3 Reasons to Plan an Early Ski Season Vacation in Breckenridge

It goes without saying that Breckenridge is one of the top destinations for U.S. ski vacations – but did you know that early to mid-December is one of the most ideal times to visit? From fun events to incredible savings, here are three reasons why you should plan an early ski season adventure in the Rockies.

Holiday Festivities 

December in Breckenridge brings a plethora of fun events both on and off the slopes. The fun begins December 2nd with the Annual Race of the Santa’s – a spectacle featuring hundreds of runners in Santa suits and an adorable Bernese mountain dog parade. Afterwards, witness Breckenridge as it is transformed into a magical winter wonderland at the Annual Lighting of Breckenridge. If your travel plans bring you here later on in the month, plan your stay around the December 14th Dew Tour – a 2017 Olympic Qualifier featuring the biggest names in snowboarding taking place right on Peak 8! For those organizing a ski trip around the holidays, Beaver Run Resort is hosting both Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinners, parties and events. Just click here for a full list of the festivities!

Short lines

Coppertop Bar PatioFrom on the mountain to down in town, you’re likely to find shorter lines and wait times when you visit Breckenridge early to mid-December. Enthusiastic snowmaking efforts and snowfall in the upcoming forecast means more terrain opening in early December, reducing congested runs and lift lines. Come Après Ski time, you won’t be kicking yourself if you forget to make a reservation somewhere. Spontaneous happy hour and dinner plans are an option this time of year before peak season hits – including at our very own Coppertop Bar!

Great Discounts

Although dim season undoubtedly comes with some pretty tantalizing discounts (a great time to visit if you’re not a winter enthusiast), more bars and restaurants are open for business come December and there are still plenty of deals to be had. Breckenridge lift tickets come at a lower price tag too, offering great savings if you opt for an early ski season vacation as opposed to one during peak season. Access all that town and mountain have to offer with our unbeatable lodging deal. Between now and December 22nd, take 20% off room rates on stays two nights or longer. We’ll even throw in two free specialty coffees per day to get your mornings on the slopes started off right! Your Rocky Mountain adventure awaits.