Final Park Jam event of the season comes to Breck Friday afternoon |

Final Park Jam event of the season comes to Breck Friday afternoon

A snowboarder slides one of the rainbow rails in the Breckenridge terrain park this week. Coaches say the trick to sliding a rail is to lean forward with eyes toward the end of the feature.
Sebastian Foltz / Special to the Daily |

Park rats, it’s April and Park Lane is calling your name.

To bid the season farewell, Breckenridge Ski Resort is hosting its final Park Jam event this afternoon as part of the resort-wide Spring Fever celebration.

The party kicks into high gear around noon in the Park Lane terrain park on Peak 8, complete with free hot dogs, music from DJ DC and, of course, the chance to win swag by showing off for the Chair 5 masses.

The jam-style contest is the third and final of the season, and already the competition has been fierce. The first two contests in April included rails, jumps and the quarter-pipe, and although organizers haven’t finalized the feature for today’s comp, it will likely be built near the lower-middle rail line — easily within sight of the Ski Hill Grill deck.

Organizers expect dozens of skiers and snowboarders to enter the final jam, which runs from noon to 3 p.m.

Registration is free, and winners in each of the four categories have the choice between a $100 American Express gift card or a 2015-16 Epic Local Pass. Judging duties fall to a rotating corps of current pros and longtime Breck locals.

Once the jam gets underway, the party begins in earnest at the lower rail line with live tunes, plus literally hundreds of free hot dogs. (Seriously.) And how will hungry competitors find the party? Simple: Follow the noise.

“The easiest way to find us is to listen for DJ DC’s music and voice,” Breckenridge spokeswoman Alysa Hetze said.

“Spring offers some of the best riding in the Rocky Mountains. With bluebird days, Freeway and Park Lane are the perfect places for laid-back riding with friends.”

Keep your fingers crossed for those bluebird skies.

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