Breckenridge Vacation Guide: Why Visit Breckenridge in March

Seasons: Winter/Spring

Breckenridge in March is energetic, lively, beautiful, and full of events. March Madness is a pretty accurate way to sum up spring vacation in Breckenridge in March. If that’s your thing, jump in, raise your glass and say cheers.

Breckenridge in March


A skiier skiing a groomed run at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Nothing beats sunny days on the mountain.

Temperatures usually start to warm up in March and the snow starts to turn into mashed potatoes at the bottom of the runs. However, don’t let the sunshine fool you. March is one of the snowiest months in Breckenridge.


Breckenridge in March includes events like Breck Pride.
Breck Pride 2018 will be held March 7-11.

People watching is one of the most popular events in March, especially during peak spring break weeks. In mid-March, the month-long Spring Fever in Breck event kicks off  (usually, but for 2017, the event starts on April 1) and features the Imperial Challenge, terrain park events, the Spring Beer Festival and ends with a bang and with closing day of the resort in April. In only its second year, Breck Pride Week has turned into a staple event in Breckenridge as the town hosts a 5-day celebration for the LGBT community.


Depending on spring break schedules for colleges and school districts (primarily in Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Illinois, Missouri), it can be mellow one day and then packed with students in the power snowplow mode on the slopes the next. Ski and ride school can – and does – sell out during March, so book early. It’s also a good idea to either ski early and ditch out at lunch when the rest of the world arrives. Or, wait and ski/ride late when the snow softens up and the crowds start to dissipate.

March is the season of apres ski/ride and patios. Locals start to emerge from their powder skiing hibernation and fat bikes and cruisers take over downtown Breckenridge on sunny, warm days. Beware – if the temps hit anything above 45-degrees, locals will strip down to short sleeves and even shorts. And some visitors will don the classic spring break attire on the slopes – bikinis for the gals and the no-shirt look for the guys. Gorillas, tutus and bananas have been spotted on the slopes, along with college and NFL football jerseys. This is spring-time, after all.

What to Do

Bring the whole group for a spring break vacation. Aim for early to late March (or even April if you can). Plan to ski and ride for a few days of your trip. Hit up the intermediate cruisers on Peak 8 with the entire crew and then head to apres in town. Find a sunny deck like Kenosha Steakhouse or Fatty’s rooftop and order up a refreshing beverage of your choice.

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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