Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Have you heard of the Breckenridge Ullr Fest in Breckenridge Colorado? But before I tell you about this Ullr Fest, let's learn something about Breckenridge.
Breckenridge is a mining town in Colorado, USA, with a rich 150-year-old history. It's not only known as a world class ski destination, downtown Breckenridge consists of over 200 historic buildings and homes, 80 restaurants and bars, 180 varieties of shopping choices, 400 acres of parks and recreation areas, and thousands of different types of Breckenridge Lodging which provides holiday-makers a really wide selection of Breckenridge vacation rentals.
Besides skiing, winter activities in Breckenridge include ice skating at their indoor ice rink, dog sledding, Nordic skiing (cross country), Sledding, and snowmobiling. Breckenridge being centrally and closely located to several ski areas including, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Loveland, Vail, Ski Cooper, and several others makes vacation rentals Breckenridge a start to a memorable great Colorado vacation. What makes it even more convenient is the free Summit Stage shuttle to many of the ski destinations.
If winter is thrilling, summer in Breckenridge can be just as exciting. Starting mid-June, Breckenridge begins to come alive with vibrant colors, and warm temperatures. One can go hiking the hundreds of acres of national forest, camping in one of the dozens of campgrounds, biking the miles of public trails, fishing for trout in one of several rivers and lakes, rafting the Royal Gorge, or just merely taking in all of the majestic beauty that is Breckenridge. Summer vacations in Breckenridge can be truly one of a kind. Now back to the Breckenridge Ullr Fest. Since 1963, Breckenridge Ullr Fest (then called Ullr Dag) has been an event that defines what Breckenridge is all about. Ullr fest in Breckenridge is a celebration of the Norse snow god, Ullr, for all of the snow that he bestows on the ski area every year. Due to his winter blessings Breckenridge has become an internationally known premier ski area that hosts many ski events every year. Because of this the town of Breckenridge as well as the local residents celebrate Ullr every year in the hopes of continued heavy snow and ski area success.
Breckenridge Ullr Fest started as a local event, but has become a well known event that draws many vacationers to Breckenridge year after year. The activities incorporated in this week-long event include the Ullr parade down main street, The Ullr Ball, The Ullr king and queen crowning, Ullr bonfire, snow sculpting competition, and the Ullympics. Do make your Breckenridge vacation rental early to avoid disappointment and to catch this spectacular winter celebration which takes place first week of January. Call Breckenridge Property Management today for more information and reservation. You'd be glad you did.