Breckenridge, Colorado is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. This historical alpine town is in Summit County and is only 86 miles west of the capital, Denver. Breckenridge is a lovely town with scrumptious restaurants, stunning art galleries, and quaint shops. The majestic Blue River flows parallel to Main Street; creating a lovely setting for a romantic stroll, a family outing, or a friendly get together. There are over 300 days of sunshine every year, so there's plenty of opportunity to enjoy the surroundings.
Breckenridge is also home to a world-class ski resort. Every November over 2,300 acres of terrain across four amazing mountains opens to skiers and snowboarders from around the world. The Ten Mile Range soars to 14,000 feet above sea level and offers adventurous trails for people of all abilities.
Average Snowfall - 300 inches per year
Average Days of Sunshine - 300 days per year
Summer Average Temperatures
High - 70 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius)
Low - 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius)
Winter Average Temperatures
High - 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 degrees Celsius)
Low - 15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 degrees Celsius)
Breckenridge Ski Resort Statistics
Base Elevation: 9,600 feet
Top Elevation: 12,998 feet
Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet
Average Snowfall: 300 inches
Ski Terrain: 2,208 acres
More Difficult: 33%
Most Difficult 20%
Number of Lifts: 29
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Calendar of Events
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras
Feb 19, 2013
April 1-21, 2013
Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival:
April 6, 2013
Enjoy a tasty spring day with 3 live bands and samples of over 30 breweries during the 6th Annual Beer Festival. The Beer Festival is in a new location in the heart of downtown Breckenridge on Ridge Street.
June 15-16, 2013
Join us in reinventing Breckenridge's colorful past during the fifth annual Kingdom Days. Celebrate over 150 years of Breckenridge's diverse history with mining, exploration and adventure.
July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2013
Event Description: Celebrate Independence Day with lively entertainment, free activities and dynamic family fun.
Breckenridge Bike Week
August 15-18, 2013
Get introduced to the bike paths, trails and roads that make up Breckenridge's backcountry bike playground. Bike week is dedicated to bike lovers of all ages.
USA Pro Cycling Challenge
August 20-21, 2013
The race will feature professional cycling's best competing on a challenging course through some of America's most beautiful scenery.
Labor Day Weekend
August 30 - September 2, 2013
Wrap up the summer and discover all Breckenridge has to offer. Enjoy exciting events like the Rubber Duck Race, Art Festival, Wine Festival, marathon and more.
19th Annual Oktoberfest
September 13-15, 2013
Get ready for a fun-filled weekend of fall foliage, great parties, Paulaner Bier, genuine German cuisine, collectable steins and special accommodation packages. Don't miss the largest Oktoberfest in the Rocky Mountains.
33rd Annual Festival of Film
September 19-22, 2013
For over a quarter century BFF has celebrated the art of filmmaking. Each spring a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies.
Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival: Still on the Hill
Fall is the season for cooler temperatures, changing leaves and the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival. The Festival features small-batch distillers, artisan spirit seminars, fine local cuisine and a of course, plenty of sampling.
December 12-15, 2013
The Dew Tour is a free 4-day action sports and lifestyle festival coming to Breckenridge, Colorado December 13-16. The event features ski and snowboarding competitions with live music and the Dew Tour Experience where fans can enjoy athlete autograph signings, giveaways, games and more as they learn more about the Dew Tour partners.
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