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Breckenridge, Colorado

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - Saturday, April 2, 2016

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The Details

Cash Price: $1439 Per Person
Based on Double Occupancy in a Hotel Room

See the Lodging section below for details and the complete Price Chart.
We offer three trip application options:
Download a PDF, a Word doc or online.

To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions.
The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download.

‘BRECK’ HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
IT IS “THE PERFECT MOUNTAIN” PLUS WE ARE SKI-IN/SKI-OUT

The Trip Leaders

Rob Livingston Trip Leader
Rob Livingston
17601 Meadowbridge Dr
Lutz, FL 34677
727-656-0214
Email

Diane DiMaio Trip Co-Leader
Diane DiMaio
3748 Orchard Grove Lane
Largo, FL 33770
813-833-4973
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Peak 7 and 8
Photo credit: Jack Affleck
Watch a short Peak 6 video
Female Skier
Photo credit: Carl Scofield

Trip Highlights

Breckenridge is ranked in the TOP 10 SKI RESORTS in North America with multiple mountains and about 50% of the trails rated for beginner /intermediate skiers that are groomed nightly. The laid back village has an annual 300” of snowfall and 300 days of true blue sunshine. For variety our deeply discounted group lift tickets are honored at Keystone, A Basin, Vail, and Beaver Creek, accessible via shuttle service. It’s the largest ski area expansion in the last decade. We will offer discounted rentals as well. This is one of the club's most popular destinations; join us and we will do all the planning.

Town of Breckenridge
Photo credit: Carl Scofield

The Town of Breckenridge celebrating its 150th birthday this year, so it’s hard to forget that before Breckenridge was a ski resort, it was a town. And over the past 150 years, the spirit of the town hasn’t shifted much. All that is new and mentioned below is a reflection of Breck’s rich heritage of equal parts outcast and visionary, frontier and fine living. Breckies around the world are passionate about spending days or years in “Breck” because of the history, heritage and characters that have made this Victorian mining town what it is today and why visitors and locals agree it is the Perfect Mountain Town ™

10 Reasons Breckenridge has the best snow:

  1. 14ers are more than just scenery
  2. Our mountains make their own weather
  3. Our orographic lift is epic
  4. Storms from the north and west bring new powder
  5. We measure our snowfall in feet, not inches
  6. Our team of official weather observers accurately reports conditions daily
  7. We take the measurement of daily snowfall seriously
  8. You can check the snowfall and conditions yourself
  9. Our snow conditions are perfect for skiers of every level
  10. We make all important snow reports easily accessible

See more details about the 10 Reasons found on the Breckenridge website.

Powder Tree skiing
 
Courtesy of Breckenridge Ski Resort

Lodging

Hotel Room
Photo credit: Carl Scofield
Lobby
Photo credit: Carl Scofield

Beaver Run Resort is Breckenridge’s full service, slope side (ski-in/ski-out) resort that makes vacationing in the Rocky Mountains fun, adventurous, luxurious and convenient. Combining a mountain, yet modern style with a relaxing inclusive atmosphere and unusual sophistication, what more could you ask for?

Amenities include: Complimentary ski lockers, 2 indoor / outdoor pools, 7 hot tubs, Business Center, The Spa at Beaver Run, Restaurants and Bars, Complimentary in-town shuttle, and the list goes on and on.

Guest room Amenities:

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Telephone offering voice mail
  • Wireless Internet Access - in your room and in common areas – Excludes the conference center
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Fan and Humidifier
  • Complimentary wood delivery
  • In-room gourmet coffee & Coffee Maker
  • iHome clock radios - Charge and play your iPod or iPhone/Android smartphone
Indoor Spa
Photo credit: Carl Scofield

The Mountain

Beaver Run in winter
Photo courtesy Beaver Run Resort

BRECKENRIDGE, a VAIL RESORT, has it all! With more skiable acreage (2908) and vertical footage (3398’) than you could possibly ski in a week, covered by a blanket of over 300” average snowfall per season, challenge yourself to “rack up” all the “vertical” possible. Breck’s five interconnected peaks offer amazing variety for every skill level. For the record, the breakdown is as follows: Easiest 11%, More Difficult 31%, Most Difficult 24% Expert 34%.

As one of the first luxury mountain resorts in Colorado to allow snowboarding, Breckenridge is home to four terrain parks and three half-pipes that are consistently ranked among the world’s best. Peak 8 is home to some of the best (and longest) learning terrain in the world, keeping beginners on their toes and glowing with accomplishment. The south side of Peak 10 boasts big fat bumps, hidden kickers, legendary glades and enough fresh tracks to make expert riders and skiers salivate. New, just last year? 543 acres of above-tree line intermediate and expert terrain on Peak 6, with a high-speed, six-person chairlift makes peak 6 a small ski resort in itself. With wide-open bowls, gentle rolling groomers, steep and deep runs, and arguably the best terrain parks in North America, Breckenridge offers almost endless terrain for non-stop skiing and riding.

Mountain Statistics:  Total Skiable Acres: 2,908   Chair Lifts: 34   Trails: 187

Base Elevation: 9,600 feet / 2,926 meters
Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet / 3,963 meters
Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet / 1,036 meters
Lifts: 34 Total

  • 4 high-speed 6-passenger SuperChairs
  • 6 high-speed quad lifts
  • 1 Fixed Quad
  • 1 triple lift
  • 6 double lifts
  • 1 8-passenger gondola
  • 4 surface lifts
  • 1 carpet lifts

Lift Capacity: 46,800 people per hour (with surface and carpets)
Operating Since: December 16, 1961
Total Ski/Ride Terrain: 2908 acres / 1177 hectares
Groomed Daily: 600 acres / 241 hectares (29% of total terrain)
Bowls: 1061 acres / 429 hectares
Terrain Parks: 25 acres / 10 hectares
Snowmaking: 600 acres / 243 hectares
Number of Trails: 187
Longest Trail: Four O'Clock - 3.5 miles / 5.6 kilometers

Our snow conditions are perfect for skiers of every level.

Skiers on a hill
Photo credit: Jack Affleck

Breckenridge resort spans several peaks and elevation levels, offering a variety of terrain and opportunities for fresh tracks. Soft groomers abound for beginner and intermediate carvers, while experts can experience deep powder in the bowls and glades.

About Peak 6
Breckenridge opens Peak 6 on Christmas Day, representing one of the largest and most notable ski area terrain expansions in North America in the past decade. The opening is one of the most important landmark events in Breck history, as the resort adds over 540 acres to its famous landscape via the Peak 6 expansion. Peak 6 includes 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain, representing a 23% increase in the resort’s skiable acreage. This expansion features high-alpine, intermediate bowl skiing – a rare find in North America.

Price Chart

Use the following chart for the cash pricing of your group:

Number of
Occupants
Hotel Room
2 Beds
1 BR Suite
Queen & SS
2 BR Suite
2 Queen & SS
1
$2019
$2789
$3629
2
$1439
$1819
$2239
3
$1239
$1499
$1779
4
$1139
$1549
5
$1409

Deduct $494 for Resort Only. You will be responsible for your air into Denver and ground transportation to/from Denver/Breckenridge. No discount for children.

Prices are per person. Accommodations are assigned in order deposits are received. No space is held without a $250.00 per person deposit. Early commitments get first choice! All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 3% convenience charge for credit card transactions.

Sign Up Details

Price Includes:
Airfare from Tampa to Denver. Bus transfers, seven (7) nights lodging at Beaver Run Resort, applicable taxes, welcome reception party, Après Skis, final banquet party and lots of FUN!!

Trip Size:
42 Persons.

Deposit:
$250.00 per person with a completed and signed trip application. See above for trip application options.

Cancellation Date:
All cancellations must be received in writing by December 15, 2015. See cancellation policy on the back of the trip application.

Balance Due:
December 20, 2015

Payment:
Make checks payable to "TAMPA BAY SNOW SKIERS and BOARDERS" and mail to: Diane DiMaio, 3748 Orchard Grove Lane, Largo, FL 33770.

Deposit and balance of trip costs may be paid with a major credit card. You will be billed later for the final payment. At that time you will be able to order lift tickets. To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions. The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download. A charge of 3% will be made for credit card convenience

TRIP PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO ANY NEW TAXES OR FEES IMPOSED BY EITHER THE GOVERNMENT, AIRPORT, AIRLINES OR AGENCIES INVOLVED.

Other Activities

The Spa at Breckenridge
The Spa at Breckenridge is a Colorado mountain spa at the base of the Snowflake Chairlift... with the singular goal of pampering you. 42 Snowflake Drive, Breckenridge, CO 80424 Mon - Sat 8am - 8pm; Sunday 9am - 8pm (970) 453-9068

Breckenridge Nordic Center for cross country skiing and snowshoeing
Discover cross-country skiing (32Km) & nature snowshoe (15Km) trails (easy, rolling and expert terrain) in the White River National Forest. Full service lodge with snack bar, ski school/tours, rental/retail/wax/repair shop, and complimentary parking.
1200 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
9am - 4pm
(970) 453-6855

Iowa Hill Gold Miner’s Snowshoe Tour/Hike – Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour that goes through the historic Iowa Hill mine site.
See an original miner’s boardinghouse and learn about Breckenridge’s mining era while snowshoeing. No experience is necessary. Allow 1.5 hours to complete the tour.
Type: Outdoor, Kid Friendly, Adventure, Grown Up
Location: Historic District
Address: Iowa Hill Trailhead off Airport Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424
970-453-9767

Gold Runner Alpine Coaster
Attention thrill seekers! One of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s most exciting attractions is the Gold Runner Coaster, located at the base of Peak 8.
Type: Outdoor, Adventure, Kid Friendly
Location: Peak 8
Call (970) 453-5000 for more information or purchase online now!

Snowmobiling
Good Times Adventures offers one of winters most popular activities just minutes from downtown Breckenridge, providing access to some of the most amazing scenery in Colorado. With our large lodge, miles of beautiful trails, and over 100 brand new snowmobiles, Good Times is perfect for individuals, families, or corporate groups. Our 2014 Polaris INDY LXT snowmobiles are state of the art - equipped with hand warmers, electric starters and back rests, ready to take you into the back country of Breckenridge in style! Our guides are very experienced and knowledgeable, we keep the guide-to-guest ratio small, and our facilities and equipment is top notch. All of this allows Good Times Adventures to ensure a safe, enjoyable and very memorable experience for you and your whole group! For reservations call 1-800-477-0144

Dog Sledding – Good Times Adventures
We run an awesome 6-mile tour along the gorgeous winding trails of the Swan River Valley. Each dog sled trip begins with our friendly, knowledgeable guides explaining how to run the sled and how to work with the beautiful Siberian Huskies on your team. The tour, which can handle up to 6 people, is run as a "relay" - guests will switch off between running the dogs, riding in the dogsled, and riding on a small passenger sleigh with the guide. You will be out with your guide for a little more than an hour, stopping along the way for everyone to trade places. The guests riding in the snowmobile sleigh have the opportunity to take great action shots and video of the participants on the dog sled. This tour is a unique, interactive and absolutely thrilling way to experience dog sledding and the Rocky Mountains! For reservations call 1-800-477-0144

 

Background photo: Jack Affleck