Holiday Gift Guide 2012
Move over, Santa! Our unique local gift ideas are sure to surprise and delight everyone on your list, and our suggested winter activities will inspire you to make the most out of the holiday season.
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Breckenridge Ski Resort
Located in the Colorado Rockies, Breckenridge Ski Resort offers world-class skiing and riding with four mountains and one of the world’s most innovative and extensive lift networks to access the varied terrain.
Left & right photos by Liam Doran; Middle photo by Jeff Scroggins
The terrain at Breckenridge is mostly intermediate, with a majority above treeline. There are some steep pitches where the terrrain has been left natural (ungroomed) that will challenge the advanced skier, such as runs off the south side of Peak 10, the north side of Peak 9, and higher up off the T-Bar and the Imperial Express, the highest chairlift in North America. Beginner and intermediate skiers and riders of all ages will feel supremely at home, with groomed runs galore and tons of terrain to explore, and one of the nation’s top ranked ski and ride schools.
The town, which is located directly at the foot of the mountain, includes opportunities for shopping, gold mine tours, dogsledding, bar hopping, and snowmobiling.
A lifestyle. An attitude. A personality. Welcome to Breck!
Get 25 percent off your lodging when you visit us in January or February.
Breckenridge Ski Resort
1599 C Summit County Road 3
Iconic wintertime standards like ice-skating, nightly bonfires, snowmobile rentals and horse-drawn sleigh rides are part of the charm of Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. Other amenities include indoor tennis, basketball, a swimming pool, a whirlpool, a luxurious spa and a 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark. Stay in a spacious townhome or a one-bedroom suite featuring fireplaces, lofts, and kitchenettes.
The holidays are just more fun at Arrowwood Resort. It’s not too early to start thinking about a winter getaway for Christmas or New Year’s! Check out the specials on our website and plan a holiday to remember.
2100 Arrowwood Lane
Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts
The Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts—Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior, Surfside on Lake Superior, and Temperance Landing—are conveniently located near four state parks known for scenic beauty. Grand Marais’ unique shopping, skiing and boarding at Lutsen Mountains, and the wild beauty of the Gunflint Trail are a short drive away. Each resort offers free shuttle service to trailheads and complimentary activities.
Give the gift of Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. We bring you closer. Gift cards may be used for seaside lodging, dining, and our destination spa.
7192 Minnesota 61, Tofte
Experience a winter wonderland set against the backdrop of Lake Superior. A North Shore holiday features special events, workshops, personalized shopping, dining, entertainment, and legendary outdoor fun.
Cook County, MN
Lutsen+Tofte, Grand Marais,
Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage
Lutsen Mountains in Lutsen, nicknamed the “Vail of the Midwest,” has the most ski acreage in the state, with 1,000 skiable acres, 92 runs, and 986 feet of vertical. When planning your next ski or boarding adventure, the Lutsen-Tofte area has quiet, out-of-the-way B&Bs, modern condos with fireplaces, Jacuzzis, and heated pools, rustic Northwoods lodging, and hotels or inns right along Lake Superior.
445 Ski Hill Road
Canoe Bay is unspoiled, peaceful, wonderfully secluded, and just two hours from Minneapolis! Designed for couples, you’ll enjoy amazing privacy, every comfort you could imagine, thoughtful service, and delicious meals.
10 miles east of Chetek, Wis.
The Lodge on Lake Detroit
Stay at The Lodge on Lake Detroit during New Year’s weekend, Dec. 28-30, and enjoy the “Bubbles” sparkling wine tasting dinner Sunday night, followed by live music in the lakefront lobby. The Lodge, less than two miles from downtown Detroit Lakes, includes a spa, indoor pool, and lakeview rooms and suites.