It’s hard to beat springtime in Breckenridge. The skies are blue, the snow is soft, and the sun lingers just a bit longer each evening. It’s the perfect time to be in the mountains. Plenty of snow remains at the resort. Only instead of battling those sub-freezing January temps, you can enjoy warm days on the slopes and après on sunny decks.
But don’t let all that sunshine fool you; springtime in Summit County really is the best of both worlds. March and April are known to bring some of the biggest storms of the season, so don’t put the powder skis away just yet! Some of the deepest powder days may have yet to come, and the best part is that they’ll likely be followed by more warm and sunny days. You can have your snow, and sunshine, too!
Spring is also the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that Downtown Breckenridge has to offer. Browse Main Street for treats and souvenirs. Sip a cold beer on a patio with mountain views. Or find yourself at one of Breck’s many restaurants with a fresh menu for spring.
The town is as lively as ever this time of year with several events going on throughout the end of the season. Whether you’re looking for family fun with the kids or a night out with friends, springtime in Breckenridge has something to offer for everyone.
Check out this years schedule below!
March 5: Each year, New Orleans visitors and Mardi Gras lovers take over Breckenridge with masks, boas, beads, music and revelry to commemorate the carnival season. Join us on Main Street for a New Orleans-Style Breckenridge Mardi Gras party, March 5.
Breck Pride Festival
March TBD: The town of Breckenridge excited to put on its first Pride Week festival. Show your support and have some fun at the various events happening throughout the week. The main event will be the Color Run Pride Parade, happening on Saturday. Other activities include a private dining party on Thursday (reservations required) and First Tracks & Brunch event on the mountain.
St. Patricks Day
March 17: St. Patty’s Day is on a Sunday this year which means there will be St. Patrick’s Day celebrations all weekend long! Plan to wear green on the mountain and keep an eye out for food and drink specials around town.
Breck Spring Beer Festival
April 6: Come enjoy beers from craft breweries all over Colorado and other parts of the west, including Great Divide, Ballast Point, and Deschutes Brewery. Hang out for some live music and tasty food while sampling some of the best beers you can find in the area.
Breck Chili Cookoff
April 8: Top chefs from Breckenridge Ski Resort and Breck Hospitality face off against each other in this years chili competition. Indulge in all the chili you can handle and vote for your favorite recipe at the base of Peak 7!
The Imperial Challenge
Closing Week: If you’re looking for a tough challenge with a fun community feel, register for the 27th year of the Imperial Challenge. Ride your bike 6 miles from the Breckenridge Rec Center to the base of Peak 7 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Then, ascend to the top of T-bar or the top Peak 8.
Breck Plunge / Closing Day
Closing Day: Come celebrate with us to end this amazing 2017-2018 season. If you dare to try the Breck Plunge pond skim, we recommend going as fast as you can! Join us at the base of Peak 8 for fun, live music, food, drinks, and great people!
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