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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Jan 23
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Jan 24
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Duration
Venue
Location
Tickets
Tara Donovan: Fieldwork
Sep 21 - Jan 27
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Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park
Nov 22 - Jan 23
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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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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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Earthcry
Jan 23
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Litz
Jan 23
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McDonald’s Twilight Nights Race Series
Jan 23
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Marc Cohn
Jan 23
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Up & At 'Em Ski Race
Jan 23
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Xgames
Jan 24-27
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Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend
Jan 24-27
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Winter Wine Snowshoe Excursion
Jan 24
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The Reminders
Jan 24
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Bridget Law - Caribou Mountain Collective
Jan 25
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Citizen Dan: A Steely Dan Tribute
Jan 25
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Denver Winter Brew Fest
Jan 25-26
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Everyone Orchestra
Jan 25-26
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High On Fire
Jan 25
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Steve Kimock/ Natalie Cressman/ New Orleans Suspects/ Everyone Orchestra/ Los Colognes/ Jeremy Salken/ Bill Payne
Jan 25
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Head For The Hills
Jan 25
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Snowshoe Ecology Walk
Jan 25
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The Green - Eli-Mac - FIA
Jan 25
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UllrGrass Music and Beer Festival featuring Sam Bush Band - Drew Emmitt - The New Orleans Suspects and many more!
Jan 25
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Ski with a Naturalist
Jan 25
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Papadosio
Jan 25-26
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Mountaintop Music Series: TBD
Jan 25
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Brett Dennen
Jan 26
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Breckenridge Vipers Hockey vs. Pikes Peak
Jan 26
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Crow Cavalier
Jan 26
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INDO EXPO Denver 2019
Jan 26-27
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Los Stellarians (ft. SA of 311)
Jan 26
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Marc Cohn
Jan 26
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Vic N' The Narwhals - The Corner Girls - Colfax Speed Queen
Jan 26
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USASA Slopestyle Competition
Jan 26-27
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Spontaneous Combustion Bonfire
Jan 26
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Wood Belly
Jan 26
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Ullrgrass Festival: Sam Bush - Coral Creek - Way Down Wonderers - Thunder and Rain - Mama Magnolia and many more
Jan 26-27
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Cooper Cup Race #2
Jan 26
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Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks
Jan 26
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Mountaintop Music Series: Kerri Lick
Jan 26
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Sunday Night Jam Session
Jan 27
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J Diggs with Boss Hogg and Thizz Nation
Jan 27
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Jack Dunlevie Trio and Alex Heffron Group
Jan 27
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Jade Vases and Crooked Coast
Jan 27
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School of Rock - Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jan 27
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School of Rock - Tribute to Lyrnyrd Skynyrd
Jan 27
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Snowshoe Ecology Walk
Jan 27
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Mister G
Jan 27
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Ski with a Ranger
Jan 27
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Local Appreciation Day ($50 adult $33 seniors and $27 kid lift tickets)
Jan 27
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Tomorrow's Bad Seeds
Jan 27
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Peter Yarrow
Jan 27
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Heli Ski Camp
Jan 27-29
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Week of January 21, 2019

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