Breckenridge Real Estate For Sale Blog

Jan. 7, 2021

Nordic Skiing in Summit County

 If you are looking for an alternative to skiing and avoiding the crowds, then maybe look at Nordic Skiing.  The county has several options to get outdoors, but not have to be waiting in the lift lines.  The local Nordic Centers have equipment to rent to make it hassle free.  Here is a list of Nordic Centers in Summit County.

 

 

Gold Run Nordic Center is located on the north end of Breckenridge, near Highway 9 off Tiger Road at the Breckenridge Golf Course. Trails wind through the golf course and have a steeper, longer set of trails that head up into Gold Run Gulch.

Breckenridge Nordic Center is located on Ski Hill Road, before you reach the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Trails circle around the Shock Hill subdivision, Cucumber Gulch and also head to steeper trails to the north of the ski resort.

Frisco Nordic Center is right off Highway 9 on the south end of Frisco. This is large Nordic Center with great beginner terrain and easy trails, as well as lots of up and down that extend to Lake Dillon.

Keystone Nordic Center is nine miles of groomed trails in Keystone and you are able to access to 35 more ungroomed miles in the surrounding National Forest.

 

Copper Mountain Nordic Center offers free trails along the golf course and West Village.

 

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Jan. 7, 2021

Welcome 2021 from Breckenridge

Happy New Year!  If you are looking to plan a trip to Summit County in the coming months, you will be happy to know that we have moved to level orange on the COVID dial this week.  We are hoping to continue to have our daily cases decline which will allow even more opportunity to return to a more “normal”.  Restaurants and business are working toward with the 5 Star Certification Program, which would allow them to move to level yellow on the dial if the county can maintain 7-days of declining/maintain numbers (350 cases per 100,000).  Currently, Summit County is allowing restaurants to operate at 25% capacity.  To ensue that you get a table, it is highly recommended that you make a reservation ahead of time.  Take-out is still an option as well! 

If you are in the mood to go some shopping, retailers can operate at 50% capacity.  You can get your shopping done or just browse at a safe distance. 

Short-term rentals are also allowed to book reservations at this time.  The restriction is that households can not be mixed.  Visit the Summit County COVID page for a full update on rental restrictions. 

We are so glad that we are a community that is surrounded by beautiful open land to allow us to still get a small dose of “normal”.  Hope that you are all staying well and healthy!  See you in the mountains soon!

 

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Dec. 23, 2020

Merry Christmas from Breckenridge

Merry Christmas from Breckenridge!  Although this year many of us are celebrating in different ways than past years, I hope that everyone can enjoy the season.  I hope that in the coming year we will be able to go back to a time when we can gather around family and friends to celebrate together.  May you have a wonderful holiday season!

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Oct. 24, 2020

Change of Season on the Horizon

There is a change of season on the horizon.  This weekend, winter will be knocking at our door.  The temperatures are dropping and the snow will start to accumulate.  The Breckenridge Ski Resort has turned on the snow guns, which is music to our ears!

With all the uncertainties in our current daily lives, the ski resort has had to reimagine what the 2020/2021 ski season will look like.  On November 13th, the Breckenridge Ski Resort will start the lifts.  They are committed to the safety of all the visitors, more now than ever.  Some change that you can expect to see on the slopes include face masks to access the mountain, pass holder reservations, restricted lift day passes to be sold, separation on chairlifts and cashless transactions.  Even through the craziness of COVID-19, the Breckenridge Ski Resort wants everyone to have a wonderful experience this winter. 

To read the full experience to be expected this winter, please visit, Breckenridge.com.

The CEO of Vail Resorts released the following letter.

As we all navigate this new way of life, I hope that you make the trip to Breckenridge.  The Town of Breckenridge has been working with local health officials to ensure that locals and visitors are protected in the best ways possible.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  Hope to see you in the mountains soon!

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June 16, 2020

Walkable Main Street Breckenridge

Breckenridge Main Street has been transformed into "Walkable Main". The Town of Breckenridge passed a bill allowing for sections of Main Street to be closed to allow for business and restaurants to move outside into a 10 by 34 foot section. This is to encourage social distancing in accordance with the CDC's guidelines.

Last weekend was the first weekend that "Walkable Main" was in place...and it seemed to be a success! People were out (despite some rain showers) and enjoying the fresh mountain air, while keeping up with social distancing. The Town of Breckenridge is hoping that as the summer progresses, businesses and restaurants will continue to grow their outdoor space and make it unique.

So if you still want to escape some of the Front Range high temperatures, take a trip up to Breckenridge to enjoy the quaint main street, in a different way! Hope to see you in the mountains!

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June 7, 2020

Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Breckenridge

After months of being under stay-at-home orders, we are now able to get out and enjoy the great outdoors that surround us here in Breckenridge.  The best part about all the open space, is that social distancing is not a problem...actually easy to come by!

Hiking and biking trails are abundant in these neck of the woods.  The Breckenridge trail system is amazing and can be enjoyed year round.  The wildflowers are now in bloom and wildlife can be seem roaming through the trees.

Whether or not you are looking for an easy jaunt or an outing that gets your heart pumping, I can help you find the right place to get started.  Some of local favs include, the Burro Trail, Meadow Creek Trail, Mohawk Lakes, Tenmile Trail, and Peaks Trail.  Contact me for more details.  

The great outdoors are calling!  Hope you can make it up to the mountains this summer to take it all in.

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March 6, 2020

Summit County Tourism on the Rise

In 2018, tourists spent up to $1 billion dollars in Summit County, which is the third highest amount in the state of Colorado.  The Town of Breckenridge has reported a 7% year-to-date increase in the net taxable sales from 2018-2019, based on numbers released in November.  These additional fund have been collected to improve the quality of life and recreational experiences in Breckenridge. 

With the increased number of tourists, there have been concerns raised about 1-70 and the travel restrictions based on high traffic.  There is a large push for visitors and locals to use public transportation instead of increasing the number of cars, especially during the peak tourism season. 

In the next 5 years, the population of Summit County is expected to rise 12.7%. To read the full article about tourism in Breckenridge and the impacts, click here.

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Feb. 27, 2020

Snowfall in February was Amazing!

The snowfall totals in February were amazing.  It seemed like Breckenridge would get a big storm every few days!   In one storm, the Breckenridge Ski Resort recorded 62 inches.  With all the snowfall in the last month, the skiing conditions are favorable for some amazing spring skiing. 

Now is a great time to think about booking your trip to Breckenridge for spring break!  Hope to see you here.

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Nov. 2, 2019

Opening Day for Breckenridge Ski Resort is this Week!

Wow!  Another ski season is upon us!  The Breckenridge Ski Resort will be starting the lifts on November 8, 2019!  Get into the mood...get your ski tuned and winter gear out.  Winter is calling and is in full force!  See you on the slopes! 

 

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Nov. 2, 2019

Should you Sell Now or Wait Until Spring?

When thinking about selling your home, there are many pros and cons to consider.  We know that most markets have a spring "rush" and there is a rise in the number of homes listed and sold.  But the winter can be a great time to list as well. 

Here are a few reasons why now might be a good time...

1. Less Competition- Simple supply and demand theory...less homes on the market and there is a greater chance of your home being selected.  In the springtime, you can drive down the street and see a number of real estate for sale signs. One great reason to consider selling your property now is that you will not have the competition of other properties in your subdivision. There is a greater chance that your home will make the list to be shown.

2. Serious Buyers Do Exist in the Winter Months- A causal buyer may put their property search to rest in the winter months, but a serious buyer will always be looking to purchase.  

3. Staging for the Holidays- Staging a home is a large component on selling a home and what a better time to stage a home than now!  Have the fall decorations out and the apple cider scent fill the home.  Or put up your Christmas tree and make the home warm and inviting. This will allow a buyer to envision their family creating memories.

4. Quicker Transactions-  Everyone is a little slower in the winter months.  This will allow mortgage lenders, title companies and inspectors to handle your transactions quicker.  A quicker transaction will allow it to be more relaxing than stressful!

Hopefully these few tips will be helpful to help you weigh the pros and cons on whether or not to list your property this winter.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me with any questions.  I would be honored to put my experience to work for you!

 

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