There are few things better in life than enjoying a sunny spring day out on the slopes, followed by a refreshing beverage and live music. A lot of resorts have fun events lined up to celebrate spring skiing, and the epic combination of sun and snow. While all of these celebrations are worth attending, there are a few select resorts that commemorate the end of the season on an entirely different level. With costumes, crazy activities, and an atmosphere of pure bliss, these are 5 Spring Festivals that you do not want to miss:
Breck Spring Fever. Breckenridge, CO
March 17- April 14
Breckenridge doesn’t end its season with a week, or even two weeks, of celebrating. No, Breckenridge celebrates for an entire MONTH. Starting March 17th and ending April 14th, Breck Spring Fever includes the Bud Light Live Concert Series with free music every Saturday and Sunday. Other highlights from the event include the KSMT Beer Festival, Superpipe and Minipipe Competition, and extended Gondola operating hours.
Canyons Spring Gruv. Park City, UT
March 22- 31
If you like dressing up in crazy costumes and participating in fun activities, then Spring Gruv is the festival for you. Spring Gruv features two standout events: the Pond Skimming Contest, and Red Bull Shlittentag. Both involve extreme creativity, hilarious performances, and a great time for everyone involved. Whether you want to watch or participate, these events are insanely fun and followed by free music in the Resort Village!
Spring Back to Vail. Vail, CO
April 8- 14
Vail’s spring festivities are as extreme as its mountain terrain. With Vail celebrating its 50th birthday, the celebration is sure to be at its prime. With three free concerts ( O.A.R, Sublime with Rome, and Jimmy Cliff), an awesome Pond Skimming competition, and tons of free giveaways and parties, Spring Back to Vail will have you wanting to come back every year.
World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Whistler, BC
From the time you wake up until the time you are ready to go back to bed, this festival has something amazing every hour of the day. Start your day out with the World Skiing Invitation, The Monster Energy Shred Show, or enjoying the sunshine out on the slopes. After skiing, there are art shows, free concerts every day, and other fun activities like Mascot Mayhem and Whistler Dogfest. End your night with one of Whistler’s amazing parties and then get ready to do it all again the next day!
Sunsation. Copper Mountain, CO
This festival may only last a weekend, but with all of the activities and events available, one weekend is all you need! Highlights include Red Bull SlopeSoaker, a twist on the traditional pond skimming event, and CopperMan. CopperMan is a unique adventure race with crazy obstacles like a Hot Chocolate Pit and a Human Luge. Sunsation may just be a weekend, but it is sure to be a weekend you will never forget.
Whichever festival you decide to attend, the combination of sun, snow, music, and fun events will have you have you wishing that the resorts would stay open just a little bit longer.