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First Ever Breckenridge Rockstar Throwback Throwdown
First Ever Breckenridge Rockstar Throwback Throwdown
First Ever Breckenridge Rockstar Throwback Throwdown

On Saturday, April 7th, Breckenridge hosted the inaugural Rockstar Thowback Thowdown, celebrating the culmination of 27 years of snowboarding history. The Throwback Throwdown event pays homage to Breckenridge's role in the history of snowboarding: in 1984, it was Colorado's first major ski resort to allow snowboarding an in 1985 Breck hosted the first ever Swatch World Snowboarding Championships.

Breckenridge team rider Zach Black was the overall men's winner and New Zealand rider Rebecca Sinclair was the overall women's winner.

Breck Spring Fever

As a part of this year's Breck Spring Fever celebration and to commemorate Breck's 50th Anniversary, the Rockstar Throwback Throwdown celebrated the progression of snowboarding. Competitor ages ranged from 13 to 48 years old. Competitors took on the Freeway Super Pipe, the longest half pipe in the world. They also took on a specially constructed 6-foot mini-pipe -- an exact replica of the first halfpipe ever built in 1985 at Breckenridge.

Legendary riders including Chris Pappas, Andy Brewer and Steve Link took on a pro field comprised of some of today's best riders including Zach and Jake Black, Luke Mitrani, Danny Davis, Elijah Teeter, Steve Fisher and Chad Otterstrom.

The field competed for $10,000 in cash prizes. "This was the only competition I participated in this year," said Teeter. "And it's the only one I will compete in next year. What a great event."

Throwback Throwdown Final Results

Men Top 3:

  • Zach Black
  • Dom Harrington
  • Taylor Gold

Women Top 3:

  • Rebecca Sinclair
  • Silvia Mittermuller
  • Ariel Gold

Raddest Old Dude: Chris Pappas

Best Hand Plant: Jake Black

Next weekend April 14 and 15 is the final weekend of Bud Light-sponsored free concerts at the base of Breckenridge's Peak 8 featuring Toots and the Maytals on Saturday and Sunday's headliner Rusted Root. The resort has extended its season by two weeks in an unprecedented move celebrating its 50th anniversary and an attempt to make up for a low-snowfall year.

For more information, visit: Breck Spring Fever!

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