FREESKIER FEST just rocked Breckenridge; pro skiers and rowdy locals throw down amid Dew Tour

FREESKIER FEST just rocked Breckenridge; pro skiers and rowdy locals throw down amid Dew Tour

A “who’s who” of pro skiers and industry VIPs joined hundreds of rowdy skiers at Cecilia’s Nightclub amid the annual Dew Tour

Photos by Gabriel Rovick/F4D Studio

Skiers around the nation are by now very familiar with the infamous FREESKIER FEST. The party tour has been going strong for upwards of a decade, bringing abundant good times and copious amounts of adult beverages to the likes of Denver, Aspen, Breckenridge, Jackson Hole, Crested Butte, Boston and many New England ski resorts, and beyond. A new ski season is coming into full swing and, of course, that means our desire for hosting smashing parties is doing the exact same. We’ve already got upwards of 10 parties on the docket for the coming months and we kicked off the tour last night in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado, where some of skiing’s top-name athletes—including many 2018 Olympic hopefuls—had converged for the annual Dew Tour; the skiers and the promise of exciting competition had attracted prominent ski industry players as well as hordes of local skiers, many of whom have a penchant for gettin’ buck-wild. And so, to the party they came.

Cecelia’s Night Club—our preferred venue for clubbing in the famed Colorado ski town—once again played host to the big shebang. With seemingly endless Bud Light flowing, gear giveaways galore and music courtesy of DJ NME on the menu, the venue was packed to the brim. A slew of skiing’s most notable athletes and VIPs joined in on the fun, as expected.

We extend big thanks to all those who joined us for yet another wildy successful, super-fun affair. We’re always honored to post up in Breckenridge with some of the very best skiing folk, from the athletes, to the product manufacturers, to the resort reps and the eccentric locals.

If you missed out, don’t fret too much, ’cause there’ll be plenty more partying to be had, and soon. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the next edition of FREESKIER FEST and be sure to keep your eyes peeled to freeskier.com/20, where we’ll soon be announcing details surrounding FREESKIER’s 20th Anniversary RV & Party Tour, taking place this winter. We’re even hosting a contest to fly one lucky skier (and a friend) to one of our tour stops, where the winning duo will join us for a weekend full of fantastic skiing and late-night shenanigans. We’ve got the lodging and lift tix covered for those two bodies, as well, plus some daily cash for food, etc.

Until next time… Tips up!

Shot-ski, anyone?

Just a few of the many FREESKIER staffers on-site: Kaitlyn Schlicht, Henrik Lampert, Zach Berman, Cian O’Connor.

FREESKIER is celebrating the big 2-oh this season. The 20th Anniversary Issue is now on newsstands!

Yesterday’s weather forecast called for clear skies by day and a strong storm inside of Cecilia’s by night,
with a 100-percent chance of free swag downpours.

Dance floor connections.

DJ NME, inspiring a great deal of moving and shaking.

The stoke is real.

Breckenridge, we love you.

Level 1 Productions’ athletes in the house, including Sean Jordan (right) and Will Berman (center-right).

Pro shredder Pat Goodnough is damn glad to see ya’.

FREESKIER Editor-in-Chief, Henrik Lampert (left), with pro rippers Khai Krepela (front-center) and Sean Jordan.

She’s in the zone.

Heck, they’re ALL in the zone!


Free Bud Light-branded skis… who wants ’em?!

Of course… everyone wants ’em! So, we call for a dance-off!

“I’ll dance,” she says. U.S. Olympic snowboarder, Chas Guldemond (back-left), approves.

Warming up, now…

And no longer messing around…

Contestant #1 has got some competition. Full splits ain’t no joke.

Another dancer enters the fray.

And more, and more, and more.

But lady #1 takes the cake with her booty-dropping antics. “You can’t touch this!” she says. Contestant on the right looking mildly dejected. We still love you, girl!

Skier Kellyn Wilson, winning.

Icelantic Skis’ own Scotty Vermerris is also winning.

And this gal’s winning, too, ’cause FREE STUFF!

Team FREESKIER x Team The North Face in the house.

Baby, you’re a firework.

Local Beta

For those interested in shredding at Breckenridge in the near future or later in the ski season, we’ve compiled the essentials, below.


“Breck” is well known for its world class terrain parks, specifically Freeway and Park Lane. Whether it’s massive jumps, the 22-foot superpipe or the plethora of creative jibs, rails and bonks, these parks have everything you need. Those looking for steeper terrain and challenging big-mountain offerings will find the goods on Peak 6 (this zone was brand new for the 2013-14 season), the Horseshoe Bowl and the terrain off of the Imperial Express chair.

Eat n’ Drink

The Overlook Restaurant provides Insta-worthy views from the top of Peak 9 and guests can enjoy a local favorite: hot and flaky Harvest Turkey Pot Pie. Soupz On. The best damn soups, made fresh daily. Affordable and great for lunch. Daylight Donuts. A must for breakfast. Empire Burger. Perhaps the most affordable dinner spot in town. Greasy burgers, youthful vibe. Right above Empire Burger, Mountain Flying Fish for sushi. Mi Casa offers a daily happy hour with cheap tacos and drinks. Kenosha Steakhouse. Where’s da beef? Breckenridge Brewery & Pub. Standard pub fare, and a taste of the microbrew boom that pervades Colorado. Modis on Mainstreet is a hip spot for Asian-flavored food and some of the best cocktails in town. Relish and Hearthstone are more upscale as far as the dining goes. Each one is a nice spot for a dinner date for two, no doubt. The T-Bar, located at the base of Peak 8, is the ideal on-hill happy hour venue. Kick back on the patio with a beer and some appetizers (pretzel bites with charred poblano queso, anyone?) and watch skiers throw down in Breck’s aforementioned terrain parks.


If you’re looking for luxurious digs, One Ski Hill Place is your ticket. The hotel, located at the base of Peak 8, features two bowling lanes, a restaurant, two movie theatre rooms, a spa and aquatics center and more. The DoubleTree by Hilton, near Peak 9, is also a great option, as well as the many condo options in the Village at Breckenridge.

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