At an altitude of 9,600′ above sea level, Breckenridge’s climate is considered to be high-alpine with the tree line ending at 11,500 ft. The average July high and low are 73 °F and 39 °F respectively. The average January high and low are 31 °F and 0 °F respectively. The record high is 89 °F set in July, 1939; the record low is −46 °F set in December, 1924. The town (elev 9,600′) receives an average of 163″ of snowfall per year. Breckenridge Ski Resort (elev 10,000′-12,480′) averages 300″ of snow annually. The valley basin has only 30 frost-free days each year. The highest average precipitation occurs in July with 1.75 inches (44 mm); the average low of 0.78 inches occurs in October.