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Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Property Information

Letter from the General Manager

We are very happy to announce that 2017 welcomed the newest BGV resort to our family, and our fantastic staff is very excited to be a part of this beautiful resort. We had a successful first month of reservations and look forward to creating many more Grand vacation experiences. Phase 1 of the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 (GC8) opened with 37 units, along with the aquatics facilities that include three pools and five hot tubs. We will be designating the upper-level hot tub near the large waterfall as an “adults only” area in the very near future. Please look for the signs indicating this during your next visit.

We are also very happy to announce that our onsite restaurant, Robbie’s Tavern at the Bergenhoff, is open. Robbie’s Tavern is currently the only privately operated restaurant at Breckenridge Ski Resort and offers great food, an extensive wine list, a great selection of draft beers, a variety of cocktails, and a wonderful atmosphere. Please check it out the next time you are visiting Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Additional amenities currently open at GC8 include the Ski Locker Rooms located on the plaza level and the Day Use Lunch Room located on the first floor outside the indoor pool area.

The Operations team is always looking for ways to improve the vacation experience and Day Use experience at our resort, so please do not hesitate to share any feedback with us on how we can make your resort better.

Thank you for reading! We look forward to seeing you during your next visit.

Jason Bretz
General Manager, Grand Colorado on Peak 8IMG_2397IMG_2388IMG_2408

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CustomerCount and Resort Trades Announce Kevan Beall as the First Customer Engagement Professional Award Winner

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CustomerCountTM and Resort Trades have announced the first recipient of the Customer Engagement Professional (CEP) Award.

Congratulations to Kevan Beall, the Assistant General Manager at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8!

Kevan was recently promoted from the General Manager of the Breck Inn Hotel.

The award recognizes outstanding leaders who exemplify customer engagement within the resort/hospitality industry.

According to Kimberly Tramontana, VP of Operations for BGV, “Kevan Beall has a remarkable capacity to keep track of all aspects of management and exhibits great leadership skills in the process.”

The 25-year-old hospitality professional was selected based on a detailed matrix of hospitality and customer engagement qualifications created especially to measure candidates for this coveted award.  His understanding that little gestures of attention and service to guests makes the difference between an ‘OK’ stay and a ‘WOW’ vacation experience, was one of the most noticeable comments on his application for consideration.

Congratulations again, Kevan!

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BGV Unveils its Fourth Resort, the Grand Colorado on Peak 8

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The highly-anticipated Grand Colorado on Peak 8 is officially open!

Award-winning timeshare developer, Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) has officially opened its fourth resort, the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 (GC8). The Grand Colorado debuted on December 17th, launching the first of five scheduled phases.

The first phase of the new resort opened at the base of Peak 8 of the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Rocky Mountain and Colorado SuperChairs are located next to the resort, offering true slopeside access to one of North America’s top ski resorts. Additionally, the BreckConnect gondola is steps away, taking guests to Peak 7 of the ski resort as well as to downtown Breckenridge.

“With enormous enthusiasm, the entire BGV family looks forward to hosting guests at GC8. It is truly one of a kind,” said Mike Dudick, CEO of BGV.

On the Grand Colorado’s opening day, BGV celebrated the completion of phase one and its 38 luxury residences with a special reception at the on-site restaurant, Robbie’s Tavern at the Bergenhof. GC8 welcomed owners and guests for first occupancy with a champagne toast and appetizers as they checked into their “home away from home” for the very first time. In addition to the Grand Colorado’s initial wave of completed units, the property also made the following amenities available as part of phase one: a multi-feature indoor/outdoor aquatics center, heated garage parking, around town shuttle service, temporary Front Desk, Concierge services, Activities programs, and conveniently located ski locker rooms.

A few days later, Robbie’s Tavern at the Bergenhof also opened its doors to the public. Named after the late BGV Owner/Developer, Rob Millisor, and paying tribute to the historical Bergenhof restaurant which once stood on this parcel of land, Robbie’s Tavern offers American comfort food, world-class wines, a robust beer selection and slopeside dining within the heart of Breckenridge’s first and most celebrated base area.

Click here to read the full Press Release.

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Breckenridge Grand Vacations Celebrates Employee Success at Annual Party

Breck Inn Team Receiving Grandy Award

Breckenridge Grand Vacations recently celebrated a successful 2016 with its employees at an annual holiday party, honoring staff accomplishments and rewarding personnel for outstanding performance.

Local timeshare developer and employer of choice in Summit County, Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) recently hosted its annual holiday party at the Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center. With over 800 attendees, about 500 of which were employees, this was BGV’s biggest holiday bash yet, upholding its reputation as the grandest party in town.

BGV recognizes exceptional employee performance with annual Grandy Awards, which were presented by the BGV Developers during the holiday party at Beaver Run in Breckenridge last month.

Dudick and Millisor noted the success of their Breck Inn team by stating, “This team has demonstrated incredible improvement in performance, guest satisfaction, team unity and overall efficiency in delivering Grand vacations to all guests and owners.”

Click here to read the full Press Release.

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Grand Colorado Property Information

Grand Colorado on Peak 8

Letter from the General Manager

January was ushered in with fresh snow and amazing ski conditions. As 2017 begins, we not only look forward to all that lies ahead, but back at all that was accomplished in 2016. We opened Grand Colorado on Peak 8, finalized plans for a third building, and welcomed our first owner reservations home.

We have been working tirelessly to make sure that Grand Colorado not only meets expectations, but exceeds them. It is our goal to continue this practice throughout all of 2017, and we cannot wait for you to have your first experience at Grand Colorado.

A few recent happenings around the resort:

We are actively taking Day Use and Bonus Time reservations. To check for availability, log in to Grand Central or call the Owner Relations department at 877-453-4440.

Our Activities department has added sleds and snowshoes to its inventory. These are available for day rentals. For more details, contact the Activities department at 970-547-8781.

Robbie’s Tavern is open for business. It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call 970-547-8785 or visit robbiestavern.com.

Robes will be available in all units for your comfort and convenience during your stays.

The Mountain Masters courtesy shuttle is running from 7:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. daily. This shuttle will drop off and pick up within Breckenridge town limits.
We look forward to all that 2017 will bring and to creating more Grand vacation memories for you and your family. We hope to see you soon!

Jason Bretz
General Manager, Grand Colorado on Peak 8

 

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We Are Open!

LIVE GRAND, WHERE BRECK BEGAN.

We are excited to announce that the first phase of the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 is open!

In addition to the residences that will be opening up for the first occupancy, the following amenities will also open:

– Indoor/outdoor aquatic center
– Robbie’s Tavern at the Bergenhof
– Heated garage parking
– Around town shuttle service
– Temporary lobby with Front Desk and Concierge Desk
– Day Use Lunch Room
– Activities Desk
– Ski Locker Rooms

You can also check for Bonus Time availability by calling our Owner Relations department toll-free at 877-453-4440 (hours of operations are Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm Mountain Time.)

Robbie’s Tavern at The Bergenhof Hours of Operation:

  • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. today and tomorrow (12/21 – 12/22)
  • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday (12/23 – 12/25)
  • Regular season hours will be 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily
  • Please visit www.robbiestavern.com for more information!

For updated Breckenridge Ski Resort information, please visit www.breckenridge.com.

The Grand Colorado on Peak 8 is expanding! A third building will be under construction spring of 2017. The third building of the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 will be home to approximately 22,000-square-feet of Breckenridge Ski Resort guest service, rental, and retail space. It will also include a coffee shop and an outdoor ice skating rink, both of which will be open tot he public. The original two buildings will connect to the third via an enclosed pedestrian bridge. To read the full Press Release, click here.

The Grand Colorado will set a new standard for slopeside luxury in Breckenridge. Celebrate Breckenridge’s history and become part of its future. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will only be enjoyed by those who act now to join in the transformation of this iconic destination.

Quickly receiving its well-deserved name as the pinnacle resort of the Breckenridge Grand Vacations family, the Grand Colorado will offer the perfect blend of approachable luxury and refined adventure. We invite you to “Live Grand, Where Breck Began.”

We are excited to share with you a slopeside vacation experience like no other. Out the back door, Breckenridge Resort offers a 2,900-acre playground in every season. High-speed lifts whisk skiers and riders to the storied slopes in the winter. In the summer, hiking and biking trails head off in every direction.

The BreckConnect Gondola provides easy access to Historic Downtown Breckenridge, offering shops, restaurants, galleries and exciting entertainment in every season. It is true resort living in the heart of it all.

Go Green This Holiday Season

Five Tips for a Greener Holiday Season

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Andy Williams deemed this time of year as the “most wonderful time of the year” and BGV couldn’t agree more with this statement. However, this time of year can also be pretty wasteful. During the seasonal cheer, we ought to show some extra care for the environment. After all, the holidays do not have to be a burden on the planet and its resources.

Here are some sustainable gifting and wrapping ideas to help you celebrate and spread some red and greener cheer.

  • Look for locally made gifts. Many gifts in the marketplace are made and transported from halfway around the world. Local craft fairs and shops offer a good source for gifts without the added costs of transporting them from around the world.
  • Choose gifts made from recycled materials. Many businesses and individuals develop great products using recycled content. Check out some of Eartheasy’s recommendations on recycled content gifts.
  • Choose battery-free gifts. The EPA estimates that 40-percent of battery product sales occur during the holiday season. The EPA also estimates that Americans purchase nearly three billion dry-cell batteries every year, with alkaline batteries being the most common type. These batteries are very safe and effective but over time can contaminate the environment and groundwater if thrown away rather than recycled. Check out some of these naturally powered toys.
  • Use environmentally friendly wrapping paper. The United States’ annual trash from wrapping paper totals over four million tons. To help reduce waste, choose wrapping paper made from sustainable fibers such as hemp or paper using recycled content. Repurposing brown paper grocery bags is another great alternative source, too!
  • Avoid buying glossy foil or metallic wrapping paper. This kind of “paper” is difficult to recycle and it has no value for use as mulch since there are heavy metals used in the foil paper. Foil gift wrap is also harder to reuse because it wrinkles and creases easily when a gift is being unwrapped.

For more alternatives for green gift-wrapping ideas, check out Eartheasy’s guide to gift wrapping alternatives.

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Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Property Information

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Letter from the General Manager

December has been a busy month for us as we prepare for the much-anticipated opening of Phase 1 of the Grand Colorado on Peak 8. We have been placing furniture in units, filling the pools, finishing up landscaping, putting the finishing touches on Robbie’s Tavern and much more.

  • For example, we completed the hiring of our Guest Services staff, and they are eager to welcome all of our owners and guests to their new home. Our staff has been training at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and Grand Timber Lodge in preparation for our opening.
  • Our Activities department is also fully staffed and is working with vendors to set up partnerships and discounts for our guests. If you would like to book any activities in advance of your stay, please contact the Activities department at gc8activities@grandcopeak8.com.

The hustle and bustle of work within the resort has begun to be mimicked by the activity taking place on Peak 8, right outside our walls. With new terrain opening weekly and the Dew Tour taking place this weekend, the crowds are growing and the excitement is contagious. We can’t wait for you to enjoy these sights from the hot tubs, restaurant and balconies. We are thrilled to be opening our doors soon and know that you will fall in love with these views and location just like we have.

Jason Bretz
General Manager, Grand Colorado on Peak 8

Construction Update:

  • Phase 1 – Residential units have all received their mechanical and electrical final inspections.
  • Phase 1 – The stone veneer is complete on the north, south, and east sides.
  • Phase 1 – All interior finishes are complete on floors 2 through 5, Plaza and Terrace.
  • Phase 1 – The pool coping stone is being installed on the indoor and outdoor pools.
  • Phase 1 – The pools have been filled with water; the plumbing is being troubleshot.
  • Phase 1 – The boiler and chiller startup has been completed; the snowmelt startup is in process.
  • Phase 1 – The electrical room is 95-percent complete.
  • Phase 1 – The garages are 95-percent complete.
  • Phase 1 – The telephone and data lines are being installed.
  • Phase 1 – The Owner Ski Lockers have been installed.
  • Phase 1 – The landscaping is 80-percent complete and finished for winter.
  • Phase 2 – The units have been framed on floors 2 through 4.
  • Phase 2 – The framing is complete on floor 1.
  • Phase 2 – The electrical and mechanical rough-ins are in process.
  • Phase 2 – The drywall is being installed on the demising walls.
  • Phase 2 – The waterproofing on the exterior patio above the lobby is complete.
  • Phase 2 – The siding and roof are complete.
  • Phase 3 – The steel structure is complete.
  • Phase 3 – The exterior wall framing work is complete.
  • Phase 3 – The siding, sheathing and unit guardrails are 75-percent complete.
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BGV Awards over $262,200 in Fall Grants

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Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) recently awarded their fall grants, scholarships and sponsorships, which benefitted the Summit and Park County communities with $262,200 in donations.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) kicked off this year’s season of giving by donating more than $262,200 in local and regional grants, scholarships and sponsorships to the Summit and Park County communities; a figure that more than doubles their 2016 Spring grants and donations earlier this year. In just nine months, BGV’s new philanthropic program, BGV Gives is succeeding at elevating the company’s giving efforts under the leadership of one of Summit County’s most successful fundraisers and volunteers, Deb Edwards.

BGV Gives leveraged a variety of BGV’s resources in order to raise such substantial donations this fall: $194,700 was funded from the BGV Donor Advised Fund at The Summit Foundation, $10,000 was funded from the Rob Millisor Heart Health Fund, and $57,500 was funded directly from Breckenridge Grand Vacations for sponsorships. BGV and BGV Gives were able to generate these contributions with enormous help from their employees, developers Mike Millisor and Mike Dudick, volunteers and various local charities.

BGV Gives was also able to grow biannual funding to help 28 organizations this November, which significantly supports the surrounding communities in several need areas. Summit County grants were distributed as follows: $115,000 was awarded to six health and human service groups, $109,700 was donated to 15 educational establishments, and $22,000 went to five other local charities. Additionally, two charitable agencies in Park County received a sum of $15,500. These gifts are being used to fund capital projects, special event sponsorships, program equipment, scholarships, educational materials, general operating support and numerous other program needs.

The CEO of Breckenridge Grand Vacations, Mike Dudick summed up his company’s philanthropy by saying, “The act of giving enriches and strengthens the bonds that create the most genuine form of community.”

BGV also matches employee assistance fund contributions, sponsors charitable golf tournaments, co-sponsors The Summit Foundation’s Great Rubber Duck Races, supports the Summit Foundation through medallion donations, provides in-kind spa certificates and in-kind lodging to a number of local charities, and helps several other philanthropic causes. These contributions combined with the biannual grants bring BGV’s giving in 2016 to more than $860,000 in less than one year.

About BGV Gives: Founded in 2016, the BGV Gives Program was established to facilitate and further extend Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ philanthropic reach and impact in Summit County and the surrounding area. Inspired by the late BGV Owner/Developer, Rob Millisor, this charitable program honors his example of service to others by supporting the local nonprofit community. BGV is excited and humbled to continue Rob’s legacy of giving through fundraising, sponsorships, grants, volunteering and in-kind donations on behalf of those in need, with a primary focus on health, human services and education. With guidance from the BGV Gives Program Manager, Deb Edwards, this program is committed to growing BGV’s local contributions and inspiring fellow community members to give more, by providing resources and opportunities to help others in need.

To read the original press release, please click here.

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Tis the Season to Be Thankful

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From our Family to Yours, Happy Thanksgiving! 

We hope your holiday is filled with joy and happiness! Here are a few things we are thankful for at Breckenridge Grand Vacations…

If you’re spending the holidays with us in Breckenridge, click here to check out our guide to all things Thanksgiving in Breckenridge!