Spring Skiing Festivals & Music in the Mountains

The end of the season is near but there are Spring Skiing Festivals & Music in the Mountains galore! we have compiled a large list for you to peruse as you make plans to enjoy every last drop of snowfall here in our Colorado mountain towns. Check it out:

April 6, 2018 
First Friday Rail Jam, Silverthorne 
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Introduction: Semi-professional Rail Jam, featuring live music from El Paso Lasso, live art demonstrations, food and drink available for purchase. There will be a number of vendors, and fun for the entire family.
Location: Silverthorne Performing Arts Center (SPAC), 460 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, Colorado 80498


April 6 – 8, 2018, 
SkiTown Breakdown, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Over Closing Weekend, celebrate the snow, sunshine and end of the 2017-18 Winter Season with Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s annual SkiTown Breakdown concert and the LandShark Pond Skim. The Pond Skim takes place on Saturday, April 7, beginning at 3 pm when participants in costumes attempt to make it all the way across in the pond in front of a giant crowd of hecklers and a few fun-loving judges!

Saturday, April 6: Trout Steak Revival at Crested Butte Center for the Arts at 8 pm.

Saturday, April 7: Drew Emmitt Band will be rocking at the Ice Bar at Uley’s Cabin from 12 – 2 PM. This show is FREE! Wrap up this awesome Saturday with the New Orleans Suspects at Butte 66 form 4 - 6 PM. This show is also FREE! http://www.skicb.com/event/skitown-breakdown  

Stay tuned to www.skicb.com/events for more information regarding SkiTown Breakdown.  spring music festival, SkiTown Breakdown, sponsored by the Town of Mount Crested Butte!


April 6, 2018
FREE Bravo! Vail Après Ski Concert, Vail
Sit, sip, and re-imagine classical music at an après-ski concert like no other! Ensemble Connect from NYC is a new breed of classical musicians for a new era of classical concerts. Time Out New York raves they are “fun, fearless, and effing great.” Vail Ale House, 4:00pm. https://www.vailvalleypartnership.com/event/bravo-vail-free-apres-ski-concert/


April 7, 2018
Warren Miller Legacy Celebration, Vail
3pm: Commemorative Ski Down Vail Mountain from the top of Mountain Top Express, Chair 4 to Mid-Vail 4–6pm: Celebration at Sarge’s at Mid-Vail. Warren Miller films, guest speakers, and live music! 3–10PM APRES-SKI & Warren Miller film parties!! • Bridge Street Bar | Vail Village • Pepi’s | Vail Village • Vendetta’s | Vail Village • Tavern on the Square | Lionshead Village • Chop House | Lionshead Village & in Beaver Creek • Coyote Café | Beaver Creek Come out and show your love of the mountains with your friends and family! Don’t miss this special event celebrating Warren! https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/event-details.aspx?id={df875e27-ba4b-4171-9a39-1dd7eef5dcca} 


April 7, 2018
TheBigWonderful Weekend, Winter Park
On April 7 we are hosting TheBigWonderful, a beerfest, bluegrass, and bazaar! Enjoy spring skiing and then head down to the base of Winter Park for music all afternoon, beer samples, and vendors. We have family fun in the Village to make it the perfect destination for the whole family! https://www.winterparkresort.com/things-to-do/events/spring-bash-splash/bigwonderful-weekend  


April 8, 2018 
Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, Aspen/Snowmass
Aspen Snowmass is excited to present The Main Squeeze as one of the five Bud Light HiFi Free Concerts. The Main Squeeze is a blend of soul and hip-hop, funk with rock. They know their sound is “soulful, powerful, and unique” (Newman). Rolling Stone agrees in their recent critique of a live show: “Lead singer Corey Frye’s powerfully soulful vocals forms the foundation of an energetic set.” https://www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/bud-light-hifi-concert-series 


April 8, 2018 
Slush Cup & Closing Day, Keystone Resort
Close out the season in style with the 2018 Keystone Slush Cup! Join in on the fun for your chance to win prizes, and more importantly, bragging rights (Duh!). Grab your sunglasses, camp out in a lawn chair and close out the season in style with the 2018 Keystone Slush Cup! Join the fun for your chance to win prizes or cheer from the sidelines and snap big-splash pics! Competitors will show off their pond skimming skills and costumes while competing for Best Overall and Best Costume. Kids can join in on all the fun at the Kidtopia kids pond. This event is action-packed fun for both competitors and spectators alike. For more information or register please visit https://www.keystoneresort.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/event-detail.aspx?id={77453cb5-9b3d-4d72-b680-abd686ed7c59}  


April 8, 2018
10th Annual Parking Lot Cook-Off & Tailgate Party, Monarch Mountain
Celebrate the end of the ski season and beginning of the whitewater boating season with parking lot full of tailgates, bbq’s and beach chairs! Give us your best dish and you might just win a prize. Judging, music and fun to celebrate the end of another great season. https://www.facebook.com/pg/MonarchMtn/events/?ref=page_internal 


April 8 – 9, 2018
Beer-ritaville, Purgatory Resort 
You like beer. You like margaritas. We see no reason to make you choose. All weekend, we’re cranking the Jimmy Buffett tunes and celebrating the beginning of spring.
Beer-rita on the ski beach: $9. Discounted price if you are wearing a sombrero, Hawaiian shirt, or other costume: $7. https://www.purgatoryresort.com/events/ 


April 8, 2018
Closing Day, Silverton Mountain
Last day of the season! 


April 8, 2018
Closing Day at Telluride Ski Resort
Join the fun for Telluride Ski Resort’s, Closing Day Party with a pond skim and live music. Gorrono Ranch closing day festivities! Sunday, April 8 – all day. DJ Soul Atomic will be getting the party started at noon while the pond skim goes on right next to Gorrono Ranch, registration for the pond skim will be from 10 to 11 a.m., accepting the first 100 people to register. It’s an event you won’t want to miss if you’re competing in it or just coming as a spectator. It will be plenty of fun for all! Immediately after the mountain closes, a concert in the Mountain Village Heritage Plaza will keep the party going. The schedule is as follows:

10:00 a.m. Pond Skim Registration at Gorrono

12:00 p.m. Pond Skim begins

2:00 p.m. Pond Skim ends (Music from DJ Soul Atomic)

2:45 p.m. Last Call for Alcohol at Gorrono

3:00 p.m. Gorrono closes for the season!



April 11, 2018
29th Annual Enduro & Après Party, Arapahoe Basin
A leg-burning, on-mountain event combined with a rockin’ après party. Lapping the Pali not your thing, but parties are? Then join us in the A-Frame for our annual Enduro Après Party! We’ll have live music, a huge silent auction and a chef inspired dinner created by A-Basin’s own Chef Vlass.
Event Beneficiary: All proceeds will benefit a local family or community member in need.
Pali Enduro
35 teams of two take laps up the Pallavicini (Pali) chair and either ski or ride down the mountain on designated lines from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. without stopping. The entry fee is $150 for teams of two and includes a t-shirt, the 2018 Enduro poster, dinner, a beer or beverage, bib drawing for prizes, the Après Party in the A-Frame, and bragging rights! Check in starts at 6:00 a.m. in the Rental Shop in the Winter Sports Building, with a mandatory participant meeting at 6:30 a.m.
The Enduro Light
We know that not everyone is ready to ski for 10 hours on the Pali, so we devised the Enduro Light – a non-competitive, less intense ski tour of Arapahoe Basin. We’ve brought you a course where you can find hidden secrets, learn fun facts and discover our trails at your own pace. https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/enduro/ 


April 11, 2018
Ski with a Ranger Day, Loveland
The US Forest Service and Loveland Ski Area team up to host Loveland’s Ski with a Ranger Day!  Join a Forest Service Snow Ranger for a fun, free, and easy run centered around the relationships between Loveland and the land we all enjoy so much.  Topics include glacial geology, winter ecology, local history, and partnerships and are suited for all ages (recommended for ages 8+).  Simply meet at Ptarmigan Roost Cabin at the top of the Ptarmigan Lift at either 10:30am or 1:30pm for a run with the Snow Ranger (plan to get there 15 minutes early.
The Ski With a Ranger Program will be taking place once a month until the end of the season. Make plans to join us and learn more about the great world in which we live! www.skiloveland.com


April 11, 2018
2018 Vail Jazz Winter Series, Vail
Featuring Tribute to Ray Charles feat. Joe McBride Trio. The 2018 Vail Jazz Winter Series features an exciting selection of intimate performances. At the club events, Ludwig’s Terrace in the Sonnenalp Hotel is transformed into an elegant alpine jazz club for an evening of stunning entertainment and spectacular dining. Each event features 75-minute seatings of music, and full dinner service features favorites from the Bully Ranch menu, a selection of fine wine, and signature cocktails. www.vailcup.com 


April 12 – 14, 2018
Silverton Splitfest 2018
Ride new lines, make new friends, learn new backcountry skills, and demo the latest splitboard gear at this 7th annual gathering of the tribe in Silverton, Colorado! https://venturesnowboards.com/products/silverton-splitfest?variant=38508142023  


April 13 – 15, 2018
Snowmass Closing Weekend, Snowmass
Spring Fling, the weekend of April 14-15, closes out Snowmass’ 50th anniversary season with a bang!
Come out for the 10th annual Schneetag, the second annual Surf & Snow Beach Party at Elk Camp followed by a swimsuit ski to the base of the mountain, the Smith Grudge Match Rail Jam, on-mountain and off-mountain celebrations all weekend long, and much more. https://www.gosnowmass.com/event/snowmass-spring-fling/  


April 14 – 15, 2018 
Sunsation, Copper Mountain 
Close out another amazing season at Copper. With Red Bull Slopesoakers and some seriously great music, it’s the celebration of springtime in the Rockies at its finest. http://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/april-events 

April 14, 2018 
Redbull Slope Soakers, Copper Mountain 
A twist on the traditional pond-skim, the 7th annual SlopeSoakers contest gives competitors the chance to strut their stuff across floating rails, helping Copper end another winter season in style. http://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/april-events 


April 15, 2018
Beaver Creek Mountain Closing Day, Beaver Creek


April 15, 2018 
3rd Annual Retro Shred-A-Thon, Copper Mountain
The Retro Shred-a-Thon at Copper Mountain is back! The High Fives Foundation and Phunkshun Wear will be taking over Copper, lapping all day on American Eagle lift to raise funds for injured mountain action sports athletes.
All are welcome and are encouraged to wear throw back gear including, one-piece snow suits, shaped snowboards, long poles, straight skis, or any other gear! Prior to the event, all participants reach out amongst their own networks for pledges and donations! Fundraising strongly recommended but not required. http://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/april-events/shred-a-thon-2018 


April 15, 2018
Locals Benefit Day # 5, Purgatory Resort 
Get reduced-price lift tickets with a portion of each ticket sale benefiting four fantastic local charity partners. 9:00am – 5:00pm
Purchase Locals Benefit Day discounted lift tickets online at least 48-hours in advance.
Adult: $45 | Teen: $32 | Child: $25 | Senior: $32


April 15, 2018
Schneetag, Snowmass
Schneetag is the German word for “snow day.” Put simply, it translates as “daredevils willing to propel themselves down a hill, over a jump and across a pond on a craft they built themselves.” This hilarious event is one not to miss. The 10th 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 pond. Every team has a theme and will perform a skit before they descend. This event is just as ridiculous and entertaining as it sounds. https://www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/schneetag  


April 15, 2018
Rock The Boat Concert Series, Steamboat Ski & Resort
Featuring The Last Bandoleros


April 15, 2018
Splashdown Pond Skim, Steamboat Ski & Resort
The Splashdown Pond Skimming Championships hits Steamboat once again on Closing Day – Sunday, April 15th! Wrapping up another epic season at Steamboat, this event has antics like you wouldn’t believe. The Splashdown Pond Skimming Championships brings brave (and slightly crazy) skiers and riders in costume with a dream – of crossing the icy pond successfully – and, if they’re lucky, with style! https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/splashdown-pond-skim  


April 15, 2018
Rock The Boat Concert Series, Steamboat Ski & Resort
Featuring Robert Randolph & the Family Band


April 15 – 16, 2018
Spring Back To Vail, Vail
Join Vail for the end-of-season splash with World Pond Skimming Championships, après parties, Bud Light Bags Tournament and more. 


April 21, 2018
Earth Day Celebration and POW Carpool Day, Arapahoe Basin
A-Basin’s Green Team is having a party for Earth Day 2018! We’re partnering with Protect Our Winters (POW) to bring you a fun day of carpooling and sustainability. We’ll also host an après party with drink specials and prize drawings! All proceeds benefit POW.
Show your commitment to the environment and carpool to The Basin! Everyone who shows up with three or more people in their car will receive free Smartwool socks, plus raffle tickets to the Après Party at 1:00 p.m. on the A-Frame Perch.
Scavenger Hunt
Come explore our mountain! This scavenger hunt will take you around Arapahoe Basin in search of how we make our mountain more sustainable. Fill out your “passport” and win a prize!
Cost: $20 per team of two, extra $5 for each additional person. Registration: On-Site at the Arapahoe Basin tent in the base area. Time: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. https://www.arapahoebasin.com/event/earth-day/  


April 21, 2018
300 Days, Breckenridge Distillery
Celebrate the end of the ski season with 300 Days at Breck Distillery! 300 Days is a Boulder-based acoustic trio with roots in bluegrass, folk, rock, jazz and Americana. The well-seasoned musicians of 300 Days have a dynamic sound, boasting sharp instrumental prowess, impressive vocal harmonies & a host of original material. http://breckenridgedistillery.com


April 22, 2018
Peace, Love Snow Gathering, Loveland Ski Area
Come and celebrate the snow at the very first Native Gorilla Peace, Love, Snow Gathering! Party all day with food, drink and music! Two Faces West and Silver and Smoke will be playing on the patio at the base of the mountain. Donations to the Stronghold Society non-profit a program for the youth! Representing the Earth for Earth Day! Lots of free Native Gorilla giveaways all day!!! Come join the fun!!! http://skiloveland.com


April 28, 2018 
17th annual Corn Harvest, Loveland 
Loveland Ski Area is excited to host the 17th annual Corn Harvest benefit ski party for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.  The Colorado Avalanche Information Center plays a much bigger role in your skiing safety than you might think.  Not only is this organization an invaluable source for backcountry travelers, but anyone who has driven on I-70 have the CIAC to thank in part for their safe travels along this highway. Come show your support for this amazing organization.
Meet in the Basin Lodge the morning of to register.  Packages that include lift ticket, lunch, New Belgium Beer, raffle, and donation will be available.  Stay tuned for package pricing information.  Meet up with Loveland locals as they show some of the secret stashes and best parts of the mountain.  The BBQ lunch kicks off at 11:30am so you can refuel for the afternoon.  Live music begins on the Basin Patio at 2:30pm as the New Belgium Beer begins to flow!  The Corn Harvest raffle, which starts at 3:30pm, is not to be missed as sponsors throw down big with these prizes, so make sure you stock up on extra raffle tickets!
A great Day of skiing all for a good cause. http://cornharvest.org/ 

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