Breckenridge Spring Fever Continues This Week with More Snow, Concerts and Easter Fun!

15 April 2014
  • Yonder Mountain String Band performs this Friday
  • Blues Traveler performs this Saturday
  • Sunrise Service and Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday
  • Spring resort operating hours are from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. through April 27
B-ROLL ALERT:  Video and photos from this week’s incredible snowfall are available via Dropbox in the SnowAlert folder -> April 14, 2014 folder for editorial use. Please credit Breckenridge Ski Resort. Contact a member of the PR team below with any questions.
 
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — April 15, 2014 —With over a foot of new snow falling in Breckenridge since Sunday - and more in the forecast - spring skiing is at its best as Breck’s Spring Fever Festival enters a fourth week of events, offering more of the Bud Light Concert Series and plenty of Easter festivities!
 
The Bud Light Concert Series continues on Friday and Saturday with two festival powerhouses: Colorado’s Yonder Mountain String Band on April 18 and Blues Traveler on April 19 to close out the concert series for the season. Both shows are free to the public and the entertainment is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on a specially-constructed stage facing One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort, at the base of Peak 8.
 
Sunday will be a family-filled day of Easter events, starting with a sunrise service on Peak 9, then an on-mountain Easter egg hunt on Peaks 8 and 9.  This year, Breck is using compostable Easter eggs for the Easter egg hunt and a new prize redemption process will help reduce waste by making sure fewer eggshells and candy wrappers are left on the mountain.
 
The full line-up of this week’s Spring Fever events is as follows:
 
Friday, April 18
Final First Tracks Friday!
Stay with us to take advantage of the season’s last First Tracks Friday program.  Guests staying at the Official Lodging Properties of Breckenridge Ski Resort (Mountain Thunder Lodge, The DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge, One Ski Hill Place, Crystal Peak Lodge, and The Village at Breckenridge) will enjoy access to the mountain via the Beaver Run Superchair one hour before lifts open to the public. For more info visit:  http://www.breckenridge.com/info/first-tracks-fridays
 
The Final “5 ‘til 5” Terrain Park Happy Hour
Park skiers and riders can soak up a few more laps during the final “5 ‘til 5” Happy Hour from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. this Friday. The 5 Chair will run until 5 p.m., giving extra access to some great spring park laps, music and free hot dogs! Skiers and riders can compete in jam style contest to win season passes and other great prizes. Test out your skills and get ready for some fun in the sun!
 
Yonder Mountain String Band in Concert on Peak 8; 2 p.m.
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. 
 
Saturday, April 19
Blues Traveler in Concert on Peak 8; 2 p.m.
Blues Traveler has 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 has sold more than ten 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.
 
Sunday, April 20
Sunrise Easter Service at TenMile Station; 6:30 a.m.
Join visitors and locals for an Easter service in one of the most spectacular settings on Earth! At 6 a.m. on Easter Sunday, load the Quicksilver lift on Peak 9 up to a special location at 10,000’ for this free sunrise service. No lift ticket is required; however, ski equipment will not be allowed up the chair. Coffee and pastries will be available for purchase on location at TenMile Station (and don’t forget to dress warmly for the chair ride!).
 
Giant On-Mountain Easter Egg Hunt; 9 a.m. until eggs are gone!
You’ll want to ski with your Easter basket in hand this Sunday!  Hunt for prizes among the 8,000 eco-friendly Easter eggs on Peak 8 and Peak 9, spread out primarily on green runs. New this year, we are aligning our egg hunt with a more environmentally conscious approach. Our eggs will be made of non-toxic plastic, 100 percent renewable plant resources, which make them compostable.  In addition, less energy was used and less waste was emitted in their production process.
 
Also, NEW this year, the eggs will NOT contain candy, as they often pop open and leave trash and shards across the mountain. Instead collect your eggs, bring them to the prize redemption tent, located in the base of Peak 8, and exchange them for various options of a baked treats, a little bag of candy, and more! Some eggs will contain special coupons, which mean you could still win big! Get to the mountain early, as the eggs get collected very quickly. 
 
Breck Spring Fever is presented by Breckenridge Ski Resort, Bud Light, Mountain Dew and Red Bull.  Associate partners include GoPro, Helly Hansen 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 book your stay in Breck today, call 800-536-1890 or visit www.BreckSpringFever.com.
 
Book Your Stay and Live like a Local
Come and stay for as low as $149 on the weekends and live like a Breck local for a few days. Book a room with our Spring Fever Event Special and not only will you get a great rate on lodging, you’ll get a locals card granting you insider access to rewards 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.
 
Coming Next Week:
Breck’s extended season, Epic Pro Team Big Air Jam and a Closing Day Luau – learn more at www.Breckenridge.com

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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
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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