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Park County’s weather can change very rapidly.  From sunshine one minute to blowing snow with no visibility in just a few minutes.  It is not unusual to get ground blizzards with winds up to 70+ mph.  Sometimes we experience a high travel volume as the highway is a designated alternate route during closures of I70.  Additionally watch for wildlife on the roads as we have a very large population of elk, deer, antelope and a growing moose population.   Be prepared for our tricky and sometimes dangerous winter driving conditions.  Always check COTrip.org before making the drive up. 

 

Below are a few tips that will help you to be a safer driver during the winter: Please note that 4 wheel drive vehicles do not stop faster on ice or snow than 2 wheel

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ABOUT THE ABOMINABLE WINTER ADVENTURE RUN:  http://www.abominablerun.com

It’s time to don your best flannel shirts, strap on those bib snow-pants and wear your best fuzzy hat!

Abominable events are not for those warm weather loving folks; we are all about celebrating everything winter has to offer.

Our winter adventure run will have your heart racing and not just because of the 10,000 foot altitude, this fun yet challenge course will have you climbing over and crawling through obstacles, running in deep snow through scenic woods and fields and sledding down steep inclines.

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New to the event this year is our first annual “Mountain Man” contest.  Can you grow the best mountain man beard and represent with the best matching flannel?

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December 11–15, 2019

Ullr Fest will celebrate 57 years this December 11-15, 2019, and the Town of Breckenridge invites snow lovers of all ages to join the party. During Ullr Fest in Historic Breckenridge, don’t be surprised to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders. Join us for the biggest bonfire in town and more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade with crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub. Pray for snow with us and Ullr himself… he’s ready for a good party.

  • Take part in the Ullr Parade down Main Street
  • Break the 2019 Breckenridge Distillery Shot Ski “unofficial” World Record
  • Prove your dedication to the cold at the
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December 7, 2019

The first weekend in December begins Breckenridge’s annual transformation into a sparkling holiday scene. Participate in the Race of the Santas, where hundreds of jolly look-alikes race down Main Street, watch as Santa uses his magic to light up the town for the winter season, and dress up the pups for the Holiday Dog Parade.

  • Race of the Santas down Main Street
  • Moose March kid’s race
  • Holiday Dog Parade
  • Lighting of Breckenridge
  • Meet Santa
  • Register for Race of the Santas

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Snowman Building Competition

 

3:45 p.m. - Holiday Dog Parade

 

4:20 p.m. - Moose March

 4:30 p.m. - Race of the Santas

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Our next official Season in South Park is around the Corner.  CUTTING DOWN YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE!!!  You will barely see a vehicle without a tree on top of it from Thanksgiving through Christmas.  Below is information you will need before heading out for the Perfect Tree.

Firewood and Christmas Trees

Most national forests allow users to harvest trees for personal use firewood and Christmas trees, but you must first have a Forest Service-issued permit and you must follow specific guidelines, which can vary from forest to forest. 

Here are some general guidelines: 

  •          Contact the forest district office nearest you to obtain a permit for home firewood, Christmas tree and tree cutting instructions.
  •          Wood or Christmas trees
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Oh Boy first snow this season. A little soon . Still color on the trees. First closure of Highway 285. Semis wrecking on Kenosha Pass. Ice on roads . Bald tires on trucks and cars. Bad drivers on road. On our end lots of new listings and the sun is scheduled to come back Friday. Still can look at stuff with no problems. Loan rates are great and people who have had their stuff on the market want to sell. Good time to make an offer. Sellers get nervous when it snows also. Call me and I will set you up and stop for some fresh donuts for us. Nobody is on a diet yet here. Thanks And hope to see you before it really gets nasty.

               -The Crew

 

 

Richard Poveromo

Jefferson Real Estate, Inc.

Direct-719.838.7002

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WINTER SURVIAL KITS 

 

The time of year has approached when we are faced with inclement weather and occasional road conditions that are less than desirable.  The notorious South Park Winds can occasionally lead us to road closures that can leave us stranded on the side of the road for hours. 

What should you do if you are faced with being stranded in a road closure? What items should you carry with you for protection and survival? The importance of packing and preparing for Winter cannot be overstated.  It is always best to be totally prepared should the inevitable or the unexpected occurs. The cold and wet introduces a whole new dangerous andpotentially fatal consequence and your “survival kit” should be tailored to the environment you

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The Ice Castles Are Open In Dillon, Colorado

 

The Ice Castles are officially open in Dillon, Colorado. For only the fourth time in Colorado, artist Brent Christensen's castles made entirely of frozen walkways, tunnels, slides, towers, archways, fountains and thrones that are made with 25 million pounds of ice will be open for the public to climb through and take pictures in, It's the Instagram shot you don't want to miss.

The Ice Castles are a must-see spectacle that will be located in Dillon Town Park and will cover nearly three-quarters of an acre. Standing at 15-40 feet tall, the Ice Castles will be open both day and night, so that visitors can witness the blue ice formations in natural light and later light up with white and colored

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Every January, artists come to Breckenridge with cheese graters and wooden spoons in hand. This group of dedicated snow-lovers are some of the best professional sculptors and snow artists in the world. Hand-picked to spend 96 hours in a heated race, the 16 teams will work day and night to chip, carve and carefully sculpt the 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of snow into an enormous, intricate masterpiece. Don't miss the International Snow Sculpture Championships January 21-30. http://bit.ly/2TOk7lP

 

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February 2nd, 2019

ABOUT THE ABOMINABLE WINTER ADVENTURE RUN: 

It’s time to don your best flannel shirts, strap on those bib snow-pants and wear your best fuzzy hat!

Abominable events are not for those warm weather loving folks; we are all about celebrating everything winter has to offer.

Our winter adventure run will have your heart racing and not just because of the 10,000 foot altitude, this fun yet challenge course will have you climbing over and crawling through obstacles, running in deep snow through scenic woods and fields and sledding down steep inclines.

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