Weather in Colorado – Breckenridge
Breckenridge, Colorado gets visitors throughout the year but mainly in the height of summer and the height of winter. In the winter, you can expect 300 inches of snow and days that are often surprisingly warm. In the summer, the temperature averages in the mid 70s (24 degrees C) and warm Indian Summers keep the sun out well into September.
Getting to and from Breckenridge
Most travelers visiting Breckenridge by air fly into Denver International Airport. Car rentals are available at the airport or you can arrange a taxi or shuttle to take you to your hotel. If you’re driving to Breckenridge, it’s 98 miles from Denver on Interstate 70.
What to bring to Breckenridge
Pack your sunscreen and casual clothes for your trip to Breckenridge. The high altitudes mean UV rays are more likely to affect you even in winter. Breckenridge is a laid-back and relaxed town so you’ll never have to wear anything more formal than jeans.
Things to do in Breckenridge
Skiing and snowboarding reign supreme in winter and golf and adventure trips are the activities of choice in the summer. Go white-water rafting, hiking, horse-back riding, mountain biking and more. When the day is over, make sure to check out Breckenridge’s award-winning spas to soothe aching muscles and relax.
Staying safe and healthy in Breckenridge
At an altitude of 9,600 feet, Breckenridge visitors might experience altitude sickness, or “acute mountain sickness.” Generally, the side effects of the change in altitude aren’t significant, but you can eliminate some of the effects by spending a night in Denver first to get yourself accustomed to the height. Some physicians recommend taking Diamox (Acetazolamide) 24 hours before arriving in Breckenridge and for the first few days of your stay if you’re likely to be impacted by the altitude. (Of course, always check with your own physician prior to taking any medications.)
Time zone and currency in Breckenridge
The currency in Breckenridge, Colorado is the U.S. dollar. All of Colorado is in Mountain Standard Time, which is two hours behind Eastern Standard Time in New York.