BRECKENRIDGE, CO (October 13, 2015) — The BGV family is extremely saddened to share that Owner and Developer Rob Millisor passed away October 9 during a philanthropic visit to the earthquake-impacted area of Nepal. He was hiking on a beautiful day when he felt ill, laid down to rest and then passed. He was 51.
No additional details are known at this time.
Traveling with Dr. C. Louis Perrinjaquet, a Breckenridge resident who operates Doctors Of The World, Rob was in Nepal doing what he loved – helping others. The entire BGV family is heartbroken over his loss.
John Buhler, Breckenridge Ski Resort COO and VP, issued a statement saying, “The Breckenridge Ski Resort family and all of us at Vail Resorts would like to extend our heart-felt sympathies to his family, brother Mike and the entire Breckenridge Grand Vacations family.”
Rob was raised in Akron, Ohio, and graduated from Wittenberg University with a B.A. in History. He intended to become a secondary school teacher and football coach, but his brother Mike talked him into spending a year in Breckenridge in 1986 prior to beginning his teaching career. When Rob joined Mike in the sales and management of their first resort, Gold Point Resort, Breckenridge Grand Vacations was a small company with eight employees. Rob learned the timeshare and hospitality business from the ground up. He worked in all facets of resort operations, sales, and development during the 12 years the brothers and their small group of team members marketed, sold and managed Gold Point.
In 1998, they began the development and sales of Grand Timber Lodge, and the company experienced rapid growth from 35 to over 150 employees in the first year. After the successful $300 million sell out of Grand Timber in 2007, the company commenced the development and sales of its third resort on the base of Peak 7, the Grand Lodge on Peak 7. The company successfully completed the $320 million sell out of Grand Lodge in 2014, and launched sales of their newest resort, the Grand Colorado on Peak 8. The company has grown to over 500 employees and 20,000 timeshare owners.
Rob was very active in the community, having served as Chairman of the Breckenridge Resort Chamber Board and as a Breckenridge Town Councilperson. Rob also sat on the executive committee of The Summit Foundation, Summit County’s community foundation and the executive committee of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation Board of Trustees.
He is survived by his wife Amy and children Claire and Grady.
About Breckenridge Grand Vacations
Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) is the parent company of award winning properties: Gold Point Resort, Grand Timber Lodge, Grand Lodge on Peak 7, and now the new Grand Colorado on Peak 8. Visit www.breckenridgegrandvacations.com to learn more.