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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.
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 post-ski beer on the deck!
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!
Plan ahead! 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.
What to Do in Breckenridge in February
February means it’s the perfect time to take advantage of activities that rely on Breckenridge’s generous snowfall. Try Snowmobiling, Dogsledding and many more winter activities in Breckenridge!
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 and more. 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 has tours throughout the week including Walking History Tours and the Breckenridge Haunted Tour for all you history buffs out there!
To unwind for the day, head to the spa for a couple’s massage or sit in the sauna at the Recreation Center. Don’t forget to grab some late night happy-hour deals at Blue River Bistro featuring 2-for-1 appetizers and martinis.
Find out what else is going in February in Breckenridge.