How To: Dress Like a Local in Breck

Dress like a Breckenridge Local

The reality: You will see a copious amount of these brands and styles listed below. This guide is here to help you remain low-key and blend in like a local. Truthfully, I’m not sure we really care what you wear… except for maybe those giant fuzzy boots.

The truth: Wear what you want. We’re just happy you’re experiencing this gem we call home.

So, here’s the breakdown of what to wear on your vacation to Breckenridge. Hopefully this can serve as a packing list (if this doesn’t help, check out our winter packing guide here) but don’t fret if you don’t own these things. We have PLENTY of ways for you to spend your money here.

Homegrown style: Wearing anything native to Colorado is key. Brands like Melanzana, Loki, SmartWool and FlyLow Gear are all Colorado-made products and sure to win points. Don’t have these things to pack? Take a short trip to Leadville and visit the Melanzana store. This homegrown small company designs, cuts, sews and sells everything themselves! How cool is that?!

Footwear: You’ll see everything here from the hippie Birkenstock or Chaco to the fanciest Sorel. Anything in between is fine, so long as you can walk comfortably. Our terrain is mostly trails or icy walkways. We suggest leaving the Moon Boots and Stilettos at home.

Layers: Currently we are in that perfect weather storm. Wearing a beanie and down jacket to work in the morning and not knowing how to carry it home in the afternoon is a common struggle this time of year. Our weather changes frequently and FAST. So, if you layer properly you shouldn’t have to worry. Brands don’t matter so much in this situation, but your down coat should probably say Patagonia or Arctery’x if you’re into that sort of thing. If you’re hipper than that, you’re probably wearing FlyLow, Kuhl or Trew.

Western wear: Although we aren’t as down with western wear as, say, Steamboat Springs, we’ll dig your Frye boots and that cute Brixton hat (for the ladies). Men, us girls can always dig a cowboy amiright? So, feel free to slide into some Levi’s and throw on your western boots; We won’t hate it, we may prefer it compared to the snowboard style we’re so used to.

Eye protection: We can’t stress this enough. We don’t care what you wear for eye protection, just WEAR IT. Same goes for sunscreen and lip balm with SPF and/or anything with zinc oxide. Our favorite brand is Dermatone  – and get the tin, it’s cooler (not literally) and much easier to apply on the face, if you need. Walking around at 9,600 feet and skiing over 10,000 feet in the winter brings you that much closer to the sun, and those sunburns can ruin a vacation here too – not just at the beach.

Reusable water bottle: Not only are we saving the planet one reusable bottle at a time, but the tap water in Breckenridge is amazing. Hydration is one of the most important things you can do for your body at altitude. You’ll see all the primo bottles (Klean Kanteen, Hydro Flask and Yeti), but we accept if you have your favorite Nalgene from high school covered in stickers.

Don’t forget…

  • A daypack (for days on the hill or for hikes)
  • Smart phone for pictures
  • Ski/snowboard equipment (for the winter… just to clarify)

Other than your daily essentials that only YOU know you need, we think we’ve got you covered. Have we missed anything? Looking forward to seeing you during any season in Breck, and hopefully we won’t even know you’re just visiting!

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DON’T LET ELEVATION END YOUR FUN: BRECK’S BEST ALTITUDE TREATMENTS

If you’ve been to Breck, you’re probably familiar with the potential issues your body can run into when staying and playing at 9600 feet or higher. If you haven’t been here, you’ve likely heard about altitude sickness and might’ve even brushed it off as a myth. It’s real, it’s not enjoyable, and it can ruin your vacation in the mountains. Whether it’s due to dehydration, lack of vitamins, recently being at a lower elevation or even a drink too many the night prior, there are ways to combat difficulty acclimating at almost two miles closer to the sun than sea level. Since the staff at BOB wants your time in your favorite mountain town to be chuck full of fun, we’ve outlined some tips below to help you and your loved ones stay healthy and hydrated to enjoy all that these peaks provide.

 

VIDA-FLO

Vida-Flo serves as Breckenridge’s best source for quality, quick and accessible altitude sickness treatments right in the heart of town on Main Street. Known as the leading IV hydration clinic in Summit County, this one-of-a-kind hydration station effectively cures altitude sickness, alleviates hangovers and provides essential fluids and nutrients to keep you healthy, hydrated and happy while exploring the mountains. Not only do their treatments work, but they’ll cure your ailments in just 30 minutes or less AND all IV treatments come with complementary oxygen! If that doesn’t impress you, maybe their outstanding membership options or super economical prices will! Stop in today or call Ryan and his staff at (970) 423-6555 for more information.

 

O2 LOUNGE

Another unique spot in Breck that will help you breathe easier is The O2 Lounge on the South end of town in La Cima Mall.  This serves as an oxygen bar, coffee shop and internet café in a league of its own, offering 90% oxygen sessions with a choice of four aromatherapy fragrances for 15, 30 or 45 minutes.  The oxygen sessions boost blood oxygen levels to help alleviate symptoms such as tiredness, breathlessness, headaches, inability to sleep, dizziness, nausea, jet lag and even hangovers.  They also serve Illy coffee, smoothies, teas, hot chocolate etc. and have oxygen machines to rent and also sell portable O2 cans.  Visit Guy and Sally and their staff on Main Street or call them at (970) 453-6262 or visit their website at www.theo2lounge.com.

 

ALPINE AIR

For sleep apnea and more serious symptoms, Alpine Air offers specialized oxygen services to all of Summit County. Select from a wide range of oxygen equipment that can help you catch your breath including: oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, nebulizers, pulse oximeters, respiratory therapy supplies and more. Stop by their offices in Breck on Airport Road or call (970) 453-8423 for more information.

 

Now that you’re looped in on what resources Breck offers for acclimation assistance, it’s time to pop a multivitamin, hydrate like a camel and get up to Summit County for some serious fun! Don’t forget to book your stay at breckenridgediscountlodging.com for the best deals and accommodations in town!

Weekend Events 9.22.17

String, Cider & Sours + Breckenridge Film Fest are going on this weekend in Breckenridge! Don’t miss out on this event and all the fall foliage happening in Breckenridge this weekend!

Friday, September 22nd
• Cider & Food Pairing Dinner | 6:30 pm | Sauce on the Maggie | 655 South Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | $65 |
• Breckenridge Film Festival | 10:00 am – 10:00 pm | 103 S. Harris St. Breckenridge CO 80424 | $12 tickets | call 970-453-9021 or go online purchase tickets
• Historic Tour | 11:00 am & 1:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309. N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO
• Saloon Historic Tour | 5:00 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO | *call in advance for times and prices of tours
• Live music – El Passo Lasso | 10:00 pm | The Historic Brown | 206 N. Ridge St. Breckenridge CO 80424
• Daily Happy Hour | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm | Town of Breckenridge |

Saturday, September 23rd
• String, Cider & Sours Festival | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Main Street Station | 505 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | $45 |
• Breckenridge Film Festival | 9:30 am – 9:00 pm | 103 S. Harris St. Breckenridge CO 80424 | $12 tickets | call 970-453-9021 or go online purchase tickets
• Historic Tour | 11:00 am & 1:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309. N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO
• Haunted Tour | 7:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO |*call in advance for times and prices of tours
• Live music – Restasaurus | 7:00 pm | The Historic Brown | 206 N. Ridge St. Breckenridge CO 80424 |$15 tickets
• Daily Happy Hour | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm | Town of Breckenridge |

Sunday, September 24th
• Breckenridge Film Festival | 10:30 am – 8:30 pm | 103 S. Harris St. Breckenridge CO 80424 | $12 tickets | call 970-453-9021 or go online purchase tickets
• Historic Tour | 11:00 am & 1:30 pm | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309. N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO

 

There are tons of fun activities going on in Breckenridge. Click here for more information on all these activities and more!

Weekend Events 9.15.17

The Breckenridge Wine Classic hits Breckenridge this weekend! Click here for the inside scoop on the Breck Wine Classic and how to get 20% off tickets. Check out everything else happening around town.

Friday, September 15

  • The Breckenridge Wine Classic | All Day | Various Locations |Click here for more information
  • Craft Beer Tasting Flights | All Day | Broken Compass Brewing | Info

Saturday, September 16

  • The Breckenridge Wine Classic | All Day | Various Locations |Click here for more information
  • Breck Wine Classic After Party with Breckenridge Distillery | 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. | The Gold Pan Saloon | Free
  • Free spirit tastings | 11 am – 9 pm | Breckenridge Distillery | Info

Sunday, September 17

  • Breckenridge Sunday Market | 9 am – 2 pm | Featuring a selection of handcrafted and homegrown items. live music, and artist creations | The Village at Breckenridge | Info
  • Make your own bloody mary bar OR Sunday Mimosa special (an entire bottle of champagne and juice for $12) | All Day | BoLD Restaraunt | Info
  • Craft Beer Tasting Flights | All Day | Broken Compass Brewing | Info
  • Fat Bike Brewery Tour | All Day | Fat bike around town and end the ride at Broken Compass for a brew! | Ridden. | Info

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