skiers EdgeGlobal Connections, Inc. (GCI) has rechristened its recent acquisition, Skier’s Edge Lodge (Breckenridge, CO), to Lodge By The Blue.   According to GCI’s CEO and President, Tom Lyons, “This wonderful retreat in the Rocky Mountains is right on the Blue River and our new name reflects that.”

The new Lodge By The Blue is strategically located 5.5.miles south of Breckenridge at the base of magnificent Mount Quandary, and within an hour of eight ski resort areas: Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin, Copper Mountain, Loveland, Ski Cooper, Vail and Beaver Creek. The famous Continental Divide is only three miles away. Says CEO Lyons, “The Lodge is a family resort, located in the heart of some of the best skiing in Colorado and perfect for families looking for a convenient, affordable location in the Rockies.”

Guests at Global Connections’ new Breckenridge property will enjoy newly renovated accommodations and common areas.

Global Connections has completely renovated the two story lobby including the addition of all new distressed wood flooring.  The addition of antique-style gas lantern wall scones and a multi-tiered elk antler chandelier enhances the ski chalet atmosphere as does the authentic Navajo rug laid in front of the vintage open-faced stone fireplace with an Elk trophy mount.

The lobby walls have been redecorated with teal and jute, and the après ski wine bar now sports granite counter tops. In addition, GCI has created a game and book lending library for guests as well as a convenience mart with sundries, snacks and outdoor supplies.

Guests can choose from a number of spacious room sizes from suites to one-two bedrooms, and studios.  The resort features include a heated indoor swimming pool, 10-person hot tub, and fitness center. The gigantic stone fireplace in the center of the lobby is a popular place for relaxing after a strenuous day on the slopes.

GCI has launched  for further information.  The user friendly site includes information on both the property as well as booking online.

Global Connections Inc. is based in Overland Park, KS. It opened in 1996 as a travel club fulfillment and service provider, and is considered a leader in the travel industry. It offers its members a wide variety of benefits and vacation options for more than 700 North American resorts. GCI is also the developer and owner of resorts in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado, as well as owning and leasing multiple resort condominium units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.

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