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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.
BGV Gives

BGV Awards over $262,200 in Fall Grants

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BGV Gives

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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Thankful

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!

BGV Sustainability

Five Ways to “Go Green” on Your Next Resort Vacation

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Taking a resort vacation does not mean your eco-friendly habits have to vacation as well. Reducing your carbon footprint can easily be achieved by making a few behavioral changes during your travels. Here are six ways to help you green your next resort vacation.

  1. Make Smart Travel Plans

Planes, trains, automobiles, on foot, or by sea—there are plenty of ways to travel around these days. The least eco-friendly option is by plane, but if you have to fly, search for airlines that are taking steps to reduce their environmental impact. Southwest Airlines, for example, is taking measures to eliminate excess waste in their company and on flights.

Train travel has a surprising low carbon footprint. So if you have extra time to arrive at your destination, it might be worth booking a ticket—not to mention that traveling by train gives you the chance to really enjoy the scenery around you.

If you and your family plan to travel by road, consider renting a hybrid vehicle for the trip. This helps you reduce your gasoline usage, which, depending on the length of the trip, might actually make up for the cost of the rental itself.

  1. Use Public Transportation

Once you arrive at your destination, stay at a resort with easy access to public transportation. All of our BGV resorts are on free shuttle routes and the Town of Breckenridge offers a free trolley and bus service for guests and visitors.

Another service to explore is bicycle rental programs. Many cities—Denver for one—offer them. Renting a bike is a great way to go sightseeing as well as explore some locations you might miss by walking around or taking a car.

  1. Buy Local

Live local, buy local, be local. Check out farmers’ markets to purchase supplies for a picnic lunch, and choose souvenirs from local artisans and vendors. Not only are you supporting the area’s economy, but you’re reducing your carbon footprint because the goods you purchase aren’t being packaged and shipped from the corners of the earth.

Green Chef, a Denver-based company, makes it easy to eat locally grown Colorado foods and delivers them to your door. Green Chef can also deliver their organic food boxes to any of our BGV resorts.

  1. Choose Resorts with Green Programs

Before you book, call the resort’s front desk and ask if they have a green program. Many resorts provide tips and resources to guests on how to reduce their environmental impact while staying with them.

Did you know you can make your BGV vacation GRAND and GREEN! Be sure to participate in BGV’s Sustainable Stays program, which is available at all our resorts. Want to be green but not fully commit to the program? Simply hang the “I Want to Conserve” sign outside your residence door, letting staff know you’ll be reusing your towels, which conserves both water and energy.

  1. Bring Your Reusables

Bring or buy reusable shopping bags. Or the next time you’re at one of our resorts, participate in our Sustainable Stays program. You’ll receive a complimentary reusable bag with your participation. Reusable bags are another small way to cut down on the unnecessary plastic waste that pollutes our lands and waters.

Reusable water bottles are another great way to cut back on plastics. Most plastic bottles end up in landfills and take decades to break down. Bringing your own water bottle ensures that you’re helping to eliminate plastic waste. All of our BGV resorts have refillable water bottle stations, and we encourage you to be another number. Each time you fill your bottle, you’ll see how many plastic bottles have been diverted from our waste stream.

So while you may be on vacation, the planet is not. Let’s help keep it grand and green for us and for the future.

Yours in Sustainability,

Breckenridge Grand Vacations

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BGV Executive Team

BGV Announces Changes in Leadership Structure

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BGV’s Executive Team will be undergoing some strategic and beneficial structure changes this November. We are also thrilled to welcome Blake Davis to our family as the new CFO! We look forward to continue delivering GRAND vacations to all of our owners and guests.

More than 30 years ago, BGV was founded by brothers Mike and Rob Millisor, with help from business partner and friend, Mike Dudick. The company’s incredible success has impacted not only the timeshare industry, but the local community as well. BGV’s success is measured by the positive impact the company has on: owners and guests, employees and the community.

In October of 2015, BGV experienced a terrible loss with the sudden passing of Rob Millisor, while he was on a humanitarian trip in Nepal. Over the past year, BGV realized changes would need to be made to keep the company strong and moving in the right direction. Some of these changes are being implemented currently via responsibility shifts and additions at the Executive level.

BGV’s Co-Owner and Developer Mike Dudick has returned to Summit County full-time with his family and has taken on the role of BGV’s Chief Executive Officer. He is also serving his second term on the Breckenridge Town Council.

BGV Co-Owner and Developer Mike Millisor will remain involved with BGV’s daily decisions, but is living nearly full-time with his family in Maui. As the founder of the company and an integral part of the BGV Executive Team, Mike’s guidance and support will continue, albeit remotely.

Dave Stroeve has been promoted to BGV’s President of Sales, continuing to oversee all aspects of the company’s timeshare sales. Dave has successfully led the BGV Sales Team for nearly 20 years and his dedication and commitment have contributed to the overall growth and success of BGV.

Nick Doran, who recently celebrated his tenth anniversary as BGV’s Chief Financial Officer, will be expanding his responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer. In this new position, Nick will work in concert with the entire Executive Team, and will be responsible for all day-to-day operations of the company.

BGV is thrilled to welcome Blake Davis as the new Chief Financial Officer, effective in November of 2016. Blake leaves his position of President at FirstBank of Summit County, where BGV has worked closely with him throughout the years. Blake brings 23 years of commercial banking experience to BGV. He has been an active member of the Summit County community for over two decades and serves as a board member with the Summit Foundation.

BGV will undoubtedly continue to excel under the steadfast leadership of the rest of the Executive Team: Ginny Vietti, Kimberly Tramontana, Mike Hayes and Brian Binge. As BGV grows, the entire company remains committed to serving the BGV family, our local community and to delivering “Always Grand Vacations” to our owners and guests.

“Mike and I are eternally grateful for the commitment that everyone has made to BGV. We are very lucky to have these leaders in our company,” stated BGV CEO, Mike Dudick.

To read the full Press Release, please click here.