Kids skiing in Telluride; Photograph courtesy Telluride Ski Resort
Plan your spring skiing and snowboarding around these events and deals at ten of our favorite Colorado ski resorts. March tends to be Colorado's snowiest month, with bountiful storms that fuel the ski season straight into May. So whether it's Mardi Gras slope-style, terrain park boot camps, concerts and competitions, or strategic savings, there's something for all ages. Thanks to Colorado Ski Country USA for sending us these deals and event info.
The 11th Annual Bud Light Spring Jam will be held March 18 – 20 and March 25 – 27. The multifaceted event will bring two weekends of competitions, downtown concerts and parties to Aspen/Snowmass. The festival kicks off on March 18 with the Core Party concert in downtown Aspen at 8 p.m. featuring indie-rock phenomenon Broken Social Scene and continues the next day at the 3rd annual Fallen Friends Memorial Event and the 12th annual KickAspen Big Air.
A Terrain Park Boot Camp, March 19, 20, 26 and 27, offers both adults and kids instruction on how to slide a box or hit a rail in a mini-park on Snowmass. Two Bud Light Hi-Fi concerts during the event will feature Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk on March 20 at 4 p.m. in the Snowmass Base Village and rock band Pepper will play on March 25 at 8 p.m. at the base of Aspen Mountain. The 4th annual Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls will once again join the Spring Jam lineup.
In the 12th Annual KickAspen Big Air, the best regional ski and snowboard athletes will compete under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain. Prize giveaways, a beer garden and a DJ will round out the action at the base of the mountain.
Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls returns for the fourth year and features teams of two racing against each other to ski/ride the bowls of Aspen Highlands as fast as they can. On a course designed by Aspen/Snowmass athlete Chris Davenport, the teams can take any route they desire as long as they complete every run listed on the course. Flaik GPS devices will track the athletes as they charge across the mountain. Each team’s final time is a collective average of its members’ times. Last year’s winning team finished the course in 3 hours and 4 minutes.
Aspen/Snowmass’ Kids Ski & Stay Free in April package must be booked by March 18, 2011. Savings of at least $340 per child off the window price rate can be hand based on a four day lift ticket and rental package.
Additionally, the Spring Escape MVP package (Buy 2, Get 3) is available and offers direct to lift packages and last minute lodging specials. All deals can be found at www.aspensnowmass.com/deals.