We’re going to let you in on a little secret: The best time of year to visit the Rocky Mountains is the spring. Far from the frigid temperatures of winter in the high-country but closer to cool summer nights of the middle of the year. And the best part: no crowds!
Spring in the Rockies is known for its mild temperatures and abundance of activities. The winter activities are still active with snow remaining on the peaks that surround Summit County. Spring is known as the best time to backcountry ski to the most adventurous of us. While backcountry skiing is not for the faint of heart and requires additional gear and training, mere mortals like ourselves can still get out on the slopes with many of Summit County’s ski resorts staying open through May or even June on bigger snow years. Spring skiing is defined by soft snow, warm weather, and lots of sunshine (perfect for working on that goggle tan). You can even enjoy the sunshine from Summit County’s version of the beach, Arapahoe Basin’s first line of parking that backs directly to base of the ski area where you can barbecue and enjoy a “beach” party with your friends. If you’re looking for more suggestions on activities in Summit County during the springtime, checkout one of our other blogs by clicking here.
If you’re a bargain shopper, we’ve got good news for you there too! Often times, you can receive some of the best rental rates of the year during the spring. Whether you’re looking for a longer stay or to make your money go further by renting a larger place for your family, spring is the best time to save some cash. Don’t forgot to use our return guest discount, 10COMEAGAIN at checkout to save even more money and shave an additional 10% off rent for your stay.
Spring is also a great time to visit if you’re looking to avoid the crowds. Spring in Summit County is the best kept secret of visiting the Rocky Mountains partially due to the fact that only a fraction of visitors are in town. Far less people visit in the spring than during the peak times of the year like the winter holiday season. Instead of packed parking lots and crowded streets, you’ll enjoy a quiet downtown and an abundance of space.
The bottom line is spring is an excellent time to visit the high country. Make your New Years resolution experiencing more adventure and come visit Summit County in the spring!