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Springtime in the Rockies and March Events

Springtime in the Rocky Mountains is truly one of the best times of the year. Bright blue skies, even brighter sunshine, warm weather and great skiing conditions are par for the course. It’s the perfect time to come catch some rays in the high country and work on your goggle tan before ski season is over. One of the best parts about spring is all the events at the various resorts in Summit County. During the entire month of March each resort puts on its own version of a spring break celebration. Lucky for you, Summit Mountain Rentals has gone through every event calendar for each resort and compiled all the best events into one place: this blog!


Breckenridge hosts a number of events during the Spring including Breck Pride, a LGBTQ appreciation week presented by the Breckenridge Tourism Office, Breckenridge Creative Arts and the Breckenridge Ski Resort. This event features live music, daily après, DJs, a color run in costumes down the mountain, and a first tracks event that allows guests on the mountain an hour early to experience the fresh corduroy and early morning light. Breckenridge Resort will be hosting exciting competitive events in March including The Five Peaks, North America’s highest ski mountaineering race, and a couple of big mountain style events including the Bam Royal Flush Big Mountain Comp and the Helly Hanson Big Mountain Challenge. Big mountain competitive skiing events are on the rise and a ton of fun to watch. Contestants are judged on style, fluidity, and line choice as the tackle some of the most difficult runs on the mountain. Skiers typically choose a line that incorporates steep and technical skiing as well as large enough cliff drops and jumps that allow them to gain extra points for tricks.


Keystone will feature family friendly events during March with three different events centered around kids, fun, and music. The first event on the docket is the Winter Family Welcome Party where you can take your boots off and bounce around in one of the many bounce houses in the Keystone Lodge and Spa. This free event starts at 4:30 on March 2nd and will have plenty of family friendly activities including a photo booth, cookie decoration, and crafts for the whole family. If you miss this great event on March 2nd, don’t fret since Keystone will have another one of these events on March 30th. The second event is the Kidtopia Music Experience that brings a week of music and family friendly activities every night for a week! Starting March 2nd, the Kidtopia Music Experience is a great place to bring the whole family for a night of fun and dancing! A variety of music acts will play every night for the entire week with some nights ending with a firework show. Check the lineup for this excellent event! If you’re looking for an event that is suited for some adult fun, check out Head for the Hills with Front Country at Warren Station on March 3rd. Come ski and ride all day and party late into the night with some stellar Colorado bluegrass. Head for the Hills is known for their high energy and entertaining shows where they pride themselves on defying expectations, turning neophytes into converts and genre purists into exploratory listeners. Front Country is an acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, San Francisco. This funky band is an eclectic mix of a variety of artists and instruments. Drinks will be flowing all night from the bar as you listen to some great musical acts!

Arapahoe Basin

A-Basin is one of the local’s favorite places for spring skiing. Nothing beats soaking up the sun from the beach at the base of A-Basin. You can hop into your skis and onto the lift for a lap and then hop out of your skis and into a folding chair to enjoy another beverage with your friends and family. While A-Basin doesn’t host too many events during the spring, the resort itself is one big spring event. If you have never skied a spring day at A-Basin, can you really say you’re a Colorado skier?

Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain is a great place to attend events due to the down to earth and fun vibe of the resort. On March 24th Copper will be hosting Copper Uncorked where Copper chefs will compete for the best wing recipe and wine pairing in this unique spin on a traditional chicken wing challenge. This event proves that wings can be more than beer and football. Copper will also host Moonlight Dine & Ski where you can enjoy an evening of music and fine dining by moonlight on the mountain. Music will be provided by Beau Thomas, a Summit County based musician with strong, soulful vocals and up-tempo arrangements. His style incorporates soul, funk, rock, and folk undertones. Book your reservation early!

No matter where you chose to spend your spring vacation in Summit County you will get to experience the best time of year in the Rocky Mountains! Call Summit Mountain Rentals today to book your reservation for March at 970-453-7370 or visit our website to search for the perfect spring property!