April Skiing: Breckenridge's Best Kept Secret

02/29/2016 | By Summit Vacations

If you spend just 5 minutes in the small town of Breckenridge, Colorado you'll see why it's known as one of the best mountain destinations in the world. Pristine snow-covered mountain landscapes pinned behind a bustling picturesque village packed with incredible bars, restaurants and unique shops make Breckenridge a place you'll never want to leave. Hailed as the 3rd best ski resort in the world by Ski Magazine, Breckenridge has become a worldwide leader in skiing and snowboarding due its unparalleled powder and accessibility from everyone to seasoned experts to complete novices. Unfortunately, ski and snowboarders only have from November until mid March to hit the slopes, right? If you answered yes, we've got some good news for you...

Poor April. It's a month that blesses the Colorado mountains with insane snowfall totals, but it never gets any credit. That just means there's more room on the slopes for ski and snowboarders who take advantage. Contrary to popular belief, April is a month that's historically proven to produce massive snow totals in Breckenridge. In fact, March and April are typically the snowiest months in Breckenridge. In 2009, Breckenridge was inundated with the good stuff and received a whopping 47 inches of snow. Just two years ago, Breckenridge got 45 inches of snow. It's safe to say that you can expect some incredible snow conditions in April this year, so you're not going to want to miss out. 

Another reason (as if heavenly, perfect plentiful snow wasn't enough) for making the trek to Breck this April is for the amazing deals. Breckenridge's peak season wraps up in April, so you can expect cheaper accommodations, fewer people and sparser slopes. For some reason, everyone (Coloradans are not immune) has it in their heads that the best time for skiing in the mountains is December through February, but spring skiing and snowboarding can be an incredible experience filled with comfortable temperatures, fresh powder and shorter lines for ski lifts. If you've never skied or snowboarded and want to give it a try, why not go in April? You will get to experience the slopes when they are the least crowded and stay in a room that is much cheaper than during the busier months. And when it's not snowing, Breckenridge in April has awesome weather you will love exloring Breckenridge in. December and January skiing is great, but you'll never find the t-shirt skiing weather you'll find in April. 

Spring Fever BreckenridgeBreckenridge hosts an awesome month-long festival called Spring Fever which brings tons of music, partying and excitement during April. Activities include concerts, a chili cook-off and a beer festival, just to name a few. It's the perfect way to wrap up an incredible day of hitting the slopes. Oh, did we mention that it's free? What do you have to lose? Cheaper prices, insane snow and awesome Spring partying in the mountains makes April a perfect time to visit Breckenridge. We just ask one thing: Please don't tell too many of your friends about it. We do want to keep it a secret, after all.

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