Spring Break in Breck
Depending on where you live, spring break lands on any given week throughout the month of March. Because families with small children and high schoolers, as well as college goers, know that Breck is a hot spot, you can expect a steady flow of spring breakers throughout March.
If the sun is shining (and it usually is), don’t be surprised if you see some shorts or exposed torsos on the slopes. Spring break is a time for wacky wigs and costumes, in addition to more whooping (i.e., cries of delight) than usual, and, most importantly, what is typically the best snow and best weather of the season. Breck Spring Fever is definitely worth experiencing. Besides all of that, here are a few other fun happenings that fall around spring break:
Ski Mountaineering Race – The Five Peaks: March 10
The highest ski mountaineering race in America, the guys and gals that enter this event are the real deal. Skiers slap skins on and climb up Peaks 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 for an impressive total of 8,000 vertical feet – that’s more than some of us cover going downhill in a day. There’s a short course, too, but even that involves more than 6,000 vertical feet of climbing. Come cheer on the hardcore!
Renowned for the welcoming spirit and friendly character of the locals, Breck embodies more than just a destination, inspiring a way of life. Breck Pride is for everyone – LGBTQ, straight, skiers, snowboarders, beginners, experts, supporters – come one, come all! Come as you are.
Helly Hansen Big Mountain Challenge: March 17-18
You know those epic videos of skiers launching down super steep, powder-filled terrain, gracefully dropping off of one cliff after another? Well, here it is in person. Some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders descend on Breck’s extreme terrain (Sixth Senses) on Peak 6 to rock their best line in the fastest time.
The Bunny loves Breck and in addition to leaving hundreds of colored eggs on April 1 for young skiers and riders, all ages are welcome to attend the sunrise Easter Service at Tenmile Station.
Breck Spring Beer Festival: April 7
Nothing says spring break like brews and some live music. Head to Main Street Station and The Village Plaza at the base of Peak 9 or enjoy some of the best beers from around the country.
Chefs from Breckenridge Ski Resort and Breck Hospitality will face off in a culinary challenge. Indulge in some delicious chili, the ski lunch staple. Delicious varieties will be available for a taste, including white bean chili, green chili, and buffalo chili. Enjoy it as hot and spicy as you can handle, and vote for your favorite.
As they say, The Imperial Challenge is a pseudo triathlon, a rite of spring, a party, and what you make of it! Race as a trained athlete or just have some fun as an “off the couch” participant. This event is as entertaining for spectators who would rather go straight for the beer without first climbing 3523 ft to Peak 8 from the Rec Center.
Close out the season with a splash. The Breck plunge is a pond skimming contest at the base of Peak 8 with live music, food and drinks. Some costumed participants try to make it across the pool, while others just try to splash the crowd!
And finally, any and every day is worth enjoying Apres on ski sunny decks
Restaurant decks at Peaks 7, 8 and 9 are more sun-drenched than ever this time of year. The absolute best way to wrap up a day on the slopes is by soaking up rays with a beverage in hand. In town, the best sunny afternoon spots can be found at Kenosha Steakhouse, Mother Loaded Tavern and if you don’t mind traveling a bit for the most breathtaking view in town, The Traverse restaurant.
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