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Brian Ripley

Originally hailing from the Sugarbush Valley in Vermont followed by Sun Valley, Idaho, I was lucky enough to grow up on the ski mountain having parents who both instructed and managed ski racing programs. What a way to start out! The seed was indelibly planted, and my passion and enthusiasm for skiing, the ski lifestyle, and mountain resort destinations has only grown since! I truly believe that helping people experience these magical mountain resort destinations is a beautiful and noble...

Jeff Citron

After years of taking the six hour drive from New Jersey to Vermont every other weekend, it was time to make the move. A week-long vacation with my wife in March, house sells in one week in April, and the trek across country at the end of May and here we are! From a six hour drive to a five minute shuttle…getting to the slopes is a lot easier these days. Living in Breckenridge is truly unique, nothing like waking up to 6 inches of fresh powder…and it is June! The summers are short but...

Originally from New Jersey, My husband and I went on a ski trip to Breckenridge- once here we never looked back! We sold our home in 2 days and moved to Breckenridge 3 months later. We love Colorado and we love to ski. After having our first and only little girl Cassidy Leigh, Grandma Jackie and Grandpa Andy retired to Breckenridge from New Jersey! I think they love their granddaughter very much!! Jackie helps run the business and Andy drives for the Summit Stage, helping to greet and make...

As a Colorado Native, the mountains are truly where I feel at home. Growing up, my family and I enjoyed skiing all over the Rockies. After concentrating on school instead of the slopes, I moved to Vail the day after college graduation to pursue "the dream." I have lived in a few areas now and each day I explore these mountains I love them more and more. In my mind nothing beats a powder day and a hot tub! Helping people visit and do what I love to do so much hardly seems like work at all....

My passion for the outdoors brought me to Colorado almost twenty years ago where I've enjoyed mountain living every day since! I am raising my family and teaching my kids to ski in the great resort of Breckenridge, Colorado. I love rafting, hiking and camping in the summers and hitting the mountain during ski season. I started planning ski vacations over fifteen years ago because I love sharing the beauty and excitement that the Rocky Mountains have to offer!

Elisabeth Mullen

Due to my love of travel, I entered the travel industry over 20 years ago at American Airlines and have never left. I have specialized in luxury vacations for over 10 years, including working at the prestigious Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Having lived in England and traveled extensively in Europe, I understand the needs of International guests. As the youngest of four children and responsible for organizing our annual family retreat, I have a significant grasp of the...

Rounding out the rest of Team New Jersey, I learned to ski on the often icy, 800 foot vertical, crowded mountains of the Poconos, Upstate New York and Vermont. Studying Hospitality and Resort Management at Cornell University, I originally had my sights set on moving to Colorado after college to pursue a career in the ski industry.  However, a knee injury during my senior year put that dream on hold and eventually led me to stay close to home where I ended up working in the Sports and Event...

Keeping us all in line is a tough job. So we had to import Jackie from New Jersey to make sure that things run smoothly. In truth, it was Jackie’s love of her granddaughter that brought her to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. After over 50 years of living in the Garden State, Jackie and Andy packed it up and headed west. It’s a good thing that they enjoy skiing and really love Cassidy.

Skiing was the highlight of my youth, which prompted me to pursue a career in the hotel and Snowsports School industry. Starting at my home mountain Mt Buller in Australia, big mountain stories of Whistler Canada drew my attention to subsequently travel as a ski instructor for many back to back northern and southern hemisphere winters, in both Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Mammoth Mountain, Winter Park, Beaver Creek, Vail, Copper, Heavenly, Alpental and short stints in Switzerland, France...

Growing up in the South, we didn't have too much skiing. I was among the lucky ones who was able to travel out west to ski. My family has been coming out west as long as I can remember and have skied tons of resorts all over the country.   My love for skiing and the mountains brought me to Breckenridge a few weeks after I finished college. I knew this was the place for me! I have been in Colorado for over a decade now, I came for the winters and have stayed for the unbelievable summers. ...

Believe it or not, I gained my passion for skiing growing up in Michigan.  I became a world traveler early on, but always returned to my love of mountain sports.  Then I decided what I wanted to be when I grew up—anything that had to do with the ski industry.  So I relocated to Colorado in 1992 to attend Colorado State University, earned a degree in Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism and began to live the life of my dreams in the high country.
I've been selling customized ski and...

Originally from the Midwest, I learned to ski in Wisconsin. On those small slopes, my love of sliding on the snow first budded. But It wasn’t until my move out to Colorado, for school, that the love became a passion. Before working in the ski industry, I was a rock and river guide. Being a guide, I learned that if you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life. Knowing that; having the opportunity to work in the ski industry was an opportunity I could not pass up....

Born in Aspen, Colorado while my Dad was working for the World Pro Ski Tour, I started skiing the first winter I could walk and have been in love with it ever since. I have skied and spent time in almost every ski resort in the Rocky Mountain West and several in South America. During the summer months I love to camp, hike, raft, see live music, and spend as much time outside as possible. I have been setting up amazing ski trips for people for the 7 years and love what I do. I take pride in...

I love to ski. Learning at the age of 12 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, it was quite an amazing experience when I made my first trip to the Rocky Mountains. That was in 1986 to Jackson Hole with the University of Wisconsin Hoofers Ski Club. I continued to ski and explore many other destinations over the years, landing in Breckenridge Colorado in 2000. Already working in the ski travel industry at that time, my goal has always been to grow this fun sport by creating the mountain...

Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, I traded for the Rocky Mountains over 10 years ago.  I came to Colorado for the first time just after graduating from college.  Driving cross country with two hundred dollars in my pocket and a job as a whitewater photographer, I fell in love with Colorado and never turned back.  My five year old daughter Zoie was born and raised here, and has been hitting the slopes since the age of three!  We enjoy many of the mountain sports Colorado...

I first learned how to ski at the age of 7 in Santa Fe, NM. Born and raised in Texas, I took every chance I could to head west for a ski trip. After getting a degree in Finance and International Business from Texas A&M, I did the most reasonable thing at the time in my mind, which was move to the mountains. My favorite resort is Jackson Hole (3 years ‘local’) and my most memorable experience on a mountain would have to be snowboarding Stubai glacier in ...

Seven years ago I was driving cross country from Virginia Beach to Seattle, I stopped in Colorado and never left! I fell in love with the Rocky Mountains and decided to make this my home. I was a beginner skier when I moved here but it didn't take long before I was hitting the slopes. I love yoga, music and bicycling. My young daughter is my best friend and we spend our weekends hiking the Rockies. I feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. I love to travel and am always planning my...

Before I married my husband, he made me promise that I would move to the mountains with him.  I said "yes," and after nine years and the birth of our three children, I left the city and my job as an investment executive to raise my family in Summit County. 

Coming from the city the move to a small mountain community was an adventure; however, it didn’t take long for me to fall in love.  As a family we have enjoyed everything the mountains have to offer.  In the summertime we explore...

testimonials

Dan V.

I have to tell you David, I own a real estate sales company with over 55 sales people and my company was # 1 in NJ for all of REMAXs 170 offices for commissions. I tell you that because I have some great sales people and I just wanted to say, you are a great salesperson. You have a great, calm friendly demeanor and your follow up over the years has been impeccable. I have given your name and info to quite a few people over the years and will continue to do so. Kudos on a job well done from one sales professional to another.

Frank F.

DanThe trip was outstanding - the entire family has been talking about the Keystone ski trip nonstop and everyone is looking forward to the next one. We are truly grateful for all of your help, you did an awesome job.  The next time we head to the snow, we will be giving you a call and I will definitely pass on your contact info to anyone looking for help with a ski trip.

Thanks again!

 

 

Elena P.

... Just wanted to give you a big THANK YOU for such a superb job of reserving and arranging everything for our vacation!

Bonnie S.

"From the get go, Jinger had our plans dialed right down to the smallest of details. We arrived, checked-in hit the slopeside hot tub and THEN we knew we could relax and enjoy our annual ski vacation. Thanks for all the help!"

James R.

... what a trip! I can’t thank you enough!  We set out to create memories for our son, and us, and through all your hard work, we clearly achieved that! I have already, and will continue, to mention Rocky Mountain Getaways and specifically you (Kasey)! Please keep in touch.

 

Steve R

INCREDIBLE  TRIP!!! 

Had an absolute blast! Fantastic setting up by you, Brian   ...  amazing job!!!! All went perfecto. If the USD / CAD exchange is as good next year, might do the exact same trip again  ...  seriously!

THANKS  SO  MUCH  for getting us a great deal on a super fantastic trip!!!

 

Ginny W.

DavidEverything was great! We could not have had such a smooth, pre-planned Park City ski vacation without your help. We really appreciate all of your help. The kids did AWESOME skiing and we all had a wonderful time full of great family memories!

Thank you!

 

Steve A.

LisaThanks so much for the follow up, as a fellow sales professional it is always noticed and appreciated! The trip was amazing and everything went off without a hitch, heck, it even snowed the whole time we were there!  You will have a tough bar to get over for next year as a follow up to this homerun! 

 

Sandra D.

DanOur trip to Vail was awesome!!  I really appreciated your help in putting things together for us.  Everything went so smoothly – I appreciated you taking to time to send our lift tickets to the hotel – it was great having things all together when we checked in and were eager to hit the slopes.  I’ll definitely consider your services in the future. 

 

 

Phil C.

We all had a great time in Snowmass and were very fortunate with the snow conditions and morning powder. The mountain wasn't as I remember it as so much has changed since I was there in 1986 & 1997.  We will definitely use your services again and recommend you (David) Down Under. 

Tammy B.

LisaWe had the BEST trip ever!!  We can't wait to go again!!  My husband loved the ski equipment delivery.  We have never done that before but now won't do it any other way.  :) Thanks again for all your help with our Copper Mountain ski trip.  I will be in touch to plan our trip next year!! 

 

Brenda L.

Jinger, We had a FABULOUS time.  It was great!  I want to thank you for all your help in planning this trip.  You have been a pleasure to work with.  You have gone over and above to answer all of my questions and provide additional information when necessary.  Thank you again for all that you have done for my family and myself. 

Julie P.

Anna:  You are a genius!  Our vacation to The Canyons could not have been better and we owe it all to you!  Thank you so much for all your wonderful recommendations.  This was a great introduction to skiing for our family and we are truly grateful for all you did for us.  We will definitely be going skiing again and we would love to use your services.  Thank you again!