How Many Skiers Does It Take To Rock The Mountain?

March 10, 2010 | By | Reply More
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If you’re anywhere near the Rockies this spring you may just find out as Colorado ski resorts throw huge spring festivals to celebrate the end of the ski season! Ski die-hards and Boarder fanatics looking for the last powder runs of the winter should head to the Colorado Rocky Mountains where beer bashes and outdoor concerts promise to give you a mile high buzz to go with your ski tan.   Don’t  miss the spring powder runs  (while it will be ice skating on the mountains in the east) the Rockies are still getting fresh snow.  Here’s a list of where the best  spring ski parties are!

Rock The Boat in Steamboat – Saturdays from March 13 – April 11, 2010
Bud Light sponsors the “Rock The Boat” live concert series at the base of the ski area every Saturday afternoon from mid-March until closing day on April 11th.  There will be live entertainment including reggae, bluegrass, New Orleans R&B and toe tapping Irish jigs.  For a particularly hilarious time, don’t miss the 3rd Annual Splashdown Pond Skim competition on 4/11, when contestants go for distance across an ice-cold pond.  Contestants are judged on the distance of their splash landing, crowd response and craziness of their outfit (no kidding on the crazy part!). 

10th Annual Bud Light Spring Jam at Aspen/Snowmass – March 19-21 and 26-28, 2010.   Aspen isn’t considered the darling of the ski resorts for nothing!  They really ramp it up in spring with nonstop events rolling out each weekend including downtown concerts and parties, Big Air Fridays, Terrain Park Boot Camp, KickAspen Big Air, and the Hi-Fi Concert Series.    Like Steamboat, they just can’t resist a big splash in a little pond…  Don’t miss the Schnee Tag (sch-nee-tog) competition where teams put together a ‘craft’ to carry then down the mountain, off the jump, and across (hopefully) the pond.  There’s also the Helly Hansen “Battle in the Bowls” and Snow Angels International female snowboarders competition.  Plenty of excitement for everyone!

Spring Massive Festival at Breckenridge – April 1-18, 2010
Breckenridge busts out a “massive”  multi-faceted event that includes live outdoor concerts, the ‘Bite of Breckenridge’ (meals for $10, $20 & $30), the Massive Beer Festival on April 3rd where 20 breweries bring out their finest suds, and the Massive Competition Weekend on April 9-11 where skiers and boarders compete to show off their  ‘massive’ air and style.

Soak In The Sun at Copper Mountain’s Sunsation Celebration, April 10-18, 2010  There are three big elements to Copper’s spring celebration.  For 10 years Copper has been bringing top music performers to headline at their mountainside concerts.  This year will see Los Lonely Boys, Pepper and Pato Banton to name a few.  Then there’s the CBS Collegiate Alt Games ski and board competition on April 10th, and the Red Bull 1976 Games on April 16-18 when everything turns retro!  Schuss on man…

And no ski party can be complete without the king of the mountain – Vail!

Spring Back to Vail – April 12-18, 2010
The street parties begin on April 12th and continue right through to the 18th – has anyone seen our favorite party host  Captain Morgan???  There will be free concerts, on-snow events and promotions galore.  And you won’t want to miss the “Rockstar World Pond Skimming Championships”.  You guessed it, there will be lots of skiers dressed in wild attire (or unattired), attempting to lauch themselves off a snow ramp and cross a 100 foot pond successfully on two skis to attain the coveted title of  “The Golden Skimmer”.  And I thought that was a designation reserved for senior citizens trying to skim the fattening foam off their latte..  Everyone, rockstars, skimmers or spectators are all invited to a free mountainside BBQ from 2-4pm on March 15th followed by a free concert with Guster at Check Point Charlie’s.

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