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High Altitude

Nestled in the heart of the Rockies & embraced by the majestic Tenmile Range, Breckenridge offers an incredible high-alpine environment at 9,600 feet above sea level. One of the town's many claims to fame is its 300 inches of snowfall & 300 days of sunshine per year, creating a perfect year-round playground for locals & visitors alike. A popular High Country saying is 'came for the winter but stay for the summer.' During all seasons, a high-altitude climate can affect people in various ways, so drink lots of water & give yourself plenty of time to acclimate. If signs of altitude sickness arise, seek treatment at Breckenridge Medical Clinic or St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco to ensure your trip is pleasurable.

Winter

Breckenridge is known for its phenomenal outdoor recreation conditions. With an average temperature of 28 degrees & 15 degrees at night, it's that magical Colorado sunshine that warms up every winter adventure you’ll enjoy. At 9,600 feet, the sun can be intense, so protect your skin with sunscreen & your eyes with sunglasses or goggles. Weather conditions can change quickly & dramatically in the High Country so it's always a good idea to have additional layers of clothing on hand. Low humidity is a plus, & you'll want to stay hydrated with two to three times your normal intake of water.

Summer

Summer in Breckenridge brings glorious sunshine, breathtaking blue skies & beautiful greenery. At an average temperature of 70 degrees during the day & 50 degrees at night, typical summer apparel works great for most activities. Guests should wear sunscreen & consider wearing a hat for added protection. A quick afternoon rain shower is to be expected & will come & go quickly, refreshing all of the natural mountain foliage. Evenings will cool off considerably & often call for a light jacket.
 


Ski Season (November – April):
Breckenridge winters are famous for incredible outdoor recreation conditions. The bright Colorado sunshine brings warmth & energy to complement the epic snowfall, creating an exhilarating environment for all activities you’ll enjoy. Visitors rave about the soft fluffy powder, low humidity & bluebird skies.
• Average daytime temperature: 28 degrees
• Average nighttime temperature: 15 degrees


Summer (June – August):
Breckenridge summers bring glorious sunshine, comfy temps, breathtaking blue skies & an abundance of plants & wildflowers. A quick, refreshing afternoon rain shower is fairly common but will usually come & go quickly. The evenings will cool off considerably.
• Average daytime temperature: 70 degrees
• Average nighttime temperature: 50 degrees


Fall & Spring (October, May):
Fall & spring are also terrific times to visit Breck. You can enjoy the same fantastic mountains & crisp alpine air without the crowds. Many of the boutiques & restaurants around town offer up deals during the offseason as well. The weather becomes a bit more unpredictable, but you can still enjoy many of the same outdoor activities as during high season.
• Estimated October temperature: 54 degrees
• Estimated May temperature: 56 degrees


High-Altitude Climate:
Throughout all seasons, a high-altitude climate can affect people in a variety of ways, so be prepared to give yourself a chance to adapt. The low humidity remains about 30 percent throughout the year, & at 9,600 feet, the sun can be powerful. The beauty of the Rocky Mountains is that the weather can change dramatically & quickly.


High-Altitude Tips:
• Stay hydrated with two to three times the normal intake of water.
• Protect your skin with sunscreen & your eyes with sunglasses or goggles.
• Bring many layers of clothing.