Even with ski and snowboarding season winding down, Summit County has much to offer for diehard snow lovers, or for those just needing a last weekend excursion or vacation trip to Colorado’s High Country. There is still plenty of snow on the mountains, beckoning to all who enjoy activities in the clear, brisk air of the Rockies. There are also many additional activities to enjoy within the multitude of resorts and other local venues.
Events and Activities
Summit County’s fabulous resorts are open and ready for visitors, whether it’s for pure relaxation in an exquisite mountain settings, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, hiking, or full-out excitement on the slopes. With the season’s end nearing, many resorts have special events on the calendar:
- March 18 – April 23 – Breck Spring Fever – Breckenridge provides season wind-up activities for every taste both on the mountains and in town, presenting a month-long festival atmosphere with events for everyone.
- March 22-26 – Breck Pride – A week of snow activities at beautiful Breckenridge resort, accompanied by music events, comedy, and literally hundreds of tempting restaurants, bars, and shops.
- April 2 – Breck Chili Cook Off at Sevens Restaurant – Chefs from Breckenridge Resort and Breck hospitality put their talents to the test for the winning recipe. Sample them all and vote for your favorite.
- April 7, 14, and 21 – Breckenridge Spring Fever Park Jam – This event includes jam style contests with prizes, accompanied by music and free hot dogs.
- April 8 – Breckenridge Beer Fest – Have a taste for quality suds? Come to downtown Breckenridge for the 11th Annual Spring Beer Festival and sample over 35 brews from Colorado’s finest breweries as well as international tastings. The festival is complete with great food, free live music, and retail vendors.
- April 12 – Breck Ascent Series Final Race – This is the final race in the Ascent series, with an after-party to celebrate.
Not quite as close to Frisco but still nearby, Vail offers plenty of activities, too:
- March 30 – April 2 – Vail Film Festival – The 14th festival specifically pays homage to women filmmakers. Each film is directed, produced and/or written by women.
- April 5-9 – Taste of Vail – Forbes, Travel Channel, and USA Today all rate this event as one of the top events of its kind in the country. Vail’s top chefs and the country’s top vintners pull out all the stops to satisfy the crowds streaming into Vail for this event.
- April 14-16 – Spring Back to Vail – This offers something for everyone with free music concerts, plenty of food of all sorts, and even a luau.
- April 23 – Season-End Celebration – Wrap up the season with a closing day party on the patio at Ski Hill Grill.
Other exciting locales to check out include the Frisco, Breckenridge, and Keystone Nordic centers. Each offers cross-country trails for classic and skate skiing, and a variety of snowshoeing trails suitable for every skill level. There are even trails where leashed dogs can enjoy a romp in the snow.
Resorts Open Even Later, With Lots of Activities
For true enthusiasts, there are resorts extending stays through April and even longer, and lots of activities to enjoy:
- Arapahoe Basin – Arapahoe Basin also joins in the Easter activities offering an egg hunt with literally thousands of eggs, and don’t miss out on the Earth Day party April 22nd. Activities lead right up to the Basin Spring concert series, beginning April 29th.
- Winter Park – Take advantage of Winter Park’s many activities straight through April 23rd. The longest continually operating ski resort in Colorado, Winter Park is famous for their Seven Territories of snow-covered challenges for every level of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and more.
Wind Up the Winter Season in Frisco
Known as the “Main Street to the Rockies,” Frisco is a perfect, centrally located, quaint town for your final winter excursion. Visit the many restaurants and shops that Frisco has to offer, then enjoy a wide variety of nightlife after your day of skiing or other outdoor activities.
Make Your Last Hurrah at Frisco Inn on Galena
Frisco Inn on Galena welcomes guests with an environment designed for comfort, complete relaxation, and exceptional service. Inn staff caters to every need of our visitors, including arranging equipment rentals or transportation to any of the spectacular nearby resorts.
Frisco Inn guests always enjoy a complimentary gourmet breakfast. Don’t miss our happy hour each afternoon with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and homemade specialties.
Make Frisco Inn on Galena your headquarters for a “last hurrah” in the Rockies of Summit County. You’ll be back for another visit in the spring or summer.