Winter Park is having a very busy end of March, as the resort hosts the Nature Valley NASTAR National Championships, March 25-28. Over 1,300 athletes, ages three to 90, from across the United States, Canada, Australia, Chile, and England are expected to compete. They'll spend three days racing as skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers. There is also a category for the physically challenged.
Every athlete has qualified at his or her favorite resort to go to the championships in Winter Park. The overall men and women winners will win a trip to Chile to train with the U.S. Ski Team.
Winter Park is Colorado's oldest continually operated ski resort and the closest destination resort to Denver International Airport.
Just down the road is SolVista Basin, a very easy and accessible resort. SolVista wraps up its season March 27, with a big party and celebration. SolVista is fun for the family, offering a free sledding hill at the base area. Tubes and sleds are available for use. Just leave them at the sledding hill when you are finished. Right next to the sledding hill is a free snow play park for the little ones. SolVista also offers free cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the golf course and mountain trails. Enjoy free brownies and s'mores which are handed out on Saturday afternoons through the month of March. SolVista also offers night skiing and tubing on Saturday nights, from 5 to 8 p.m. It's $10 to rent a ski or tube.