Why You Need To Switch Your Spring Skiing To April

With 2908 acres of skiing and snowboarding spanning five peaks, it’s no wonder Breckenridge Ski Resort is a top skiing destination.  And with its base sitting at 10,000ft, it’s also one of the best spots for spring skiing too. Breckenridge boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the US, opening early November, staying open until mid-to-late April.  April is one of the best time to visit Breckenridge because days filled with live music, events and sunshine are still plenty and the traditional spring break crowds are gone.

Spring Skiing on The Mountain

Skier Making turns on the Slopes while spring skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Springtime is the best time to experience deep snow and sunny days in the same trip.

Don’t like skiing hard snow?  Conditions this time of year are soft and forgiving, which makes it more fun for beginners and experts alike.  Thanks to late season snowfall, it’s easy to enjoy Breckenridge’s groomers, bowls, parks and high alpine terrain.   Add in the fact that the days are longer, and you can plan to ski until the lifts close and still have enough daylight to enjoy après on one of the many decks at the ski area and in town.


Those visiting in April will enjoy all the benefits of spring skiing but at a cheaper price since it’s a less busy time frame.  There will be various lodging + lift deals at hotels and condo properties, flights are usually much cheaper, and everything from ski apparel to souvenirs will be on sale around town as shops prepare for summer inventory.  You don’t need to wait last minute to book, April deals will start showing up during January and February if not sooner.

For lift tickets (if your lodging package doesn’t include them) and lessons at Breckenridge Ski Resort, the best deal will always on Breckenridge.com.  Make sure to book at least seven days in advance for the best price. This is such an important tip and will save you the agony of looking around for lift ticket deals.


If you’re in town on April 7, you might want to swing by the Breckenridge Beer Festival.  A perennial favorite, this 21-and-over event will expose you to craft brews from around Colorado and beyond, with live music to boot.  If you won’t be around that weekend, consider a visit to Broken Compass Brewery, a new, local favorite where you can swap stories with a ski patroller or an international visitor.  Bring in your own food and sample their rotating menu of small-batch beers – you won’t be sorry.   If you are looking to earn some serious bragging rights on your trip the Imperial Challenge and Breck Plunge are two events you won’t want to miss.

More Spring Events

Après Ski

Apres beer at Coppertop on Peak 9 in Breckenridge
Après beer at Coppertop on Peak 9 in Breckenridge.

The longer days allow for more exploring outside and more time to enjoy one of the many sun-filled decks in town for a little après entertainment and sustenance.  Learn more about the in’s and out’s of our favorite past time or look up happy hours, live music and special events.

Late spring in Breckenridge is one of the best times to explore the resort and town, but don’t take my word for it – come soak up some spring skiing for yourself!

By Breck Editorial

The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community.

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