Breckenridge Vacation Guide: Why Visit Breckenridge in April

Who’s the fool? You are if you don’t ski or ride Breckenridge in April. Really. That’s no joke.

April is the locals’ time to hit the slopes. The snow is still good, the sun is warm and the crowds are gone (or nearly gone). Weekends can still be busy, but mid week is ideal for ripping up some corduroy or hitting an early morning session on a powder day.

Breckenridge in April:

Man skiing from peak of mountain.
Spring powder turns can be some of the best of the season!


Breckenridge skiers Enjoying a Drink by the Slopes
Breckenridge locals know that spring delivers powdery days, bluebird skiing and unlimited opportunities to take in the good life!

The average high temperature is a balmy 44.3 degrees.


Breckenridge in April includes drinking beer on Main Street at the Breckenridge Beer Fest.
The Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival is the one of the best spring events in the Colorado Rockies!

Spring Fever in Breckenridge hits hard. In some years, the festivities start in mid-March. This year (2017), it all starts April 1 and ends with the resort’s closing day on April 23, 2017. Concerts, rail jams, slopestyle contests and The Imperial Challenge highlight the Spring Fever festivities. In town, the Breckenridge Spring Fever Beer Festival usually features 35+ breweries, food and music.

Tips: Closing day for Breckenridge Ski Resort is usually the second weekend of April, but it could be the third (depending on the Easter schedule) and, if the snow has been plentiful, the resort has been known to extend their season and stay open an extra weekend or two. Check conditions and closing dates This is the locals’ time to ski and ride. It gets zany and cheap(er). Lodging, dining and shopping can be less expensive in April. Pick up a Breckenridge Dining Passport and sample some of the most delicious dishes and treats. Don’t forget to stock up on the end-of-the-season sales at local ski and gear shops.

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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