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SKi Country Resorts Announced Today That Summer is Off to a Great Start and the Fourth of July Festivities in Breckenridge Are Sure to Please Every Member of the Family

July 1, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Hot Town, It’s Summer in the Summit. The foxes are playing, birds are chirping and the air temperature is near perfect.

That can only mean that Breckenridge is ready for those cool summer days and starry nights.

What does Breckenridge offer in the summer you ask?
Take a look at Ski Country Resorts suggestions for a fabulous trip to the Rocky Mountains especially this coming 4th of July.gI_127621_breckflowersweb

“We love this time of year here in Breckenridge. The flowers, the warm days and cool nights are just wonderful. That’s why we developed a low-priced lodging package, so that more people could enjoy the mountains,” said Tiana Shelton of Ski Country Resorts today. Ski Country Resorts is located at 213 North Main Street (a large yellow and blue Victorian building) on the corner of Watson and Main.

“Ski Country is celebrating their 25th year in the lodging business and have the best and largest selection of properties here in Breckenridge,” said Shannon Sinnard, director of marketing for Ski Country. Sinnard added, “If the visitor prefers, we can arrange all their adventures through our concierge service. So we can put together your rafting trip, bike rentals, zip-lining, virtually anything that comes to mind.”

“We have lodging all over Breckenridge, most all within walking distance to all of the downtown festivities, starting at $109/night. (25% off stays 4+ nights). and another part of our industry that we love is helping our guests plan and book all of the exciting and unique activities that Breckenridge has to offer,” continued Sinnard. “And if the customer comes up for just the day we would like to suggest the following list of fabulous activities,” Sinnard stated.

The 4th of July – Celebrate Independence Day (Thursday, July 4 – 4 day weekend!) with lively entertainment, free activities and truly unforgettable family fun. Breck’s Independence Day celebration kicks off with a 10K trail run and continues throughout the day with the Firecracker 50 bike race leading the vibrant Fourth of July Parade on historic Main Street, July Arts Festival, live music, kids’ activities and so much more. End the night with the National Repertory Orchestra performing a patriotic concert at the Riverwalk Center, located in the center of town.

Horseback Riding – Gore Range Outfitters offers guided horseback riding and adventure trips around Breckenridge and Summit County. This company is kid-friendly and has many trips to choose from. 970-547-8144

Colorado River Rafting – AVA offers world class whitewater rafting trips on 5 different rivers close to Breckenridge. They also offer zipline tours and rock climbing. Transportation is provided as are the wetsuits, jackets and other gear required free of charge. AVA is the preferred rafting vendor in Breckenridge. 877-RAFTING or 970-423-7031

Barney Ford House Museum – visit the house of Barney L. Ford, escaped slave, prominent entrepreneur and Breckenridge’s first black businessman! Barney moved to Breckenridge in 1861 and built a house right in the middle of town. 970-453-9767
111 East Washington Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Breckenridge Walking Tour – Take a tour through Breckenridge’s nationally recognized historic district. Hear stories of the gold seekers, and the hardy men and women who toiled and lived in Breckenridge 100 years ago. 75 minutes to complete the tour.

Breckenridge Hot Air Balloons – Great Adventure Balloon Tours is the closest year round balloon tour located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Tours provide views of snow-covered peaks into 5-7 counties. 970-887-1340

Haunted Tour of Breckenridge – Boo! Join the ladies who know every nook and cranny of this old town for an evening stroll through Breckenridge’s haunted historic district. Along the way hear the eerie tales and unexplained happenings from the town’s rugged past. Allow 90 minutes. 970-453-9767

Ice Skating – Stephen C. West Arena – Open year-round for public ice skating, hockey and figure skating. Skate rental and sharpening, changing rooms and more. 970-547-9974

Golf – So many choices and such great golfing in the county. The courses in Summit County are bar none some of the most beautiful and challenging courses around. And at 10,000 feet, the ball soars!

Keystone Ranch Golf Course – 970-496-4250
Breckenridge Golf Club – 970-453-9104
The Raven Golf Course – Silverthorne 970-262-3636
The River Course at Keystone 970-496-4444

The Country Boy Mine Tours – The mine provides underground mine tours illustrating what miners in the 19th and early 20th centuries faced day-to-day to make their fortunes. 800-980-1859

Edwin Carter Museum -Take an interactive journey into the life of the famous log cabin naturalist Professor Edwin Carter. This trip is great for families. 970-453-9767

Silverthorne Outlet Stores – From Ann Taylor to Bass Outlet, there is a store for everyone in the family.

The Peak 8 Family Fun Park – Enjoy a day of family fun in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and visit The Peak 8 Fun Park that features activities for all ages including the SuperSlides, Mountain Biking, SuperPutt Mini Golf, SuperBungee Trampoline, Ripperoo’s Bounce House, Gemstone Panning, Scenic Chairlift Rides, the Rockpile Climbing Wall, and Colorado’s largest human Maze!

And if you are seeking FREE adventures for the family, ride the Peak 8 gondola to the top and hike to your heart’s content on the slopes of Peak 8. The Summit Hiker is a book that’s been published for years and offers a complete overview of all the local hikes from easy to very difficult. The waterfalls are alive with the spring runoff and the wildflowers are incredible due to the late snowfall this season.

So plan on bringing the family to Breckenridge this summer and especially this coming 4th of July. Get out of the heat and call Ski Country Resorts for their summer special; rooms are as low as $109 per night. Just tell the reservationist that you would like the 4th of July special. Call them toll free at: 800-633-8388 |

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