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Holiday Gift Shopping in Breckenridge

If you’re in beautiful Breckenridge around this time visiting Lodge by The Blue, you might also be thinking about picking up some cool Rocky Mountain-style holiday gifts for friends and family.

In Breck’s quaint downtown, unusual gift shops are hiding around every corner (and down a few alleys). You’ll have no problem finding something special for even the toughest customer.



There’s More than Just Skiing in Breckenridge [VIDEO]

When Colorado natives aren’t out skiing or snowboarding, they’re getting a thrill of a different sort — one experienced while zooming down a hill on an inner tube or sled at the speed of light.

If skiing isn’t your game, or even if it is and you just want to take in all the different winter sports while at Lodge by The Blue, here are some places to enjoy tubing and sledding (both are done sitting down, which I find particularly appealing).


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Eat Gluten Free in Breck

There’s nothing worse than having a gluten intolerance which limits your menu choices, and then having to feel bad because ordering can be a long and picky process (especially under the disapproving stares of fellow diners).

But Breckenridge has you covered. If you’re visiting Lodge by The Blue and gluten is an issue for you or someone you’re traveling with, here are some restaurants that won’t judge, and are prepared to serve up delicious gluten-free food with ease.



Get Ready for Some Holiday Fun, Breck Style

Halloween is over, and that means we’re truly heading into the holiday season. There’s no better place to enjoy this time of year than Lodge by The Blue and the winter-loving town of Breckenridge.

It all kicks off on December 3, a busy holiday kick-off day full of events.

Holiday @ Breckenridge Arts District

Friday, Dec. 2, 4-8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 3, 12 pm-6 pm
Sunday, Dec 4, 12 pm-4 pm 
Stroll the Breckenridge Arts District campus to meet local artisans, tour open studios, and create one-of-kind, hand crafted holiday gifts.

Race of the Santas

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 pm
Watch (or join) as hundreds of folks dressed in festive costumes race down historic Main Street, Breckenridge. Not a runner? Walk, jog or skip through the six-block course. Families are welcome, and all proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC).

Lighting of Breckenridge

Saturday, Dec. 3, 12 pm – 6 p.m.
For Breck locals, this is what means the season is truly upon us. This all-afternoon event features individual happenings that provide tons of entertainment: Summit Dancers and Choral Society performances, Bernese Mountain Dog Parade, free hot cocoa and cookies in the Blue River Plaza, Santa makes an early visit at the Barney Ford House, official tree lighting, and an after party with pasta bar at the Village at Breckenridge are just some of the goings-on.

Winter Dew Tour

Dec. 8-11
The world’s top ski and snowboard athletes compete in superpipe, big air and slopestyle. Stop by the Dew Tour Experience at the base of Peak 8, music in town and a local rail jam.

Are you ready for some holiday cheer? We hope you get a taste if you happen to be staying with us at Lodge by The Blue.

Have you been to Breck during the holidays? What are your favorite things to do?

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Ski Shopping and Bar Hopping

Do you ever have days where you wish more retailers would just put a bar in the store to enhance your shopping experience?

When you visit Lodge by The Blue, you can visit the place that heard your prayers. Next time you need ski and winter apparel or equipment, go to the new Rocky Mountain Underground (RMU) showroom on Main Street, where you can also have a cocktail at the bar if you so choose.