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Spring Skiing

Spring is one of the best times of the year for skiing and snowboarding in Summit County. Storms saturated with moisture dump 10” of snow one day, and the next you’ll find blue skies and temperatures in the 50s. To celebrate spring and the end of the ski season each resort hosts a variety of events including concerts, beer festivals and pond skimming. Breckenridge’s “Spring Fever” runs from March 17 to April 14 and includes concerts from The Mighty Mighty Bosstone, The Dirty Heads and Matisyahu. Over at Keystone spring skiers can enjoy pond skimming and a live concert from Robert Randolph. And Copper Mountain’s Sunsation festival on closing weekend includes live music and a floating rail jam. Make sure to load up on sunscreen, grab your light weight coat and get to Summit County for some spring skiing!

Closing Dates:
Breckenridge: April 14th
Copper Mountain: April 14th
Keystone: April 7th


On March first there were 1,405 active properties in Summit County (including residential and land listings), a substantial decrease compared to March 2009 when 1,928 properties were available. Single–Family listings shrunk to 309 active properties and Multi–Family residences dropped to 748 active properties.

Summit County News, Opening Day

The orange, yellow and red colors began to pop during August, and the first bit of snow dusted the peaks of the Ten Mile Range in the middle of September. Next, we started to notice frost on the ground every morning followed by the aroma of wood burning stoves during crisp evenings. Each of these events have been leading up to what Locals call their favorite day of the year Opening Day! Read more »

Independence Day Celebration Breckenridge Colorado

The Fourth of July traditionally is the highlight of summer in Summit County! Every year each community features events including parades, bike races, trail runs, fireworks, BBQs and more. In Breckenridge spectators can enjoy the traditional Fourth of July parade down Main Street, which incorporates the start of the annual Firecracker 50 mountain bike race, and fireworks over Maggie Pond. Read more »

Summit County Golf

With an average of 300 inches of snow, bluebird days and legendary ski resorts, Summit County winters tend to be the focus for many visitors. However, an often overlooked facet of our high alpine environment are the incredible summers, in particular our award-winning golf courses. Daily highs in the 70s, close to zero humidity and nearly 100 holes of golf in the area make Summit County a golfer’s haven. Located in Breckenridge you’ll find the 27-hole Breckenridge Golf Club designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Just over Swan Mountain Pass you can choose between Keystone’s links-style Ranch Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and the Hurdzan-Fry designed River Course. The north end of the county offers another 36 holes, including 18 at the Copper Creek course located within Copper Mountain and 18 at the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks just north of Silverthorne.

Opening Dates:
Breckenridge: Open              Keystone: Open
Copper Creek: June 19          The Raven: Open

Closing prices

Areas around the country have seen dramatic declines in the closing price as a percentage of the asking price. However, in Summit County buyers and sellers continue to find common ground. In 2012 properties have closed at an average of 87% of the original asking price.

Summit County News. Getting Ready for Summer

As the snow begins to melt and winter winds to an end, it’s a great time of year to plan your summer adventures in Summit County. Summertime in the high country has long been a favorite for locals and a secret to many. Blue skies, warm sunny days, no humidity and countless activities and events make the months of June, July, August and September a can’t miss! Some summer highlights to mark on your calendar include: the BBQ Festivals in Frisco (June 14 – 16) and Dillon (August 10 – 11),.. Read more »

Mardi Grass in Summit County 2012

Although we’re 1,300 miles from the French Quarter in New Orleans, Summit County still knows how to put on a party for Mardi Gras. Get over to Keystone early on February 21st for a Gumbo Cook-Off in River Run Village and crowd giveaways throughout the day. For Après ski entertainment Warren Station will host The New Orleans Suspects, a group of five musicians who create music that is firmly rooted in the modern New Orleans sound with compelling originals and tasteful covers. If you’re in Breckenridge the celebration kicks off on Saturday with the annual Bacchus Ball and continues through Tuesday with the Mardi Gras parade down Main Street. Grab your masks, boas and beads and get to Summit County to help celebrate!

Summit County real estate continues to be competitively priced when compared to other mountain resort communities. When compared to Aspen the average sales price in Summit County is 450% lower and 37% lower when compared to Vail and Beaver Creek.

Your Mountain View

Another winter storm has blanketed our Colorado resorts with more fresh snow — 10 inches at Keystone on Tuesday 2.24 — and the conditions for skiing and riding are amazing.

With our SteepSavers last minute lodging deals, now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a mountain getaway.

Enjoy great March and April events like the Keystone Culinary Festival, Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Series, Spring Back to Vail and Breckenridge Spring Massive 2009.

Also in this SteepSavers, Learn how GORE-TEX® can help you get the most of every day on the slopes.

Don’t let one of the best seasons in recent memory pass you by — plan your trip now for the best selection and saving.

Keystone Real Estate

194 1006 Your Mountain View 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms TownHome $199/night

Beetle kill wood more available for construction

Confluence Energy and Colorado Blue Logs LLC are partnering to salvage pine lumber from beetle kill. They plan to build a 6,000-square-foot building to house the lumber starting in January, and hope to open in April.
Colorado Blue Logs plans to build smaller, affordable homes for some of its 20 to 25 employees with the wood.
Breckenridge realty

Copper Mountain goes green

Copper Mountain development is focusing on sustainable living. Copper installed a 4.2 kilowatt solar system to generate power for part of the transportation center. Its new training facility, Camp Woodward, will earn the Green Globes certification. Its efforts will help combat the rating it got in 2007 by the Ski Area Citizen’s Coalition as the worst “green” ski area in the West.

Copper Mountain real estate info

Summit County tries to mitigate wildfire threats

dead trees Summit County tries to mitigate wildfire threatsSummit County Wildfire Council is thinning and removing dead trees in about a third of the areas adjacent to neighborhoods that are most prone to wildfires. Just this is costing more than $13 million.

The council lists 27 high-risk areas, including those in the Acorn Creek subdivision and in the Lower Blue Valley. Ptarmigan in Silverthorne also made the list, partially because of its steepness and dirt road access.

Now that many pine trees have died from the pine beetle, shorter grasses and shrubs, which can act as fuel for fire, are growing.

The biggest obstacle to removing dead pine trees is cost. Experts estimate the cost between $6,000 and $8,000 an acre, and federal funding isn’t coming through, so the burden is left to the state and private citizens.

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