Breck Spring Fever Festival Starts Saturday!

18 March 2014
  • GoPro Big Mountain Challenge, a Chili Cook-off and Ripperoo’s World Cup kick off 2014’s event
  • Bud Light Concert Series Bands are confirmed!
  • Ski Season continues until April 27, 2014
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — March 18, 2014 —Breckenridge Ski Resort is in the home stretch of ski season with a fever… Spring Feverthat 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 Announced!
The Bud Light Free Concert Seriesbrings 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.
 
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.
 
Other Breck Spring Fever 2014 signature events will include:
  • 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!

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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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