Breckenridge in April: Spring Vacation Guide - Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge in April: Spring Vacation Guide

Breckenridge boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the US, opening early November and now staying open until mid-to-late May. April is one of the best times to visit Breckenridge because days are filled with live music, events and the traditional spring break crowds are gone. The temperatures are much warmer in April, but it is still one of the snowiest months, making it perfect for powder turns and Apres drinks on the patio.


Fresh corduroy on the Breckenridge ski slopes
There’s nothing we love more than good snow and sunny days!

The average high temperature in April is a balmy 44.3 degrees, perfect for those winter activities that were just too cold to do before! Snow conditions in April are typically harder in the morning and slushy in the afternoons. For the best experience, start your ski/ride day mid-morning and plan to be off the hill in time to grab a spot on a deck or patio. But don’t let all that sunshine fool you! April is still a pretty snowy month, so be prepared for snow, cold, sun and warmth.  Dress in layers, wear the right gear and pack snacks, water and sunscreen. Sunglasses and soaked-through base-layers are no fun in a snow-storm, and a goggle burn is not fun to show up with at work the next day. You’ll thank us later.


Skiers with a rainbow flag during Breck Pride week
Celebrate Breck Pride week on mountain and in town!

Spring Beer Festival, April 6

The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is one of the coolest events of spring in the Colorado Rockies! Featuring brews, views and free live music, the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is an event you don’t want to miss.

Breck Pride, April 3-7

Our authentic, rockin’ little mountain town (with a backyard that happens to be a world-class ski resort) is home to all the goods this April. Daily après parties and deals, ski/board lessons, shopping, dining and dancing are just a few of the events taking place for this year’s Breck Pride! You with us?

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Breckenridge Extended Season, April 21- Memorial Day

It’s official! You’ve heard it right… Breckenridge Ski Resort is extending this winter season, and future seasons, through Memorial Day! During the extended portion of the season this spring the resort plans to offer skiing and riding out of Peak 7, with access to primarily advanced- and expert-level terrain on Peak 8 in Imperial, Horseshoe and North Bowls, accessed by the Independence SuperChair, Imperial Express SuperChair and the TBar Lift while conditions allow.


Skiers on the ski lift at Breckenridge
Catch some rays this April up on the mountain!

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 for an afternoon on the town to check out Breckenridge’s Apres Scene!

Get Outside

A couple snowshoeing in Breckenridge.
April is the perfect time to grab a buddy and hit the trails!

Boasting over 300+ days of sunshine, Breckenridge in the spring is hard to beat. Head outdoors to enjoy your favorite activity or try something new. Lessons and guided tours are available to help you get outdoors and enjoy each new adventure. Try snowshoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling and more!


Check conditions and closing dates for Breckenridge Resort to start planning your trip around the Spring festivities! April is the locals’ time to ski and ride, meaning lodging, dining and shopping are typically less expensive. Pick up a Breckenridge Dining Passport and sample some of the most delicious dishes and treats, and don’t forget to stock up on the end-of-the-season sales at local ski and gear shops.

Pick up a Breckenridge Dining Passport at the Welcome Center on Main Street between April 22 and June 6 to get great deals at restaurants around town!

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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