19th Mar, 2012

Winter Sport Athletes Relocate to Breckenridge Colorado Homes

Quite a few families of serious winter-sport athletes relocate to Breckenridge CO homes full-time or have purchased Breckenridge real estate in Summit County Colorado for seasonal use.

Breckenridge ski real estateAmid news that Vail Resorts extended the Breckenridge ski season through April for the 2012 season, visitors with up-and-coming athletes might consider this a great time to explore the opportunities to purchase Summit County CO real estate in Breckenridge or Blue River Colorado, Keystone, Frisco, Silverthorne, or Dillon.  Proximity to the slopes can make all the difference for talented youngsters.

Take a look at these Team Breck athletes. Competing in Steamboat Springs last week, Team Breck’s Dylan Walczyk and Anna Park performed well in the Junior National Championships. Walczyk also recently won the NorAm tour. The two are competing again in Italy this week at the Junior Worlds.

According to a Summit Daily News article on March 15, 2012, Dylan’s family moved to Breckenridge five years ago. Fourteen-year-old Anna is splitting time between her home in Davis, California and Breckenridge. She will be living full-time in Colorado next season.

Breckenridge resident Bobby Brown won X Games Gold recently at Winter X Games Tignes in France, according to the Denver Post on March 16. Narrowly defeating Tom Wallish, who took Gold in Aspen in January, Brown has mastered the Misty 450 Japan and throwing double cork 1260s in both directions.Brown has collected six of the coveted first-place medals.

Breckenridge CO ski homesLast year, United States ski resorts experienced the second busiest season on record with snowfall up 30%. Seeing less snow, the 2011-2012 ski season allowed competing athletes to take advantage of more space and fewer crowds to hone their skills no matter what the conditions.

Breckenridge is very close to numerous world-class ski resorts, which offer a variety of terrains and terrain parks. Competitive skiers and snowboarders may also practice at Vail, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Aspen, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Winter Park.

Breckenridge Ski Resort celebrated 50 years of glorious skiing during this season. Special activities and events highlighting the milestone culminated last Wednesday, when Breckenridge granted the last of 50 Wishes of the celebration. The resort announced that season passes will remain valid for an extra two weeks and visiting skiers get $50 lift tickets and free parking.  This is the first time the ski season has been extended since 1996 when Vail Resorts merged with Breckenridge.

During the final two weekends April 20-22 and April 27-29, the Peak 8 terrain and lifts including Imperial Express SuperChair will operate from 9 AM to 4 PM. Special lesson prices start at $59 for adult half-day and $99 for children’s full day lessons.

Come on out to see what Summit County Colorado real estate for sale fits your budget and dream.  For information about buying real estate in the scenic mountain villages, call Barrie Stimson, Breckenridge Realtor® at (970) 390-2560.

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