Staring anxiously out our office window at the snowflakes falling in the courtyard, I catch myself silently urging them on – “Fall Faster”.

 

It has been no secret since the end of August I’ve been in full blown winter mode; swapping out crud cages for powder baskets and sewing the fist sized tear in my ski jacket (a lasting reminder to stay away from trees much like strangers). I’ve conspicuously placed my skis by the door similar to the way a fireman leaves his boots in his rolled up pants ready to go…just in case. My soon-to-be wife understands this sickness and no longer buys the excuse “I’m just breaking them in” as to why I’m walking around the apartment in ski boots… in September and October.

 

When in the company of those souls who have barred their teeth through many a Breckenridge winter, I keep these tidbits of conversation to myself. I’m well aware of the guffaws and head shakes my excitement will evoke and that my exuberance reveals me as a non-local or worse…(dun, dun, dun) a gaper!

 

So I will call out myself: I am a gaper, a nube, fresh faced with excitement that fuels a “first chair, last call” attitude to not only skiing but life.

 

Come join me this season with unbridled excitement, because I think La Nina has a little sister and this year is going to be Epic!

Chris Tabb lives with his fiance and dog at 9,600 feet in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado.

With winter weather pending this weekend is shaping up to be picture perfect with high temps and clear skies. Couple this beautiful weather with Pine Ridge’s Buy 1 Get 1 Free special and your sure to have a blast.

Haunted Tours of Breckenridge, Historic Saloon Tours, Washington
Gold Silver Mine Tour, Historic Walking Tours, Call for details, call 970-453-9767

Arts Alive -Friday, Saturday October 14th -15th , 6 pm., La Cima Mall, 500 S. Main St., The Fall colors are at their peak. Come to the gallery and see fall interpretations by local artists. 970-453-0450

French Gulch Guided Hike -Every Monday, 10 am. Turn on Wellington off Main St., continue 1.1 miles at stop sign turn right onto French Gulch Rd., At 3 miles you will reach the trailhead to the Reiling Dredge. Meet your guide Mike, at the parking lot on the left. Join one of our experienced guides for a hike in French Gulch. This hike is moderate-difficult. 970-453-9767

Iowa Hill Guided Hike -Every Thursday, 10 am. From the Breckenridge Welcome Center head north on Hwy 9. Turn left at Valley Brook Rd. Turn right on Airport Rd., The trail head is ½ mile up on the left hand side. Parking is available in the dirt lot. Join one of our local experts for a hike through the historic Iowa Hill Mine. Enter the once 1868 restored miner’s boarding house, see mining artifacts and find out what mining was all about in Breckenridge. Easy Hike. 970-453-9767

Drew Reges playing at the Motherloaded Tavern -103 S. Main St., Friday, October 14th , 9 pm. Modern and classic rock -Subtime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Peal Jam, Gin Blossoms, Eric Clapton.
970-453-2572.

The Frozen Movement with Fisk (fresh2death) – three20south, 320 S. Main St., Friday, October 14th, 9 pm. TMF blend funk, rock, jazz, reggae, and electronica to create High-Altitude Electro-Funk-Rock.

Izzy & the Castastrophics w/The Universally Famous Rocket Surgeons -Saturday, October 15th, 9 pm. three20south, 320 S. Main St., 1950’s Rock n’Roll, Classic Country, 1930’s Swing, with Surf & Bluegrass.

Breckenridge Distillery -Tasting room, 137 S. Main St., Tuesdays -Sundays, 1 -8 pm. Distillery, 1925 Airport Rd., Mondays -Saturdays, 11 am -6 pm. Saloon Tours and Tastings available. 970-547-9759

Stoney Live at the Motherloaded Tavern -103 S. Main St., Saturday, October 15th, 10 pm. Great dance music – Ramones, Neil Diamond, Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash. 970-453-2572

Trivia and $2 Tuesdays -Motherloaded Tavern, 103 S. Main St., Tuesday, October 18th, 9 pm. Live hosted trivia with drink specials and prizes. 970-453-2572

The North Face Speaker Series presents Mark Synnott – Riverwalk Center, Saturday, October 15th  7 pm. 3rd Annual Series presents Mark’s quest to climb the world’s wildest cliffs, taking him to the Arctic, Himalayas, and the Amazon. Recently he explored the Ennedi desert in North Africa, where he and his team ascended rock spires and arches. Mark mixes tales of high adrenalin with droll humor, and his images are breathtaking. http://thenorthface.inticketing.com/events/154574

Grand Adventure Balloon Tours
Rise with the hot air & see the Rocky Mtns from a peaceful hot air balloon ride. Mountain flying offers some of the most amazing scenery, but is the gentlest balloon experience available. Mountain flying is great for the whole family. Flights are weather permitting,so scheduling for your 1st available morning. Call 970-887-1340

Fall is here folks! In most towns around the country when you think of fall, you think of changing colors and fallen leaves. Well, much of the same here in Breckenridge but we add snow in our fall season. That’s right, it snowed yesterday in Breckenridge and more in the forecast for this weekend. Our Summit Express Shuttle saw snow for the first time this season yesterday as well. Both A-Basin and Loveland ski resorts have started making snow. Breckenridge I’m sure will start making snow soon. One of Breckenridge’s ski in properties is Pine Ridge. If you’re looking for great specials and lodging deals please visit Pine Ridge condos, www.pineridge.com . Summit Express, Breckenridge’s premier airport shuttle.

The Physiological Effects of Stress

In my massage practice, I look at the whole picture when clients come in to relieve muscle soreness or promote relaxation.  Although there are immediate and obvious causes for the two, there is also a less apparent factor:  stress.  Stress plays a major role in the onset of disease and injury.  Ancient healing traditions, such as Ayurveda of India and Chinese Medicine, have long recognized the state of dis-ease as a movement away from wholeness cause by a disturbance in the mind or body.  In Ayurveda, dis-ease is the manifestation of a disturbance in the body or mind caused by the disconnect with our own true nature.  Disturbances form in the mind first, called vrittis.  Since our body is connected to the conscious and subconscious thoughts of the mind, the disturbances in the mind will create dis-ease in the body.

For example, when we have overworked ourselves to the point of carrying stress, and come home looking for food, we often turn to fried or fatty foods to give us comfort, even though we know that it is unhealthy.  This is what is meant by a disturbance between the mind and body.  The effect of our distress (or, state of being stressed) is to ignore our inner intellect and make unwise and unhealthy choices.  When we operate with a chronic, low-grade stress, it effects many systems in our body, weakens our immune system, hinders our ability to digest our food, and over time can lead toward disease.  If we do not treat stress, we are setting ourselves up for health problems later.

Massage therapy is one of the best ways to promote relaxation, work out muscle pains, and lead the mind and body toward wholeness.  In my practice I use therapeutic-grade essential oils to add the element of aromatherapy into the treatment.  High quality essential oils can lead you towards a relaxed state more quickly and ease-fully than just a massage alone, so I always include them in my treatments.

Call Erica today to guarantee your bliss over the holidays

Erica Ragusa, CMT
Ambika Healing Massage
233 S. Ridge St #C-1
Breckenridge, CO 80424
970-368-3270
ambika.massagetherapy.com
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D’Vine Wine Tasting Room in Breckenridge is a boutique wine tasting room in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. We offer tastes, glasses, and bottles of our very own wine. Our line of wine is Wild Women Wine, and each wine bottle has a different Wild Woman on the label. The wine is locally made right here in Summit County at our Winery in Silverthorne, CO. We import the best of grapes for high quality wine at low prices for the customer. It is all handcrafted wine for small-batch production. Since we love our customers so much, we offer great deals and host fun events on a regular basis. Wear the grape suit on Main Street for a free glass of wine!

 

Thursday evenings we have LADIES NIGHT with half-price glasses for ladies and glass specials for gents as well. We also offer $1/minute chair massages by local professional massage therapists!

 

Friday evenings we have GAME NIGHT with trivia, board games, and glass specials!

 

Saturday evenings we have our infamous MUSIC MERLOT & MASSAGE with free live music, glass specials, and $1/minute chair massages! We bring in a variety of talented local musicians and massage therapists every week.

 

All of us at D’Vine love living here in Breckenridge and we know! that it is the best ski town in the Rocky Mountains. It is picturesque with locally owned businesses and the friendliest people, right along with breathtaking views. We are very fortunate to run a business in such an amazing place.

Watch us fly down Boreas Pass past the yellow, red and orange aspens.  Fall rocks! Do you have a favorite place to leaf peep if so drop us a comment below with the details.

 

 

Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2011

If anyone had said that Summit County was lacking in the fall category, Mother Nature took care of that right on schedule. Termination dust showed up overnight on several of the well known peaks in the area. And, our aspens stepped up to do their part as well– highlighting the mountainous landscape that surrounds Breckenridge with intermittent hues of bright yellow and orange.

As dawn breaks on Saturday a cheer goes up from around the mountain
Breckenridge’s 2011 Oktoberfest Is on!

The groundswell began early in the day- thirsty travel-weary festival goers emitting a collective resilience which shrugged off the ever increasing rain. Empty ceramic steins clutched in wet hands, eager to be filled and put to work. Women and men of all ages garbed in traditional/*non-traditional Oktoberfest gear added to the “good times to be had” atmosphere.
Oktoberfest in Breckenridge 2011

These people would partake in foreign (and not so foreign) brews, engorge themselves on delicious smoked meats and polka their faces off, even if it meant standing in the hail while they did all the wrong steps.

But the takeaway here is that this years Oktoberfest went on as planned because, in the immortal words of Montell Jordan, “This is how we do it!”. We don’t allow the weather to dictate our lives, we simply adapt and have fun!

 

 

Now off for a hike up the mountain…..till next time!

-Tabb

*Something somewhat unrelated:

Over Oktoberfest I spotted a fun group of 20 something year olds sporting what I have come to understand is known as a “ForEver Lazy”. So, of course, I investigated and here is my report to you.

For all of those that thought the Snuggie was already ridiculous, this product has a handy pocket in the back for when you’ve got “business to take care of”. Yes, it is an adult onesie that comes with the implied promise you need never workout again.

This is not an endorsement, however, I believe they’ll sell like hot cakes (or rather any food related item) come Christmas.

Gifts can be addressed C/O Chris Tabb 400 Four O’Clock Rd Breckenridge, Co 80424.

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