After taking a short hiatus, Spring Fever is returning to Breckenridge bringing with it a whole host of events and activities designed to allow visitors to make the most of Spring in Breckenridge. Starting mid-March and continuing through Breckenridge Ski Resort’s closing day on April 22nd, Spring Fever will see multiple musical acts, ski competitions and races, and the popular Breck Spring Beer Festival.
One of the best things about this month-long event is it takes place during the best time of the year to be in Breckenridge! Blue-bird days with warm weather and plenty of sunshine are par for the course during spring in Breck. You can ski in a bathing suit, and many do, and get the best goggle tan of your life all while skiing soft snow that warms up with the sun every morning. It’s not out of the ordinary to receive some snow storms during spring in the Rockies, so you can still ski powder days if you’re lucky enough to be up here for a spring storm. Blue-bird powder days in the spring are the stuff of legends in the Colorado mountains and half the reason we all love this time of year.
After taking a year off from the event, the Town of Breckenridge is bringing the event back in hopes of bringing some more traffic to the area during the spring. The town’s tourism office, GoBreck, typically hosts four concerts spread through the event. While the town has not announced the music lineup yet they have released a number of other events taking place. Check GoBreck’s website regularly to see when they announce the music lineup.
Some of the events that have been announced include the Helly Hanson Big Mountain Challenge on March 17 and 18, where some of the best big mountain freeskiers in the country will compete for points in the IFSA series. The event will take place in the Sixth Senses area of Peak 6, Breckenridge’s newest terrain. Steep lines, tight chutes, and big cliff drops are guaranteed!
The next big event is the Breck Spring Beer Festival on April 7, where you can taste numerous craft brews while enjoying some great music and great friends. Check GoBreck’s website for more information as they release the music act and make tickets available for purchase.
Another event that shouldn’t be missed is the closing day at Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Breck Plunge on April 22nd. Closing day at the resort is always a good time where nearly everyone is donning their favorite costume while enjoying the last lift serviced skiing of the season. The Breck Plunge is an event not for the faint of heart as participants take the plunge into Maggie Pond in downtown Breck. This is typically done after the fire department chops a hole in the ice to allow for a quick dip in the chilly waters before you can crawl out using a ladder. Are you brave enough to take the plunge? You can typically pre-register on GoBreck’s website or you can register on the spot at Maggie Pond. If you’re not brave enough to jump into ice cold water, it surely is a great event to be a spectator for.
This spring come spend some time in the Colorado mountains and enjoy some of the numerous events the Town of Breckenridge will host. You’ll be bragging to your friends about how much fun you had while they enviously check out your epic goggle tan. Check out our lodging options and give us a call at (970) 453-7370 if we can help you plan your spring trip to the mountains!