The sun now sets at 7pm, and Spring Breakers abound. That can mean only one thing: the end of ski season will soon be upon us. While the thought of melting snow and endless mud is enough to make even the most hardened mountain man run for the beach, there is still much to be enjoyed in Summit County this time of year.
As one of the most anticipated activities for many, spring skiing offers the enjoyment of a perfect winter ski day, but at a temperature that even grandma can get behind. Beautiful, sunny days soften the top layers of snow making slopes, by some opinions, the best of the year. All resorts in Summit County remain open long enough to get at least a few days of these skiing conditions. One ski area in particular, Arapahoe Basin, remains open throughout the Spring season, often extending its season into Summer. There is still plenty of time to hit the slopes of your favorite mountain before they close for the season.
Estimated Closing Dates for Summit County Ski Areas:
Keystone: April 10, 2022
Copper Mountain: April 24, 2022
Breckenridge: May 30, 2022
Arapahoe Basin: June 1, 2022
If you need that last-minute ski tune up, make sure to top by Columbine Ski and Sport in Dillon before hitting the slopes.
While it's hard to imagine getting out on your bike right now, especially as the storms keep coming, before too long the snow will melt, and local and visiting bikers will hit the trails for those cool morning rides. Summit County's trail system offers hundreds of miles of riding, from beginner to advanced trails, all surrounded by breathtaking views. Don’t get stuck on the sidelines. Visit The Cove Bike & Ski in Summit Cove to get your preseason tune now so you are ready when the trails open.
Even the hardcore Winter fishermen look forward to the warming temperatures of Spring. Fish become more active, and as run-off increases, water flows bring fresh, cool water, increasing hatches throughout the county. The numerous rivers that flow through the county offer chances for anglers to catch browns, rainbows, and the highly coveted cutthroat trout. Those looking to wade into the rivers can usually expect to extend their fishing time and can enjoy a full day without the bitter cold chasing them off the water. Guide shops around the county kick into full gear, offering guided trips to numerous rivers around and beyond the county.
Stop in to one of the many shops around the county to gear up for the upcoming fishing season, or to book your next fishing adventure!
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