In case you haven’t realized it, springtime in Breckenridge is the best. From endless sunny days to breaking out the warm apparel that’s been sitting in your closet for months, we’ve put together our top 11 reasons why you can’t miss spring in Breckenridge.
11. The Sunshine
300 days of sunshine on average every year. But, really: Who’s counting?
10. Spring Skiing Attire
It wouldn’t be spring skiing without wacky outfits from bikinis to full-on costumes. The higher sun angle brings warmer and longer days that have a full-moon effect on skiers and riders. You’ll see it all this time of year.
9. Corny Turns
Ever hear of the term corn snow? It’s skiable snow formed by warm days and cold nights and you’re almost guaranteed a taste of it if you visit in the spring. The corn-like pebbles create a carveable texture even when there’s no new snow, and it’s only found at ski resorts like Breckenridge that stay open long enough and have a deep enough base to create the right corn-snow conditions.
8. Park Laps All Day
Have a blast sending it off of the jumps or pressing the jibs. Breckenridge Ski Resort keeps their parks well-maintained through the spring. Sunny days and softened snow make for fun days trying new tricks. Keep an eye out for the annual Hot Dog Jam featuring hot-doggin’ and actual hot dogs.
From the Penguin Cam: @mcgonagled doing some pruning on our tree during our second Spring Fever hot dog jam! Our last jam will be Friday Friday Friday 1-3. Rumour has it someone ate six dogs. Come top that and shred while listening to disc jockey @djdcearth play all of your favourite tracks! | 📹 @kirkscamp
7. Big Dumps
Did you know? March and April are two of the snowiest months of the year. It’s not uncommon to be skiing waist-deep pow one day and slush bumps the next.
6. Powder Turns
It’s true. You can still ski and ride powder in March and April as (as stated before), this is usually the snowiest time of year. In fact, a few closing days in Breckenridge’s history have been full-on powder days. Finish your ski season strong when the crowds have gone and the conditions can be extra deep.
5. Beer Festivals
The Breckenridge Beer Festival combines frosty beer, live music, and warming temps every spring. Enjoy spring skiing in the morning and sample brews all afternoon. Cheers to that.
4. Music Around Town
The concerts on Peak 8 may be gone, but Breckenridge still rocks with everything from big names at the Riverwalk Center to open mic nights at the local bars.
3. Patio Parties
Apres ski is taken to a whole new level in the spring. Find your favorite patio or deck, order a beer or your favorite beverage, and enjoy!
2. Downtown Parties
CHEERS! To 5 amazing years in beautiful Breckenridge Colorado!!! Thank you to all the wonderful people both, employees and friends, that have given us so much to be thankful for! Come celebrate with us tonight in Breck from 10-12 $10 AYCD wells and Coors Light with live music from the John Trucelli band! #olliespubandgrub #opg #5yearanniversary
11. Friends – New and Old
What else would be number 1?
Spring in Breckenridge
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