12-13 Breckenridge Winter Tip Sheet

2012 Dew Tour – Bigger and Better for Breck
December 13 – 16, 2012
Alli Sports, together with Mountain Dew, who has been the winter tour title partner since its inception, is reshaping the Dew Tour to showcase action sports in three large-scale, premium and ‘grand-slam’ style events – with its one mountain stop bringing the excitement and action from the world’s top athletes to Peak 8 this December.
 
Leveraging the resources of the NBC Sports Group, the new “Beach, City, Mountain” tour model will better serve the needs of the athletes and action sports community. At the event level, each stop will include expanded and new sports and disciplines, and an enhanced on-site experience featuring more live music and a new “Dew Tour Experience,” bringing  all aspects of action sports culture to life throughout the five-day festivals.
 
The 2012 Dew Tour will include over 30 hours of live television coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network.  In addition, the Dew Tour will present an expanded digital offering including live competitions and behind-the-scenes exclusive content across multiple platforms.  In addition, all broadcast hours will be distributed live internationally across Alli’s extensive network of distribution partners.
 
For complete information on the new Dew Tour, visit www.allisports.com.
 
Interview Opportunities:
Bobby Brown, Team Breckenridge Member, 2012 Winter X Medalist (Freesking)
Todd Richards, Professional snowboarding pioneer, US Olympian, NBC Dew Tour/Olympic Commentator, former Team Breck Member
Eric Armfield, Breckenridge terrain park manager

 
Breckenridge Beginner Terrain is the Best of the Best 

Peak 9, the ideal learning environment
Breckenridge is widely known for it’s variety of terrain (in fact, more than 50 percent of the mountain is advanced/ expert terrain), but what most people don’t realize is the other half is dedicated our unbelievable blues and beginner runs. If you are just getting on skis for the first time or a once a year skier just looking to cruise, Peak 9 is just the ticket. With a ski school and rental shops located at two bases areas of Peak 9, Beaver Run and at the Maggie, forget all your nightmares about a hectic confusing family ski vacation. With tons of programs for all ages and levels, and some of the best teaching terrain in the world, Breckenridge Ski School really simplifies the vacation that you have always wanted to take.
 
Interview Opportunities:
Kelly Coffey, 2012 PSIA Demo Team Member, Breckenridge Lead Ski Trainer
David Oliver, 2012 PSIA Demo Team Member, Breckenridge Lead Freestyle Ski trainer
 
 
Spring Fever is on Fire!
Mid March – April 14, 2013
Brecks Spring Fever Festival has become the best spring skiing festival in the Rocky Mountains. This year’s event saw over 30 events during the month-long festival throughout town and the mountain, including the popular BudLight concert series on the specially constructed Peak 8 stage, featuring musical acts such as Julian Marley and Rusted Root.  Spring in Breck is widely known for having the best snow in Colorado, along with sunny bluebird days, special events, and great deals for guests from around the world. There’s no better way to send off the season than with Breck’s Spring Fever festival.
 
 
One Ski Hill Place; a RockResort : A new standard for luxury in Breckenridge
Breckenridge visitors are giving the new One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort great reviews – after just two seasons open to the public!  This luxury property has access to four lifts taking guests to Peaks 7, 8, 9 and 10 in the winter and to hiking and biking trails in the summer, plus the Peak 8 Fun Park. In addition, the resort is conveniently located just steps away from the new seasonally operated BreckConnect Gondola that connects One Ski Hill Place with the historic mountain Town of Breckenridge all year long.
 
Residences at One Ski Hill Place range from studios to four-bedroom condominiums and feature the highest quality finishes and décor. Resort amenities will include an aquatics center with two indoor pools, a hot tub and outdoor fireplace, as well as two media rooms, a game room, a two-lane bowling alley, state-of-the-art fitness facility, The Rejuvenation Center for spa treatments, The Living Room restaurant, the lively T-Bar for après-ski, meeting space and much more.
 

Breckenridge Gold Runner Alpine Coaster – Another Top Pick for Families!
Breckenridge rolls out the red carpet for families in the wintertime, with stellar children’s Ski & Ride School, seasonal events like SnowActive Kids’ Weekend and plenty of opportunities for ice skating, dog sledding and sleigh rides. But adrenaline junkies won’t want to miss the new Peak 8 in Breckenridge, where the new alpine coaster, The Gold Runner, twists and turns down 2,500 feet of elevated rollercoaster and speed through hairpin curves, twists, and dips at a maximum speed of 30 mph. Between two ski runs; you control the speed of the two-seater car, so if you or your pint-sized passenger is feeling timid, you can take it easy navigating the corners as well. Go on an exhilarating ride while still experiencing our natural mountain scenery.  The Gold Runner will operate in both summer and winter.
 
Off the Slopes- Town of Breckenridge


Made in Breckenridge: The craft movement follows local history
Driven by an enduring independent spirit, Breckenridge boasts a vibrant “made-in-Breck” food and beverage scene: more than 70 independently-owned and operated restaurants and bars, one of Colorado’s (and the nation’s) first microbreweries – the Breckenridge Brewery – and the Breckenridge Distillery, one of 14 craft distilleries Colorado.
 
Bring the Viking horns! Ullr Fest set for Jan. 6 – Jan. 12, 2013
Breck locals like to think our consistent, annual snowfall is a reward for the annual party we throw just for the god of snow himself.  Ullr Fest, the annual week-long celebration of Ullr (pronounced Ooh-ler), the mythical Norse god of snow, brings the raucous Breckenridge Main Street parade, live entertainment and bar series, the Ullr Dating Game, a Nordic party, Ullympics and a family ice skating party to Breckenridge.  This is an event like no other, and is worth experiencing in person!

 

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Breckenridge media contacts:
Kristen Petitt, (970) 453-3210, kpetitt@vailresorts.com  
Austyn Williams, (970) 496-7402, awilliams@vailresorts.com
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Ripperoo

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Family Chairlift - Horz

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Family Chairlift - Vertical

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Family Lunch

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Gold Runner Coaster

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Gold Runner Coaster Speed

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Snowboarding Pipe 1

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Dew Tour Slope - Breck Wallride

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11-12 Snowboarding Slopestyle Podium

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11-12 Skiing Slopestyle Podium

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2011 Dew Tour Concert - Riverwalk

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Freeskiing Pipe

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2011 Dew Tour Concert - Riverwalk

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Dew Tour Crowd

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I Heart Breck

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Men's Superpipe Finals

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Dew Tour Slopestyle

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Dew Tour Skiing Slopestyle

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RockStart Throwback Throwdown - Flip

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Julian Marley Spring Fever

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Concerts, Sunshine and Skiing

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Donavon Frankenreiter at Spring Fever

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5 till 5 Rail Jam

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RockStar Throwback Throwdown - Mini Pipe Handplant

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Spring Fever Bud Light Concert Series

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RockStar Throwback Throwdown - Invert

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10/11 A Season Like Never Before!

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Breck... We Got That!

Breck... We Got That!

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Steve Fisher's Guide to Breck

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Remembering Breck's 50th Season

Remembering Breck's 50th Season

Our 50th season was one to remember with the biggest Winter Dew Tour yet, a Spring Fever like no other and the occasional powder day. We captured all the best memories and put them in one spot for you here. EMBED

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