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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Duration
Venue
Location
Tickets
AMERICA'S MUSICAL JOURNEY
Feb 16 - Dec 31
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Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker
Sep 16 - Jan 06
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DaVinci X - The Machines & You Exhibition
Sep 18 - Dec 31
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Mindbender Mansion
Sep 18 - Jan 06
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Tara Donovan: Fieldwork
Sep 21 - Jan 27
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Above and Beyond
Sep 29 - Jan 13
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A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Nov 09 - Dec 23
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Santa’s Wonderland
Nov 10 - Dec 24
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The Polar Express™ Train Ride
Nov 10 - Dec 23
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Holiday Art Mart
Nov 11 - Dec 30
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Christkindl Market
Nov 16 - Dec 23
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The Polar Express Train Ride
Nov 16 - Jan 03
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Zoom In: The Centennial State in 100 Objects
Nov 21 - Dec 31
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Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park
Nov 22 - Jan 23
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Mountain Illumination Festival at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Nov 23 - Dec 27
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Blossoms of Light
Nov 23 - Jan 01
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Constellations
Nov 23 - Dec 16
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11th Annual Wassail Days
Nov 30 - Dec 09
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Broomball Tuesdays
Dec 04 - Mar 26
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Campfire Music Series Wednesdays
Dec 05 - Mar 27
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The Chocolate Village at Keystone Lodge & Spa
Dec 06 - Jan 07
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Elf The Musical
Dec 07-09
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State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara's "The Nutcracker" featuring the San Juan Symphony
Dec 07-09
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Fire Festival
Dec 07-09
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Annual Georgetown Christmas Market
Dec 08-09
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Christmas Train Show (29th Annual) pres. by the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club
Dec 08-30
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Christmas Train Show (29th Annual) pres. by the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club
Dec 08-09
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Country Christmas Ice Show
Dec 08-09
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The Music of Bob Marley for Kids at Boulder Theater
Dec 09
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Wake Up And Live
Dec 09
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Sunday Night Jam Session
Dec 09
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An Irish Christmas in America
Dec 09
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Ars Nova Presents “In the Moon of Wintertime”
Dec 09
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Ayla Nereo
Dec 09
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JMSN
Dec 09
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The Ten Tenors
Dec 09
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Bent Gate Mountaineering Demo Day
Dec 09
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Community Christmas Concert
Dec 09
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Ski with a Ranger
Dec 09
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