Spring is an exciting time to visit Breckenridge. April is the Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Spring Fever. There are parties and bands playing and ski and snowboard competitions. What the mountain lacks in deep powder it makes up for in fun and the ability to squeeze a few more days of winter sports out of the season when the rest of the country is busy shopping for swim suits. Our vacation home is located on Peak 8, which is home to the Mountain Dew Spring Open. April also has the Breckenridge Spring Fever Beer Festival, which is as ideal an activity for an off-mountain day as I can possibly think of. It is a lot warmer than earlier in the season, which is good news for those who love skiing but can’t tolerate temperatures in the teens and twenties.
Come May, Breckenridge Ski Resort has closed for the season. Snow continues to blanket the town, and it is a beautiful place to visit if you are the sort who likes to have the town to yourself. Lodging can be had at half off of high season ski rates at our home and everywhere else in town, and plenty of restaurants and shops are still open but without the crowds. I love the bustling energy of Breckenridge in high season, but I treasure the solitude of Breckenridge in “low” season. If you are looking for a truly romantic and peaceful getaway, consider a visit to Breckenridge in May. Add some adventure to your romantic getaway with a couple of days of value-priced skiing- Arapahoe Basin is still open with rock bottom rates on lift tickets and private lessons. It is a beautiful half hour drive away. Late in May you can even participate in their annual swimwear parade, a record-setting event where hundreds of stalwart skiers and boarders take to the slopes in their swim suits.