The snow has been pounding us and the past few days of sunshine have revealed some of the best conditions WE HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED! Breckenridge Ski Resort is ready to help you embrace your Spring Fever… Spring Fever that is! Breckenridge Ski Resort’s month-long Spring Fever Festival starts this Saturday, March 22nd at the ski area and around the Town of Breckenridge.
This weekend’s Breck Spring Fever events are as follows:
Saturday, March 22
GoPro Big Mountain Challenge on Peak 6
This IFSA-sanctioned event features the best youth freeriders on Peak 6. With steep lines, tight chutes, and big cliff drops, this youth freestyle event will test some of the best big mountain freeriders in the country as they compete for points in the IFSA series. This is a spectator friendly event – so come to Peak 6 to watch athletes rip lines some only dream about.The GoPro Big Mountain Challenge venue can be accessed via the Kensho SuperChair. Follow Bliss to the end of the vertical rope line and traverse right to the finish area at the base of the Six Senses terrain for spectator viewing.
Sunday March 23
Breck’s Chili Cook-off
Sevens Restaurant is going to get heated as the top chefs from Breckenridge Ski Resort face off against each other to see whose chili recipe is the best! The cook-off is from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Sevens Restaurant Patio (at the base of Peak 7). Come indulge in all the chili you can handle and vote for your favorite recipe, all for only $12 per person! Tickets will be available on site at the event.
Ripperoo’s World Cup
This is one of Ripperoo’s favorite events as he encourages kids of all ages in a fun race on Swinger, located on Peak 8. Just show up at the start gate at any time throughout the day, fill out the registration form and off you go! The first 40 kids to race win a special prize from Ripperoo! This event is for kids of all ages who can ski or snowboard; lift ticket is required.
Spring Fever Bands Have Been Announced – and They are Truly EPIC!
The Bud Light Free Concert Series brings the party to Breck with four concert days of big-name national acts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons on the mountain. This year’s lineup includes Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Gin Blossoms, Yonder Mountain String Band and Blues Traveler.
|Sat. April 12 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
2013 marked the 20th Anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. They reminded the world that it was still cool to swing, big band style. Today the high-energy nine-piece ensemble continues the party and takes things to the next level with the release of RATTLE THEM BONES, which still urges their millions of fans worldwide to shake and move to their inimitable grooves while also expanding their horizons with new musical inspiration and influence.
|Sun. April 13 – The Gin Blossoms
The Grammy nominated group, with their blend of Pop & Rock, became a musical force that helped define the sound of 90’s radio. With massive hits like “Follow You Down”, “Til I Hear It From You” and “Hey Jealousy,” they took the airwaves by siege and held MTV hostage with multi cross-over hits in 4 different radio formats.
|Fri. April 18 – Yonder Mountain
The Colorado-based foursome has always played music by its own set of rules. Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own. With their traditional lineup of instruments, the band may look like a traditional bluegrass band at first glance- but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre.
|Sat. April 19 – Blues Traveler
Blues Traveler have released a total of nine studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum. Over the course of their illustrious career, Blues Traveler have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
All concerts will be FREE to the public and will take place on a specially-constructed stage on the snow just outside One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort, at the base of Peak 8, from 2-5 p.m. on each concert date.
For full details on these and all the month’s events, visit www.BreckSpringFever.com.
Here is a Bunch of Other Breck Spring Fever 2014 Events:
- 5 ‘til 5 Terrain Park Happy Hour events on Friday afternoons via the 5 Chair lift
- The Third Annual “ Mountain Dew Throwback Throwdown” superpipe & minipipe competition
- Breck Ascent Series uphill races on select Wednesday afternoons
- Extended Gondola operating hours
- The Fourth Annual Ripperoo’s Mascot Winter Olympics
- The KSMT Breck Spring Fever Beer Festival
- The 18th Annual Imperial Challenge bike & ski race
- Easter egg hunts both on the mountain and in-town
- A sunrise Easter service at TenMile Station
- Extended week of skiing through April, 27, 2014.
- USSA Alpine Master’s Super G and Giant Slalom Races
Book Your Stay and Live like a Local
Come and stay for the festivities for as low as $149 on the weekends and live like a Breck local for a few days. Book a roomwith our Spring Fever Event Special and not only will you get a great rate on lodging, you’ll get a locals card giving you insider access to things like a free Peak 6 pint glass at the T-bar, drink discounts at the T-bar, Ski Hill Grill and Sevens, $10 off a tune package at Breck Sports, and more.
Breck Spring Fever is presented by Bud Light, Mountain Dew and Red Bull. Associate partners include GoPro, Helly Hansen, The DoubleTree by Hilton, Breckenridge and Sprint.
Breckenridge Ski Resort is open until Sunday, April 27 this year, so save your sick days and come play during Spring Fever! For more information about this month-long series of events, or to or to book your stay in Breck today, call 800-536-1890 or visit www.BreckSpringFever.com.
Coming next week….
5 ‘til 5 Terrain Park Happy Hour
Starting March 28, join Breck’s park crew Friday afternoons during Spring Fever in the Park Lane from 2-5 p.m., where they’ll be running the 5 Chair late until 5:00pm! This means extra access to some great spring park laps, plus music and free hot dogs! They will also be hosting jam style contests and giving-a-way season passes, GoPros and a bunch of other great prizes.
The Third Annual Mountain Dew Throwback Throwdown
Breck’s Throwback halfpipe competition, presented by Mountain Dew, is back for its third year and better than ever! Watch as pro snowboarders compete for a $17,000 prize purse and take on a two-fold challenge: competing in Breck’s famous 22-foot superpipe and then a specially constructed five-foot, mini-pipe which is an exact replica of the first one built at Breck in 1985. Tricks no more than 540 degrees of rotation will be allowed, so each rider will have to get creative with straight airs, alley oops, huge slow spins, and hand plants. This event has truly become a crowd favorite and is not to be missed!
We have penned it into our calendar and will see you there!
~MTN Town Magazine
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