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.

Happy New Year, Everyone!

We hope you and your loved ones had a great holiday season and are looking forward to a GRAND 2019! We certainly are. Breckenridge has been buzzing with activity as owners and guests from around the globe help kick off the New Year by spending time on the slopes and trails, in the pools and hot tubs, and around town enjoying some of Breck’s favorite hot spots. It’s great to see everyone so energized by all there is to do at this time of year.

This week, Ullr Fest is upon us, and it’s time to pay homage to the fabled Norse god of snow, who, by the way, has been very, very good to us already in 2019! Breckenridge has a long-standing tradition of celebrating Ullr. The annual festival began in 1963. Over the decades, it has featured all sorts of Ullr-invoking events, and some of them are still with us today, including the entertaining—albeit slightly irreverent—Ullr Parade down Main Street, the Ullr Bonfire and the Ullr Ice Plunge (yes, every bit as cold as it sounds). We know those of you here this week and weekend will have great fun at these goings-on.

Because Ullr has been such a fixture in Breckenridge culture, we decided to include him as part of ours at BGV. Last year, we collaborated with Breckenridge Creative Arts (the local arts council) to send out a “call to artists” for sculptors to submit preliminary design proposals for a large Ullr sculpture. The statue will be a permanent fixture on the slopeside plaza of Building 3 at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8. Over several months, we received 143 proposals from amazing artists around the country and even from Europe. After many meetings to discuss the proposals, we narrowed the candidates down to three and invited them to Breckenridge. We are really excited because two of them will join us this week for Ullr Fest. What a great way for them to get a sense of the local excitement around this iconic symbol of winter. We’ll meet the third candidate next month. After that, they’ll each submit a design, and we will make our final selection.

By the summer of 2020, the new Ullr sculpture will be gracing the base of the Peak 8 ski area. In the winters that follow, we hope he will bring us an abundance of that white gold that keeps us smiling all season. Meanwhile, we wish you all a healthy, prosperous and fun 2019 and hope to see you back in Breckenridge soon.


Mike and Mike

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  1. Eugenia Graves says:

    I am love the new furniture but not the fact that the TV is above the mantel. You can get a crick in the neck trying to watch it. Or you have to lay back in a recliner. Not a good idea. The other improvements look good. We are in GrandTimber room 6109. We always enjoy our ski week. The shuttle is a great perk.
    Eugenia Graves

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