Best Time for Breckenridge and Summit County

When is the best time to visit Breckenridge and Summit County, Colorado?
By Jeff Shibley

Answer: There was a famous gunfight in 1877 along the Blue River that still runs through downtown Breckenridge. The gunfighters were miners in Breckenridge staking their claim along with many others during the 1800s gold rush. There were lots of gunfights in Breckenridge back then. This gunfight had nothing to do with whether the best time to visit Breckenridge is spring, summer, fall or winter. But, in those days, you can bet winter wasn’t the best time to visit Breckenridge.

Best time to visit Breckenridge
Fast forward 100 years and winter is the most popular time to visit Breckenridge. Thanks to world class skiing, snowboarding, snow plows, gondolas, free public transportation, heated sidewalks, fat bikes, snowmobiles, heated car seats and of course hot tubs. There are lots and lots of hot tubs in Breckenridge.
 
     Breckenridge ski mountain opened in 1961. Since then, winter is a special time in Breckenridge for sure. But Breckenridge is a year ‘round resort. Just like a super model changes outfits and remains beautiful, Breckenridge also changes and remains beautiful. Each season has its own spectacular sights with different sounds, colors, textures, movements, attitudes and temperatures. Each season offers unique adventures, unique relaxing leisure, better than Disney family fun and lots of romance (oh baby is this place loaded with romance).
 
     The best time to visit Breckenridge is when you can be here. The window of opportunity to take a getaway is limited for most people. That’s okay. Sometimes the best decisions I make are the ones made for me. If you have school aged kids, a lot of decisions are made for you. Do you know Breckenridge rates a 10 out of 10 in the Family Friendly category? Each season offers students a school break of some sort. You’ll find Breckenridge a great place to “activate a family connect”. Even if you can only make it on a weekend.
 
Best time to visit BreckenridgeThe Breckenridge Welcome Center
It doesn't matter what time of year you visit or how many times you've been here. Your first stop should be the Breckenridge Welcome Center. Located in the middle of downtown, it's here you’ll find historical insights and Breckenridge experts. They can share the most current conditions of trails, activities and things to do. They can also give you directions to everything. 
      If you don’t have a school schedule to worry about, plan your trip to avoid holidays and weekends for a less crowded adult friendly experience.
     Finally, no matter what time of year you visit, make sure to hydrate and use sunscreen constantly. The dry mountain air can lead to dehydration and altitude sickness before you know it. The best way to combat that is to drink lots of water all the time. There’s a song that goes ”Drink, Drink, Drink. Pee Pee Pee. Stay happy in Summit County.”
 
Following is a detailed over view of what to expect and what you can do when you visit Breckenridge no matter what time of year it is.
 
Unique things to do all year in Breckenridge and Summit County 

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Events this week in Colorado

Week of March 18, 2019

Mar 04
March 4, 2019 To March 31, 2019

MoP Colorado is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative...

Saturdays - Mar 16, 23, & 30 Each week will feature all three shorts programs, ticketed...

Mar 20
Mar 20

In 1851, France’s autocratic President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte has ordered the arrest of all the...

Mar 21
Mar 22-24

An exercise in avant-garde cinema that is freshly humorous and accessible, this dark comedy eschews...

7:30 PM A visually stunning, multimedia concert with montages of clips and music from Toy Story,...

A Journey through the life of a young girl becoming a young women

Mar 24 & 27 | $15 Captured live at the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play...

It’s a place and a time where people do care if you tele. Racers dress in costume garb as they...

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Duration
Venue
Location
Tickets
Broomball Tuesdays
Dec 04 - Mar 26
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Campfire Music Series Wednesdays
Dec 05 - Mar 27
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Pine Creek Cook House Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Dinners Wed-Mon
Dec 07 - Apr 07
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Four Points Snowcat Dinner
Dec 15 - Apr 06
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Mini Rail Jam Friday 4-5pm
Jan 04 - Mar 29
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Music at the Jane Fridays and Saturdays
Jan 04 - Mar 29
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The Diary of Anne Frank
Feb 01 - May 17
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Boeing, Boeing “One up, one down, and one pending"
Feb 28 - Mar 31
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Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Geniu
Mar 01 - Aug 25
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Ski Girls Rock
Mar 04-31
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The Bud Light Spring Jam
Mar 15-25
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The Lil Smokies
Mar 20-21
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Better Oblivion Community Center
Mar 20
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Sweet Spirit - Go Fever
Mar 20
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Tobe Nwigwe
Mar 20
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25th CFEA Annual Conference & Trade Show
Mar 20
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Walk in the Moonlight
Mar 20
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Spite and Fallujah
Mar 20
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Maddy O'Neal
Mar 21
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Winter Wine Snowshoe Excursion
Mar 21
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Indubious & Policulture
Mar 21
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Bad Bad Hats
Mar 21
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Juno What?!/ Dirty Revival
Mar 21
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KOLARS: With special guest Alex Lilly
Mar 21
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Lowland Hum
Mar 21
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Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Hang Rounders
Mar 21
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Arkansauce
Mar 21
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Zach Deputy
Mar 21
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Phutureprimitive w/ Plantrae and Edamame
Mar 21
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Sugaray Rayford
Mar 21
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Lukas Nelson
Mar 21
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Longmont Home Show
Mar 22-24
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Breckenridge Vipers Hockey vs. San Diego
Mar 22
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The Paranormal Investigation Tour
Mar 22
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Honey Island Swamp Band
Mar 22
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Elan Women’s Weekend
Mar 22-24
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2019 Denver Home Show
Mar 22-24
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2019 Denver Pow Wow
Mar 22-24
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Foreign Air
Mar 22
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Pokey LaFarge
Mar 22
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Postcards
Mar 22
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Spice 1 - Bushwick Bill - Indigenous Peoples
Mar 22
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Snowshoe Ecology Walk
Mar 22
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Ski with a Naturalist
Mar 22
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Bud Light Curling Sessions
Mar 22
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Powabunga: ZHU - Bob Moses - Boombox - Justin Jay's Fantastic Voyage - De Lux - ISHI
Mar 22-23
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Policulture - Indubious
Mar 23
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Breckenridge Vipers Hockey vs. San Diego
Mar 23
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Face Vocal Band
Mar 23
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Omb Peezy
Mar 23
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Her's - The Undercover Dream Lovers
Mar 23
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Sasha Sloan
Mar 23
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Juno What?!
Mar 23
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MarchFourth
Mar 23
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Pokey LaFarge
Mar 23
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Yard Sale! Spring Music Series
Mar 23
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The Lil Smokies
Mar 23
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2019 Loveland Antique Festival
Mar 23-24
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2019 Loveland Gun Show
Mar 23-24
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8th annual Spring Holistic Fair
Mar 23-24
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Howard Jones
Mar 23
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FREE Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series
Mar 23
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Slash the Mass Banked Slalom
Mar 23-24
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Terrain Park Boot Camp
Mar 23-24
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Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series: Freddy Jones Band
Mar 23
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Mountaintop Music Series: That Damn Sasquatch
Mar 23
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Arkansauce
Mar 24
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The Lil Smokies
Mar 24
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Sebastian Maniscalco
Mar 24
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The Suffers
Mar 24
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Snowshoe Ecology Walk
Mar 24
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MarchFourth
Mar 24
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Ski with a Ranger
Mar 24
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Cardboard Sled Derby
Mar 24
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Week of March 18, 2019

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