Breckenridge Spring Break Survival Guide Part 1: On the slopes

The first in a series of spring break survival guides, today we focus on tips, tricks and suggestions for your time on the slopes in Breckenridge, Colorado. Go forth and conquer.

A late lunch means choice seating at the Peak 9 Restaurant in Breckenridge.

1. Hit the midday sweet spot
This spring break, sleep in and prepare for the day with a yummy breakfast. Skiers and riders who start a little later will hit great snow, the middle ground between first chair frozen groomers and late day mashed potatoes (you know, that closing time slushy stuff). Another perk? You’re set to avoid peak hours at on-mountain restaurants. May we suggest noon laps on the Mercury chair, followed by homemade soup and cinnamon rolls at the Peak 9 Restaurant?

2. Think FREE
Yep, it’s your favorite four-letter F-word, and there’s plenty of it on spring break in Breckenridge. From St. Pat’s giveaways and EpicMix Scavenger Hunts to the Bud Light Concert Series and terrain park happy hours, spring in Breckenridge serves up free activities for all ages. Start with the Spring Fever events lineup and check out the Breckenridge Welcome Center for ideas in town.

3. Lessons = skipping lines
Lifts have designated ski school lines, and if you’re in a class, you’ll skate to the front of the pack. Group lessons for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders tend to cover all types of terrain. You’re likely to learn some new stashes from your instructor and sharpen skills while you’re at it. More skills means you’ll be tackling more terrain, and any time of year, there’s always less traffic in the bumps. Beginners, go for a lesson – it’s much cheaper than a slopeside argument with your significant other and the resulting need for a separate room.

4. Mind the gap (and other gear advice)
Helmets should fit snug and squarely on the head, not cocked back like a 1920s newsboy cap. Properly fit, your helmet will meet your goggles, no gaps in between. Another tip: while To Read More Click Here and don’t forget to download the GoBreck App!

1 Comment

  1. Jack Taylor at 3:14 pm

    Great tips! Especially the later starting time in spring conditions…a tough adjustment for us early risers, but well worth doing.

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