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Interval International: Charity Weeks

Do you have one or more weeks on your Interval International account that you won’t be able to use? Sometimes, our lives get busy and it becomes difficult to take multiple vacations every year. But, did you know that you can donate your week to a charitable organization?

Breckenridge Grand Vacations partners with several different charities that are constantly looking for donations in hopes of making grand vacations for those in need!

Donating to a charity is a fantastic way to put expiring Interval vacation weeks to good use. All you need to do is contact our Interval International Support Department and let us know that you’d like to donate your week(s). Breckenridge Grand Vacations has generously offered to cover all exchange fees for charity weeks, so there are no out-of-pocket costs to you (unless your week is set to expire within 60 days). Some of the many charities we work with include:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
  • The Lauren Project
  • Wounded Warrior Foundation

To get more information on donating your week, you may either give us a call or send us an email at bgvcharityproject@breckgv.com. Our office is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time at 877-453-4440.

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.

The BGV family knows just how important it is to relax and have fun while on vacation, because like you, we think those are two of the big reasons for going away. Right? That’s exactly why we put so much thought and planning into the amenities we bring to you at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8.

When the first phase of Building 1 opened last December, these amenities also opened:

  • An indoor/outdoor aquatics area that includes:
    • Two swimming pools
    • Children’s pool
    • Waterslide
    • Four outdoor hot tubs
    • One indoor hot tub
  • Robbie’s Tavern at the Bergenhof (aptly named after the beloved Rob Millisor)

If you haven’t yet been to Robbie’s with its indoor and outdoor seating (including a front-row view of the action on the slopes), the atmosphere is uplifting and the food is delicious—just how Rob would have wanted it.

With much anticipation throughout the springtime and an all-hands-on-deck approach, this summer we opened the centerpiece of GC8—the Grand Lobby and its adjacent amenities:

  • The Lobby Bar, with a plethora of seating, big screen TVs, and CEO Mike Dudick mixing your drinks at happy hour every Monday from 4-6 p.m.!
  • Fitness Center, with state-of-the-art cardio and resistance machines, free weights and a view of the mountains across the valley.
  • Infinity Spa, with a full menu of massages and body treatments, a nail salon and a spacious grotto for getting into your true relaxation zone.
  • Family Fun Center to entertain you and your kids for hours!
  • Private movie theaters (for more hours of entertainment).
  • Peak Eight Market, for your sundry needs.
  • Additional Day Use parking.
  • A spacious outdoor grilling area (opening by winter).

And there are still more amenities to come! Those of you who have already been to the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 likely saw the preparation work for the foundation of Building 3 (slated to open in the fall of 2020). When completed, Building 3 will have an outdoor ice rink, coffee shop, more pools and hot tubs, another movie theater, more day use parking, and a rooftop seating area and observation deck for taking in all the beauty of the Rocky Mountain landscape.

In addition, Building 3 will include a Vail Resorts Ski School (for children and adults), ticket office, and a 5,000 square foot rental and retail shop. The convenient location of these will be outstanding for our owners!

Along with the rest of the BGV family, I look forward to seeing you in Breckenridge, enjoying everything that your vacation home offers. And, regardless of where you are an owner, be sure to stop by the GC8 Lobby Bar for Monday’s happy hour so we can raise a toast with you!

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View from the Bottom

New Artwork at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8! Those of you who have been owners with us for a long time know that with each resort we’ve built, we have increased the range of amenities and services to accommodate your needs. We strive to make our resorts the best they can possibly be, to […]

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9th Annual BGV “Adopt-A-Trail” Projects!

We invite you to join Breckenridge Grand Vacations staff members for our 9th Annual Trail Maintenance Project.  Working with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, each year BGV “adopts” a section of a local trail in need of repair and maintenance. We also encourage our staff to participate in philanthropic efforts like this by offering 24 […]

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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.

It’s just a few days away! This Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m., walkers and runners will take their first steps in the Second Annual Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk in Breckenridge. We are looking to top last year’s crowd, when more than 1,000 walkers participated to honor my late brother Rob, who passed away in 2015, and to raise more than $201,000 for heart health research and awareness.

If you were able to join us last year, I don’t have to remind you of the tremendous energy and goodwill that permeated Carter Park and the streets and trails of Breckenridge. If you weren’t able to join us, I can only encourage you to come up this Saturday to see for yourself. It was an amazing testament to the power of family, and to BGV’s commitment to family. Almost no one showed up alone. BGV owners brought their families; employees brought their roommates and friends. And lots of people brought their dogs!

For those of you who are new to the Breckenridge Grand Vacations family, my brother Rob was an apparently healthy, vital man of 51. Just the previous spring he had completed the Boston Marathon in a very respectable time. Yet he passed away suddenly from undiagnosed heart disease. Had he known of his condition, it could have been treated with a readily accessible medication.

My partner, Mike Dudick, and I, as well as the entire community, decided that we wanted to do something to help prevent this tragedy for other families. We instituted what we intend to be an annual event both to honor Rob and to contribute to ongoing research to prevent and treat heart disease.

So please join us! Registration for this year’s event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Carter Park. The 5k trail run will start at 10:00 a.m.; walkers will start the 5k trail walk shortly afterward, at 10:15, and the one-mile town route will open at 10:30 a.m. There is no parking at Carter Park, so event parking will be at the South Gondola Lot, located just south of the BreckConnect Gondola. Shuttles will take participants to and from Carter Park, or participants are welcome to walk to the Park, a distance of less than a mile.

And we’ll take good care of you when you get here. Participants receive an event T-shirt and commemorative gifts, morning snacks and a heart healthy lunch. There will be live entertainment, booths with information on heart health, prize giveaways and children’s activities. There’s something for everyone!

One hundred percent of every dollar received at this event will be contributed to the Rob Millisor Heart Health Fund at the Summit Foundation to support heart health programs, education and research. What more could you ask? Food, exercise, fun and camaraderie while contributing to a great cause – not to mention a great excuse for a trip to the mountains on an early summer day. Information and pre-registration (open through Thursday, June 8) may be found here, but walk-in registration will also be available on the day of the event.

I hope you’ll decide to include us in your weekend plans. I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.

Owners Only

It’s finally summertime in the high country! The kids are out of school and the options of things to do are endless. Between the Peak 8 Fun Park, rafting, hiking, and biking, there is never enough time in the day to do everything.

For a chance to win 25 Reward Dollars, what is your go-to summer activity in Summit County?