Who the Breck are you?

What is it that draws people from around the world to Breckenridge? Is it the locals, the biking trails, the skiing and snowboarding, the desire to go big, to discover something new or just to get away? It is those very reasons that have created the community of Breck. It's been said that, "you come for the winters and stay for the summers." In this series we call, Who the Breck are you?, we dive into the stories of the locals that contirbute to the unique atmosphere of our mountain town. 

In the winter, Teague Holmes is a full time ski instructor and in the summer, he runs his tree service business. But it's when the resort closes and the snow begins to melt that Teague's priorties change. "Spring is the best time of the season." he says. The peaks are ski skiable and the trails are starting to melt for trail running. Teague is on the US National Ski Mountaineering Racing Team (USSMA) and competed in the World Ski Mountaineering Racing Championships in Verbier Switzerland February 2015. Find out what makes Spring the best time of the year in Breckenrige, here is his story

From watercolor and landscape painting to digital art and film making, Breckenridge thrives on creativity. Breck is home to a very diverse arts and culture scence. With a newly renovated arts district, Breckenridge is able to provide many different mediums of art. Here is the artist's stories

8 year old, Merrick Neerhof's favorite things to do are snowboard, mountain bike and hang with her family and friends. Breckenridge is a Mecca for young athletes and that is why her mother, Marcy, says kids have it made here. From singletrack to snowboarding, paddleboarding to skateboarding camps, Breckenridge offers something for every kid to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Here is her story

Our local dogs have it made. From the rivers to the back country, dog friendly Main Street to the dog park, there  is not a shortness of enjoyment. In this episode, we learn what it is like to be a sled dog in the summer months in Breckenridge and we meet a part time sled dog, Murdoch. Murdoch spends half his time at the Snow Caps Sled Dogs kennels and the other half enjoying the imentitiies that make Breck so dog friendly. Here is his story

It was the rafting that brought John and Clair Anicito to Breckenridge and eventually to fall in love.The activities and town keep their romance alive and after 15 years of marriage in Breck, they couldn't picture themselves doing any thing else. They are always looking for their next adventure togther on the river or singletrack. Here is their story.

Johanna Hirschboeck was inspired by her friends, family and most importantly, by the community of Breckenrige to begin her business, Cuppa Joe. Her coffee shop is a local's favorite. In her spare time, Jo enjoys playing with her dog, mountain biking, rock climbing and challenging herself with latte art.  Here is her story.

Randy Veeneman is a Breckenridge native, family man and angler. Randy has been an angler in Breckenridge for 23 years. Before finally making Breckenridge his perminant home, Randy played volleyball on the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. He loved Breckenridge so much that he quit and moved back to this quaint mountain town. Today, Randy enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his wife and two boys. Here is his story.

Trygve Berge is the co-founder of the Breckenridge Ski Resort and long-time Breck local of 54 years. Trygve was born in Norway, leaving home to venture to the Rocky Mountains. After exploring several other parts of Colorado, Trygve set his roots in Breckenridge. Today, you can still find him bellied up to the bar at Fatty's or Gold Pan Saloon sharing his historic memories of our mountain town. Here is his story.

Keri Herman, Olympic pro freestyle-skiier, World Cup Champion and Breckenridge pro athlete, says Breck is the perfect mountain town. After visiting Breckenridge as a kid, Keri knew this is where she wanted to be. After graduating from college, she moved to Breck to devote herself to freestyle skiing. Along with a world-class mountain and park, the town boasts endless opportunities to get out and do the things Keri loves. Here is her story.

Matt Fackler is the chef and owner of two award-winning culinary treasures, Relish and Twist, in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. When Matt is not creating stunning Colorado cuisine inspired dishes, he is ripping up the mountain. This long-time local is an intergral part of this close-knit mountain community that lends itself to his lifestyle. In the summers, you will find Matt tearing up the mountain bike trails.  Here is his story.

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