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For the fifth year, Breckenridge Grand Vacations employees and departments stepped up to support our community during the holidays by supporting the Family & Intercultural Resource Center’s (FIRC) Adopt an Angel program and the community Adopt a Family program through Mountain Mentors and Summit County Department of Human Services.

Now in its 26th year, the Adopt an Angel program served 430 children from 200 families in 2018.  The Silverthorne Pavilion was transformed into a toy and clothing factory where thousands of gifts were given to pre-approved families and children.  Santa’s helpers were on hand to spread cheer and help families select and gift wrap their gifts.

The Adopt a Family program matches BGV departments and individuals with identified families in the community needing some extra support during the holidays.  Eighteen departments and individuals provided more than 200 gifts and grocery store gift cards to fifteen families with 64 family members this year.  Additionally, 11 gifts were donated to the Adopt an Angel program.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations takes great pride in supporting these programs and helping to spread holiday cheer by putting smiles on the faces of our local families.  We wish all our colleagues, friends and families a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019!

 

 

Established in 1993, the Lake Dillon Theatre Company (LDTC) has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years.  Originally founded to raise funds for the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre and produce a free summer concert series; the organization expanded to include a chamber concert series, a youth educational series and an amateur, seasonal community theatre that now operates as a successful year-round professional, regional theatre company.  Originally housed in a historic structure built in 1899 that once served as the Dillon Town Hall, the Theatre Company is now housed in the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center, a state-of-the-art, the multi-stage facility that was created to further catalyze a vibrant downtown Silverthorne through arts and culture offerings.  In addition to performances, the Center is home to creative classes such as theatre studies, music lessons, dance and art classes.  Located at 460 Blue River Parkway, the Center also houses rotating art exhibits featuring a variety of mediums from talented artists across Colorado.

25th Anniversary Cabaret 

Celebrating 25 years of producing musical theatre and more, this one-of-a-kind cabaret is a retrospective of LDTC’s most beloved past productions. Featuring a cast of recognizable faces and an evening of memorable songs, this celebration through music is sure to entertain longtime LDTC patrons and first time ticket buyers alike. Join us for a fun, nostalgic night at the theater unlike any other.

Entertainment in Live Form  

Laughter. Tears. Music. Dance. Education. Shared experiences. Seeing the world differently. Live theatre reaches audiences in varied ways. Our mission is to provide engaging experiences for everyone.

To Be Connected… 

Our 2019 Season explores human connection and asks the question, “How do we connect with other people, our communities, and the greater world beyond our own?” Join us for a diverse line up of intimate cabarets connecting singers, musicians, and audiences. Discover a world beyond your own through panels, discussions, and educational workshops curated for all ages. Experience more with a season pass to our 6 shows this season, promised to make you laugh, contemplate, and boogie. We invite you to share in the excitement. We’ll have a seat waiting for you.

Find Out More

To learn more about our diverse programs including theatre productions, arts education for youth and adults, our cabaret season, or purchase Season Passes with unique benefits and individual tickets: Visit – LakeDillonTheatre.org or Call – 970.513.9386.

 

New Year, New You. That’s how it goes, right? For millions of Americans across the United States, the magical switch gets flipped when the calendar changes from December 31st to January 1st, initiating a wave of resolutions to be healthy, kind, productive, adventurous – you name it. Perhaps this sounds familiar? How often have you made a resolution to eat your greens and drink more water? Or maybe you’ve promised to take a family vacation, only to find yourself, months later, unable to find time to wiggle that getaway in. It’s also quite possible that you’re the type of person that doesn’t bother to even make a resolution in the first place, because they never last anyway. Did we hit that one on the nail? No matter what category you might fall into, we have a suggestion for you. Make a resolution to take care of your mind, your body, and your soul. You’re thinking, “How can I do that?” Well, we’re so glad you asked! The first step is to take advantage of all Breckenridge has to offer. Second, get your pen and paper ready to scribble some notes on how to take care of your mind, body and soul in 2019.

GO SNOWSHOEING

Snowshoeing in Breckenridge

Don’t ski? Don’t fear! Breckenridge is a town with activities for the intensely active, those that want to lay horizontal all day, and everyone in-between. Miles of trails that wind through and around Breckenridge turn into snow-covered adventure tracks in the winter, beckoning snowshoers of all levels to strap on those funny looking things and trek through a winter wonderland.

Elevate your senses and your spirit at 10,000 feet on Bald Mountain (“Baldy”) or head to French Gulch and Sallie Barber Mine Trail for something a little lower. Relax your mind, challenge your body, and rejuvenate your soul with a snowshoe amongst the pines. Breathe deep, take in the moment and take a photo (literal or mental).

Snowshoeing is the perfect activity to crush a New Year’s resolution of simply just taking better care of you. Elevate yourself and your senses on an experience in Breckenridge you won’t soon forget!

GET A MASSAGE

When it comes to the ultimate sensory and relaxation experience, we’re going to make the call that massages are hard to beat.

Life is too short to not treat yourself every once in a while. If you took our advice to snowshoe as well, there might be a sore muscle or two you didn’t realize existed that needs some attention!

Bask in ultimate luxury at one of our favorite massage spots: Soothe Spa at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 or Infinity Spa at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8.

GO SKIING

Take Care of Your Mind, Body & Soul in Breckenridge This Year

It might go without saying that hitting the slopes is incredible for your mind, body and soul. But, sometimes it’s worth it to state the obvious. Have you ever experienced a morning of fresh powder, your skis or board effortlessly gliding atop the snow? If it’s been a while since you hit the slopes, at first you might be tense; but as your muscle memory kicks in, your mind and body relax, allowing you to bask in this moment and count the blessings that Breckenridge provides.

Or, could it be a chairlift ride with your closest friends or dearly loved ones filling your soul to the brim with joy?

So, will you hit the slopes this year? We hope so!

GO EAT (AT ONE OF 80+ RESTAURANTS AND BARS)

Okay, so if your New Year’s Resolution is to eat healthier, you might think this suggestion is counterintuitive. We’re here to assure you that it is possible to go out to eat and enjoy yourself, all while taking care of your mind, body, and soul.

How so? For starters, the dining options are abundant throughout Breckenridge. Over eighty, to be exact! Worried about only bar and grille food? Don’t fret – kale salads and vegan pizzas are just a few waist-friendly options to choose from. (I’d suggest throwing in a few options for people, like Blue River or Piante.)

Now that we’ve covered how eating out can actually be good for your body, what about your mind and your soul? Trying new restaurants expands your horizons and broadens your palate – just think about the sensory overload in your mind when you try a new dish for the first time. Or the belly laughs that will inevitably ensue as you crack jokes with your best pals. This is truly the best medicine for your soul.

So what will it be? All of the above? How will you decide to take care of your mind, body, and soul in 2019? Let us know in the comments below!

BRECKENRIDGE, COLO. (November 12, 2018) – Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) has donated a total of $306,680 in grants to local nonprofits since opening applications for its Fall 2018 Grant Cycle in September, benefiting 32 organizations in both Summit and Park Counties. This year, the Grants Program has awarded a total of $601,930 in grants, sponsorships, and heart health funding – an increase of 49 percent compared to last year’s total allocation of both Spring and Fall Grants.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations awards grants to local organizations during two annual cycles: one in the spring and another in the fall. The BGV Grants Program is managed by BGV Gives, a program created to support nonprofit organizations in Summit and Park Counties through fundraising, sponsorships, grants, volunteering, and in-kind donations, with a focus on health, human services and education sectors. Under the leadership of BGV Gives Program Manager Deb Edwards, the Grants Program has pushed BGV to extend its commitment to support the local community by donating more than $1 million annually, a number distributed among the two grant cycles, employee assistance fund contributions, donations to The Summit Foundation and other local organizations, sponsorship of local charitable events, and in-kind spa and lodging certificates to many local charities, among other philanthropic efforts.

“Supporting community initiatives is a core value for our company and our employees. We believe that it is important to protect and invest in our community for our employees and our guests. Over the years as we’ve grown as a company, we’ve also grown our support for our community through donations and contributions to our local nonprofit organizations.” expressed Edwards.

During this year’s fall cycle, $46,180 was granted to three organizations in the health sector: Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District; Starting Hearts and the Summit Community Care Clinic. From that total, $26,180 was allocated from The Rob Millisor Heart Health Fund. Nine human services organizations received a total of $103,000, including the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, Summit County Rescue Group, and the Treetop Child Advocacy Center, while fifteen educational nonprofits were awarded a total of $122,000, including the Backstage Theatre, Carriage House Early Learning Center, High Country Conservation Center and the National Repertory Orchestra. Five other local beneficiaries received a total of $35,500, including the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Summit Concert Band and Summit Hockey.

The nonprofit support BGV provides to the community is a source of great pride to its employees – a huge reason the company is considered the employer of choice in Summit County. In addition to charitable giving, Breckenridge Grand Vacations also encourages its employees to have an active role in the community by volunteering their time at local events and for philanthropic causes. This past summer, more than 100 volunteers (consisting of both BGV employees and community members) supported The Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk, contributing to the success of the event and raising more than $172,000 to fund heart health programs, education and research. Annually, BGV employees volunteer nearly 2,000 hours to support nonprofit organizations in our community.

To learn more about the BGV Gives Program, please contact Deb Edwards at 970-547-8748 or dedwards@breckgv.com.

ABOUT BGV GIVES

Founded in 2016, the BGV Gives Program was established to facilitate and further extend Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ philanthropic reach and impact in Summit County and the surrounding area. Inspired by the late BGV Owner/Developer, Rob Millisor, this charitable program honors his example of service to others by supporting the local nonprofit community. BGV is excited and humbled to continue Rob’s legacy of giving through fundraising, sponsorships, grants, volunteering and in-kind donations on behalf of those in need, with a primary focus on health, human services and education. With guidance from BGV Gives Program Manager Deb Edwards, this program is committed to growing BGV’s local contributions and inspiring fellow community members to give more by providing resources and opportunities to help others in need.

 

BGV Contact: Deb Edwards

Media Contact: Sandra Cummons

Phone: (970) 547-8735

The 2018/2019 Breckenridge ski season is upon us! BUT, what about getting into ski shape? It’s OK if you hadn’t thought about it yet. A few weeks of ski-based exercises can decrease your chances of getting injured and avoid strained muscles and achy joints. Remember, something is better than nothing.

We’ve created a list of our six favorite exercises, compiled from numerous different workouts and resources. These exercises are not only about getting your legs ready for the ski season but also focusing on strengthening and preparing stabilizer muscles, core strength and stretching. We hope to help you create an overall well-being that’ll help prevent injuries and keep you out on the hill longer (especially on those powder days).

 

Shape Up for Ski Season

 

  1. Balance Exercises – Make your own balance board or use a Bosu Ball. Stand on your Bosu Ball, squat down and see how easy it is. If this feels too easy, try one foot at a time. Want to make it even a little harder? Try single-leg squats. These balance exercises will help both your balance and your core. You’ll feel these balance exercises in your quads, abs and calves, for sure. Take a few minutes every day while you’re brushing your teeth or watching TV to stand on one foot, with your other foot raised just barely above the ground. Sounds easy, but if you haven’t been maintaining your balance it can be hard! Once you’ve mastered that, add some arm circles into the mix (maybe not while brushing your teeth…).
  2. Single-Leg Eccentric Squats – Eccentric movement increases tension on a muscle as it lengthens, creating more strength than just a normal squat. With or without weights, stand straight and hold your right leg out in front of you. Squat with your left leg while keeping your chest and eyes up. Count down 3 seconds and then pop back up. Go as low as you can. Do 15 reps on each side. Repeat if you need more.
  3. Wall sit with leg lifts – Stand up against a wall and slide your back down until you are at a 90-degree angle (or “sitting”). Lift your left leg up for 15 seconds and then switch to the right leg. Repeat switching legs every 15 seconds and aim to continue this rotation for one minute without stopping. Go longer if you can, and keep track of your progress!
  4. Stretching – The dreaded stretch. Who has time for that? Does it really do anything? Fortunately, and unfortunately, yes! Stretching really is a complete mind, body and spirit work out (and also helps those achy muscles from all the squats). One particular stretching routine we love is Tony Horton’s Dynamix workout (30 minutes, once a week!). If that doesn’t strike your fancy, aim for two 20-minute sessions that incorporate straight leg hangs, glute pulls, hip flexor/quadriceps pulls, and chest and oblique stretching. Stretching prior to shredding on the mountain can reap huge rewards. If you are able to wake up 20 minutes earlier than usual before heading to the hill, warming up your body can help prevent injuries, often caused by throwing cold muscles into a workout.
  5. Planks – Although we know we need to strengthen our legs, there is something to be said about having a strong core to get you through those powder stashes. Start on the ground in a push-up position, lower down to your forearms and hold for 15 seconds. Push back up to your push-up (or plank) position. Repeat this for one minute (or as long as you can), while switching from plank to forearm-plank every 15 seconds. If you are feeling good, incorporate a side plank: Start in plank, move to forearm-plank, and then open to the left or right while stacking your legs. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
  6. Cardio – This sounds so simple. Cardio. Duh. Everyone knows we need this to keep our lungs pumping. But it’s super important and one of the most daunting exercises. Choose a training method (hiking, biking, swimming, power walking, etc.) and try to commit to three times a week. Depending on your fitness level, strive for 20-90 minutes per session.

So, there you have it. Our favorite exercises based on experience and research to help you get ready for ski season. Choose two or three of these to create your own 30-minute workout. Strive to get these done two to three times per week and increase to four or five times weekly as your body progresses. If you are getting a late start in the training season (like most of us), have no fear. Start tomorrow. Or the next day. Anything you can do prior to the first time you put on your ski or boarding boots will be beneficial. Train hard, ski hard. We hope to see you on the hill this winter.

**Always consult a physician before performing any sort of physical activity, especially if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.

  • Keep your chest and eyes up for squat jumps/leg squats.
  • Keep good form – if you need to modify, do so!
  • Add weights if you want! Feel free to grab some dumbbells to increase weight.

Partial Sourcing: Ski Mag.com