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Kristen ClayTime seems to be something that there is never enough of. It goes too quickly, it goes too slowly, and you can’t get it back. We are always working on how to maximize our time, manage it, or pass it.

Vacations are the perfect way to take a break, rejuvenate, and make unforgettable memories, but they too are susceptible to time. Why does it always seem as though vacations take forever to arrive, but go by at the speed of light?

We want to know how you make the most of every fun-filled vacation moment. Do you plan ahead, book in advance, make a schedule, or have other time-saving tips? For a chance to win 25 Reward Dollars, what are your tips and tricks to get the most out of your time in Breckenridge?

For a chance to win 25 Reward Dollars, what are your tips and tricks to get the most out of your time in Breckenridge?

We had many well-deserving people nominated for the ‘Tis The Season Of Giving Giveaway. Picking a winner was not an easy task, but we are excited to keep spreading holiday cheer by giving a week of lodging away. Below is the nomination letter* for our winner.

“My niece and her husband are deserving of a vacation in the near future. Newly married and new parents, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis about five years ago. Although this is a debilitating disease, her attitude and resolve to deal with her illness is nothing short of remarkable. Shortly after her diagnosis, her husband lost his mom to cancer. My niece is determined to live her life with her husband to the fullest. We celebrate the birth of their son and her positive outlook on life in spite of her disease. Over the last few years our family has participated in a 50-mile challenge walk to raise funds for research into the causes of MS. Because of her, countless others have benefited from her determination. Please consider this young couple for a well-deserved vacation.”

Thank you to all who entered the ‘Tis the Season of Giving Giveaway!

*All names were removed in an effort to respect the privacy of the nominee.

10 replies
  1. Renae says:

    Realize that it is okay to have down time in the room or pool, you don’t need to ski everyday or go down to town every day. We meal plan and decide what meals we will have in the unit and how many we want to do somewhere in town. Finally, we plan one big activity and let the rest fall into place as the week (days) progress.

  2. Mike says:

    Have individual bags packed for each persons ski gear keeps items organized and ready to go when a nice powder day comes along. It also alleviates lost gear and misplaced items.

  3. Peggy says:

    Be flexible. Sometimes mountain weather can be tricky, and what you thought you wanted to do isn’t going to be available because of bad weather. There’s so much to do around Breckenridge. If you start with a list of things you want to do, you can move them around based on the day and the weather.

  4. Daniel says:

    For my wife and I our time in Breck is not planned…yes, we book a year out, but when we get to GL7, it’s “brains off” and relax. Theater nights and casual dining makes our time one of total relaxation. With all the things to do on and around the property, no need to venture out…but, if we feel it, there is always a great time to be had in town.

  5. Teddie says:

    Our time in Breckenridge is about not being in a hurry. We do like to get there as early as possible and leave as late as we can from our time there. Walking to and from town often works best for us, although we love the shuttle. We often check in with staff to ask questions about for example, where are best trials for wild flower viewing. The trick for us, is to enjoy the moment.

  6. Susan says:

    Throw out the schedule! Give options for fun that day and draw the whole family in on it! Let them decide what they would like to do that day. Eat a late breakfast and head out one day. Eat breakfast out and go from there. Enjoy a drive around the area and other ski resorts. Breckenridge is a really great place to see and there is so much to choose from to fill up your days there.

  7. Jenna says:

    If you have young kids (10 and under), the Children’s Museum in town is
    wonderful! We can spend 2-3 hours there easily. Other favorites on our list include ice skating (make sure to call ahead because hockey tournaments often mean the rink is closed to the public), a visit to the legendary crepe stand in town (worth the wait) and people forget about the community theater in Breck but it is great! We saw The Music Man there and the actors
    were great, the music was fun and the singing was delightful. We love Breck!

  8. Michelle says:

    My tip would be to plan things ahead of time as excursions can book out if you are look if to leave the property. The activities desk is always a great place to call and get recommendations and ideas. This goes for booking the theater at Peak 7… they are a popular place to go after a long day of skiing.

  9. Judy says:

    I am arriving for my first time in early February and probably will be traveling alone. Is there a way to find others to ski with?

    • Breckenridge Grand Vacations says:

      Hello Judy,
      We would recommend taking a look at meetup.com or booking a ski lesson with Breckenridge Ski Resort. You could also look at doing a guided snowshoe hike with the Grand Colorado Activities department or another one of their on-property activities to meet some other guests during your stay.

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