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Spring is Here! Time to Get Up to the Slopes!

Be sure to get up to Arapahoe Basin for some great spring skiing conditions.
Be sure to get up to Arapahoe Basin for some great spring skiing conditions.
Photo by Raymond D. Petersen III

There is nothing like the feeling of spring in Colorado. The birds chirping, playoffs for both hockey and basketball, and the fresh snow still falling in the mountains. Yes, that is correct..snow in spring! This is the time of year when most enthusiats of the slopes begin to hang up their equipment for the year; often thinking that the snow is no longer ideal for riding.

However, this time of year may have many of us reconsidering. With the latest cold fronts to arrive in our lovely state, Arapahoe Basin has still been receiving incredible amounts of fresh snow. Over the last two weeks both resorts have received in excess over 30 new inches!

Along with the freshly covered white gold runs, these resorts are still planning to make their final days, well worth the drive. Arapahoe Basin will be hosting their annual Huck Rock N' Roll Jam this saturday. The next weekend the area will be hosting it's Shakin' At The Basin concert and rail jam. The rail jam is free for anyone who wishes to show off all the latest tricks they have learned this winter.

If the concerts and rail jams aren't enough to quench your thirst, and you are 21 or older, then you will surely find the event of all events. May 30th Basin will be hosting its 9th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, featuring different beers from the local brew masters in the area.

So if you are one of the many who have a love for the slopes, do not be so quick to hang up your skis or board. The snow is still falling and the remaining resorts are still rocking it up! To find out more information on events or closing dates you can visit the official website of or


  • La Rue 5 years ago

    Do you think they'll be open until July?

  • Ray 5 years ago

    There is talk about it. Right now they are definitely open until June 6th. But some people are thinking it may go until July.

  • Brian Cavasin - Detroit Fly FIshing Examiner 5 years ago

    Sounds like the Brewpub Festival is more my speed - you can keep all the snow, we've been free of it here since late March. Cool article!

  • Cowgirl 5 years ago

    Ray P. you rock my socks!!!

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