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What to Expect in an April Visit to Breckenridge

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These past winter months, the days have been shorter, darker, and even gloomier, as the bright sun of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains sinks early into the sky, yet as we enter April in Breckenridge, we can feel the telltale signs of spring.  Longer days of sunshine increase everyone’s energy, motivating us to spend more time flying over the mountain-through snow made even brighter under the sun’s snowy glare.

skis framing chairlift

While those in other states may celebrate spring by pruning gardens and making final decisions on this year’s landscaping projects, here in Colorado, we are still on the mountain, having fun and getting into the swing of summer.

The typical Spring Break traffic begins to slow down, making way for the spring skiers that understand the enjoyment of riding in a t-shirt and hoodie, as we make the most of the remaining days of the season.

Colorado is already known for having over three hundred days of sunshine during a calendar year, and spring is the perfect time to celebrate the return of light and laughter, as Breckenridge continues to remain open well into the month of May.

smiling from chairlift, spring skiing

Sound fun? Ready to hit the slopes in April?

snowboarder hitting jump

Our Spring Skiing Tips:

  • Dress in layers. We suggest a t-shirt and hoodie or a light shell!
  • Don’t forget your sunscreen! The sun is stronger in Colorado than many other places, and when the sun shines directly on you off of the snow, you can still get a goggle sunburn
  • Don’t forget to book your ski or snowboard rentals early and ahead of time. This will save you time and hassle, leaving more time for sending it down your favorite runs!

man skiing getting air

Not a skier or a snowboarder? Looking for other spring activities?

There are still plenty of other April activities in Breckenridge! Check out our spring guide to Breckenridge for a complete list, and get ready to enjoy your time up in the mountains! We’ve compiled a few unique events and workshops for your visit:

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1.Ghostly Tales Tour– On this one and a half hour ghostly walk, explore the ghoulish side of Breckenridge’s history with stories of the original ghosts belonging to this mountain town. You will also be provided with ghost hunting tools on the way!

Breckenridge’s other ghostly walking tours include “Strange but True”- a walking tour with a focus on disappearances and “Voices from the Past,” which provides unique historical insight into Breckenridge’s first cemetery.

2. Breck Create Events – Explore Breckenridge’s arts scene, and take classes from local experts. Try your hand at the potter’s wheel, learning the basics of pottery throwing, shaping, and glazing. The new exhibit, The Stranger Things: Urban Legends, Folklore, and Mythologies, opens April 28th and features art by Summit High School students.

pottery wheel

After your ghost tour, come check out the art inspired by this lore! Breck Create also offers many classes for kids, including “Crafts for Focused Tots,” “Young Writer’s Club,” and “Afterschool art.” We are sure you and your kids will have a fun time at one of Breckenridge’s April arts events!

3. Sound Alchemy Certification – Take a Certification Course at Meta Yoga Studios in Sound Alchemy! Sound Alchemy is a practice that dates back thousands of years and draws on sound and the science behind bongs and other instruments to inspire inner peace.

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Practitioners believe in the power of sound alchemy to reduce stress, heal, and provide connection to the inner and outside worlds. Participants will even create their own unique sound journey and experience.

dining out--food and drink

Breckenridge and Summit County additionally have plenty of other spring events and festivals to choose from to make the most of your April adventure. Be sure to check out the Breckenridge events calendar to stay up to date on all things Breck!

And don’t forget to make time to refuel and relax at Breckenridge’s numerous restaurants and bars! No matter your taste buds, there will be a culinary experience to your liking in Breckenridge.

Even as we slowly say good-bye to the days of winter and welcome spring, we will continue to crush it at Breckenridge for another month or so, making the most of the snow until next season! Visit us at Breckenridge Ski & Sport, and we’ll get you set up with the perfect ski and snowboard rental for your final spring days on the mountain!

Book now, and you can still get 30% off your rentals! We can’t wait to see you on the mountain, or in downtown Breckenridge!

 

Written by Mandy Hope, BSS Sales Agent

Edited by Rosa Canales, Marketing Specialist