2020 | What to Expect This Winter in Breckenridge
We’re looking forward to our quaint mountain town turning into a winter wonderland soon. With Breckenridge Ski Resort opening in November, more winter activities to enjoy and beautiful wintry views, we’re thrilled to be welcoming many guests to town, even if things are a little different than usual. Come stay with us this winter, we promise it will be a memorable one.
WHAT TO KNOW WHEN YOU VISIT BRECKENRIDGE THIS WINTER
As things constantly change, get the latest info from our public health orders prior to your trip.
BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT WILL BE OPEN
Breckenridge Ski Resort announced opening day! The resort and the BreckConnect Gondola will be open starting November 13, 2020 by a reservation system that gives pass holders – including one-day passes – priority access to the mountain.
The resort is putting precautions in place to allow for physical distancing, as well as operating gondolas, ski school and on-mountain dining in a way that ensures a safe and healthy experience for all visitors. Learn more about what’s new at the mountain here.
BUY YOUR EPIC PASS AHEAD OF TIME
Whether you want to invest in a full season pass or choose an increment between 1 and 7 days, purchase your Epic Pass online before your trip. Not only is this often a less expensive option than waiting until the last minute, day-of lift tickets won’t even be available for purchase until after December 8.
Buying your pass online in advance will also allow you to take advantage of the complementary Epic Coverage, designed to give you the peace of mind you need to get back on the slopes.
Anyone with an Epic Pass can start reserving Priority Reservation Days as early as November 6, one week before the November 13 Opening Day. The resort says they don’t anticipate having issues with maxing out capacity on most days, but buy your pass and log on early to make sure you get the dates you’re planning to ski.
CONSIDER SKI/SNOWBOARD GEAR DELIVERY
If you’re planning on renting ski or snowboard gear from one of our local businesses, consider gear delivery. Our partner, Ski Butlers, delivers top quality equipment right to your rental property through the simplest and most convenient processes, all while keeping you and your family safe with their COVID-19 protocols.
HEAVY SNOWFALL IS PREDICTED
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, we won’t be disappointed this winter, as they’re predicting another heavy snow year. Make sure to plan for wintry travel or epic powder days on the mountain.
MASKS ARE STILL MANDATORY IN PUBLIC SPACES AND ON THE MOUNTAIN
The State of Colorado, Summit County Public Health & the Town of Breckenridge requires face coverings in public places. Local business have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask or facial covering.
At the Ski Resort, you will be required to wear a face covering in lines, when loading and unloading chairlifts, when loading and riding in bubble chairs, in indoor resort facilities, and for activities such as mountain coasters. Physical distancing will also be promoted with signage and decals.
RESTAURANTS ARE STILL OPERATING AT REDUCED CAPACITY FOR YOUR SAFETY
Table to table distancing is required at all of our Breckenridge restaurants. Try to make your reservation ahead of time if you can, as dining can get busy during peak dinner hours. Don’t forget your mask! Our restaurants require guests to wear masks when you enter the restaurant, when the servers come to the table and anytime you get up from the table.
SOME WINTER EVENTS HAVE CHANGED
Lighting of Breckenridge | 12/5 | Breckenridge will carry on the lighting tradition but will be canceling the countdown to promote public safety and social distancing.
Ullr Fest | 12/9-12/19 | Expanded to a 10 day event, this year’s Ullr Fest will feature stationary art installations around town, a scavenger hunt, a virtual ShotSki and more!
International Snow Sculpture Championships | 1/29-2/7 | Teams from all over Colorado come to Breckenridge to sculpt 12-foot-tall, 20+ ton blocks of snow into works of art and are displayed right downtown for the public to view.
All events are subject to change to comply with county and state public health orders. Keep an eye out for future updates and any event changes!
THE TOWN IS PLANNING ON OFFERING MORE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
The town of Breckenridge and the town of Frisco are working hard to plan and offer other non-skiing activities that are safe for our visitors and locals. Some ideas include more sledding locations and options, build your own snowman competitions and a virtual fat-tire bike race series.
Other activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tubing at the Frisco Fun Park, dog sledding, dinner sleigh rides, fly fishing and more are still available. Make sure to make a reservation beforehand, if needed!
LODGING SAFETY GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN ENHANCED
Most of our properties offer no-contact check-ins, where guests receive all of their rental information as well as access to the property prior to arrival. If guests do come into our office, we’ll be wearing masks and keeping 6 feet of distance for your safety.
At VisitBreck, we follow all best practices when it comes to cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing our properties in this post-pandemic world. Click here to read some of the procedures we are following.
Common areas in rental complexes such as hot tubs, pools and saunas may be closed or on a reservation-based system to promote social distancing.
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If you have more questions, check out our FAQs page. As always, feel free to reach out to our team with further questions about your stay.