Ski Areas Finish The Season With Fun
While the ski/snowboard season is coming to a close – several of the resorts have fun plans in place to celebrate their last weekend. Plus, mother nature has provided some great snow for the last of the season.
Arapahoe Basin – Arapahoe Basin will remain open until June 2 however they have several events planned in the coming weeks from concerts (Saturdays in May) to Save Our Snow environmental celebration (April 13).
Aspen/Snowmass – The 6th Annual Schneetag event (pronounced Sch-knee Tog) invites teams of four to create a craft that they will pilot down a slope and attempt to float across a 75×20 ft. pond on April 14, 2013. Each team has a theme and will perform a skit before descending. Past prizes included a trip to the ESPN Summer X Games in Los Angeles, tickets to a professional sporting event in Denver and skis and snowboards.
Breckenridge – Breckenridge celebrates the end of the year with concerts at Peak 8 including Colorado’s well known band 3Oh3 Saturday, April 13.
Copper Mountain – Celebrate Sunsation. Copper Mountain closes out the 2012/13 ski season with style and embraces spring conditions with the famous Sunsation festival, a weekend-long celebration featuring live music by Matt and Kim and Ozomatli, competitions, and plenty of sunshine to go around. Registration and details for CopperMan, Slopesoakers and everything Sunsation are available online at www.coppercolorado.com/sunsation.
Loveland – April 13 Loveland Derby. The longest running amateur ski race in America continues in 2013, and will feature live music from Delicious Point. And don’t miss the Corn Harvest on April 27. Loveland Ski Area hosts the 11th Annual Corn Harvest, a benefit ski party for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). The Colorado Avalanche Information Center plays a large role in skiing safety, as not only is the organization an invaluable source for backcountry travelers, but is helpful in maintaining the safe use of the I-70 corridor for travelers. Guests are invited to enjoy a great day of skiing and riding, a BBQ lunch, live music, great raffle prizes and to show their support for the CAIC.
Monarch Mounain – April 14 Parking Lot Cook-off and Tailgate Party. Guests are invited to celebrate the end of ski season and beginning of whitewater season with Monarch’s Annual Parking Lot Cook-Off And Tailgate Party. Guests are encouraged to whip up their best eats, competing for a Monarch 2013-14 season pass, among other goodies. Contestants will also be judged on decor and spirit, and should spiff up and head to the mountain, snow or shine. This event continues to attract closet chefs from around the region.
Steamboat Springs - April 13 33rd Annual Cardboard Classic. At 11:00 a.m., Steamboat’s traditional rite of spring returns for the 33rd year. This wild and hilarious race features homemade cardboard crafts, constructed only from cardboard, glue, string, water based paint, duct tape and masking tape, racing down Stampede to the finish. April 14th – Splashdown and great concert with headliner Leftover Salmon.
Winter Park – April 20 – 21 Winter Park Springtopia. The 2012-13 season closes out in style with the inaugural “Winter Park Springtopia,” a two-day celebration. In addition to the Annual Spring Splash Race, Springtopia features two free concerts at the Winter Park base. The weekend starts with a performance by Julian Marley & the Uprising on Saturday and concludes with a concert by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on Sunday. Boulder DJ Munson Meeks will open both concerts, which will be held on a giant stage erected at the base of Winter Park Mountain. Both are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.winterparkresort.com/events-and-activities/index.