Breckenridge’s Spring Fever Festival kicks off this weekend

March 12th, 2013 by

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Month-Long Series of Events Gets Underway Sat.; Breck Jr. All Mountain Comp, Breck Sports Demo Day and St. Patrick’s Day highlight the week’s activities.

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — March 11, 2013 —Breckenridge Ski Resort is entering the final month of the ski season with a fever… Spring Fever that is! Breckenridge Ski Resort’s month-long Spring Fever Festival starts this weekend at the ski area and around the Town of Breckenridge.

Here’s the full schedule of this week’s Spring Fever Events:

Saturday, March 16th, 10:45am – 2:30pm
Breck Jr. All Mountain Competition
This is Breck’s inaugural big mountain competition for children/teens up to 15 years old. The competition takes place in Contest Bowl, where competitors have to incorporate the King, Queen, and Joker runs of the bowl into their run. Participants will be judged based on the IFSA standards used by the Freesking World Tour, which includes: line choice, fluidity, control, technique, and style (including creativity).

Saturday, March 16th, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Breck Sports Demo Day- Base of Peak 8
Get some hands-on experience with some of the latest and greatest equipment before taking it home! Featuring the latest products from Salomon, K2, Rossignol, and Volkl, Breck Sports Demo Day will run from 9am-3pm. The event is free with a $40 deposit (which can be either credited toward your product purchase or is refundable), step into a new board or pair of skis and test drive around the mountain.

Sunday, March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day Festivities at Breck Mountain Dining establishments:

SEVENS (at the base of Peak 7) – Wear your best green and participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Costume Competition from 11:00am -9:00pm! Sevens will also feature drink specials all day, as well as feature Shepherd’s Pie and Fish ‘N Chips on the menu.
T BAR – Check out the T Bar’s special St. Paddy’s Day special, featuring corned beef and hash ($16.95, includes beer); or the St. Paddy’s beer-battered broccoli with spicy remoulade sauce – the batter will be made with Irish stout!
For full details on all these events, visit www.BreckSpringFever.com.

Other Breck Spring Fever 2013 signature events will include:

The Bud Light Concert Series featuring The Mighty Mighty Bosstones April 6, The Dirty Heads April 7, 3OH!3 April 13, and Matisyahu April 14 all on a specially-constructed stage on the mountain at the Peak 8 base
5’ til 5’ extended after-hours Terrain Park Happy Hour events on Friday afternoons via the 5 Chair lift
The 2nd Annual “Mountain Dew Throwback Throwdown” superpipe & minipipe competition presented by Mountain Dew and a Throwback Party and Concert at the Riverwalk Center
The “Supergirl Snow Pro Community Cup” women’s pro slope style competition and lifestyle event
The “Breck Ascent Series” uphill races on Wednesday afternoons
Extended Gondola operating hours
The 3rd Annual Ripperoo Mascot Winter Olympics
The Breck 5 Peaks Mountaineering Race, North America’s longest ski mountaineering race
The KSMT Spring Fever Beer Festival
The 17th Annual Imperial Challenge bike & ski race
The “Tatry Giant Slalom & Slalom Races”
Park, Pipe, and Big Mountain Camps for adults and children alike
The 2nd Annual “Breck Chili Cook-off” at Seven’s
Easter egg hunts both on the mountain and in-town
The annual “Easter Kids Weekend”
A sunrise Easter service at Ten Mile Station
The Spring Series International Ski Federation Super G & Giant Slalom Races
The 3rd Annual Ripperoo Mini World Cup
“Fever Reliever” merchant discounts throughout town
Breck Spring Fever is presented by Breckenridge Ski Resort, Bud Light, Mountain Dew and Red Bull. Associate partners include Go Pro, Helly Hansen, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge, and Maui Jim.

Breckenridge Ski Resort is open until Sunday, April 14 this year, so save your sick days and come play during Spring Fever! For more information about this month-long series of events, call 970.453.5000 or visit www.BreckSpringFever.com.

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