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Sunshine, snow and special events are the perfect reason to plan a spring trip to Breckenridge, Colorado. With so many events during March and April, we’ve compiled a list of them all so you don’t have to worry about missing out! Grab your sunscreen and start planning your trip around the best spring events in Breckenridge!
Best Spring Events in Breckenridge:
March 5- Mardi Gras
Each year, New Orleans visitors and Mardi Gras lovers take over Breckenridge with masks, boas, beads, music and revelry to commemorate the carnival season. Join us on Main Street for a New Orleans-Style Breckenridge Mardi Gras party, March 5.
Breck Pride Week has turned into a staple event in Breckenridge as the town hosts a 5-day celebration for the LGBT community. Official dates and events TBD. Our authentic, rockin’ little mountain town (with a backyard that happens to be a world-class ski resort) is home to all the goods this March. From daily après parties, ski/board lessons, to shopping, dining, dancing, catching a world-class DJ, and much more- this week shouldn’t be missed!
The Five Peaks
So you’ve skied all the Peaks of Breckenridge in one day, gotten an EpicMix Pin and bragging rights. Now imagine climbing each one before you ski down. The annual Five Peaks Race is part of the rising popularity of ski mountaineering. Known as America’s longest ski mountaineering race, teams of two compete in the short and long courses, skinning, boot packing and skiing over the high-elevation peaks of the Ten Mile Range near Breckenridge, CO.
The Breck Ski & Snowboard School will host the annual BAM (Breck All Mountain) Big Mountain Competition on Peak 8. This event has been a perennial favorite for our Breck All Mountain students, where they get the chance to showcase their skills in an intro level competition atmosphere within the perfect setting of Contest Bowl. Competitors are judged on style, fluidity and line choice.
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patty’s Day is on a Sunday this year which means there will be St. Patrick’s Day celebrations all weekend long! Plan to wear green on the mountain and keep an eye out for food and drink specials around town. Looking to burn a few calories before indulging in some green beer? Don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day 5K.
April 6- Breck Spring Beer Festival
The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival features brews, views and free live music, so it’s an event you won’t want to miss! Local’s Tip: This is an outdoor event- Dress in layers, bring some sunscreen and have fun!
Helly Hansen Big Mountain Challenge
This IFSA sanctioned event features Peak 6, Breck’s newest terrain.The Sixth Senses area of Peak 6 features steep lines, tight chutes, and big cliff drops. This event will test some of the best big mountain Freeskiers in the country as they compete for points in the IFSA series.
April 21 – Easter
For one day this season, there’ll be bunny on the slopes! Join us in Breckenridge for a Sunrise Easter service at Tenmile Station and other Easter festivities around town. Easter is one of the spring events in Breckenridge that is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
The Imperial Challenge is one of the only events that celebrates “earning your turns!” The first leg of the competition starts with a 6.2-mile bike race (or run) from the Breckenridge Recreation Center to the Peak 8 base area, via back roads and past Peak 7. From the Peak 8 base area, competitors will snowshoe or skin up to the top of Peak 8 and on to the top of T Bar before descending back down on skis or board.
Breck Plunge on Closing Day
The Breck Plunge is one of the most entertaining spring events in Breckenridge as you watch those willing try to make it to the end of the pond. Enjoy the entertainment at the base area of peak 8 or take part in plunge yourself!