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

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Duration
Venue
Location
Tickets
The Diary of Anne Frank
Feb 01 - May 17
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Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Geniu
Mar 01 - Aug 25
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The World Goes Round
Mar 29 - Apr 30
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Boulder County Farmers Market Saturdays
Apr 06 - Nov 23
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Longmont Farmers Market Saturdays
Apr 06 - Nov 23
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Craig Xen/ Kid Trunks
Apr 24
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Big Business
Apr 24
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Ranky Tanky
Apr 24
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Murs & Locksmith
Apr 24
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#nophilter Happy Hour: Boulder Marriott
Apr 25
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Crackpots, Crack Shots & a Cannibal
Apr 25-27
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Dave Bruzza's Unsafe at Any Speed
Apr 25
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On Cinema Live!
Apr 25
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UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival: Take 6/the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra/Benny Golson
Apr 25-27
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Wrightslaw Conference
Apr 25
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Evanoff/ Cycles
Apr 26
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2019 Rocky Mountain Antique Festival
Apr 26
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2019 Colorado Springs Pet Expo
Apr 26-28
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Steely Dead
Apr 26
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Ars Nova Singers Presents “Shared Visions”
Apr 26
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Griffin House
Apr 26
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Kimi Most
Apr 26
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Murs & Locksmith
Apr 26
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The Cactus Blossoms
Apr 26
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Euforquestra
Apr 26
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Slow Caves
Apr 26
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The Hollow/ Autumn Burn/ Wire Faces/ I Am The Owl
Apr 26
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Twiztid
Apr 26
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Shakin' at the Basin Spring Concert Series
Apr 27
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Manic Focus
Apr 27
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Ars Nova Singers Presents “Shared Visions”
Apr 27
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Griffin House
Apr 27
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Bud Light Music Series: Saturday: Strange Americans & Oakhurst Sunday: Frisco Funk Collective & Brothers of Brass
Apr 27-28
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3rd annual Colorado Holistic Fair
Apr 27-28
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2019 Pine Forest Spring Show and Sale
Apr 27-28
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Colorado Mega Glow Party
Apr 27
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David Starr & Erik Stucky
Apr 27
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G Jones - Buku - Ivy Lab
Apr 27
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NBA Playoff: Denver Nuggets v. San Antonio Spurs
Apr 27
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Nekromantix/The Brainiax/Rezurex
Apr 27
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Sweat
Apr 27 - May 26
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Thank You Scientist with friends Kindo and In The Presence Of Wolves
Apr 27
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Bath Bomb Workshop
Apr 27
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Bevin Luna/ The Patti Fiasco/ Foxfeather
Apr 27
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The Burroughs
Apr 27
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Dave Bruzza: Unsafe at any Speed
Apr 27
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Corn Harvest Benefit Ski Party
Apr 27
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2019 Greeley Spring Craft and Gift Show
Apr 27
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KSE 5k and Family Fun Run
Apr 27
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Nature Journaling
Apr 27
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The Greatest Show on Ice
Apr 27
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Bluebird Backcountry
Apr 27
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Gunnison Out of the Darkness Campus Walk
Apr 28
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Leo Genovese - Esperanza Spalding - Joe Lovano - Jack DeJohnette
Apr 28
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Sanctuary Springfest
Apr 28
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Taste of Pearl
Apr 28
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Crested Butte Pole Pedal Paddle
Apr 28
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April 2019 Emich VW/Chevy Track Day Event
Apr 28
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Architects: Holy Hell North America with Thy Art Is Murder - While She Sleeps
Apr 28
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Scott Mulvahill
Apr 28
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Flow for H2O
Apr 28
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Sage Francis - Vockah Redu - B. Dolan
Apr 28
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CO Children’s Chorale
Apr 28
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Week of April 22, 2019

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