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March is one of the most active months of the year in Breckenridge as spring is underway and skiing gets oh so good! As temperatures start to rise, March is accompanied by sunny days and great snow-pack- perfect for days spent outside with the crew. If that’s your thing, jump in, raise your glass and say cheers to spring!

While many of the things are the same; the mountains, views, endless snow and abundant activities; many things have CHANGED.  Here are some things you should be aware of when planning your next trip to Breckenridge.

 

Breckenridge in March

Weather

Fresh powder and a beautiful day at the Breckenridge Ski Resort
Nothing beats a blue-bird day up on the mountain, followed by an Après ski beer on the deck!

Once spring has sprung, snow conditions are typically rock hard in the morning and slushy in the afternoons. For the best experience, start your ski/ride day mid-morning and plan to be off the hill in time to grab a spot on a deck or patio. But don’t let all that sunshine fool you! March is also one of the snowiest months in Breckenridge, so be prepared for all weather conditions. Dress in layers, wear the right gear and pack snacks, water and sunscreen. Sunglasses and soaked-through base-layers are no fun in a snow-storm, and a goggle burn is not fun to show up with at work the next day. You’ll thank us later.

 

Live Music, Performances & Events

All events are subject to change to comply with state and county public health orders. Check back frequently for updates or sign-up to receive event-specific email updates.

March and April are widely known for having the best snow in Colorado, along with sunny bluebird days and great special events.  See what we have planned this spring.  Explore our top events throughout town as well as the top events on the mountain.

 

Tips for Visiting Breckenridge in March

Breckenridge in March views
Sunny skies and powder days are all you need in Breckenridge!

WEAR SUNSCREEN AND DRESS IN LAYERS

Spring skiing in Breckenridge is known for sunny days on the slopes followed by afternoons on the patio enjoying apres.  At 9,600′ the sun is more powerful than at any beach so be sure to wear sunscreen and reapply often to avoid the dreaded goggle tan.  But don’t let all that sunshine fool you! March and April are some of the snowiest months in Breckenridge, so be prepared for snow, cold, sun and warmth. Dress in layers, wear the right gear and pack snacks, water and sunscreen. Sunglasses and soaked-through base-layers are no fun in a snow-storm, and a goggle burn is not fun to show up with at work the next day. You’ll thank us later.

 

MAKE RESERVATIONS BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

To ensure you get to do all the activities on your bucket list (did we hear dogsledding?), start making activity reservations as soon as possible. This includes guided activities as well as gear rentals. Our list of 100 things to do this winter will give you plenty of ideas but our favorite reservation free activities include snowshoe hikes, visiting museums, sledding or riding the trolley.

In addition to activities, restaurant and lodging reservations are highly recommended due to limited capacities. Be sure to call, reserve online and don’t miss Breckenridge’s outdoor dining scene, offering a new way to safely dive into a culinary adventure. If you’re planning a date night, be sure to hire a babysitter ahead of time. ResortSitters, Care.com, ski resort daycare and Kids Night Out will ensure your little ones are having just as much fun as you are.

  • Local’s Tip: Skiing reservations are required for season pass holders and lift ticket holders. Reservations and more info can be found at Breckenridge.com.  Remember, masks are required in base areas, lift lines and all indoor facilities while you are skiing.

 

LEAVE THE CAR AT HOME

Direct shuttles from nearby airports to your vacation rental make it easy to get to Breckenridge without renting a car.  Once you are here, the best way to explore Breckenridge’s quaint historic streets is on foot. Breckenridge is remarkably walkable, even with kids in tow.  Most of our lodging is in walking distance to town or a Breck Free Ride bus stop which will take you to town after a short drive.  Many lodges also offer free hotel shuttle transportation around town.  Regardless of where you booked, your lodging company should be able to assist you in figuring out easy transportation from your rental.

Learn more about going car-free in Breckenridge.

 

What to Do in Breckenridge in March

Aim for early or late March (or even April if you can to avoid the crowds). Plan to ski and ride for a few days of your trip, but also add in some fun off-mountain winter activities and hit the town for world-class shopping and dining.  For the most part, every winter activity runs through spring.  Find 100 + activities to do during spring in Breckenridge.

Top Spring Activities in Breckenridge, CO

Don’t forget to explore town.  Find a sunny deck like Rocky Mountain Underground or Fatty’s Pizzeria for après and order up a refreshing beverage of your choice. Locals love to head over to Broken Compass Brewery on a bluebird day- don’t forget to bring your pups, a mask and shareable snacks!

Check out more to do this March with our Breckenridge Spring Guide!

    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.