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Enjoying a bountiful snowfall from the winter months, Colorado’s ski resorts are now preparing for a bustling spring season on the slopes. Here are a few of the season’s coming highlights.
The annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup enters its 38th year at Winter Park. Joining world-class disabled skiers, Denver celebrities and alumni of the Denver Broncos, this annual event benefits the National Sports Center for the Disabled. The climactic events of the weekend are the World Disabled International, when disabled skiers compete, and the Celebrity Challenge, when Broncos and other celebrities race one another.www.winterparkresort.com
On March 10 and 13, from 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Durango Mountain Resort will lead guests on Alpenglow Snowshoe Tours. Guests take the last chairlift up the mountain for a guided snowshoe tour of the backcountry, during which guides will point out the mountains’ flora and fauna — including wildlife tracks — as well as local geologic features. The tour finishes with snowshoeing down the slopes at sunset to an after-party at the Powderhouse Restaurant.www.durangomountainresort.com
The 13th annual Bud Light Spring Jam returns to Aspen/Snowmass March 21–31, bringing the resort two weekends of competitions, concerts and parties. On Friday, March 22, folk-pop artist Brett Dennen will lead off the live music in Snowmass Base Village in celebration of the NASTAR National Championships. Also, for the first time the Bud Light Spring Jam Core Party will extend to two nights and will feature a beer garden.www.stayaspensnowmass.com/events/bud-light-spring-jam