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Springtime in Colorado’s high-country features bluebird skies, frequent snowfall and family-friendly deals and events. For skiers and riders looking to enjoy the warmer weather and soft snow, new residents or first-time participants ready to learn, spring is a great time to hit the slopes in Colorado.
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts across the state will celebrate the spring season with discounts on everything from lodging to lessons and lift tickets. Ski areas will also host family-friendly events including free concerts, endurance races, night skiing, costume days and more.
Spring skiing discounts and events at Colorado ski areas include:
Wolf Creek will offer several appreciation days with discounted lift tickets throughout the spring, including college days, local appreciation days (no proof of residency required – everyone’s a local) and United Way day with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the United Way.
Fun Race Series
Saturdays in March, Wolf Creek will host the Fun Race series, offering a family-friendly activity that is free and open to skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities. The event will include several different age brackets, starting at age three and going up to 70 and over. For more information, visit www.wolfcreekski.com.
Spring Bash + Splash
Spread out over four weekends at Winter Park Resort, the Spring Bash + Splash features live music, special events and great spring skiing every weekend from March 30 to April 21. Events will include a leg-burning uphill endurance skiing event, a tropical beach party with swimwear and live music, a rowdy Wild West themed weekend and a retro Throwback Weekend featuring the annual Pond Skim. For more information, visit www.winterparkresort.com.
Spring Break Destination
With spectacular scenery and over 2,000 acres of varied terrain, Telluride Ski Resort continues to be a premier Spring Break destination. The resort features a wide variety of off-slope activities, award-winning lodging properties and culinary experiences. Boasting nearly 16 feet of snowfall so far this season, beginners can sign up for one of Telluride’s many ski school programs, which also offers clinics for skiers of all abilities. For more information, visit www.tellurideskiresort.com.
Guests can treat themselves and three of their closest friends to a great day at Sunlight for $209 with a Two-O-Nine 4-Pack, which includes four fully-transferrable lift tickets for $209, or $52.25 per person.
Yard Sale! Spring Music Series
On Saturdays and Sundays from March 16 – April 17, the Yard Sale! Spring Music Series at Sunlight will feature live music starting at 2 p.m., plus end-of-season retail sales on gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.sunlightmtn.com.
Sun and Snow Package
Featuring lodging and lift ticket discounts, Sun and Snow packages are valid for stays February 1 – April 15, 2019. Guests who book a minimum of three nights and three days of skiing can receive 20 percent off both lodging and lift tickets, plus free night skiing when booked by February 22. The last day to book a Sun and Snow Vacation is April 12, 2019.
Springalicious Festival (April 1-14)
Steamboat will celebrate the close of the winter season with a weeklong festival, including Springalicious festivities, fun events such as the Cardboard Classic, Splashdown Pond Skim and several free music concerts. Guests can also purchase a Springalicious Pass and ski or ride any three days between April 1-14, 2019 for only $139. For more information, visit www.steamboat.com.
Clauson Classic (April 7)
The Clauson Classic, a classic Silverton Mountain endurance race, offers guests the opportunity to see how many laps they can hike up the ridge while honoring late ski patroller and Silverton Mountain team member John Clauson and raising funds for The Silverton Winter Sports Club. For more information, visit www.silvertonmountain.com.
$39 Daily Lift Tickets
Available March 1-31, 2019, Purgatory Resort will include a limited number of discounted lift tickets available everyday starting at $39. Every lift ticket will include all-day, all-mountain access plus a $19 food and beverage credit to use at any resort restaurant.
McDonald’s Cardboard Derby (March 16)
The McDonald’s Cardboard Derby at Purgatory Resort is a classic winter competition. Competitors will build derby racers out of cardboard and duct tape only and pilot them down the slopes, making a fun activity for participants and spectators alike. For more information, visit www.purgatoryresort.com.
Free Learn to Ski and Ride Program
Offered every Sunday through March 31, the Learn to Ski and Ride Program offers free lessons to first-time skiers and riders ages 8 and up. Free lessons are available in the morning and afternoon each Sunday and include a rental and lift ticket. Reservations are required and must be made 36 hours or more in advance. For more information, visit www.powderhorn.com.
Deals for the Whole Family
Monarch Mountain is offering full packages for the whole family. Children ages 7-12 can take a lesson with a lift ticket and rentals included for only $79. Those 13 or older can do the same for $119 during Monarch’s regular pricing and $159 from March 11-15. Monarch childcare will also take care of the little ones (ages 3-6) while guests enjoy their day on the mountain.
Great Divide Grinder (March 16)
Monarch Mountain’s Great Divide Grinder is a grueling early-morning fat tire biking race that includes seven miles of snow-packed competition to pedal up and over Monarch Mountain. For more information, visit www.skimonarch.com.
Corn Harvest Benefit Ski Party (April 27)
Loveland Ski Area will host the 18th annual Corn Harvest benefit ski party for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. This all-day event will include skiing and riding, a BBQ lunch, live music and prize raffles.
Neverland Banked Slalom (May 4)
Loveland Ski Area will team up with Never Summer and Toyota for the 2nd Annual Neverland Banked Slalom. This classic snowboard race will take place off Lift 6 and all ages and abilities are welcome. For more information, visit www.skiloveland.com.
Night Skiing (March 23)
Kendall Mountain will offer the final night skiing evening of the season on Saturday, March 23 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The event will feature illuminated ski trails, food vendors, beer and wine, a bonfire and a DJ. For more information, visit www.skikendall.com.
Ski Free Sundays
Howelsen Hill will continue to offer Ski Free Sundays through March 10. Guests can enjoy the slopes absolutely free at North America’s oldest operating ski area. For more information, visit www.steamboatsprings.net/131/Howelsen-Hill-Ski-Area.
$15 Night Skiing (March 16)
Granby Ranch will offer spring night skiing and an opportunity for skiers and riders to enjoy the sport under the lights on March 16 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Lift tickets are only $15. For more information, visit www.granbyranch.com.
Feel Good Fridays
On select Fridays through March 12, Eldora will team up with the High Fives Foundation to offer $79 lift tickets on each Feel Good Friday. For each ticket sold, Eldora will donate $5 to the High Fives Foundation.
Subaru WinterFest (March 22-24)
Presented by Subaru, the WinterFest is a one-of-a-kind mountain destination and lifestyle tour where skiers and snowboarders can come together and share their passion for all things winter. Guests can enjoy live music by the Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Lil’ Smokies, and Trout Steak Revival, along with s’mores and craft coffee, daily giveaways and gear demos. For more information, visit www.eldora.com.
Copper chefs will compete for the best wing recipe and wine pairing in this unique spin on a traditional chicken wing challenge. Copper Uncorked proves that wings can be more than beer and football. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Gift of Adoption Fund. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
From January through March, Cooper will offer lift tickets on Thursdays for just $30. This deal runs through on Thursday, March 29, 2019.
$25 Spring Lift Ticket Deal
From April 1-7, 2019, Cooper will offer daily lift tickets for only $25. For more information, visit www.skicooper.com.
$60 Spring Lift Tickets
In honor of the 60th birthday of Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk, Aspen Snowmass is offering $60 lift tickets when guests buy a minimum of two days of skiing and book with lodging. Package must be booked with lodging through Stay Aspen Snowmass at least seven days before arrival date Monday, April 1, 2019 through Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Bud Light Spring Jam (March 15-25)
The 19th annual Bud Light Spring Jam will bring two weeks of competitions, downtown concerts and parties to Aspen Snowmass. This year’s calendar includes a host of returning signature events as well as newer happenings including the return of Freestyle Friday, the Banked Slalom, KickAspen, CORE Party, free Bud Light Hi-Fi concerts and more. For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com.
Flex 4 Discounted Lesson Pack
Arapahoe Basin’s Flex 4 discounted lesson pack lets kids and adults take discounted morning class lessons any day during the regular lesson season. Guests can also receive a free lift ticket included with the lesson. The Flex 4 discounted lesson pack can be used for ages 3 and up, all ability levels and for skiers or snowboarders (telemark ski lessons available Saturday and Sunday only).
12th Annual Save our Snow Demo Day and Earth Hour (March 30)
Arapahoe Basin will host an all-day ski and snowboard demo and outdoor party with live music and prize raffles. Guests can try out the latest gear for a $10 donation to the High Country Conservation Center (HC3). The center is Summit County’s local resource center that provides awareness, education, appreciation and preservation of the environment. For more information, visit www.arapahoebasin.com.