It might be frigid, damp and gray back home, but Colorado receives about 300 days of sunshine annually, so the chances are good that you will have glorious weather while skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge, especially in March and April. The resort’s high elevation combined with the fact that March is typically Colorado’s snowiest month ensures snow conditions in are prime right up to the end of ski season. Shake your winter slump with warm sun and fresh snow on a Breckenridge spring-skiing trip.
Feeling blue? You need a bluebird powder day on Peak 6!
The stars align in the spring for skiers and snowboarders in Colorado when the days are warmer and longer. More snow typically falls in March than in any other month, and most of the time it happens at night. The results are often epic bluebird pow-day conditions full of untouched fields of white that contrast beautifully with bright blue skies and high-alpine sunshine.
A great place to sample Breckenridge’s powdery spring conditions is on the newly opened Peak 6, which features 500-plus acres of lift-accessed, steep above-treeline skiing. Bliss, a blue bowl run, affords intermediates the chance to experience a quintessential bluebird day in Colorado, too.
Stuck in rush-hour traffic? Feel the rush in the terrain park
Boasting four award-winning terrain parks that provide features for every level of jibster, including resident freeskiing and snowboarding Olympic athletes, Breckenridge is the ultimate ski destination for those who want to defy some gravity.
If you’re looking to get big air and rub shoulders with Olympians, hang around Freeway Terrain Park, which features four massive jumps, rails, boxes and a 22-foot superpipe. Located right beneath Chair 5, Park Lane offers two triple lines of rails, boxes and jibs and the opportunity to check out the Breck locals’ park skills.
Novice park skiers and snowboarders will enjoy Bonanza’s and Trygve’s small to moderate jumps, rails and boxes. Specialty terrain park camps and lessons, experienced instructors and Smart Style-rated terrain parks make Breckenridge one of Ski Country’s best—and safest—places to try park skiing or snowboarding for the first time.
If you’re not into hucking big air, feel the rush on Breck’s Gold Runner Alpine Coaster. Snuggle up to your best friend or special friend on this two-person coaster. With the hand-brakes, you can choose how fast you want to go through snow-covered forests and around the exhilarating turns and twists.
Sick of plowing snow? Perfect your snowplow!
Pushing around snow with skis is much more enjoyable than pushing it around with a shovel. This year, embrace winter’s most iconic sport, and learn to ski at Breckenridge. The resort’s prevalence of gentle, confidence-building slopes, renowned Ski and Ride School learning programs and knowledgeable instructors make Breck an ideal place to learn.
First-timers have three learning locations to choose from: Peak 8, Beaver Run slope and the Village, making it easy to access lessons from a variety of lodging locations. During your first lesson at Breckenridge, you can will learn about your equipment, what to expect on the mountain, how to stop and how to get up from a fall. Once you have nailed down those skills, it’s time to start making different sized turns, developing a rhythm and getting on and off the chairlift. While you’re moving through the ranks you can track your progress with the EpicMix Academy, which allows you to go back and review what you have just learned.
Before you know it, you will be cruising around Breckenridge’s green runs off Peak 9 and Peak 8 and maybe even conquering some blue runs. Breckenridge’s intermediate terrain is renowned for its gentle grade, which provides the perfect stepping stone for beginners to progress to more challenging runs.
Always get that afternoon slump? Get your après-ski on!
The Alpine tradition of “after-ski” celebration lives strong in Breckenridge. A huge selection of restaurants and bars in both the base areas and downtown offer skiers and snowboarders a host of sun-drenched patios, live music and DJ offerings and food and drink specials.
For center-stage views of the slopes and a prime sunning location, head to the T-Bar at the base of Peak 8. Here, you can saddle up in one of the patio chairs and sample the après-ski food and drink menu. Throughout March and April, you can enjoy rays late into the afternoon at T-Bar and then easily download to downtown Breckenridge on the BreckConnect Gondola. Located at the base of Peak 9, the Coppertop Bar and Café and Base 9 Bar are two don’t-miss après-ski establishments. Treat your ears and feet to live music at Coppertop. If you have been itching to sample some of Colorado’s famed microbrews, order a flight at Base 9 Bar.
From March 11 through April 19, 2015, Breckenridge celebrates the changing weather and longer days during their annual Spring Fever festival. The 2015 Spring Fever features a stacked lineup of free concerts, family activities and other events, like the Beer Fest on April 11.
Stay tuned on the Ski.com Blog for more Spring Fever concert and event announcements.
Cure what ails you with a spring-skiing trip to Breckenridge, and let Ski.com help you plan and book your trip. Call or chat now with one of our knowledgeable Mountain Travel Experts or request a customized quote.
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