Breckenridge draws Brown, Willet to Spring Fever lineup |

Breckenridge draws Brown, Willet to Spring Fever lineup

This month and into April, Breckenridge welcomes the spring ski party, a month-long festival starting on Friday, March 18 with the GoPro Big Mountain Challenge on Peak 6, and running through The Imperial Challenge on Saturday, April 23.

The action for the Big Mountain Challenge starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, where some of the best big mountain freeriders in the country will compete in this youth freestyle event and score points in the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association series.

On Sunday, March 27, the resort also presents the Sunrise On-Mountain Easter Service and Easter Egg Hunt, where guests can experience one of the most beautiful settings for an Easter service. Dress warmly and load the Quicksilver lift on Peak 9 at 6 a.m. for this complimentary service. Attendees can head to Peak 8 and 9 for a lively Easter egg hunt.

Other events include a three-date April Spring Fever Park Jam, from noon-3 p.m. on Friday afternoons in Freeway and Park Lane, the Mountain Dew Park Competitioin on April 2, and concluding with the 25th anniversary of The Imperial Challenge, a pseudo-triathlon that ascends and then descends the mountain.

For more information on all of the Breck Spring Fever festivities, visit the event website at

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Novice women-only turkey hunt

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is accepting applications from beginner female hunters who wish to participate in a private land turkey hunt with experienced mentors.

The two-day event is offered in partnership with Encana and the Western Slope chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. It will take place on Encana’s private property, near Parachute.

“This is perfect for women who want to learn in a comfortable environment,” Kathleen Tadvick, CPW education coordinator, said in a news release. “No pressure, a fun time and learning something that you can do the rest of your life is what this all about, so we encourage you to apply today.”

Only novice women 18-and-older will be selected for the hunt. No experience or equipment is required, but all applicants must have a valid Hunter Education card.

In addition to turkey hunting, the successful applicants will spend two days practicing a variety of skills, such as firearms safety and turkey calling. Other topics to be introduced include habitat, biology and turkey behavior.

Turkey hunting continues to grow in popularity across North America, attracting a wide variety of participants, including experienced hunters looking for a new challenge or inexperienced men, women and youth who prefer small game as their first step.

The opportunity is offered through CPW’s Hunter Outreach Program, dedicated to teaching beginners and inexperienced hunters the knowledge, skills, ethics and traditions of hunting. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25, and can be found on CPW’s website.

For more information, contact Kathleen Tadvick at (970) 255-6181, or go to:

—Compiled by Kevin Fixler

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