Summer

summer in Breckenridge

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10 wonderful wildflowers in Breckenridge

Arguably the most beautiful time of year, the Breck landscape is exploding in a rainbow of colors. There are dozens of varieties of local wildflowers, but here are 10 of the ones you’re most likely to find along local hiking trails and even growing right off the roadside. Wild Iris See these beauties through July… Read More

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Best Breckenridge hikes for kids

Summer hikes around Breckenridge are the stuff family vacations are made of. Brilliant bluebird skies shine down on renewed green aspen and pine next to rolling creeks and rivers with temps hovering around 74 — that’s the stuff. Show the kiddos an awesome time on the trail with these easygoing local hikes: Burro Trail This… Read More

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Guide to summer events in Breckenridge

Summer has officially kicked off in Breckenridge. With the snow melting and the temps warming up, here is a guide to upcoming summer events in Breck. Starting this June, the National Repertory Orchestra offers weekly concerts at the Riverwalk Center, including a Space Spectacular concert on July 3 and Wynton Marsalis on July 5.  The John… Read More

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Hitting the Trails on EpicPromise Day

Summer is here, and that has meant sunnier skies and warmer temperatures for Breckenridge. But just because summer is upon us doesn’t mean that Breckenridge Ski Resort’s EpicPromise program takes a break. During the summer, employees from all resorts in the Vail Resorts family dedicate volunteer hours to environmental restoration projects in their local communities. All… Read More

Couple Hiking in Summer at Breckenridge

How to dress for summer in Breck

High country summers are pretty epic — endless sunshine, greened-up mountainsides, bluebird skies, mild temps, flowing rivers, and that oh so sweet scent of pine needles warming in the sun. The kicker? Mother Nature’s fickle ways. Clouds roll in, an afternoon shower stops over, even the occasional summer snowflake has been known to come to… Read More

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … wait, it is a bird

From hummingbirds to hawks, Breck is home to many beautiful, feathered creatures. Now that spring and summer are upon us, mornings in Breckenridge are filled with the lovely melody of chirping birds. While most know Breck as a mountain playground for bipedal featherless creatures, the area is actually home to dozens of bird species. On… Read More

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The Alpine SuperSlide: A Breckenridge summer must

The Breckenridge Summer Fun Park opens June 12 and the star of the show – well, one of the stars – is the Alpine SuperSlide. If you haven’t whipped down the mountain on this slick quarter-mile track, be sure to put it on your summer bucket list. Construction on the fiberglass-plexiglass Alpine SuperSlide was completed… Read More

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Top five reasons to love Breck’s off-season

Here in Breckenridge, we really have three seasons rather than four: Ski season, summer and mud season. The latter is aptly named, considering it is the time when trails become a mix of snow and dirt or a messy combination of the two. With the ski area closed and the wonderful summer sun, warmth and… Read More

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50 things to do in Breck this Summer

Breckenridge is legendary for our winter activities — our slopes offer one of the best skiing experiences in the world — but as the locals say you’ll want to “come for the winter, and stay for the summer.” Here are 50 things to do in Breck this summer — from a family-friendly Fun Park day… Read More

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Oktoberfest in Breck is right around the corner

Dust of those dirndls and lederhosen, boys and girls… Breck’s Oktoberfest is just around the corner! Breckenridge’s 20th annual Oktoberfest, the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn, runs from September 12-14, 2014. Don’t miss one of the largest Oktoberfest parties in the Rocky Mountains. All the details you need to know to make the most… Read More