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 February 18, 2019

Feb 07
February 7, 2019 To March 3, 2019

We begin inside a modern-day museum, where two security guards and a painter find themselves...

Feb 15

United Flight 232 recounts the true story of a DC-10 that left Denver’s Stapleton Airport on July...

Stefan Herheim’s inventive production places Tchaikovsky himself at the heart of the action,...

Feb 20
February 20, 2019 To February 23, 2019

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, this tells the story of a Lebanese boy...

The Academy Award-winning director goes on a new adventure! In 2013, film director and animator...

One of the most celebrated pianists of our time, world-renowned Sir András Schiff is also a...

As if being a firefighter wasn’t enough, these brave teams of five firefighters from around...

Feb 22
February 22, 2019 To February 24, 2019

Boulder Ballet is celebrating the landmark achievements of NASA’s New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt...

Braden Carlisle continues to curate the best magic. This show, in The Boedecker Theater, will...

The WinterWonderGrass in Colorado has found a home in Steamboat Springs and has sold out the last 6...

Feb 22
February 22, 2019 To February 24, 2019

The Wells Fargo Ski Cup is a snow sports competition for disabled skiers. The Paralympians focus on...

Current exhibiting artist Elizabeth Morisette will teach how to create a basket using the ancient...

The back country race spans 5000 vertical feet in elevation over 22 miles.

David Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist...

Name
Duration
Venue
Location
Tickets
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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The Diary of Anne Frank
Feb 01 - May 17
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Last Night and the Night Before
Feb 08-24
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Ski Girls Rock
Feb 15-24
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Pat Green
Feb 20
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Tenmile Twighlight Tour & Dinner @ 10 Mile Station
Feb 20
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Alex Cameron & ORy Molloy
Feb 20
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Cocktails for a Cause is our Cause
Feb 20
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Corb Lund
Feb 20
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David Dondero
Feb 20
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Sundressed - Awakebutstillinbed - Sunsleeper
Feb 20
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Up & At 'Em Ski Race
Feb 20
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Rocky Mountain Ski Fest: Chase Rice, Edwin McCain, Ira Dean, Chris Stefano and Jon Nite
Feb 20-21
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Aspen Laugh Festival: Kathleen Madigan
Feb 21
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Boombox Cartel
Feb 21
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Conan
Feb 21
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Marshall Gilkes Trio
Feb 21
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Matt Skinner
Feb 21
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Parker Gispert
Feb 21
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Ransteez - Oceana
Feb 21
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Ozomatli
Feb 21
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Okilly Dokilly
Feb 21
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The Infamous Stringdusters
Feb 21
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Mountaintop Music Series: Matt Brown
Feb 21-22
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Fireman's Firehose Relay
Feb 22
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The Infamous Stringdusters
Feb 22
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30th Annual Tim McClure Benefit
Feb 22
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The Long Run - Colorado's Tribute to The Eagles
Feb 22
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The Sleights
Feb 22
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3 Amigos Feat. Roger Clyne - Johnny Hickman - Jim Dalton
Feb 22
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Barbegazi Winter Festival
Feb 22-24
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Bison Bone - Jess Parsons - The River Arkansas
Feb 22
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Denver New Music Showcase: Sid Delicious/BOX/Sullen Jacks/flowlines/BankShot
Feb 22
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Denver Vampire Ball - Court of Versailles. Let them Eat Cake
Feb 22-24
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Maddy O'Neal and Freddy Todd With Megan Hamilton and Ginger Perry
Feb 22
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The BellRays
Feb 22
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Token
Feb 22
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Lettuce - Jennifer Hartswick
Feb 22-23
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Snowshoe Ecology Walk
Feb 22
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Dawn Milo
Feb 22
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Life is Dope
Feb 22
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Ski with a Naturalist
Feb 22
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Bud Light Curling Sessions
Feb 22
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Ozomatli
Feb 22
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Special Olympics Aurora Reservoir Polar Plunge & 5K presented by Westerra Credit Union
Feb 23
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Annual Beaver Creek Talons Challenge
Feb 23
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6th Annual Chili Cookoff at Sanitas Brewing Co.
Feb 23
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Ars Nova Presents The "Earthquake" Mass
Feb 23
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Beginners Fly Tying Class w/ Adam Spoerl
Feb 23
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Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino Duo
Feb 23
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Buena Vista Wedding Expo
Feb 23
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Carl Craig & Moodymann
Feb 23
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Denver Bridal & Wedding Expo
Feb 23
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Denver New Music Showcase: MetByFate/Bad Nostalgia/The Color of Sound/Ghost Country/Prism Palace
Feb 23
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Gregory Porter
Feb 23
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Love Canon
Feb 23
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The Record Company
Feb 23
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Ski the Wilderness in Winter
Feb 23
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Maddy O'Neal & Megan Hamilton
Feb 23
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Pandas and People
Feb 23
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Bass Physics - Cofresi - Panda Say What?! - DJ Diabeats
Feb 23
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Frisco Freeze Fat Bike Race
Feb 23
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Our Gang Ice Racing
Feb 23-24
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3rd Annual MADHORN Fat Bike Race Series
Feb 23-24
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Ready, Paint , Fire hosts “Canvas Uncorked"
Feb 23
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Jason Bishop
Feb 23
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Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks
Feb 23
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Special Olympics Lake Pueblo Polar Plunge Presented by Westerra Credit Union
Feb 23
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Tellurando Race
Feb 23
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Birds of Prey
Feb 23
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Mountaintop Music Series: Lineage
Feb 23
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Lettuce
Feb 24
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Sunday Night Jam Session
Feb 24
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Ars Nova Presents The "Earthquake" Mass
Feb 24
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RiNo Rocks Out featuring Thumpin
Feb 24
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The Fritz - Voodoo Visionary
Feb 24
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Snowshoe Ecology Walk
Feb 24
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Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration
Feb 24
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Joshua Radin/ Lissie
Feb 24
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Week of February 18, 2019

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