It’s a Park Weekend at Breck’s Spring Fever Festival

24 March 2014
B-ROLL Alert:Broadcast-quality photos video of last year’s event is available in the Vail Resorts’ Dropbox site, under the Breckenridge – Thowback Throwdown folder.  Please credit Breckenridge Ski Resort.

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. —March 24, 2014 – Breckenridge Ski Resort’s month-long Spring Fever Festival continues this weekend with two exciting events in its famous Freeway and Park Lane Terrain Parks - the 5 ‘til 5 Terrain Park Happy Hour and the Mountain Dew Throwback Throwdown.

This Friday, March 28, the 5 Chair will keep running until 5 o’clock, allowing skiers and riders to access some extra spring park laps. With a live DJ, hot dogs on the grill, and a jam-style contest where competitors can win season passes, GoPros and other great prizes, this happy hour surely is not to miss. The 5 ‘til 5 Terrain Park Happy Hours take place every Friday during Spring Fever, March 28, April 4, April 11, and April 18, from 2 – 5 p.m.

In addition to the 5 ‘til 5, Breck will host the third annual Mountain Dew Throwback Throwdown this Saturday, March 29. Watch as male and female pro snowboarders compete for a $17,000 prize purse and take on a two-fold challenge: competing in Freeway’s 22-foot superpipe, and then a specially constructed six-foot mini-pipe - an exact replica of the first one built at Breck in 1986. 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. The event is free for spectators to attend. Confirmed legends include: JJ Thomas, Chad Otterstrom, Chris Pappas, Ross Powers, Brian Daino and Meg Pugh. Current pro riders to watch: Zack Black, Arielle and Taylor Gold, Asher Humphreys, and Broc Waring.

During the 1984-85 season, Breck became Colorado’s first major resort to allow snowboarding, and in 1986, Breck hosted the first-ever Swatch World Snowboarding Championships. The Mountain Dew Throwback Throwdown pays homage to this history and is now an integral piece in Breck’s progression of the sport and kick-off to next year’s 30thanniversary of snowboarding at Breck. See more from the 1986 Worlds at

Other Breck Spring Fever 2014 signature events will include:
  • 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
Spring Fever Band Line Up
The Bud Light Free Concert Series brings 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, starting at 2 p.m. each concert date.

For full details on these and all the month’s events, visit

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 room with 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  


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 and consumer website is


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