Hit the Slopes
Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort
28194 U.S. Hwy 6
Keystone, CO 80435
While all the resorts are open through spring break, Arapahoe Basin always pushes the boundaries for spring skiing. It is typically the last resort to close, thanks to it’s location on the Continental Divide.Events like Rail Jam, Rocky Mountain Freestyle Devo Championships and après-ski parties in the parking lot make for a wonderful end-of-winter experience in the Rocky Mountains. A short drive from Denver, this rocking resort is primed for the late winter season.
Tubing at Adventure Point
Adventure Point-Keystone Resort
100 Dercum Drive
Keystone, CO 80435
From themed nights to family fun, tubing is better than ever at Keystone Resort’s Adventure Point. Complete with its own tube lift, the hassle of hiking the hill as a kid is gone, with giggles and shouts of joy echoing off the mountain in this fantastic tubing hill. The scenic gondola ride from River Run is also a wonderful way to see the surrounding late-winter landscape of Keystone and free parking at River Run is a welcome surprise for tubers as well.
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Snowshoe Adventures with a Guide
Gold Run Nordic Center
200 Clubhouse Drive
Breckenridge, CO 80424
End-of-winter snowshoeing can be some of the best during the season. With a guided tour, participants can learn about mining history, local wildlife and natural wonders while trekking through Summit County’s breathtaking vistas. First-timers and experts alike will enjoy the variety of terrain in the guided tours with over 10 kilometers of trails at the Center as friendly guides educate and inform in a lighthearted guided experience.
1430 Larimer St., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
Whether looking for a new coat or taking off the chill in one of the fantastic restaurants, Larimer Square in the heart of Denver is the perfect way to spend the end of winter. With a variety of shops and restaurants to suit every taste, the centralized location and high-quality shopping and dining options are a must to take off the winter freeze. Whether strolling the downtown area or on a mission for gifts or purchases for yourself, the unique and historic area is as charming as it is practical.
Wolcott, CO 81655
Taking place in the Vail Valley, Mountain Musher dog sled tours are an excellent way to feel the last of winter while enjoying the whip of the wind and the silence of snow-blanketed meadows from the back of a dog sled. Morning and afternoon tours are available, with homemade pumpkin bread and hot chocolate peppering the half-way break. The private trails are free of snowmobiles, so bidding adieu to winter in this pristine setting is an ultimate experience, gliding through aspen groves and pine forests.
Chad Chisholm is an avid globetrotter and brings the best of travel secrets and expert insights to his readership. A Denver-based travel writer and photographer, Chad’s travels have taken him to five of the seven continents in a passionate love affair with the world of travel and the outdoors. His work can be found at Examiner.com.