Breckenridge Vacation Guide: Why Visit in February

Seasons: Winter/Spring

February is the month of love. Of course, Valentine’s Day festivities are in the air, but the real love affair is when dreams of powder days start to become a reality. We get a lot of our snowfall between the months of January and February, so it’s no wonder locals and visitors alike love this snow-packed month, with hopes of knee deep powder and icy beards underway.

What to Do in Breckenridge in February

Fat biking through Breckenridge.

Get Outside

February means it’s the perfect time to take advantage of activities that rely on Breckenridge’s generous snowfall. From days on the mountain to one of a kind experiences, there is plenty to do. Try Snowmobiling, Fat-Biking and many more winter activities in Breckenridge! Take a look at some of our favorites:

Check out more winter activities here.

It’s time to show Pass Holders the love! During Breckenridge Resort’s Pass Holder Appreciation, you can enjoy demo days, First Tracks, free Epic Mix Racing, parties, live music, giveaways and more! What’s even better than being appreciated? They’re holding this event series from Feb. 3 – Feb. 9- a time where skies are blue, snow falls in abundance and the most terrain will be available.

Arts and Culture

Whether you’re with the family or with friends, Breckenridge in February has so much to offer. Breck Create hosts art events and classes such as pottery, metalsmithing, woodworking and more. Check out new art installations each month- February features “How to Move Between Worlds,” January 24-March 10, a color-saturated dreamscape made entirely of dyed sugar. To really go all in with your artistic side, check out Ready, Paint, Fire! to paint your own pottery or participate in a guided canvass painting party with some wine or beer to fuel your creative flow.

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance hosts tours throughout the week including Walking History Tours and the Breckenridge Haunted Tour for all you history buffs out there!

Interested in live shows and performances? Check out the Summit Film Society, presented by the Breck Film Fest at 7:00pm, Feb. 12 at the Breckenridge Theater. Connect with our Summit County community through unique and independent cinematic experiences that tell stories of the human condition that unite us all. “Almost, Maine” is featured this month as well, presented by the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre.

Check out other events this Winter!

Relax and Unwind

Group of friends sharing drinks at a Breckenridge bar.
Grab the whole gang for a night out on the town!

To unwind for the day, head to the spa for a couple’s massage, take a yoga class at Meta or Bhava Yoga Studio, or sit in the sauna or hot-tub at the Recreation Center. Check out more ways to rejuvenate in Breckenridge.

Once you’re feeling relaxed and warmed up from a big day playing in the snow, head out for a night on the town and try some of Breckenridge’s new restaurants. Once you’re full, grab drinks at one of many bars right in town, and don’t forget to grab some happy-hour deals at Aurum featuring half-priced menu items, half priced wines by the glass, $3 draft beer and $7 classic Cocktails!

February Tips

Family at Breckenridge Ski Resort
February is the perfect time to enjoy Breckenridge’s five peaks and 2,908 acres of terrain!

Plan Ahead

Our first and most important tip is to always come prepared. The weather can change quickly and without warning, so every local knows that packing smart is the easy solution to having a great day or a not so fun one. 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.

Want to come to Breckenridge for the Superbowl? It can be a blast with so many sports bars in town, but it can also be busy. Locals who aren’t into the game will usually ski that day because the crowds clear out in the afternoon, but if both are on your agenda, hit the slopes in the morning and the town in the afternoon!

You’ll save time and money by buying your lift tickets, lessons and rentals online. If you buy your lift tickets at least 7 days in advance you can save up to 20% off the ticket window price. When booking lodging, make sure you look into proximity to the town, mountain, or bus stop and it’ll be easy to go carless once you arrive in Breckenridge.

Weather & Layers

Let’s admit it, winter in Breckenridge can be quite chilly, so don’t forget to bundle up because baby, it’s cold outside! The average temperature in February is around 30.2 degrees F and wind can play a big role in this too, making it feel even colder, especially up on the slopes. Don’t let that deter you! February does get a ton of sunny days that are perfect for a Apres beer on the deck!

Know the forecast and when the next powder day is expected by checking the locals favorite weather forecasts, On the Snow and Open Snow.

Dinner Reservations

Many of Breckenridge’s restaurants are on OpenTable, and we suggest booking ahead of time, especially for Valentine’s Day. If you are going to a restaurant that doesn’t accept reservations, plan to arrive a little earlier than normal and expect a wait. Check out our list of Romantic dining Restaurants in Breckenridge!

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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