of them have done extensive travel of their own, and they can even help you decide which destination is a good fit for the kinds of activities you enjoy.

Even if you’re not sure if, when or where you want to try your first or fifteenth exchange, give our I.I. Support Team a call at 877-453-4440 and let a true exchange professional help you plan your next out-of-state or out-of-country getaway!

Mike Millisor
GreatVacations@BreckenridgeGrandVacations.com

 

Owners Only

Summer’s just around the corner and we want to hear what your favorite activities are!  Do you love to hike steep mountains, ride tight trails or fish the Blue River? Share a picture and a caption of a treasured Breckenridge summer memory for a chance to win 100 Reward Dollars!

To Enter:

  • Email Brittany at bklaassen@Breckgv.com your best picture and caption or post your picture and caption on the Grand Lodge, Grand Timber, or Gold Point Facebook page.
  • Within 24 hours your picture and caption will be added to the voting page. All pictures with a minimum of 5 votes will be entered into a drawing for 100 Reward Dollars.
  • Reward Dollars can be used towards exhilarating summer activities or lodging reservations! For a full list of what Rewards Dollars can be used for click here.

 

Take a look at other owners favorite 2014-15 Ski Season memories! Congratulations to Roberta Caciari for winning 50 Reward Dollars. This will be added to your owner account.

“I don’t have a picture but it was night time. We were sitting in the hot tub, snow falling and a fox with a long gorgeous tail went strolling right past us. We just watched quietly from the water. Amazing!” – Carmen Darlene

“Skiing on my husband’s birthday and loving it!!! It never gets old. smile emoticon” – Tami Lambie

“Soaking in the outdoor hot tub and watching the skiers going up and down the ski runs… what a wonderful day with my wife…” – John Billecci

“Sitting in the hot tub outside GL7, watching my husband and son coming down the slopes…heaven!!” – Roberta Caciari

“Skiing with my oldest two boys!” – Kimberly Mowat

“When we were skiing down Sawmill and my son flies by me screaming…”that’s what I’m talking about!” It was his 3rd day ever skiing! But already he’s asking to come back to Breck!” – Karen Webster

“Hot tubs!!!” – Dawn Matthews

“Skiing on the first day of the year!” – Ben O’Neal

“Spring skiing at Grand Lodge on Peak 7!” – Brain Love

“My son and I went skiing with another mom and her daughter. After a couple of runs, my son and the other mom went to the black runs. He was so happy to ‘hit the fun stuff’” – Sheila Miller

“First day of vacation, middle, end! Always a Breckenridge Grand Vacation!!” – Belinda Bebo

“First day of vacation, middle, end! Always a Breckenridge Grand Vacation!!” – Belinda Bebo

“My best ski memory ever was taking that first run with my four year old grandson! Pricelesssmile emoticon.” – Michele Lee

“My best ski memory ever was taking that first run with my four year old grandson! Pricelesssmile emoticon.” – Michele Lee

“Family Trips always feel like home at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7.” – Dave Moore

“Family Trips always feel like home at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7.” – Dave Moore

Kristen Clay

“First Mama/Son boarding trip as new owners!” – Kristen Clay

“This Florida girl went to her happy place in January (Breck and GLP7). My toes went from sand to snow!” – Maureen Powell

“This Florida girl went to her happy place in January (Breck and GLP7). My toes went from sand to snow!” – Maureen Powell

“Girlfriends' Spring Break 2015” – Launa Chavez

“Girlfriends’ Spring Break 2015” – Launa Chavez

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Tess Ames

“4pm and last ones on lift ... the mountain was ours!” – Jennifer Rexroat

“4pm and last ones on lift … the mountain was ours!” – Jennifer Rexroat

“Our first week at Breck where we skied as a family! And the cherry on top...the 6 & 8 year old (and their momma) made it down Imperial Bowl!” – Elizabeth O’Hara

“Our first week at Breck where we skied as a family! And the cherry on top…the 6 & 8 year old (and their momma) made it down Imperial Bowl!” – Elizabeth O’Hara

 “It's always a blast at The Grand - we love it” - Pinki Floiwers

“It’s always a blast at The Grand – we love it” – Pinki Floiwers

“Love this place inside and out” - Maryann Bowles

“Love this place inside and out” – Maryann Bowles

“Adults weekend in Breck!” – Lyndsey Hertz

“Adults weekend in Breck!” – Lyndsey Hertz

“Fight snow with snow!!” – Jodie Lee

“Fight snow with snow!!” – Jodie Lee

“Thanksgiving week with my two sons, daughter-in-law and my two grandsons!!!!” – Monica Bishop

“Thanksgiving week with my two sons, daughter-in-law and my two grandsons!!!!” – Monica Bishop

“Being able to bring my brother and his family up with mine!” – Bob Wood

“Being able to bring my brother and his family up with mine!” – Bob Wood

“First time at Grand Timber Lodge. Won't be the last. One of my favorite post ski memories.” – Aimee Golen

“First time at Grand Timber Lodge. Won’t be the last. One of my favorite post ski memories.” – Aimee Golen

Church Rascal

Church Rascal

“Enjoyed another vacation with my wife.” – Brandon Wilson

“Enjoyed another vacation with my wife.” – Brandon Wilson

“It was the afternoon of my first day of ski lessons and I'm pretty sure I broke the palma-lift on the beginners slope, had to ski down the entire way! Needless to say - it was quite an amusing sight. I think I went about 2mph as little kids blew right on past me. I swear I didn't break it - it just happened to stop working the moment I got off. smile emoticon I survived and spent the rest of the week with our son and grandson. Great memories!” – Leslie Gunning-Scofield

“It was the afternoon of my first day of ski lessons and I’m pretty sure I broke the palma-lift on the beginners slope, had to ski down the entire way! Needless to say – it was quite an amusing sight. I think I went about 2mph as little kids blew right on past me. I swear I didn’t break it – it just happened to stop working the moment I got off. smile emoticon I survived and spent the rest of the week with our son and grandson. Great memories!” – Leslie Gunning-Scofield

“Spring skiing and laying out by the hot tubs all in the same day!” – Lori McLean

“Spring skiing and laying out by the hot tubs all in the same day!” – Lori McLean

“My birthday weekend with my son and his best friend. Last ski season with him before he is off to college.” - Lori McLean

“My birthday weekend with my son and his best friend. Last ski season with him before he is off to college.” – Lori McLean

and riding (6 consecutive times) the new Gold Runner Alpine Coaster on Peak 8!!! Can't wait to be back in July for summer activities!!!” – Melody Johnson

“I actually have two….skiing for the first time in 6 years on my two new teflon-and-titanium knees… – Melody Johnson

Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy

Matthew Campanella

Matthew Campanella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Spring Break this year.” – Kara Edwards

“Spring Break this year.” – Kara Edwards birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“3rd ski week as owners - first dog sled adventure. Loved it!” – Debbie Kelleher

“3rd ski week as owners – first dog sled adventure. Loved it!” – Debbie Kelleher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I actually have two....skiing for the first time in 6 years on my two new teflon-and-titanium knees...  – Melody Johnson

and riding (6 consecutive times) the new Gold Runner Alpine Coaster on Peak 8!!! Can’t wait to be back in July for summer activities!!!” – Melody Johnson