View from the Bottom

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

Come Have One on Us!

Happy fall! Can you believe ski season in Breckenridge is only one month away? Yikes! Where does the time go? It was right about this time last year that we realized we weren’t getting enough quality time with our owners—so we decided to do something about it. With that, Owner/Developer Happy Hour came into being.

Every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m., you’ll find me (Mike Dudick) behind the Lobby Bar at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 mixing drinks and hobnobbing with our owners and guests. It’s a blast! And, when he’s in town, you likely find Mike Millisor on the other side of the bar, cheerfully chatting people up and sharing stories with everyone. And even better…your first drink is on us!

During each Happy Hour, we have nearly 100 owners from all our properties stop by for libations and conversation. It’s such a fun way for us to get to know you. We’ve heard so many great stories, and we love being able to interact with everyone in such a laidback setting. We often hear about connections between our owners and Cleveland, Ohio (where Mike and Rob grew up), as well as Kansas City, my old stomping grounds. It’s almost uncanny!

Whenever we take the opportunity to thank you for being a part of the BGV family, it comes back to us in spades. The gratitude we receive from our owners for their being able to share their vacation home and the fun of Breckenridge with family and friends is truly humbling for us. It makes us want to work even harder to make all our properties the absolute best they can be. Since we began our Owner/Developer Happy Hour over twelve months ago, Mondays have become my favorite workday.

While at Happy Hour, our owners also get to meet other company leaders. These include members of our Executive and Lead Teams and GC8’s General Manager, Jason Bretz, who gives his all every day to help ensure we create Grand Vacations for you.

So, if you still haven’t come to the Lobby Bar at GC8 for Owner/Developer Happy Hour Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m., we really hope to see you there in the near future. It’s such a fun and spirited time (no pun intended), and we’d love a chance to get to know you better. Please be sure to stop by the next time you’re in Breckenridge.

Until then, cheers!

Mike and Mike

PS:  A little trivia for you: While he’s known for his success in marketing and for being the CEO and a BGV Owner/Developer, few people know that Mike Dudick is an ace behind the bar. Much to his parents’ dismay, he attended two weeks of bartending college after graduating from KU, did a stint at Benihana in Florida, and then, after arriving in Breckenridge in 1988, spent a year bartending at Adams St. Grill in Breckenridge (now CB & Potts). Shortly thereafter, he started his advertising and publishing company. What can we say? Mike, you’ve come a long way, baby!

Related Articles


All-Inclusive Resorts

Have you started looking into possible destinations for your 2019 Christmas and New Year’s vacation yet? If not, this is a perfect time to plan your winter escape to somewhere warm where you can relax on a nice beach. Caribbean Islands, a…

Dog Sledding

Looking for a new adventure? Dog sledding in the high country offers an exciting experience for the whole family! Whether you mush a dog team right here in Breck with Good Times Adventures or you venture out to Alpine Adventures in the Leadville…

Owner Week Trade Forum

Not able to use your owner week? Please remember that owners have several options available if they cannot use their reserved time in any given year. One great option is to swap weeks with another owner via the online Owner Weeks Trade Forum,…
, ,

Snowmobile Tours

Feeling adventurous? Try snowmobiling with White Mountain Snowmobile Tours or Nova Guides! White Mountain Snowmobile Tours offers both a prospector tour and a high-performance tour. Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly or…
, ,

Marriott's Grande Vista

Spring Break is two months away, and the kids will need something to do. Orlando, Florida, is by far one of the hottest vacation spots, especially if you’re looking to entertain the entire family. There are so many attractions and activities…

Two Below Zero Dinner Sleigh Rides

Looking for a perfect way to cap off a day of skiing and boarding? Sign up at the Activities Coordinator for a Dinner Sleigh Ride with Two Below Zero and enjoy a mountain experience you’ll never forget!

Green Tip

If you live in a part of the country with cold winters, you probably already know about the benefits a humidifier can provide for your skin and your respiratory health. But you may not be aware that using a humidifier can also help reduce your…
, , ,

Breck Escape Rooms

Looking for a thrilling, challenging, and exhilarating family activity? Make your way over to one of Breckenridge’s escape rooms for a heart-pounding race against the clock. Teamwork, problem solving, and quick thinking will be the only tools…