Take a Break at Soothe Day Spa

Soothe Spa at Grand lodge on Peak 7Next time you are in Breckenridge and you find yourself a little tired and sore after a hard day’s activities or looking for a little “me time” check out the Soothe Day Spa located at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7. Come experience the refined luxury that is the Soothe Day Spa. You will be calmed and relaxed from the moment you walk into the reception area and waiting room. Take a little time to rest and rejuvenate.

The Soothe Day Spa is one of Breckenridge’s best full service day spa’s in Summit County and is the perfect stop after a full day on the slopes of Breckenridge. Open all year, Soothe offers a full range of treatments including massage, body treatments, skin care services, microdermabrasion, waxing, natural nail care, hair styling, group fitness classes and personal training.

One of the best and most unique features of Soothe is the Grotto. Relax in the Grotto, which features a hot tub with waterfall, a steam room and a sauna. Customized spa packages are available for weddings, birthdays, bridal showers, spa getaways, and more. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the adults only Grotto.

Another feature of Sooth is the state of the art fitness center.  The fitness center features a ceiling to floor window with an unobstructed view of the Front Range to the east. The weight training equipment is commercial grade and the same equipment that is used in Olympic Training Facilities. Each piece of cardio equipment has its own TV and IPod docking station. The fitness center is open to anyone who uses Soothe. It is the perfect one/two combination in Breckenridge.

For more information on Soothe Day Spa and all it has to offer visit www.soothedayspa.com.

This Weekend’s Events in Breckenridge

Farmers Market in BreckenridgeSummer is in full swing and with recent rains Breckenridge and Summit County are experiencing a revival of green, lush plant life including the best wildflower viewing of the summer so far. Breckenridge will be hopping this weekend with the Main Street Art Festival, historic tours, live music, plays, shopping, and all of the summer activities that Breckenridge is so famous for. Here is a lineup of some of this weekend’s events in Breckenridge.

The 11th Annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival
Where: Wellington Lot on the North End of Main Street
When: Friday – Sunday
Info:  Featuring over 100 artists from around the country., the Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival will feature ceramics, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, painting, wood, glass, sculpture and much more! Come enjoy mountain living and art at the mainstay annual festival here in Breckenridge.

The Backstage Theatre Presents Leading Ladies
Where: Backstage Theatre, 121 Ridge Street in Breckenridge
When: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m
Info: Come enjoy local Theater in Breckenridge at the Backstage Theater, home of the Breckenridge Theater Company. A hilarious comedy about two English Shakespearean actors down on their luck who try to pass themselves off as ladies to earn a fortune.

NRO and BMF Joint Concert – Stravinsky & Respighi
Where: Riverwalk Center, 150 West Adams Avenue, Breckenridge
When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Info: Come enjoy the music of the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) as they take the stage with the Breckenridge Music Festival in the annual Joint Concert. This year the Orchestra will feature music by Stravinsky and Respighi.

Breckenridge Weekend Market
Where: Main Street Station, 505 S Main Street, Breckenridge
When: Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Info: Enjoy Breckenridge’s weekly farmers and artisan market featuring over 40 vendors offering goods from fresh foods to fine arts.

The Backstage Theatre Presents “Leading Ladies” in Breckenridge

Flyer for local Breckenridge theatre The Breckenridge Theater Company will be debuting “Leading Ladies” starting Thursday as the next play at the Backstage Theater. The Play will run July 26th through August 19th and will be shown a variety of times through each week.

Written by Ken Ludwig, Directed by Missy Moore and starring Zachary Andrews, Rachel Bouchard, Michael Bouchard and Edith Weiss Leading Ladies is a hilarious comedy about two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces!

In its 38th year the Breckenridge Theatre Company has been performing quality community theater for the Breckenridge and Summit County community bringing top plays and performances in year after year.

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The Breckenridge Recreation Center Offers Many Activities for the Breckenridge Visitor

Two moms running in BreckenridgeEverybody knows that Breckenridge is outdoor lover’s paradise offering so many summer activities that it would be hard to name them all. There are times though that being outside isn’t possible, rain, darkness or other reasons might get in the way of the pursuit of outdoor activities. It is even possible that maybe a break from the outdoors is needed.

The Breckenridge Recreation Center is one of the crown jewels of the Breckenridge experience. Located just north of the town core on Airport Road the Breckenridge Recreation Center is a 69,000 square foot multimillion dollar facility that offers so many different activities that it would be impossible to enjoy all of them in one trip.

Of course Recreation center acts as the main public fitness center and community pool for the town of Breckenridge offering, exercise equipment, free weights, Nautilus, a running track not to mention many other gizmos and gadgets for exercising.  On top of that there is a full size gymnasium, indoor basketball courts, racquetball courts, indoor tennis, aerobic and dance studios with all kinds of daily classes and a pro shop for all of your recreation needs. The aquatics facility offers a lap pool, kids pool, recreational pool, big waterslide that is too much fun, sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor hot tubs. There are lifeguards on duty so the little ones are well protected swimming.

One of the coolest features of the Breckenridge Recreation Center is the climbing wall located just inside the front entrance. The whole family can enjoy a variety of routes from beginner to advanced and can try top roping, bouldering and even lead climbing. The staff of expertly trained climbers is there to assist you and your family in your climbing adventure.

Outside there are even more exciting attractions to enjoy. Have you ever wanted to feel what it would be like to compete in the French Open? There are 4 clay tennis courts to try as well as hard courts and they are lighted. There are softball and soccer fields that are lighted and open to the public. There are playgrounds for the kids, public restrooms and a community center that can be reserved for groups and parties. Another awesome attraction outside is the skate park which include tons of features and a 9 foot bowl to try your skating skills. There is also easy access to the Upper Blue River and the trails and gold medal fishing.

If you are looking for something to do in Breckenridge make a point to look up the Breckenridge Recreation Center as an alternative to all of the outdoor activities that Breckenridge has to offer.

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Events in Breckenridge and Summit County for the Weekend of July 13-15

Spectators at an Event in Breckenridge ColoradoSummer is in full swing in Breckenridge and Summit County. This weekend is full of fun events including a couple of heavy hitters. The weather looks to be perfect with temps in the low 70’s. if you are coming to the high country or thinking of it here are some of this weekend’s events to keep in mind.

The Breckenridge Beer Fest
When: July 14th 12 – 5 p.m.
Where: Main Street Station Plaza
Contact: 970-453-6000
Info: Come to the July Breckenridge Beer Festival sponsored by Resort Quest! Featuring over 25 craft breweries, the best of Colorado will be on display including, Boulder Beer, Breckenridge Beer, New Belgium and many more. In addition to beer there will be food, retail, vendors and live music from 3 bands.

Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival
When: July 14th and 15th
Where: Keystone’s River Run Plaza
Info:  River Run braids hundreds of wines into a picturesque piazza of wine seminars and deluxe jazz ensembles. Enjoy a sophisticated, weekend affair in the heart of Keystone. Learn about different regions and the delicate nuance of flavors that evolve the finest vineyard blends. Enrich your knowledge by attending the wine seminars and discover which wines and foods harmonize with your favorite selections.

The Backstage Theatre Presents Pirates of the 4th Grade.
When: July 14th 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Tickets: http://​www.backstagetheatre.org/​pages/​shows_PiratesFourthGrade.ht​m
Info: Enjoy Local Theater in Breckenridge at the Backstage Theater, home of the Breckenridge Theater Company. Founded in 1976 this non-profit theater company has grown throughout the years and continued to provide live theater to the residents and visitors to Breckenridge alike.

The Backstage Theatre Presents Completely Hollywood Abridged
When: Friday and Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 6:30 p.m.
Where: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Tickets: http://​www.backstagetheatre.org/​pages/​shows_PiratesFourthGrade.ht​m.
Info: Enjoy Local Theater in Breckenridge at the Backstage Theater, home of the Breckenridge Theater Company. Founded in 1976 this non-profit theater company has grown throughout the years and continued to provide live theater to the residents and visitors to Breckenridge alike.

NRO Sustainer Recognition Concert~Beethoven-Violin Concerto Sibelius Symphony No. 2
When: Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Where: Riverwalk Center
Tickets: http://nromusic.com/​index.cfm?PID=1303&ID=5174%​2C18967%2C0
Info: Come enjoy the music of the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO). The NRO is the preeminent intensive fellowship that equips young musicians for orchestral music careers while providing the highest level of musical experience for all to enjoy. Conducted by Carl Tupilow and in its 34th season the NRO delivers top level performances every time they take the stage.

Breckenridge Weekend Market
When: Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Main Street Station
Info: At the Breckenridge Sunday Market you’ll discover a fabulous farmers market, combined with an artisans craft market showcasing exotic crafts from around the globe.

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Great Time

Two people biking in BreckenridgeVery enjoyable vacation! Great weather; spacious three bedroom accommodations; excellent view; great kitchen supplies facilitated eating in; helpful staff!

Name: Donna
City: Glendora
State: CA

Wet, Cool Weather Slows Progress of Colorado’s Wildfires – State Fire Ban Lifted

IMG_2742Heavy rain and cooler temps across Colorado have helped greatly in slowing the spread of Colorado’s many wildfires. As of July 9th no new wildfires have been reported in Colorado.

Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper announced the lifting of the statewide fire ban yesterday. He cautioned that people stay informed as many local counties and cities still have strict fire bans in place. Breckenridge is still under a Level 2 fire ban which bans all outdoor fires of any type barring gas grills on decks. This includes smoking outside anywhere in Breckenridge.

There are still 2 to 3 months in this year’s fire season and even with the recent cool, wet weather people are still advised to take great care with outdoor fires this season. Here is an update on the current Colorado wildfires.

The High Park Fire near Ft Collins has been 100% contained. This fire burned over 87,000 acres and destroyed 259 homes.

The Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs has been named the most destructive fire in Colorado’s History. It is currently at 18,500 acres. The fire is 98% contained as of this morning and has burned over 700 structures since it started 2 weeks ago. All evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes.

Flagstaff Fire: Located in Boulder County, the fire is 300 acres and 100% contained.

Lightner Fire: Located 3.5 miles west of Durango, the fire is 90 acres and 100% contained. No structures are threatened.

Little Sand Fire: Located 13 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, the fire is 24,450 acres and 40% contained. No structures are threatened.

Pine Ridge Fire: Located 10 miles northeast of Grand Junction, the fire is 13,920 acres and 90% contained. No structures are threatened.

Weber Fire: Located in Montezuma County about 6 miles from Mancos, the fire is 10,133 acres and 90% contained. More than 100 homes have been evacuated all evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes.

For more information on Colorado’s wildfires, visit http://www.inciweb.org/state/6/.

For more information on events in Summit County this weekend, visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/best.breckenridge/events to see a comprehensive listing of events in Breckenridge and all over Summit County.

Check out Breckenridge’s Peak 8 Fun Park

FunPark4It’s summer in Breckenridge and there are so many activities to choose from. If you are a family looking to have a day of fun activity close to town, check out the Peak 8 Fun Park. The Peak 8 Fun Park is a collection of awesome activities dotting the mountainside above the Peak 8 Base Area. The Peak 8 Fun Park offers activities for all ages. Start with a trip down the Alpine Slide or Gold Runner Coaster. Get lost in the Mineshaft Maze. Take the kids on a pony ride and the bouncy castle. Relax on a scenic chairlift ride and if you are a little adventurous take a mountain bike with you and come back down on the Breckenridge mountain bike trails. Challenge your family and friends to mini golf or reach for the sky in the Super Bungee Trampoline. Even getting there is a ride. Park down in the Gondola Lot and take the Free Breck Connect Gondola up to the Fun Park. Check out these awesome Fun Park attractions and click here for more information on the Peak 8 Fun Park.

Gold Runner Coaster

2,500 feet of track await you as you scream down the Gold Runner Coaster at top speeds. Race through the forest by yourself or with a friend and don’t worry. If it is too fast you get brakes!

Alpine SuperSlide

This is the “old standard” of the Peak 8 Fun Park. Contesting of 3 tracks each 2,600 feet long, cruise down and race your friends as tracks 1 and 2 are side by side and identical.

Breck 4×4 Tours

Take a ride in an open air 4×4 vehicles. Explore Peaks 8 and 7 and take in beautiful views of the Ten Mile Range and the back side of the Front Range.

Pony Rides

Let the kids get a sense of the old west on a pony ride. The special stable is safe environment for young kids. This is the perfect ride for toddlers and small children.

Mountain Biking

It’s not all for the little kids! Get a mountain bike and take a chairlift to the top of Peak 8 for an exhilarating ride down the Breckenridge’s Mountain Bike Trails. From easy to expert there are trails for all ability levels.

SuperPutt Mini Golf

Mini Golf is the perfect family game. Mini Golf! Included in the Fun Park pass., see who has the most skill!

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Take a scenic chairlift ride. The Colorado Super Chair runs up to over 11,000 feet in elevation and offers stunning mountain views. Ride back down or hike through Breckenridge pristine pine forests and aspen glades.

Gemstone Panning

Great for kids, pan for gems and keep what you find!

Mineshaft Maze

Try and beat the clock in Colorado’s largest human maze. Kids win prizes when they are faster than the clock.

Rockpile Climbing Wall

Test you skills on the rock climbing walls at the Peak 8 Fun Park. A great family activity there are walls for all abilities.

SuperBungee Trampoline

Fly high on the SuperBungee Trampoline. Twist and flip as you gain even more altitude bouncing along. This safe and exciting trampoline is great for kids and adults.

Ripperoo’s Bounce House

Kids love bouncy castles! Do we need to say anything more!

Spend a day at the Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park. You will not be disappointed.

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The Wagners’

Family poses for picture in BreckenridgeSharing the restaurant (Motherloader) with the Thursday evening biking crew was a “Saturday Nite Live” experience for sure! 🙂

A great place to take the Grandkids for relaxation for the entire group. Nice work Grand Timber Lodge!

Name: Phil and Diane
City: Springfield
State: Nebraska

Good Weather and Firefighting Contain and Slow Colorado Wildfires

a forest fireCooler weather and some rain coupled with brave firefighting have helped slow and contain Colorado’s wildfires.

The High Park Fire near Fort Collins has been 100% contained and all evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes.

The Waldo Canyon Fire is 55% contained and most evacuees have been allowed to return to their homes. The weather this week looks hot and dry which could be a concern as firefighters work to contain this fire. The Waldo Canyon fire has been named the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history.

Currently there are no fires burning anywhere in Summit County. The air quality continues to be good.

All public fireworks displays in Summit County scheduled for the 4th of July have been canceled. All other scheduled events in Summit County are taking place.

Other major wildfires in Colorado:

Flagstaff Fire: Located in Boulder County, the fire is 300 acres and 90% contained. Heavy rains over the weekend helped firefighting efforts.

Lightner Fire: Located 3.5 miles west of Durango, the fire is 90 acres and 75% contained. No structures are threatened.

Little Sand Fire: Located 13 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, the fire is 24,400 acres and 35% contained. No structures are threatened.

Pine Ridge Fire: Located 10 miles northeast of Grand Junction, the fire is 13,360 acres and 35% contained. No structures are threatened.

Weber Fire: Located in Montezuma County about 6 miles from Mancos, the fire is 10,133 acres and 75% contained. More than 100 homes have been evacuated but no structures have burnt.

For more information on Colorado’s wildfires, visit http://www.inciweb.org/state/6/.

For more information on events in Summit County this weekend, visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/best.breckenridge/ events to see a comprehensive listing of events in Breckenridge and all over Summit County.