Revel in the snow this carnival season as Breckenridge celebrates Mardi Gras in the mountains. With more than 11 feet of snow since January 1, plus a Mardi Gras Ball with Denver-based soul singer Hazel Miller and a street parade, Breckenridge’s family-friendly celebration mixes New Orleans style with mountain town fun. Travel as a family or with couples for the best rates: visit GoBreck.com for ski, stay and celebrate packages starting at $115 per person, per night.
- March 1, 2014: Mardi Gras Ball – Denver's Hazel Miller brings soulful vocals to this mountain-formal (anything goes) masquerade ball at Beaver Run Resort. Tickets are $60 per person (cash bar), or a table of 10 for $500. Tickets are limited; Purchase online or at the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 S. Main St.).
- March 4, 2014: Fat Tuesday parade – Summit County’s only Mardi Gras parade begins at 4:30 p.m. on Fat Tuesday. Free float registration is now open.
Mardi Gras Ski, Stay and Celebrate
Three couples stay five nights in a three-bedroom condo with six three-day lift tickets and six tickets to the Mardi Gras Ball, starting at $115 per person, per night. Call GoBreck at 8888-251-2417 or visit GoBreck.com for package information.
How did Mardi Gras find its way to the mountains?
Some 15 years ago, a tight-knit group of New Orleanians decided to trade Mardi Gras crowds for skiing and sunshine in Breck. It wasn’t long before they realized they couldn’t do without hometown traditions; but since the group loved Breckenridge too much to leave, they brought a little bit of NOLA to 9,600 feet. Today, the Town of Breckenridge has expanded upon the revelry to include the Mardi Gras Ball with live music and more. Join the Breckenridge community to honor Rex in true mountain style: with skiing, snow play and an all-out party on Main Street.