Embrace Top Snow Conditions with Spring Fever in Breckenridge, Colo.

Embrace Top Snow Conditions with Spring Fever in Breckenridge, Colo.

Embrace Top Snow Conditions with Spring Fever in Breckenridge, Colo.
New month-long festival features major music lineup and affordable family fun

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – March 17, 2011 – Embrace the country’s top spring snow conditions with the launch of Spring Fever in Breckenridge, Colo. April 1-24, 2011. The month-long festival features free and low-cost events, a perfect compliment to deeply discounted lodging packages, which run about $120 per person, per night, including lift tickets.

Breckenridge’s high mountain location – the resort is home to North America’s highest chairlift, the Imperial Express at 12,840 feet – makes for outstanding snow conditions and one of the longest seasons in North America. Visit GoBreck.com for details and a complete schedule of Spring Fever activities including family fun, late-night entertainment, sports competitions, art walks, concerts and more.

Live Music, Arts and Entertainment

· Spring Fever Concert Series by Bud Light (throughout April): The Wailers, Ozomatli, the Flobots, moe. and more perform free shows at the base of Peak 8.
· Retro Fever Live Music and Costume Contests (throughout April): Wrap the day with free, family-friendly concerts and come dressed to the theme for a chance to win big.
· Après Ski and Late-Night (throughout April): From Epic Mixers at the TBar to nightly live music at Three20South, Breck’s bars jump all month long.
· Backstage Bash (April 1): Community celebrities hit the stage in an over-the-top night of variety entertainment. Tickets include reception, show and after party.
· Second Saturday (April 9): This monthly gallery walk is a nod to the First Fridays of the great art cities of the United States.

Dining & Shopping

· Dine for $18.59 (throughout April): Breckenridge restaurants feature special menu items for $18.59 in celebration of the town’s founding year.
· Breckenridge Beer Festival by KSMT (April 9): The popular annual festival features over 20 breweries from around the country, plus live performances by three bands.
· Fever-Que (April 2): Bring the kids for a sunny afternoon in the BlueRiverPlaza, complete with a fundraiser barbeque, beer, a DJ and a live band following.
· Ultimate Après Ski Bar Crawl (April 16): Visit some of Breck’s most notorious watering holes for a night on the town with drink specials and more. 21+
· Spring Fever Coupon Book (throughout April): Pick up a free coupon book from the BreckenridgeWelcomeCenter for over $400 in savings.
· Sidewalk Sale (April 8-10): Some 70 downtown merchants will make way for summer by selling winter merchandise at deep discounts.

Family Fun

· Kids’ Crafts at AllenellA (throughout April): Breck’s newest boutique offers free and low-cost craft sessions for kids and kids at heart.
· Mountaintop Children’s Museum (throughout April): This hands-on museum offers exhibits for kids of various ages.
· Ripperoo’s Mascot Olympics (April 23): Head to the base of Peak 8 for a zany snow competition among mascots.
· Two-Day Easter Egg Hunt (April 23-24): The entire family can search on the mountain and throughout town for one of the largest egg hunts around.

Sports Events and Competitions

· “5 ‘Til 5” Terrain Park Happy Hours (Thursdays): Calling all park hounds! The 5 Chair Lift, along with both Freeway and
Park Lane
, stay open one hour later with free comps, prizes, music and food.
· Ski Touring for Snow Leopards (April 2): Ascend a marked route up Peak 10 and ski down a run of your choice to raise money for snow leopards.
· Breck Ascent Series (April 6 & 20): Use any kind of way to race up the mountain, but skis or a snowboard are required to come back down.
· The 5 Peaks (April 9): T5P is North America's longest ski mountaineering race with 10,000 feet of vertical and five ascents in the Tenmile Range.
· Imperial Challenge (April 16): Get ready for Breckenridge’s notorious spring triathlon: bike, climb and ski or snowboard.

Breckenridge Central Reservations is offering $100 cash to anyone who books a 4-night stay or longer for travel anytime between March 25 and April 24. The $100 special can be combined with other offers; you’ll get cash and save over 25%, which means you’ll pay about $120 per person, per night and that includes lift tickets. With an array of winter activities, independent restaurants and locally-owned boutiques, Breckenridge offers plenty of ways to play with $100 cash. Call 877.593.5260 for lodging package info and reservations.

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