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What’s Happening in Breck – May 18-24

  • May 18, 2017

We're not letting the 2 feet of snow stop us from having a good time in Breckenridge this week, are we? So mud season will be extended a bit, but life goes on with all of the following awesome stuff happening this week and beyond! Live Music & Other Events This Week in Breckenridge Friday, May 19, 2017 - Friday Night DJs & Billiards @ Brooklyn's Tavern & Billiards: 10pm-2am - The Blues with Mark Schlaefer @ Blue River Bistro: 5-10pm Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 3rd Anniversary Party w/ The Amelias, El Passo Laso & The Hollywood Farmers @ Broken Compass Brewing: 10am-10pm -...

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There’s Something Magical About Breckenridge

  • March 17, 2017

Breckenridge locals and visitors alike all know that there is a certain something magical – maybe even mystical – about Breckenridge. And while we may not all agree on just what and where this magic emanates from, we all can agree that there is indeed something fairytale-like about this enchanted place. There’s those awe-inspiring majestic views of the Rocky Mountains that seem to go on forever, the pristine mountain lakes you swear could hide a gossip of mermaids, locals praying to the mythical God Ullr every winter, and those imposing forests that make you feel very insignificant. Whatever...

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Breckenridge, Scandinavia & the Wedgewood Lodge: What Do They All Have in Common?

  • December 29, 2016

Summit County, and Breckenridge in particular, is steeped rich in history. From the initial days of the Gold Rush to the vacation destination it is today, there have been many changes over the years. However, our short history pales in comparison to the transformations the Scandinavian regions of Norway and Sweden have seen over the centuries. But, if one was to look closely at the mountain topography (see below), one can see why Norwegians, Fins and Swedes seem to find themselves at home in the mountains of Breckenridge. One such Norweigan, Trygve Berge, has done just that by becoming one of the original...

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Welcome Brad Ragan to Our Breckenridge Hotel Team

  • September 22, 2016

'Tis the season of change. The leaves are changing colors in all of their grandeur, the weather is getting colder as the forecast of snow looms on the horizon, and a new U.S. President will be elected this November. So, it's only natural that our Breckenridge hotel follows suit as change is afoot with the hiring of our newest Guest Services Manager, Brad Ragan. Please help the Wedgewood Lodge welcome Brad to the team. A Minnesota native, Brad moved to Breckenridge 13 years ago after receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Advertising from Iowa State University and hasn't looked back since. While...

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There’s Got to Be Something Magical about This Four O’Clock Hour

  • August 9, 2016

Have you ever heard of Mirabilis Jalapa? No? Me either. Perhaps maybe you have heard of them by their more popular name, “Four O’Clocks?” Still no? It’s okay, but there has got to be something magical about this four o’clock hour for a South American flower to take on this moniker, and for a Breckenridge ski run (and road) to epitomize it as well. Hold on, back to the flower for a minute. These “Four O’Clocks” are aptly named this because the flowers open in the late afternoon and stay open until morning. This Marvel of Peru pretty much does the opposite of what skiers on Peak...

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New Hires at The Wedgewood Lodge

  • July 13, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that the Wedgewood Lodge announces the departure of our Front Desk Manager, Sarah Daigle. After nearly six years of living in Breckenridge, and most of that time working at the Wedgewood Lodge, Daigle has moved on to the “hotter” pastures of Las Vegas and all of the new adventures it brings with it. We bid a fond adieu to you, Sarah, and may the promises of new adventures treat you well! With Sarah’s sad departure comes a new beginning for former Vail Resorts Front Office Assistant Manager, Jasmin Irby. Jasmin joins the Wedgewood Lodge family as the new Guest Services...

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Metanoia

  • January 28, 2016

My favorite event in Breck is the International Snow Sculpting Championships. Because my birthday falls during the building week or viewing week each year, watching the volunteers create the blocks of snow, seeing the sculptors’ visions emerge and checking out the finished sculptures have been part of my annual celebration for nearly two decades. As one of the lodging sponsors for this event, it’s quite a treat to get to meet the teams and to follow their progress as they create art from snow! This year we are hosting one the teams from Germany. Their sculpture, Metanoia, is guaranteed...

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So Long, Farewell…

  • April 3, 2015

_________________________________________________________________ It is with a bit of a sniffle that we bid farewell to yodeling and lederhosen jokes.  And our fearless leader, Brigitte Rath, who once had the patience to try to teach me to say 'cutie' in her Austrian dialect, but I ran out of saliva on my second attempt. So, being the boss around here?  Well...let's put it this way... We're a rather, hm, interesting bunch.  And it takes a special kind of person to keep us in line.  One who isn't afraid to shred vacation requests when we get a little too rambunctious....

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Don’t Ski? Don’t Worry.

  • March 6, 2015

Breckenridge is still the place for you! When I moved here from Jersey in December '99 it was because I had visited and found the mountains absolutely spiritual. I felt I was home in a way I never had before. Mind you I will bust out my Inner Jersey Girl in a hot minute if you dare mention that ridiculous show about idiots when I tell you where I'm from. I have never met anyone who acts even close to anyone on The Jersey Shore.  And I have known some Italians.  Believe you me!  Ahem. But though I'll always be a Jersey Girl, Breckenridge is where I belong. Having worked at the Wedgewood...

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Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships

  • January 21, 2015

Join us at the Wedgewood Lodge to view the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships!  The sculptures will be under construction from January 27 - January 31, with judging to occur at 10AM on Saturday.  They will remain as long as weather permits until February 8.  We are currently running a special if you'd like to join us and see these beautiful pieces of work firsthand!  Book a reservation beginning on Sunday, February 1 or after and stay for two or more nights departing by February 6 and receive a 15% discount! This year, as we did last, the Wedgewood Lodge...

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