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.


It’s a strange beautiful thing the morning you discover your skis by the door and you honestly don’t remember placing them there.

Our fireplace has been lit every night this week and the leaves have taken on their finest shades of Fall. The long cold snap right around the corner has signaled it’s arrival ……and you have been put on notice.

Two weeks ago snow arrived, as I mentioned in my last post, but quickly disappeared as our temperatures rose. The winter season is much like an idea, whose time has come and cannot be stopped (mostly certainly not by man).

Just today I fit in a bike ride out to Dillon (much farther than I had anticipated) entranced in the colors that framed the bike path. Coming home, I set my pace to exhaustion because deep down I knew it might be my last ride of 2011.

But, I say, do not let this be the winter of your discontent. Break out, discover adventure and challenge yourself at Breckenridge Ski Resort every chance you have this season. However, once you’re done, ski down the mountain and steal yourself away in the comfort of Pine Ridge.

We’ll all be here (Darcy, Chris T, Mitch and Chris L), so stop in and say Hi!



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!


*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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