Breckenridge Vacation Guide: Why Visit in February

Seasons: Winter/Spring

It’s no coincidence that Valentine’s Day falls in February. Locals fall in love with Breckenridge in February and the powder days that occur during this month. With any luck, you’ll experience a powder day, or two, or three.

February Weather

Skiers at the Breckenridge ski resort in winter
February is the perfect time to enjoy Breckenridge’s five peaks and 2908 acres of terrain!

As you can probably guess, with the snow comes the cold. The average high temperature in February is 30.2 degrees F and wind plays a factor in Breckenridge, especially if you’re heading above treeline.

Pack smart, dress in layers and please: Wear goggles. There shouldn’t be sunglasses on the slopes during a February storm. You’ll thank us later.

February Events

A mask float in the Mardi Gras Parade in Breckenridge.
Celebrate Mardi Gras Breckenridge style at the annual Mardi Gras Parade, free brass band concert, and beer festival.

Each year, visitors from New Orleans and Mardi Gras lovers take over Breckenridge with masks, boas, beads, music, and revelry to commemorate the carnival season. Join us on Main Street for a New Orleans-Style Mardi Gras party!  Find out what else is going in February in Breckenridge.

February Tips

Breckenridge in February is chalk full of opportunities to hit the town in PJ's with your friends.
Grab the whole gang for a night out on the town!

A great locals’ tip is to ski on Super Bowl Sunday (which can happen in January or February, depending on the year). The slopes will be busy in the morning, but usually clear out for the big game. Football fan?  You can still ski in the morning then head to one of the sports bars in town.

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

Two women enjoying a meal at a restaurant in Breckenridge.
The dining scene in Breckenridge is great year-round.

Celebrate February all month long! Carve some turns in the morning on the mountain, retreat to the spa for a couples’ massage, then enjoy a night out at Relish or South Ridge Seafood Grill, or one of our new culinary establishments in town. Looking for a babysitter? There are a lot to choose from.

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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