Good Times Adventures’ first five guides took to the trails surrounding Breckenridge in 1986, leading their first visitors around on a ramshackle collection of 20 mismatched, antiquated snowmobiles. Those first forays weren’t fancy, but they were full of lessons. Through the years, the guides put those early learning experiences to good use, collaborating with the US Forest Service to expand their network of trails and acquiring a powder-smoothing snowcat to groom more than 40 miles of scenic routes through Swan Valley and White River National Forest. Today, more than 30 employees organize excursions for hundreds of guests, drawing their vehicles from a fleet of more than 100 of the latest seasonal models.
The even, glossy swathes of snow suit not only the treads of snowmobiles, but also those of dog sleds. Breckenridge local Orion takes the reins of his father’s business and an Iditarod-style sled, leading passengers along the same trails with dogpower rather than horsepower. Good Times’ staff welcomes guests—whether travelling by animal or machine—back to their lodge after each excursion to enjoy scenic views, complimentary hot chocolate, and snowsuit fashion shows.
Living amidst a thriving, dynamic landscape just isn't as fun if you don't have the gear to take advantage of it. That's where Alpine Sports enters the scenic picture: as a full-service ski, bike, and paddle-board shop, they outfit locals and tourists with the right stuff to get them out safely exploring nature. Across four locations, visitors can pick up their rented equipment from whichever shop happens to be closest before heading out with gear suited for the season. In the summertime, folks can take the provided shuttle to the top of Vail before taking a beautiful ride along a 14-mile paved pathway downhill to the town of Frisco, stopping along the way to picnic or take pictures. During snowier months, try out the latest in ski and snowboard technology with rental boots, boards, skis, and poles, which are available in sizes for both adults and kids.
Adventurers bounce along a well-packed dirt path, the soft top of their JK Jeep Wrangler down, wind whistling through their hair, snow-capped mountain vistas looming like doubled-over giants in the distance. Aboard Glenwood Springs Jeep Rental's two- or four-door, late-model vehicles, renters gorge themselves on panoramic views of the Roaring Fork Valley and those that form the backdrops of nearby trails through the Lead King Basin or Hubbard’s Cave. For less experienced drivers, easy roads wind through Glenwood Springs Canyon and Kebler Pass. Since renters can take the wheel for a half or full day, they have ample time to let complimentary GPS systems guide them to local hot spots, including the Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and the 12,705-foot-tall point on Pearl Pass where Paul Bunyan once performed step aerobics.
Advanced Auto Spa's staff prepares vehicles for winter's visitation with the interior and exterior cleanings of the super wash. At the spa, which saw The Situation's Bentley to cleanliness, buggies ride through the tunnel's automated sprays to clear their outer parts and underbodies of grime and erase dissertations scrawled on dirty windows. A coat of Armor All cleans and protects wheels and tires, and a layer of wax seals in shininess. To keep interiors sparkling, the cleaners vacuum up detritus and wipe down dusty dashboards, then give rides a quick towel drying and send them back out to cruise the world's highways.
The glass guardians at SwiftPro Auto Glass restore nicked and dinged windshields to their factory sheen with repairs and full replacements. During rock-chip repairs, trained technicians mend cracks or chips up to 3 inches in length, correcting imperfections that hinder the windshield's structural integrity and ability to withstand dive-bombing goliath beetles. Most repairs conclude within 10 minutes.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car?it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.