Breckenridge’s Spring Fever Festival is offering a variety of events for the long weekend, from the Bud Light Concert Series to a wide range of Easter festivities.
The Bud Light Concert Series continues on April 18 with Colorado’s Yonder Mountain String Band. On April 19, Blues Traveler will close out the concert series for the season. Both shows are free to the public and the entertainment is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on a specially-constructed stage facing One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort, at the base of Peak 8.
Sunday will be a family-filled day of Easter events, starting with a sunrise service on Peak 9, then an on-mountain Easter egg hunt on Peaks 8 and 9. This year, Breckenridge is using compostable Easter eggs for the Easter egg hunt and a new prize redemption process will help reduce waste by making sure fewer eggshells and candy wrappers are left on the mountain.
The full line-up of this week’s Spring Fever events is as follows:
Friday, April 18
Final First Tracks Friday
Guests staying at the Official Lodging Properties of Breckenridge Ski Resort (Mountain Thunder Lodge, The DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge, One Ski Hill Place, Crystal Peak Lodge, and The Village at Breckenridge) will enjoy access to the mountain via the Beaver Run Superchair one hour before lifts open to the public. For more info visit: http://www.breckenridge.com/info/first-tracks-fridays
The Final “5 ‘til 5” Terrain Park Happy Hour
Park skiers and riders can soak up a few more laps during the final “5 ‘til 5” Happy Hour from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. this Friday. The 5 Chair will run until 5 p.m. Skiers and riders can compete in jam style contest to win season passes and other great prizes.
Yonder Mountain String Band in Concert on Peak 8; 2 p.m.
The Colorado-based foursome has always played music by its own set of rules. Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own. With their traditional lineup of instruments, the band may look like a traditional bluegrass band at first glance, but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre.
Saturday, April 19
Blues Traveler in Concert on Peak 8; 2 p.m.
Blues Traveler has released a total of nine studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum. Over the course of their illustrious career, Blues Traveler has sold more than ten million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Sunday, April 20
Sunrise Easter Service at TenMile Station begins at 6:30 a.m.
Join visitors and locals for an Easter service. At 6 a.m., load the Quicksilver lift on Peak 9 up to a special location at 10,000 feet for a sunrise service. No lift ticket is required; however, ski equipment will not be allowed up the chair. Coffee and pastries will be available for purchase on location at TenMile Station.
Giant On-Mountain Easter Egg Hunt begins at 9 a.m.
Hunt for prizes among the 8,000 eco-friendly Easter eggs on Peak 8 and Peak 9, spread out primarily on green runs.
Breckenridge Ski Resort is open for skiing until Sunday, April 27. For more information about this month-long series of events or to make reservations, call 800-536-1890 or visit www.BreckSpringFever.com.