Letter from the General Manager
Greetings from your home in Breckenridge! Our winter season is off to a fantastic start. We received over 100” of fresh snow before Thanksgiving, which allowed us to open terrain on Peaks 8 and 9 for the holiday. We have our fingers crossed for this early trend to continue and for a memorable winter season!
To get into the full holiday spirit, join us December 8 for the “Lighting of Breckenridge,” “Holiday Dog Parade” and, our favorite, the “Race of the Santas”! The day starts with a festive parade of dogs at 3:45 p.m., with canines of all types helping celebrate the festivities as they march downtown. Following the parade, participants in the “Reindeer Run” (open to all kids under 12) get decked out in free reindeer antlers before they rush down Main Street to the cheers of hundreds of spectators. After the “reindeer” lead the way, Santa Clauses of ages 13 and up will walk, skip, jog or spring down the six-block course, with prizes going to the race winners. The evening wraps up with the truly spectacular “Lighting of Breckenridge,” when a town official turns on the decorative lights for the season!
With the great start to our snow season, the Snowflake and Sawmill trails are open, and the conditions are terrific! These two trails offer ski-in access to Grand Timber Lodge, with the Snowflake trail passing near Buildings 1 through 4 and the Sawmill trail returning to Christy Sports. These trails feature entirely natural snowfall. While they can have variable conditions throughout the year, they are in fabulous shape early this year!
Of course, we would be remiss not to tell you of the upcoming grand opening of the Stinky Boot Saloon! “The Boot” will feature a fun après ski theme and will pay homage to the early days of skiing. The leather ski boots, antique wooden skis and other vintage paraphernalia on display will prompt thoughts of what it must have been like when the fastest lift was a rope-tow, when “carving” a ski literally meant creating it from wood, and when people lounged in their (non-Smart) wool socks around the chalet’s fireplace. The Boot’s menu will please all ages, and, of course, owners will receive a special discount!
Here is a peek of what’s been happening at GTL:
- Engineering has built some custom decks at the end of the pools. These will be a great spot to relax and enjoy the sun during the warmer summer months. We look forward to complementing these decks with new pool area furniture in the spring!
- We are excited to tell you about the new Day Use Room for our owners. Located at the site of the previous Lodgepole General Store, the new room features easy access to the restaurant and locker rooms. Please stop by and enjoy this new space on your next visit!
- Construction in the Fitness Center, Restaurant and Activities Center is progressing. They are getting near their opening dates! Stay tuned on Facebook as we announce specific openings for these great new amenities.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions on how to make Grand Timber Lodge a better place for you and your family. Please send ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration!
Grand Timber Lodge, General Manager