Spring break isn’t just for tropical beach vacations. The ski season is nearing an end, but many of Colorado’s resorts boast excellent springtime skiing. Warmer temperatures can affect the snow on the ground, but there’s nothing quite like cruising down the mountain on a perfect bluebird day.
If you happen to go on a day where the snow isn’t ideal, Colorado’s ski resorts always have fun season-closing events for visitors to enjoy. Concerts, parties, and more are the norm out here, so get ready for a fun trip to the mountains before summer officially starts. You'll want to check the area websites for specific season closing dates.
Arapahoe Basin, or A-Basin, typically has a much later closing date than other ski resorts in Summit County. Thanks to its location (with a large portion of the mountain being above treeline) A-Basin is able to stay open later in the year. Closing dates are variable, but closing can be as late as early June. It all depends on the snow conditions, so get out there while you can!
If you don’t have a season pass consider purchasing one of the resort’s multi-day packs
. Plus, there’s the infamous “Beach.” It’s really just a parking lot, but this sandy patch of land is the place to be in the spring. The Beach turns into an all-day tailgate party with people grilling, drinking beer, and having an overall great time. There’s nothing quite like it in all of Colorado.
Vail is considered a top skiing destination for a reason, and that distinction extends to spring. There’s excellent terrain for every level of skier to enjoy, from true beginners to seasoned experts, and visitors can spend endless days exploring everything that this massive resort has to offer. Spring comes alive with fun closing events, including free concerts.
If you’re looking for a bit of a challenge and a unique spring experience, test your abilities at Breckenridge’s Imperial Challenge
. It’s a triathlon… with skiing. Competitors complete a 6.2 mile bike ride or
run to the base of Peak 8. Next, they climb up the peak to the top of Imperial Bowl… all while lugging around their skiing or snowboarding gear. From there, they’ll ride down to the finish line. Phew
If you’re tired just reading that, don’t worry, just head on out for some wonderful spring skiing at Breck.
Another Summit County favorite, the Loveland Ski Area
sits at a higher elevation than most other resorts in the state, and often stays open through May.
Because it’s smaller than many of the nearby resorts, it’s perfect for anyone who craves a low-key, small ski area atmosphere. It’s also a kid-friendly area
where younger family members can test out their skills without the intense crowds.