What you need to know about Spring Fever

Leftover Salmon at Breck

In the five decades since powering up the first bull wheel on Peak 8, Breckenridge has set a standard not just for high alpine skiing, but also for high country celebrations—the most notorious of which is Breckenridge’s Spring Fever.

The excitement builds with opening day in November, rocks steady throughout the holidays, hits its stride in January with the annual Ullr Fest, and then brings it home with the month-long Spring Fever, an event-packed hurrah of outdoor concerts, races that range from ski mountaineering to pub crawls, and a mini Olympics for the ripperoos.

You’re going, right?

Of course you are. The question isn’t which event are you going to do, but which ones? Don’t worry, we’ve broken it down to make your planning easy.

(Ed note: this is by no means a complete itinerary and, shocking as it may seem, it’s possible we’ve overlooked a thing—or five. Let us know your Spring Fever plans by commenting below or sharing this on social media and noting what you’ll be doing.)

Crystal Peak LodgeLodging

They say shelter is one of the most important things in life. When you know where you’ll be sleeping, you can put your mind to other more important things—like finding the next loaded shotski.

We’ve taken the trouble of finding a bed out of the equation with the Spring Fever Steals deal, with rates starting at $99/night.

On Snow: races, camps, and more

Yes there are parties. Yes, we’ll get to that. But before we do, you should know that late spring is notorious for wacky blizzards that drop feet of powder. And then, between the storms, the sun comes out, bakes everything, and creates that lovely corn snow you’ve heard about.

5 Peaks Mountaineering RaceSpring Fever hosts so many competitions and camps that it’s tough to say which is best. So here’s the list of what to expect. Click here for more details on any of them.

  • The 5 Peaks Mountaineering Race
  • EpicMix Scavenger Hunt
  • Ripperoo’s Mini World Cup
  • Breck Throwback Throwdown Presented by Mountain Dew
  • Fever Battle Charity Hockey Game
  • Supergirl Snow Pro Community Cup
  • Ripperoo’s Mascot Olympics
  • “The Imperial Challenge” Bike/Ascent/Descent Race
  • Kids Park and Pipe Camp
  • Adult Big Mountain and Park and Pipe Camp

Concerts

Concert at BreckYou didn’t think we’d spill the beans on everything right away, did you? Heck no! Here’s what is indisputable: there will be live music and it will be awesome. Here are the dates the Bud Light Concert Series will take place at the Peak 8 base: Saturday, April 6, 
Sunday, April 7, 
Saturday, April 13, Sunday, April 14. Here’s where you can learn which shows are coming: Facebook and Twitter.

Parties

As if you needed an excuse. There will be parties galore, some formal, others less so. Here are some highlights of what to expect:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Party & Celebration at Seven’s
  • 5’ til 5’ extended after-hours Terrain Park Happy Hour events on select Friday afternoons via the 5 Chair liftSpring in Breck
  • The 2nd Annual “Breck Throwback Throwdown” superpipe & minipipe competition presented by Mountain Dew and a Throwback Party and Concert and the Riverwalk Center
  • The “Supergirl Snow Pro & Community Cup” women’s pro slope style competition
  • The KSMT Spring Fever Beer Festival
  • The 2nd Annual “Breck Chili Cook-off” at Seven’s
  • Massive Easter egg hunts both on the mountain and in-town

Breckenridge closes April 14. Send your season out with a bang.

–Rachel Walker