A local’s guide to spring break in Breck

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Spring break is always phenomenal at Breckenridge Ski Resort, but this year visitors and locals have a little more to celebrate. With nearly 11 FEET of powder falling in January, Breck nabbed the title of “Snowiest Resort in America” and the snow just keeps coming!

Start planning your spring break in Breckenridge and join the biggest spring party in the Rockies. Here are some pointers to get you going:

What to Expect

Spring Break CrowdFree live music, après scenes, parties, competitions, Easter festivities, family-friendly events — Breck’s month-long Spring Fever festival serves up more than 40 events in 30 days. Spring Fever kicks off March 22 and continues through Breck’s Closing Day, April 20. Get the scoop on these Breck Spring Fever 2014 Signature Events.

Catch free concerts at the base of Peak 8 on select Saturday and Sunday afternoons in April. Check back at www.BreckSpringFever.com for big-name acts to be announced soon.

Love good beer? Grab tickets to the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival Saturday, April 5. This downtown street-fest has been known to sell out, so plan in advance. If you’re looking for a party, head to some of these super fun spring-breaker-preferred bars around Breck.

Where to Ski

Spring Break SkiingIf you haven’t skied it yet this season, a cruise down Breck’s new Peak 6 is in order. The high-alpine intermediate and advanced bowls are a blast. For laid-back, stomach-dropping rollers, take laps on Peak 7. It’s a family favorite, along with the bottom of Peak 9. For more challenging terrain, rip down black-diamond-rated Peak 10 or ride the T-bar and Imperial Express SuperChair to the resort’s advanced upper bowls. View resort maps to plan your perfect day.

Keep in mind longer days mean more sun and softer, spring skiing conditions. The later in the season, the more likely you’ll encounter slushy, mashed potato-ish snow. Don’t worry, there’s typically plenty of snow left on the slopes in April. Bring sunscreen and drink lots of water.

Save money by purchasing your lift tickets in advance.

For the lowest guaranteed price on lift tickets – up to 25 percent off – purchase seven days in advance. Call (888) 216-8538 or visit the lift tickets page.

Where to Stay

Staying close to the action is key for getting the most out of your spring break at Breck. With walk-to-the-lifts lodging, your group can ski, see a daytime concert, have a drink on the patio at the base of the mountain, and head back to the room to rest, hot tub or get ready for a night out at their convenience. Spring Fever Lodging Deals will be posted soon. For Breckenridge property booking details and packages, check out Vacation Deals.

Happy planning!

- Lisa Pogue