The rest of the world may be counting down to spring break, but, in Breckenridge, it’s all about Breck break. Amidst the resort’s five mountain peaks and snowy slopes, the town is hosting tons of events between now and late April. Here’s the fun event line-up—are we there yet?
Breck Break lodging deal
When: Now through March 11
What: Get 30 percent off your stay when you book two or more nights.
When: Feb. 28, 4:30 p.m.
What: Head to Breckenridge’s Main Street in your Mardi Gras garb for a family-friendly parade, free concert with the Lowdown Brass Band, gumbo and hurricane cocktails—a classic drink for the holiday.
USASA Halfpipe and Slopestyle Competition
When: March 4-5
What: Skiers and snowboarders of all ages are welcome to compete in this slopes showdown, back for its sixth season in Breckenridge. The Freeway Terrain Park—and its 22-foot Superpipe—will be the competing grounds.
Five Peaks Mountaineering race
When: March 11
What: You may be prepping for this one right now: 80 teams of two will work to skin, climb, ski and navigate four mountain peaks in North America’s longest ski mountaineering race. Each team will face 10,000 feet of vertical inclines and five separate accents. Racers, good luck.
GoPro IFSA Big Mountain Challenge
When: March 18-19
What: Watch some of the best big-mountain athletes take on the town’s newest terrain, the Six Senses, and compete for points in the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association Series at this event.
When: March 22-26
What: Everyone—no matter orientation, beliefs or slope skills—is invited to Breck Pride week. Live music, daily après deals, a comedy night with Sandra Bernhard, a Color Run in costume down the mountain and starting your day slope-side an hour early with fresh tracks and early morning light are just some of the events on the list.
When: April 1-23
What: Celebrate the start of the new season all April long. The Mountain Dew Spring Open (April 1), Breck Chili Cook Off (April 2), Spring Fever Park Jam with giveaways and music (April 7, 14 and 21), Breckenridge Spring Fever Beer Festival (April 8), Breck Accent Series Final Race (April 12) and Imperial Challenge (April 22) are all part of the festivities.
When: April 23
What: End the 2016-2017 ski season with a bang at this Breckenridge party—also the last day of Spring Fever. The bash is at Peak 8, where you’ll find live music, food and drinks.