Breckenridge, CO – Mother Nature is setting the stage for Spring Fever at Breckenridge Ski Resort, including an event calendar of new and favorite events across the Colorado resort’s five mountain peaks. Spring Fever kicks off with the GoPro IFSA Big Mountain Challenge as some of best big-mountain athletes carve up Breck’s above-treeline terrain on Peak 6, March 18-19. New this year, the resort and community introduce Breck Pride week for everyone — LGBTQ, straight, skiers, snowboarders, beginners, experts and supporters. Finally, to finsh off the ski season with a splash, Breck presents the new Breck Plunge pond skim on closing day, April 23.
Spring Fever is all about fun, sun, après parties, vacation savings and enjoying the more than 21 feet of snow that has fallen at Breck so far this season. The conditions are perfect, the sun feels brighter and the competition heats up. The mountain is full of contests and parties from parks to peaks during Spring Fever.
For all who support Breck, Breck supports them. Live music, daily après, a comedy night with Sandra Bernhard and a Color Run in costumes down the mountain are just some of the activities held during Breck Pride week March 22-26. A First Tracks event allows guests on the mountain an hour early to experience the fresh corduroy and early morning light.
Celebrate the end to the 2016-2017 ski and snowboard season with Breckenridge’s newest Breck Plunge, a pond skim event that will help close out the season with a splash. Join the fun at the base of Peak 8 with live music, food and drinks.
The Spring Fever lodging deal saves guests up to 40 percent off lodging. Book by March 31 for stays through April 13 to save big on a spring getaway. Lodging deals are subject to availability and may have blackout dates and minimum lengths of stay. Book at www.Breckenridge.com/deals or call (866) 438-5702.
Other Spring Fever happenings include:
- GoPro IFSA Big Mountain Challenge, March 18-19, 2017
In this spectator-friendly event, watch as some of the best big-mountain athletes take on Breck’s newest terrain, The Six Senses. Athletes will draw steep lines through tight chutes and big cliff drops as they compete for points in the IFSA Series.
- Breck Parks Spring Open, April 1, 2017
The second annual Breck Parks Spring Open returns to Breck this April featuring a slopestyle competition for both pros and amateurs. Athletes will try to impress the judges for cash prizes on Park Lane’s Triple Jump Line. TBar restaurant hosts the after-party at the base of Peak 8.
- Breck Chili Cook-Off, April 2, 2017
Mountain chefs compete for money and bragging rights on who has the best chili in Breck and guests get to enjoy all of the chili. The competition is judged on two categories: guest and judge’s favorite. Event starts at 11 a.m. at the base of Peak 7, accessed by the free BreckConnect Gondola from town and Peak 8.
- Spring Fever Park Jams, April 7, 14 and 21, 2017
Friday afternoons from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. mean prizes, free food and music in the day’s selected Terrain Park at Breck. Jam-style contests will be judged by the special guest judges and prizes include season pass giveaways and more.
- The annual Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival takes place Saturday, April 8 on Ridge Street in Breckenridge with more than 35 breweries featured and live music. Enjoy a weekend of skiing and a Saturday afternoon of beer tasting. Purchase tickets ahead of time at www.breckenridgebeerfestival.com.
- Easter Egg Hunt, April 16, 2017
Join the Easter fun with the kids’ Easter Egg Hunt on Peaks 9 and 8 on Sunday morning, April 16. An early sunrise on-mountain service will also be held, starting at 6:30 a.m. No lift ticket is required and foot passengers only are allowed on the chairlift.
- Imperial Challenge, April 22, 2017
The 2017 Imperial Challenge enters its 26th year. Participants ride their bike (or run) six miles from Breckenridge Recreation Center to the base of Peak 8; ascend on skis, split-board, telemark gear or snowshoes to the top of T-bar lift or Imperial Express SuperChair; and then ski or snowboard down.