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Snow Coach Tour with Nova Guides

Nova

Looking for something different to do when it’s time to rest your ski-weary legs? Nova Guides’ Snow Coach Tour is perfect for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the Rockies in the winter! Travel in warmth and comfort in Nova Guides’ 13-passenger, fully enclosed, heated, four-track vehicle that maneuvers over the snow. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the White River National Forest at historic Camp Hale. Climb to elevations as high as 12,500 feet with panoramic 360-degree vistas and enjoy the pristine beauty of the Colorado Rockies and the Continental Divide.

Nova’s knowledgeable guides will highlight geographic features, including the biggest peaks in Colorado, and educate you on the historic military training of the 10th Mountain Division that trained on these very same trails in the 1940s.

Snow Coach Lunch Tour:

  • 8:30 a.m. departure
  • Two hours of trail time
  • Lunch is included
  • $145 per adults
  • $120 per child (7-12 years)
  • $60 per child (6 and younger)

Snow Coach Midday Lunch Tour:

  • 11:00 a.m. departure
  • Two hours of trail time
  • Lunch is included
  • $145 per adults
  • $120 per child (7-12 years)
  • $60 per child (6 and younger)

Snow Coach Afternoon Tour:

  • 1:30 p.m. departure
  • Two hours of trail time
  • $130 per adults
  • $110 per child (7-12 years)
  • $55 per child (6 and younger)

Contact your Activities Coordinators at activities@breckenridgegrandvacations.com for more information or to book your trip today!

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Fat Biking

Summit County is full of activities to keep you moving throughout the year. In Breckenridge, fat bikes can keep you riding no matter how much snow there is! Fat bikes have oversized tires that give the bike more surface area and grip on unstable surfaces such as snow, mud or sand. Whether you’re a first timer or a biking enthusiast, fat bikes can be a new thrill on an old concept.

Breckenridge is home to world-class mountain biking trails, many of them accessible to winter recreationists looking to hang up their skis for a day and experience the exhilaration of fat biking. Many local shops, such as Breck Bike Guides, offer half-day or full-day independent fat bike rentals. They will advise you on which trails to try them out on, or you can plan a custom tour and they will lead the way.

For the adventurous spirit looking for a unique fat-biking experience, Ridden offers fat-bike excursions to the Broken Compass Brewery or Breckenridge Distillery. Enjoy a 3.5-mile downhill ride on a carbon-fiber fat bike to either location, and then learn about brewing or distilling as you tour the facility and enjoy a libation. When you’re ready, Ridden will provide return transportation back into town.

PRICES

Breck Bike Guides:

  • Half-day rental: $45
  • Full-day rental: $65
  • Tours: $35 per hour + $10 per hour per additional person

Avalanche Sports:

  • Full-day rental: $55
  • Multi-day rental: $50 per day

Ridden:

  • Half-day rental: $59.99
  • Full-day Rental: $79.99
  • Breckenridge Beer and Distillery Tour: $60 with advanced booking

For more information on fat biking, please contact your Activities Coordinators at activities@breckenridgegrandvacations.com.

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World Water Day

Did you know that less than one percent of the Earth’s water is available for human use? In celebration of World Water Day, March 22, Breckenridge Grand Vacations invites you to participate in a few water-conserving habits.

  • One of the biggest actions you can take to help conserve water is to install a WaterSense toilet. The EPA estimates that a home’s main source of water use comes from toilets, which account for nearly 30 percent of a home’s water consumption! By replacing an old inefficient toilet with a WaterSense one, you can save 20 to 60 percent in water consumption or over 10,000 gallons a year!
  • Another way you can help conserve water is simply turning off your tap when you brush your teeth. This simple action can save up to eight gallons of water a day and over 200 gallons per month!
  • Last, on your next Grand vacation in Breckenridge, sign up for your resort’s Sustainable Stay program. This resource conservation program invites all guests to participate in Breckenridge Grand Vacations conservation efforts. One green habit guests will practice is towel reuse. By reusing towels, guests will help conserve water by reducing the amount of linens that are sent to the laundry.

Bonus Sustainable Stay tip: Be sure you visit your resort’s EZH2O water refill station as well! These stations do more than conserve water, they fill your water bottles three times faster than a traditional drinking fountain and reduce the number of plastic water bottles that end up in the landfill.

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Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta

The Grand Luxxe is part of the Interval International (II) network and part of the BGV II resort highlight series. 

We are in the heart of winter and, although many of us are still praying to Uller for snow, some of us are dreaming of warmer climates. Perhaps because there’s nothing better than a quick getaway to a beach far removed from the single-digit temperatures of your morning commute. To answer our call for a warm sun and fresh margarita, allow us to introduce to you the Grand Luxxe in Nuevo Vallarta.

You certainly can’t go wrong with reserving a room at the Grand Luxxe. Recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award, the Grand Luxxe is the apex of comfort and opulence, built along the Ameca River and hidden amid the Sierra Madres. There you will find excellent views from one of the nine towers of accommodations and pools. Would you like to float through a lazy river that winds through the resort? They have that covered. Do you need a water slide for your little ones? Yep, covered. Or would you like to soak and relax and
take in the surroundings? Then try the serenity of one of their rooftop pools.

It doesn’t stop there, either, for the resort also has a plethora of activities you can participate in, including paddle boarding, salsa lessons and water volleyball. Additionally, there are two golf courses to test your swing. Finally, when it comes to dining you’ll have options from seven five-star restaurants to casual and in-room dining options. So next time you need to escape from the grind of winter, remember the Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta and add some fun in the sun to your vacation.

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View from the Bottom

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

I can’t believe it’s been just over one year since we opened our newest resort. And now, the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 has truly built its reputation as a “grand slam” for our many owners and guests who have had the pleasure of experiencing this unique resort.

Every time I walk around this property, I am reminded of the vision we had so many years ago when we introduced the first member of our resort family: Gold Point Resort. Guests now walking through the halls at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 are some of the happiest people in town – and I know why! It’s because there is no better location in Breckenridge — slopeside — to really experience the best that Breckenridge has going on in the winter. Once guests leave the ski lockers, it is just steps to the lift line. The deck seating has plenty of nooks for guests to settle into for picnics or just plain lounging, as well as arguably the best views back over Baldy Mountain and the Continental Divide.

Wherever you own with us, be sure to stop by and treat yourself to a meal at Grand Colorado’s restaurant, Robbie’s Tavern, named after my brother and former partner. It has become one of those types of restaurants where “they always know your name” and you, too, will feel right at home while dining at Robbie’s. In addition, be sure to carve some time out to enjoy the Infinity Spa — arguably one of the most luxuriously appointed spas in the area — and I have seen my fair share.

We are truly in the smile business, and we are committed to making every BGV vacation experience the best you’ve ever had. If you would like to explore ownership at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8, call us at 866-423-6974 to set up a tour. I’d love to show you around and tell you what else is happening in the spring and in Building 3.

Mike Millisor
GrandVacations@BreckenridgeGrandVacations.com

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Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Property Information

Greetings from Breckenridge! We hope everyone had a chance to visit Breckenridge recently to enjoy all the snow we received in January and that you are eagerly awaiting more snow in February. All the snowfall in January has helped Breckenridge Ski Resort open additional terrain across the mountain and currently 80 percent of the mountain is […]