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 November 18, 2019

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Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas® was inspired by an event that began in 1885 in Anson, TX...

The whole family will enjoy this unique holiday shopping experience in the heart of Downtown...

Zoe Rogers is back to host Boulder’s best showcase with headliner David Rodriguez, winner of both...

The Friends of CAIC are proud to host the 12th Annual CAIC Benefit Bash, the BIGGEST annual benefit...

The #DewSnowDance kicks off on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the base of Peak 8 at Breckenridge Ski...

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Nov 23

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Name
Duration
Venue
Location
Tickets
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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The Light Show
Jun 02 - May 03
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Beer Here! Brewing the New West Artifacts from Colorado's Brewing History
Jun 10 - Aug 09
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Aiden Sinclair’s Illusions of the Passed, A Theatrical Seance Experience; Featuring Claire Voyant
Sep 07 - Dec 29
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The Historic Stanley Night Tour
Sep 07 - Dec 31
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Dark Side of Denver Ghost Tours (Thursdays thru Saturdays)
Sep 12 - Dec 28
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West Slope Cross Cup
Oct 01 - Dec 07
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The Royal Gorge Route Railroad Santa Express Train
Nov 14 - Dec 24
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Elderbrook
Nov 20
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30 Years of Colfax
Nov 20
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Gerard
Nov 20
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Summer Walker & Melii
Nov 20
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Sweater Beats/ Jacklndn
Nov 20
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The Patient Zeros
Nov 20
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Jason Hann
Nov 21
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Pickin on Hip-Hop Feat. The Sweet Lillies with special guest Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident)
Nov 21
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WILD With Johnny Gates
Nov 21
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Tom Cotter
Nov 21
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The Wizards of Winter
Nov 21
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Camp Christmas
Nov 22 - Jan 02
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Cirque Dreams: Holidaze
Nov 22 - Jan 04
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Warren Miller's Timeless
Nov 22-23
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LFA 79 - Royval vs. Scoggins
Nov 22
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Shady Grove - Performing Garcia & Grisman
Nov 22
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Dan Goebel
Nov 22
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Audio Karate
Nov 22
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Denver Christkindl Market
Nov 22 - Dec 23
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Donna the Buffalo
Nov 22
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Elephante
Nov 22
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Heather Mae
Nov 22
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Jeffrey Foucault
Nov 22
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King Diamond / The Idle Hands
Nov 22
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Meow Wolf Dark Palace
Nov 22-24
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Said the Sky / Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats / Idle Hands
Nov 22
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Shredders
Nov 22
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The Polar Express Train Ride
Nov 22 - Jan 02
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Donna The Buffalo / We Dream Dawn
Nov 23
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A 70s Flashback
Nov 23-24
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2019 Castle Rock Starlighting
Nov 23
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Consider the Source
Nov 23
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Franks & Deans
Nov 23
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Funk You
Nov 23
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Kalani Pe'a
Nov 23
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Lusine
Nov 23
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Purgatory Opening Day
Nov 23
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Downtown Tree Lighting
Nov 23
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Warren Miller's Timeless
Nov 23
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GENTRI
Nov 23
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Hovvdy With Nick Dorian / Caroline Says
Nov 24
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Neyla Pekarek / Bluebook / Chris Fleming
Nov 24
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The MMJ Showcase
Nov 24
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Week of November 18, 2019