Dance your way to Breck’s closing day

Julian Marley plays Breck's Spring Fever

Boarders in bikinis, skiers hitting jumps in caped Duff Man costumes, cold beer and dancing in soft March snow highlighted the first weekend of live music at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Reggae legend Julian Marley packed the base of Peak 8 on Saturday, March 24; while New Orleans funk stars the Soul Rebels Brass Band took the stage on Sunday. And that was just the first weekend of three planned for the resort’s Spring Fever Bud Light Concert Series.

Dig out your party pants and join what’s sure to be a big crowd this Saturday for beloved Boulder jam band Leftover Salmon. The quintet brings eclectic bluegrass, rock, country and Zydeco to masses of dedicated followers. Expect lots of high fives and hula hoops. Dancing at Spring Fever in Breck

On Sunday, April 1 head to the hill for an island-style afternoon. Order a fruity drink at slopeside T-Bar and dance to Donavon Frankenreiter’s laid-back surfer tunes. One earful of the tattooed California musician’s soulful songs and you’ll know he spent some time in Hawaii with Jack Johnson.

Breckenridge Spring Fever concerts are free and take place this weekend and April 14–15, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the base of Peak 8. The specially constructed stage faces One Ski Hill Place and some of the best seats are on the sunny patio at the Ski Hill Grill just outside the T-Bar.

Additional awesome Spring Fever festivities include Mascot Olympics, Kids Beginner Snowboard Camp, Putt & Pub Crawl, Comedy Nights and much more. For full details, visit BreckSpringFever.com.

Spring Skiing Tips

  • Saturday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and highs near 60 degrees, while Sunday sits around 45 degrees.
  • Dress in layers – We’re in the Rockies.
  • Wear your helmet – We know beanies and goggles look cool, but there’s always a chance of falling or someone skiing into you.
  • Drink lots of water – The sun can wear you down quickly at 10,000 feet.
  • Watch for beginners – There are lots of visitors on spring break and kiddos learning to ski.
  • Wear sunscreen – Pack SPF 30 or higher. Sunburns suck.
  • Ski in control – Spring snow can be like mashed potatoes.

Click here for a rundown of Breckenridge spring lodging, shopping, dining and entertainment deals.

– Lisa Pogue