Florida Loves Colorado!

a family skiing in BreckenridgeWe Floridians traded our summer week for a winter week in the new North Building in the Grand Lodge at Peak 7, and our Colorado adventure began! My husband and I hadn’t skied since our last trip to Breck in 2008, and now we’re both retired. We were proud to manage our equipment and maintain our blue slope status – with the blue Monte Cristo on Peak 7 as our favorite! Our Denver granddaughters (12 and 9 years old) who had never skied joined us one day to learn the basics on the bunny slopes near the magic carpet on Peak 8. The 12 year old then had no problems on the lift at Rip’s Ride and swished down green Dyersville slope much faster than her grandmother! The warm pools and hot tubs of the Grand Lodge were our reward that afternoon. Back in the lodge, we enjoyed stuffing and designing t-shirts for our fox, wolf, and raccoon cuddly critters! But perhaps the most memorable thing grandparents and grandgirls did together was spending time in our own movie theater in the lodge! Priceless time together, and the only thing we purchased were the refreshments! The girls also loved tubing and negotiating the “hamster ball” in the Adventure Park in Frisco on our return trip to Denver.

We enjoyed exploring the unique town of Breckenridge, with its beautiful snow and magical Christmas lights! Dinners at Le Petit Paris, Hearthstone, and MiCasa were delicious – and we were ever so thankful for the shuttle service to and from town from the Grand Lodge at Peak 7.

We had been looking forward to this trip for almost a year, and our experience exceeded our expectations. (Well, except for the fact that our flight home from Denver was cancelled due to bad weather at the airport!) This retired couple may even decide to plan another ski trip to Breckenridge and the Grand Lodge at Peak 7 next year. Florida loves Colorado!

Name: Rebecca Sickles
City: Orlando
State: FL

Spring Fever starts March 17th

Spring Fever event at Breckenridge Ski ResortSpring Fever is the annual Breckenridge celebration of spring. This party starts March 17th and runs through the close of ski season. Spring Fever is a collection of on mountain and in town events that are put on by the Breckenridge Ski Area and the Town. Some of the highlights include the Bud Light Concert Series, Easter events, on mountain skiing and snowboarding events, on mountain competitions such as the annual Imperial Challenge, in town parties, merchant discounts in April and last but not least the Beer Festival which will be held on Ridge Street this year.

The Bud Light Concert Series is one of cornerstone events of Spring Fever. Breckenridge will bring in national music acts to perform on weekends in April at the base of Peak 8 on a specially constructed stage. Breckenridge has not announced who these acts are yet so click here for the latest info on the event.  The dates of the concerts will be April 6th and 7th and April 13th and 14th.

Easter Weekend is March 30th and 31st. Breckenridge Ski Area and town are hosting Easter egg hunts. The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is hosting the Golden Easter Egg Hunt Saturday March 30th at 5 p.m. in town. This is an Easter egg hunt geared towards adults with eggs hidden around town with cash, restaurant deals, candy and more. On Sunday there will be a sunrise service on the mountain. Show up at the QuickSilver Lift before 6 a.m. and you will get a free lift ride to the location of the service on mountain. Starting at 8:30 a.m. on the mountain, Breckenridge Ski Area will hide 10,000 eggs filled with candy, goodies and some fantastic prizes all over the resort. Spend the day skiing and looking for hidden Easter eggs. Start early and you will get the best eggs.

The Spring Breckenridge Beer fest presented by KSMT is coming Saturday, April 6th. The beer fest in now on Ridge Street and features samples from over 30 breweries and 3 live bands. Come to enjoy this street party that will fill Ridge Street.

Spring Fever is packed with all kinds of events, many of which are competitions that take place in Town and at the Breckenridge Ski Area. Mountaineering races, amateur kid’s and adult’s races, scavenger hunts, endurance races, charity hockey and more. Keep your eye out for a schedule of what events are happening when you are coming.

If you are looking to do a little shopping and save then April 5th – 7th is the perfect time to be in Breckenridge. The Fever Reliever Main Street Merchant Discounts town wide sale is going on all weekend. Shop Main and Ridge Street shops and ask for the “Fever Reliever” discount at stores with the Spring Fever logo in their window! Each merchant has planned a special “Fever Reliever” ranging from gifts with purchase to grab bag gifts and discounts. A great time to shop for clearance deals in Breck as shops are moving to summer products at this time.

Do you like Chili? If you do then come to the Sevens Patio in the Grand Lodge n Peak 7 on Sunday, March 24th between 2 and 4 p.m. for the Spring Fever Chili Cook off. Top chefs from Breckenridge Ski Resort will compete against each other to see whose chili recipe is the best. Eat all the chili you can handle and vote for your favorite recipe, all for only $10 per person! Tickets will be available on site at the event.

Spring Fever is the perfect way to celebrate the changing seasons in Breckenridge. With warmer weather and more snow spring is the best time to come up, ski or ride and let loose. No matter when you are thinking of coming to Breckenridge in the spring there will awesome and mostly free events to enjoy.

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Spring in Breckenridge


Man skiing powder in Breckenridge Welcome back the springtime in Breckenridge!
Breckenridge has been getting tons of snow in the past few weeks and conditions on the mountain are the best they have been all year. Spring in Breckenridge means the days are a little longer and a little warmer. There is a festive atmosphere with the change in weather that is spring in Breckenridge. Spring is also the best time for snow. Generally the months with the most snow in Breckenridge are March and April. The weather pattern is awesome in the spring for snow. Often it will snow at night and then clear up during the day. There is nothing better than a warm bluebird powder day in March and April.

Spring is a time when Breckenridge’s character comes out. Locals and visitors are starting to shake off the winter months and look forward to the promise of warm, sunny days ahead. Keep your eyes peeled for people in crazy outfits skiing down the Breckenridge’s slopes.

The popular local’s snow sculpture event known as The Snowflake Challenge was rescheduled from its original time this year and started March 4th. The Snowflake Challenge is where local businesses compete to make the best snow sculpture. Snow Sculptures will be popping up all around Main Street during that week and will remain up until nature takes them down.

The town-wide celebration of Spring Fever starts March 17th and goes through Breckenridge’s closing day on April 14th. There will be tons of on and off mountain events going on during Spring Fever.

Easter is early this year and that means the snow will be great for a little Easter weekend skiing and riding. The Town and the ski area both host a variety of Easter weekend events that are fun for the whole family.

Come enjoy some of the best turns of the season this spring in Breckenridge!

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