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Breckenridge celebrates Ullr Fest Jan. 11-14

January 10, 2017 — This year, Ullr Fest will celebrate 54 years with fat biking, a parade, bonfire and the World’s Longest Shot Ski, on Jan. 11-14. Viking hats will adorn the heads of skiers and snowboarders during the multi-day event in Breckenridge, as more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts […]

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Retrofitted: ‘Snow Beach’ gets back to the retro roots of a multi-billion dollar snowboard industry

January 10, 2017 — Want more Retrofitted? Read on for the best Christmas gift a young Summit County local opened: an original Snurfer in 1966. It’s like browsing through stills from an old-school MTV broadcast, if snowboarders had been famous enough for music videos back then. There’s Jeffy Anderson […]

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Quandary: Who is Ullr?

January 7, 2017 — Dear Quandary, Who is Ullr? Was he the founder of No Shave November? Or the first to adorn a hat with horns? Probably not, but Marvel fans can still rejoice! The great Ullr comes from a blended family, according to Norse mythology; he is the […]

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This week in Summit County history: Redmen and Pocahontas lodges install new officers and feast

December 31, 2016 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Jan. 1–6, 1917. Kiowa tribe, Improved Order of Redmen and Sacaweja council, Daughter of Pocahontas, held a joint installation of officers Thursday evening and celebrated the occasion with […]

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Quandary: Treating altitude sickness

December 31, 2016 — Dear Quandary, What causes altitude sickness and what can I do about it? Altitude sickness, or mountain sickness, as it’s sometimes called, is what happens when you go up in elevation to quickly causing your body to prioritize what needs the air most. Common symptoms […]

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Winter fly-fishing on the chilly Blue River (video)

December 30, 2016 — After 40 combined years of angling, local guides Freddy Santen and Chip Swanson hardly feel the Rocky Mountain chill when the fishing is good. “I just like being out on the rivers,” said Santen, a longtime local and veteran fly-fishing guide of 18 years, before […]

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New Year’s Eve activities in Breckenridge, Keystone, Dillon, Frisco

December 28, 2016 — There are many ways to spend the holiday season in Summit County, from outdoor activities to cozying up to a fire at a favorite après ski spot. Whether you’re in town just for the week, or have family visiting from another state, the Summit Daily […]

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Learning to fly: Acro yoga in snowy downtown Breck (photos and video)

December 28, 2016 — Don’t underestimate the power of touch. And laughter. And balancing on the soles of a stranger’s feet under the warm winter sun in a mining town turned ski town. (Click photo to read the full story, see video)

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Quandary: To ski or to snowshoe?

December 24, 2016 — Dear Quandary, Do you burn more calories downhill skiing, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing? Anything that gets your butt away from Netflix and the couch is bound to help, but certain activities do expend more energy than others. So if you’re looking to pack the most […]

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150 furry coworkers: The hidden life of a Breckenridge dogsled guide

December 23, 2016 — On a stunning December morning, our small group of amateur dogsledders met with Courtney Donald, a guide at Good Times Adventures in Breckenridge, for a few hours sliding around on fresh, soft snow with huskies that live to run. (Click photo above to read full […]

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5 winter sports on the cheap

December 22, 2016 — This holiday season, Vail Resorts announced the priciest single-day lift tickets in the company’s history: $179 at the window for an adult pass at Vail Mountain, $161 for the same at Breckenridge and $136 for Keystone. That’s an increase of nearly $50 at Vail over […]

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Church services, serene holiday activities around Breckenridge

December 22, 2016 — The days and weeks leading up to the holidays can often be a whirlwind of activity. There may be plans to coordinate with friends and relatives, and work projects to finish up. If we are traveling, there are hotel reservations to organize, flights to confirm, […]

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This week in Summit County history: Women may act as jurors

December 22, 2016 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Dec. 19–23. An amendment to the state law which would permit women to serve on juries in bootlegging cases has been suggested as a remedy for the condition […]

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Quandary: The benefits of the Eisenhower Tunnel fire suppression system

December 17, 2016 — Dear Quandary, Now that the new fire suppression system has been completed and tested at Eisenhower/Johnston Tunnel, will the fuel trucks that have been driving Loveland Pass use the tunnel? Keep up the great work. Thanks, A faithful daily reader Let’s see if I can […]

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Colorado history: The story of Barney Ford

December 17, 2016 — Maintained by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance (BHA) as a museum, the Barney Ford Victorian House sits at a prime location on Washington and Main streets. In the high season, the renovated historic home sometimes draws up to 100 visitors in a single day. Several rooms […]

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Myla Rose Saloon opens in Lodge on the Blue (formerly Skier’s Edge) south of Breckenridge

December 9, 2016 — At 5.5 miles south of Breckenridge, the lodge formerly known as Skier’s Edge doesn’t see the bustle of Main Street. But its location right off Highway 9 at the base of Mount Quandary was one of the property’s selling points. “I looked at the area […]

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Best of 2017 ski gear from Freeride Systems, Zeal Optics, Native Eyewear, Phunkshun Wear and more

October 13, 2016 — Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part pre-season gear guide for skiers and snowboarders. Read on for Day One with Colorado skis and Day Two for Colorado snowboards and splitboards. You’ve bought a new board, bindings and boots. You even splurged for the […]

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Dear Quandary…

September 29, 2016 — Dear Quandary, I’m preparing for winter, but I don’t get the I-70 traction or chain laws. Can you explain? Thanks, Keith Well Keith, you’re preparing — that puts you ahead of most of the crazies that will be heading up I-70 this winter, so thanks […]

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Breckenridge Bike Guide: X10U8 trail (video)

September 29, 2016 — SUMMIT COUNTY — French Gulch might as well be a mountain-bike playground. Running smack through the middle of this MTB wonderland is X10U8, a wonderfully fast and endlessly fun section of singletrack nestled between French Gulch Road and the Minnie Mine trail. At 0.75 miles […]

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Brilliant yellows, hungry browns: Summit County fly-fishing in autumn

September 29, 2016 — The day was almost too perfect. On a sunny, bright, brilliant morning in the thick of Alma autumn, Jon and Donna Ventura of Los Alamos, New Mexico, were standing on the marshy banks of the South Platte River (Middle Fork) trying to perfect their fly-fishing […]

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