Breckenridge Grand Vacations owner dies while on tour of Nepal

Greg Ellison

Rob Millisor, co-founder of Breckenridge Grand Vacations, died Oct. 8 while on a philanthropic visit to the earthquake-impacted area of Nepal. He was 51.

Grand Vacations issued a statement saying that Millisor was hiking in idyllic weather when he felt ill, laid down to rest and then passed away. Millisor was traveling with Dr. C. Louis Perrinjaquet, a Breckenridge resident who operates Doctors Of The World.

Lured to Breckenridge in 1986 by his brother Mike Millisor, Rob Millisor abandoned plans of becoming a secondary school teacher and football coach when he became involved with running the pair’s first resort, Gold Point.

After 12 years at Gold Point Resorts, the brothers began to develop the Grand Timber Lodge in 1998.

After a successful $300 million sell out of Grand Timber in 2007, the brothers started development of their third resort, the Grand Lodge on Peak 7. In 2014, the $320 million sell out of Grand Lodge was completed.

Following this, the Breckenridge Grand Vacations fourth venture, the Grand Colorado on Peak 8, was launched.

Known for his community involvement, Rob Millisor served as chairman of the Breckenridge Resort Chamber Board and had also been a Breckenridge Town Council member.

At the time of his passing, Rob Millisor was on the executive committee of the Summit Foundation and also was a member of the Childrens Hospital Colorado Board of Trustees.

John Buhler, Breckenridge Ski Resort COO and VP, issued a statement after learning of Millisor’s passing, noting the extensive professional and personal contributions Millisor made to the community.

“The senior team here at Breck is shocked and profoundly saddened by the sudden death of our friend and colleague, Rob Millisor,” he wrote. “Rob’s philanthropic impact alone has been unequaled locally, both through the generous charitable giving by Breckenridge Grand Vacations and his local service with the Summit Foundation. Millisor demonstrated a commitment to this community both in words and actions, including his years of leadership on town council.”

“The Breckenridge Ski Resort family and all of us at Vail Resorts would like to extend our heart-felt sympathies to his family, brother Mike and the entire Breckenridge Grand Vacations family,” he continued.

Kim Dykstra, public information officer for Breckenridge, also issued a statement when the news came to light on Oct. 9, noting that the community lost a great human being.

“My heart and healing light goes to his loving wife, their beautiful children, the entire Millisor family, his business partner, the Breckenridge Grand Vacations family, and all the many, many people Rob touched in so many ways,” she wrote. “Please pray for them and hold them in your hearts.”

He is survived by his wife Amy and children Claire and Grady.

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