Loveland spring - ©Loveland Ski Area

The Corn Harvest is a great way to say farewell to another Colorado winter.

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Springtime on the slopes can get a little messy. For Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts, the messier the better. A variety of family-friendly events are happening now through the end of the season, from egg hunts to pond skims. These closing-day festivities, although bittersweet, offer great opportunities to drink craft beer, enjoy live music and soak up some rays. Check out the list below for some of the biggest events near you, and send your season off into the sunset with style.

1. Arapahoe Basin The 28th Annual Enduro, April 12

Benefit a local community member and enter Arapahoe Basin’s Enduro, a 10-hour ski marathon in which teams compete to see who can complete the most laps on the Pallavicini Lift. Join A-Basin on April 16 for a family-friendly egg hunt for children of all ages.

2. Aspen Snowmass Aspen Ascent, April 8-9

For the first time in Aspen, the Buttermilk Ski Area will be open to uphill travel after the lifts close. Skin, snowshoe, hike and run your way to the top! "Schneetag," Aspen’s pond skim event, will be held on April 9 at Aspen Highlands.

3. Cooper Easter Egg Hunt, April 8

Get out your basket and hunt for breakfast—starts at 9 a.m. 

4. Copper Mountain USASA National Championships, April 1-12

2,000 top athletes will go head-to-head in thrilling events, including slopestyle, boarder/ski cross and halfpipe. The Sunsation Festival takes place April 15-16 and includes live music, the High Fives Shred-a-thon and the “World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt.” 

Power to the people at Copper Mountain. - ©Tripp Fay

Power to the people at Copper Mountain.

Copyright: Tripp Fay

5. Crested Butte Downhill Chainless Mountain Bike Race, April 1

If you’re not participating in this raucous event, spectators can watch at the finish at the base of Warming House Hill. After the race, check out the CB Unplugged Show featuring Grammy nominee Hayes Carll. Crested Butte’s “Pond Skim and Rail Jam” will be held on April 8.

6. Eldora Inaugural Ditchslap Banked Slalom, April 1

Want to win $10,000? Enter into Eldora’s Ditchslap Banked Slalom, a luge-like course with gates, and score the fastest combined time of two runs.

7. Monarch Mountain 11th Annual Kayaks on Snow, April 15

If you’re interested in watching competitors race head-to-head in kayaks down a course of bumps and jumps only to finish in an ice-cold pond, you won’t want to miss this event.

8. Loveland Ski Area Corn Harvest Benefit for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, April 29

Come support the CAIC and enjoy live music, food, beer and a raffle loaded with skis, beacons and more.

9. Purgatory Resort Annual Pond Skim, April 2

Tatsy brews will be served up by Ska Brewing, while a live DJ will keep the skimmers amped and ready to send.

10. Steamboat Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concerts, April 1, 8 & 15-16

The Steamboat Ski Area will host live music with everything from bluegrass to flat out rock and roll. The spring lineup includes: Flow Tribe, Con Brio, Anderson East and the Wailers.

We're gonna need a bigger pond... - ©Steamboat: Larry Pierce

We're gonna need a bigger pond...

Copyright: Steamboat: Larry Pierce

11. Telluride Ski Resort Closing Day Celebration, April 2

Enjoy a free concert with G. Love and Special Sauce. Don’t forget about the annual pond skim competition and dance party at Gorrono Ranch. 

12. Winter Park Resort Springtopia Finale, Michael Franti, April 22

Springtopia at Winter Park brings live music featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead. Head to the annual pond skim on April 23 to wish the season a final farewell.

13. Wolf Creek Ski Area Closing Weekend Festivities, April 1-2

Festivities are headlined by the “The Howlin’ Wolf Super-G Race,” which carves its way from top to bottom and benefits the Wolf Creek Ski Team. 


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