New Beginnings for Summit Mountain Weddings This post is about transition and change. It’s about the new start for Summit and Vail Mountain Weddings. What started as an opportunity to share photos and tips for destination weddings and elopements in the Breck and Vail area, has now begun to outgrow it’s pot. It’s like ...Read More
Powder Skiing in Breckenridge
It's the last week of the ski season, so that means I'm looking back at one of my favorite clips from this past winter, A Powder Day on Peak 6 at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, a video by Stacy Sanchez. For now, we should all be happy for the snow that we got and the times we had on the mountain. But, we're definitely looking forward to next season already. There are so many lines just waiting for us to come back. There are many lifetimes of adventures at the world-class ski areas. And soon it will be hiking and biking season in the high hills.
Summer Weddings in the Colorado Mountains
Many say that you come for the winters and stay for the summers, and the cliche is true. The warmer, not-so-snowy months above 10,000 feet are downright glorious. Hot, sunny days, and afternoon thunderstorms are a welcome change to frigid winds and cold snow. Gardeners attempt to grow things in the few short weeks, and the tourists come back to explore all the mountains have to offer, besides skiing. One of those things includes having a wedding.
Bring the fam and invite the friends to join you for a few stellar days for a Breckenridge wedding adventure. There are no guarantees that it won't rain on your day, in fact, I'll be the first to tell you that it probably will rain. At some point. But, it usually blows out pretty quickly, so just have a back up plan and don't overthink it. Please contact us to learn more about how our team can help you save time and money with a custom wedding package that's right for you.
One of my goals with starting Summit Mountain Weddings was to share videos about the fabulous places, including my home, Mountain Town: Breckenridge, Colorado, which I made this video to show you a glimpse of what our Victorian mining abode is like. The Utes called this place home for many thousands of years, but when gold was mentioned at a bar in Kansas, the gold rush was on. Miners staked claims in the valleys and one even found the biggest chunk of gold ever found in Colorado, Tom's Baby. The downtown area is a historic set of buildings, while the ski runs of the Breckenridge Ski Resort loom over town. Chairlifts and the Breck Connect Gondola stretch from the valley floor to Peaks 8 and 9, eventually connecting with the highest chairlift in North America, the Imperial Chair. This flying couch brings you steps away from the summit of Peak 8.
Breckenridge is perfect for outdoor lovers, bridging the gap between posh mountain living and world-class skiing. Ask us about the many private luxury homes that scatter the hillsides, as well as non-traditional venues and outdoor spaces. We work with many vendors, venues and services to create custom wedding packages that end up saving you time and money. Contact us to learn more!
We enjoyed a beautiful fall weekend with sunny skies and warm weather. Today's a different story. We woke up to rain and low clouds. Now that the clouds have lifted, we can look up and see that the upper slopes have received a fresh dusting of snow. The mountain dwellers are posting photos from around the mountains, and the buzz is in the air. Skiing's on the brain. This is the time of year where we all jones for the feeling of sliding on the snow, but have a few more months to wait.
I went up to Ten Mile Station to retrieve vases and saw Mt. Baldy covered in snow, with yellow aspen trees below on Boreas Pass. It's not too late to enjoy the fall colors, the snow won't stick in the lower elevations, so don't let a bit of clouds and cool air stop you. Just bundle up, because as the saying goes, "there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad choices in clothing!"
The upper slopes of Peak 9.
This was just yesterday, Sunday and was shorts and t-shirts weather.
I've been out and about and the following images are taken from in and around Summit County, inluding the road leading up to Montezuma near Keystone, the Lily Pad Lake trail, and a few local trails in Breckenridge. I hope you were able to come up and do some leaf peeping, and if not, I hope these images will show you what fall weddings in the Breckenridge could be like. And yes, that means it could be sunny and warm, or it could be cloudy, cool, rainy and possibly even snowing.
This is the view of Mt. Quandary, Summit County's only 14er from Highway 9 in Blue River. This popular peak is one of the easier 14ers, but don't let that fool you. Mountains are unforgiving, so please plan ahead, carry a map and the proper supplies to avoid any epics. Boring trips in the mountains are what you want. Well, I call them boring, but that just means nothing traumatic or dramatic happens. Just go out, have fun, but make sure you come back home safe. A good idea is to always let someone know where you going, who you're with and when you'll be back.
The road to Montezuma.
Boreas Pass Road, from the deck at the Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge.
The yellow room.
Dina pauses to take a moment on the Lily Pad Lake trail.
If you're looking for suggestions for scenic drives to see the Aspens, or plan your wedding, please contact us! We're in the business of helping couples save time and money when planning their mountain wedding. We're longtime locals and wedding professionals who have the experience and expertise you're looking for. Thanks for reading!