Letter from the General Manager

Greetings from your home in Breckenridge!

Ski season is once again underway in the Colorado high country! The lifts began turning at Arapahoe Basin on Friday, October 13, with Loveland joining the fun on October 20. With the cooperation of the weather, Breckenridge Ski Resort will begin operations for the winter on November 10! New for this season is a six-person chairlift on Peak 10, which increases capacity by 25 percent. The ski resort has also made an investment in its non-skiing operations and will continue to operate elements of the Epic Discovery Park throughout the winter.

With opening day just around the corner, now is the time to think about lift access for any winter trips to Breckenridge you might have planned. If you are coming for a week-long ski trip, we suggest you consider a season pass. Passes are on sale until November 19, so act quickly before they are gone! Different options with varying restrictions are available from $559 to $899 for an adult. The Epic Pass at $899 offers unlimited access to all of Vail Resorts’ North American ski resorts and is a perfect option if you are also considering multiple trips around the world! The Summit Value pass is a more economical option at $559 but does have restricted days at Breckenridge centered around the different holidays.

If you miss the window for buying a pass or are only considering more limited days, discounted lift tickets can be secured by purchasing them online in advance of your trip—the further ahead you purchase, the better the pricing. Purchasing three or four days at a time also helps reduce the daily cost. If you have any questions, the Grand Timber Lodge Concierge is here to help and can be reached at 970-547-3612.

As snow begins to accumulate, we hope that you will be able to join us for Day Use or Bonus Time to enjoy some turns on the mountain!

Here are a few things happening around the resort:

  • Christy Sports will resume winter operations November 10, coinciding with the opening of the mountain. They offer a ski valet service for owners, overnight tunes and a full-service rental selection.
  • As part of the ongoing biannual deep cleans, the woodwork throughout the units is being conditioned with very positive results!
  • The parking spaces in the garages and across the property have been restriped with a high-visibility paint. A few tight spaces have been realigned to ensure appropriate spacing as well.
  • Thank you to all who joined us for our annual meeting, which was hosted at Beaver Run Resort on Saturday, October 21. Mark your calendar for October 20, 2018, for the 2018 annual meeting.

Along with changes around the resort, there were recently some changes to the Bonus Time policy. The process of reserving Bonus Time at Grand Timber Lodge has been simplified in an effort to offer a more owner-friendly experience. Based on availability, you can now reserve weekday Bonus Time 30 days in advance! Weekdays are defined as Sunday through Thursday nights. Weekend Bonus Time rates are available 14 days in advance for Friday and Saturday nights and are also subject to availability.

In addition, Bonus Time rates have been raised due to the increased operational expenses incurred during each stay. It has been several years since the last Bonus Time rate increase, and these changes help to keep your HOA dues lower. The chart below outlines the new Bonus Time rates, excluding fees and taxes.

Rates do not include
taxes and fees
Spring, Fall, Summer
Spring, Fall, Summer
Winter Weekday Winter Weekend
Studio  $69.00 $79.00 $89.00 $109.00
Kitchenette $79.00 $89.00 $99.00 $119.00
One-Bedroom $89.00 $99.00 $109.00 $129.00
Two-Bedroom $109.00 $119.00 $129.00 $149.00
Three-Bedroom $129.00 $149.00 $189.00 $229.00

Josh Stuhr
General Manager, Grand Timber Lodge