Posted on 15 Jan 2024

Top 5 Reasons We Love Spring Skiing in Colorado

Who doesn't love spring skiing? While it can be a powder-hound's paradise in January and February, come March and April the skiing and riding is glorious for everyone. Here are the top 5 reasons why we love spring skiing in Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Steamboat and Vail.

1. More Sunshine

If you think catching the first chair on a powder day is fun, try catching the last chair on a sunny spring day with still plenty of daylight left. You can enjoy the view and revel in being one of the last ones before choosing a sunny, soft line down. Ski right to your favorite après spot and toast to a great spring day in the Colorado Rockies.

2. Sunny Decks

Soak up the sun and enjoy the stunning scenery in Colorado's ski resorts. And let's face it, kicking back in your ski boots and lounging slopeside during your ski day for lunch or après is one of life's greatest pleasures. Of course, some of the sunniest decks with the best views are the ones attached to Moving Mountains homes in Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Steamboat and Vail!

3. Slush Bumps

Slush bumps, also affectionately known as "hero bumps" are one of spring's best-kept secrets. Let's face it. Moguls in 10-degree weather can be pretty solid. Moguls in 40-degree weather can be as smooth as frosting! Easy to turn in, not painful to fall on, and we all look like heroes when schussing through them.

4. No Tears, All Cheers

The kids aren't too cold. No one needs a boot heater, a hand warmer or a 2-hour hot chocolate break. And even beginners love spring skiing. Warmer temperatures, cobalt blue skies, what's not to love? Even if they're feeling a bit humbled on the slopes, they go home with the bragging rights of a goggle tan and memories of a great time. Non-skiers can enjoy snow sports without a blizzard: sun-filled days snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling.

5. Spring Events & Sunshine
Breckenridge: April in Breckenridge has no shortage of events and festivities! Spring is nature's way of saying "let's party" and Breckenridge spring events are just that! Watch as the daring take on the Imperial Challenge. Swing by the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival to enjoy craft brews from around Colorado and beyond, with live music to boot. Don't miss local breweries, Broken Compass, and Breckenridge Brewery to sample their rotating menu of small-batch beers.

Steamboat Springs: Every Saturday in March and April, there's an apres-ski concert on the stage at the base of Mt. Werner. The annual Bud Light Rocks the Boat series brings world-class musicians to our Western outpost. Hang out around the outdoor firepits on the huge Timber & Torch patio or in front of the Range Food and Drink Hall. Concerts run every Saturday at 3:30pm, March 9 - April 14, 2024. And the best part? Shows end by 5 pm so you can still be home to soak up the late afternoon sun on the deck of your luxury vacation home. The craziest spring festival is the Cardboard Classic that's boatloads of fun!

Vail: Celebrate spring with food, wine and music!

  • The Taste of Vail (April 3-6)
  • Apres at the Amp (April 5-6)

Beaver Creek: Fun for the entire family!

  • Thursday Night Lights (through April) - a light parade down the mountain (that advanced skiers can participate in!), followed by fireworks.
  • Fun Fest - The village turns festive on Saturdays (throughout March) with carnival games, a stage production and caricature artist.

As the sun shines brighter, the temperatures warm up faster and smiles are everywhere with collective spring fever! So grab your shades, some sunscreen, and get ready for unforgettable spring skiing in the Colorado Rockies!

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