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 January 27, 2020

Jan 17

Brutal Realities: An exploration of alternate and real-life hard to believe realities. On View:...

Jan 20

The International Snow Sculpting Competition is one of the premier winter events in the Colorado...

Without resorting to docu-drama or visual re-enactment, In Search of Mozart traces the composer’s...

Jan 28
January 28, 2020 To February 9, 2020

The music and story of disco diva Donna Summer comes alive in this Broadway production that visits...

Jan 29
January 29, 2020 To February 2, 2020

This five-day event was started to lift the spirits of those suffering from the long Durango Winter...

The country’s most snowed on resort offers deeply discounted lift tickets on selected days during...

Please join us at the Dairy Arts Center for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the...

Jan 31 - Mar 01

For some reason someone thought it’d be a good idea to have an EDM concert at Red Rocks during the...

A peña is a casual and participatory social event centered around live music that celebrates the...

Feb 01
February 1, 2020 To February 2, 2020

This is the granddaddy of all motorcycle shows and swap meets is held right here in Colorado....

Name
Duration
Venue
Location
Tickets
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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SNOWga (Fridays)
Dec 27 - Mar 27
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Ford Model Tt Fire Engine Display
Jan 08 - Feb 15
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Happy Trails: How The West Was Fun
Jan 12 - Jun 06
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Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships
Jan 20-29
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Terry Maker: Because The World Is Round Exhibit
Jan 24 - May 17
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Grigoryan Brothers
Jan 26-27
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Helly Hansen Race Da & Championship Series
Jan 27
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Winter Wine Excursion From Beaver Creek Reserve
Jan 28
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Fred Hersch Trio
Jan 28-29
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Saint Motel
Jan 28
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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Jan 28 - Feb 09
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Tasting Telluride Food Tour
Jan 28-30
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Joshua Bell & Alessio Bax
Jan 29
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The Comedy Zone
Jan 29
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Winter Wine Excursion From Beaver Creek Reserve
Jan 30-31
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Sunsquabi w/ Recess
Jan 30
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Night of Stoke At Outdoor Retailer
Jan 30
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Ska Parade 30th Anniversary Tour with Los Kuing Fu Monkeys / The Holophonics / The Dendrites
Jan 30
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Northern Colorado Bears Basketball vs. Idaho State Bengals
Jan 30
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History Ski Tour: Aspen Mountain
Jan 31
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The Midnight Club
Jan 31
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Breckenridge Vipers Hockey vs. Pikes Peak Vigilante
Jan 31
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Policulture
Jan 31
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The Wailers
Jan 31
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Steely Dead at the Lariat
Jan 31
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Logan Mize
Jan 31
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Alley Loop Pub Ski
Jan 31
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Denver Comes Alive
Jan 31
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Kicker Arenacross
Jan 31 - Feb 01
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Lucy Daydream
Jan 31
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Octopus Tree (single release & tour kick off)
Jan 31
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Theo Katzman / Rett Madison
Jan 31 - Feb 01
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Under Auburn Skies
Jan 31
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Honey Hounds
Jan 31
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Festival Friday with Martini Shot
Jan 31
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Aspen Fat Bike Race
Feb 01
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Nordic Bonfire Dinner
Feb 01
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Policulture
Feb 01
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5280 Wellness Boost Event
Feb 01
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Free entry Denver Art Museum
Feb 01
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Free entry Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (Penny admission for Colorado residents)
Feb 01
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Jade Jackson
Feb 01
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Ryan McMullan
Feb 01
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Chris Daniels & the Kings
Feb 01
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Ice Racing: Street Studs / Pro Street Studs / Competition Studs / Competition Cheaters
Feb 01
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Northern Colorado Bears Basketball vs. Weber State Wildcats
Feb 01
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Beaver Creek Running Series Snowshoe Edition
Feb 02
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Free entry to Museum of Boulder
Feb 02
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Free admission to Denver Zoo
Feb 02
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Ice Racing: Street Bare Rubber / Pro Street Bare Rubber / Competition Bare Rubber / Exhibition Rally Studs
Feb 02
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Sugar Britches / Joel Ansett
Feb 02
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Local Appreciation Day (lift tix $54 adult/$36 seniors/$29 kids)
Feb 02
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Week of January 27, 2020

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