A weekend snow alert is just in time for the hottest party in the Rockies.
Mr. Luxury Ski
High in Colorado's Summit County, forecasts are calling for up to a foot of fluff throughout the weekend and into Monday. That's on top of the 8-plus feet that's fallen since March 1. The pow promises to elevate Breckenridge's Spring Fever Festival and closing week. Here's what you need to know to rock the mountain and apres-ski scene.
Breckenridge Spring Fever Festival Schedule
Friday, April 15: Spring Fever Park Jam
With four terrain parks and a 22-foot superpipe, Breck is the West's freestyle capital. You better bring your "A" game and original style to the annual Park Jam at Park Lane. Prizes include season passes, cash, and big ups from Breck's Epic Pro Crew, including X-Games champ Bobby Brown.
Saturday, April 16: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, FREE to the public at base of Peak 8.
The son of music legend Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real bring their "cowboy, hippie, surf rock" sound to the High Country beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Arrive at 1 p.m. to hear Breck’s one and only ski patrol band, Blue Monkey 22 perform as the opening act.
Sunday, April 17: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, FREE to the public at base of Peak 8
Wrapping up the weekend, New Orleans native Trombone Shorty brings the funk to the Rockies. Known for a rowdy live show, the band pairs Shorty's noted NOLA jazz roots with funk, rock, and hip-hop beats. The free concert begins at 2 p.m. with DJ and giveaways at the base of Peak 8.
Breckenridge Closing Week, April 18 - 24, 2016
Peak 8 is open! Closing week at Breckenridge will offer approximately 1,000 acres of skiing on Peak 8, conditions permitting.
Single-day ticket: $75
Advanced Rate, single-day ticket: $65 (7 days in advance)
Single-day ticket for pass holders from other resorts: $54 (must present pass at aBreck ticket office)
Epic Pass Buddy and Ski with a Friend Passes: $49
Saturday, April 23: The Imperial Challenge
This winterized triathlon is celebrating its 25th year. Mr. Luxury Ski enjoys earning his turns as much as the next guy, but this Breck tradition may be a bit much: Bike or run from Breckenridge Recreation Center to the base of Peak 8 (six miles, elevation 9,800 feet) and then hike, skin, or snowshoe 3,000 vertical feet to the top of Peak 8 (elevation, 12,998). From there the race is on for the ski, tele, or snowboard descent to the base, where Mr. Luxury Ski will be there to toast your finish. Pre-register ($50) at MavSports.com or register day of ($60.)
Sunday, April 24: Closing Day Cowboy BBQ
Whether or not you complete The Imperial Challenge, close out the season right with a meaty BBQ on the patio at One Ski Hill Place at the Peak 8 base area. The party includes a chili cook-off, live music...and a mechanical bull, naturally.