Huge Series of Events Planned for Breck 50th Anniversary Weekend, Dec. 16-18

09 December 2011
  • Breck’s 50th Birthday falls on Fri. Dec. 16
  • The 50th Anniversary Celebration Coincides with the 2011 Winter Dew Tour
  • Birthday Bash Planned at Breck Riverwalk Center Friday Night
  • Concert & Nike Chosen Rail Jam in Town Highlight Saturday Night
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – Dec. 9, 2011– Breckenridge Ski Resort is making it a weekend to remember with a huge series of events planned to coincide with the resort’s 50th birthday weekend, Dec. 16-18, 2011.
 
Breck’s actual 50th birthday falls on Friday, Dec. 16, 50 years to the day since the resort was inaugurated back in 1961. A series of events will take place on the mountain, and will culminate with a special “Breck Birthday Bash”, presented by the Town of Breckenridge, which will involve a Ski Legends procession, free concert by Los Lobos, champagne toast, fireworks and more on Friday night.
 
The 2011 Winter Dew Tour also kicks off its national tour during Breck’s Birthday weekend, and the series of events both on and off the mountain are listed below!
 
Breck’s 50th Birthday Weekend Schedule of Events:
Friday, December 16th:
8:00 a.m.                                               BreckConnect Gondola Operation Begins
8:30 a.m.                                               Base area chairlifts begin operation
9:00 a.m.                                               EpicMix Photo birthday booth with free photos at Peak 8                          
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.                        Winter Dew Tour Snowboard SuperPipe Women Semi-Final
9:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.                              Ski SlopeStyle Men Semi-Final
10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.                           Snowboard SuperPipe Men Semi-Final
1:45 -4 p.m.                                           Snowboard SlopeStyle Men Semi-Final
2-4 p.m.                                                 Ski SuperPipe Men Semi-Final
4:30 p.m.                                               Gather on Ridge Street outside the Breckenridge Theatre, 121 S. Ridge St. for the start of the Breck Birthday Bash!
4:45 p.m.                                               Champagne toast and cupcakes outside the Breckenridge Theatre, 121 S. Ridge St.  There will also be a special 50th Anniversary beer from Budweiser and free EpicMix photos & free beer if you wear your Vail Reorts season pass.
 5:15 p.m.                                              Fireworks display (visible from around town), followed by a Ski Legends procession to the FREE Los Lobos concert at the Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave. (400 VIP tickets are available for free during the champagne toast on Ridge Street starting at 4:30pm, but everyone else will be welcome first come first serve when the doors open at 5:30pm.  This will be a standing room show- no seats.  No outside alcohol or pets allowed. )
5:30 p.m.                                               Riverwalk Center doors open
6:00 p.m.                                               FREE Los Lobos Concert - Riverwalk
Prior to the concert, the Breckenridge Ski Resort will be presented with a special Proclamation from Gov. Hickenlooper’s office.
9:00p.m.                                                “Official Dew Tour After Party” at The Liquid Lounge

Saturday, December 17th:
8:00 a.m.                                               BreckConnect Gondola Operation Begins
8:30 a.m.                                               Base area chairlifts begin operation
9:00 a.m.                                               EpicMix Photo birthday booth with free photos at Peak 8          
10: a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                          Winter Dew Tour Snowboard SlopeStyle Women Semi-Final
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                    Ski SuperPipe Men Final
2 – 2:40 p.m.                                       Snowboard SuperPipe Women Final
3 -4 p.m.                                                Snowboard SuperPipe Men Final
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.                                   Nike Chosen contest – FREE @ Riverwalk Center lawn
8:30 p.m.                                               Dew Tour Concert: Yelawolf, with opening act The Knux. Doors                                                                             open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at Riverwalk                                                                                               Center Box Office. All proceeds donated to SOS Outreach.
10:00pm                                                “Official Dew Tour After Party” with performance by Prime Element, at Three20South
 
Sunday, December 18th:
8:00 a.m.                                               BreckConnect Gondola Operation Begins
8:30 a.m.                                               Base area chairlifts begin operation
9:00 a.m.                                               EpicMix Photo birthday booth with free photos at Peak 8          
9:30 – 10:10 a.m.                                Winter Dew Tour Snowboard Slopestyle Women Final
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.                            Snowboard Slopestyle Men Final
12:30-2 p.m.                                        Ski Slopestyle Men Final
The complete Dew Tour Schedule is posted at breckenridge.com. Stay connected all season long and learn more about Breckenridge Ski Resort’s 50th Anniversary Season, including the “50 Wishes” campaign, at www.facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter. 
Budweiser has also caught Breck’s 50th birthday bug and has created a commemorative “Breck 50th Anniversary Ale” in honor of Breck’s Anniversary Season. Get a commemorative Breck 50th Anniversary pint glass for only $2 with any draft beer purchase at any on-mountain bar over the course of the weekend!
Breckenridge Ski Resort requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snow making operations. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons. For the latest terrain openings, snow report and more, visit www.Breckenridge.com.
Parking
Gondola Lots will be $5 during the week (Mon-Thurs) and $10 on weekends (Fri-Sun) and Holidays; Beaver Run will be $15 daily and $20 on Holidays. Carpool and Save! Drive up all season long with four or more people in your vehicle and receive a $5 discount on parking at the Gondola Lots, and Beaver Run Lot.
 
Lodging
Early season deals are now available at DoubleTree by Hilton™ Breckenridge with rooms starting from $129 per night weekdays.  Offer valid for new reservations only and may not be combined with any other offer. Additional fees and taxes apply. Reservations may be made at   www.Breckenridge.Doubletree.com  or 888-355-6318
 
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