The ski season may be coming to a close in most parts of the country, but Spring celebrations have been going on for weeks! Here’s the low down on some of our favorite events this season. Most of them have already happened, but we figured we’d cover them anyway so you can keep an eye out for them next season.
Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe had some great late season activities and events. The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Celebration, which kicked off last Thursday and ran through Saturday evening, included live music, a “trashion show,” a film festival and plenty of great eco-friendly vendors and educational experiences. If you timed it right, you could’ve hit the Earth Day Celebration, the Squaw Spring Pool Party with DJ Silver Boombox, and the Village Après Music Series in the same day!
Out in Colorado, our friends at Arapahoe Basin will be hosting the Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series every Saturday of May. That lines up with the Cuatro de Mayo Fiesta on May 4, which includes beers from New Belgium Brewery and a taco bar fiesta in the Base Area. This writer can actually not think of better time than tacos, beers, snowboarding, and live music.
Montana’s Big Sky Resort had an end of season celebration on April 13. There was live music from Archer’s Mob in the Plaza, followed by an epic pond skim tournament with more live music from Bottom of the Barrel. Once the on-mountain festivities ended, people were able to check out the after party for more music and après-ski shenanigans at Whiskey Jack’s.
In Utah, Canyons Resort’s 6th Annual Spring Grüv kicked off on March 23rd with an awesome lineup of concerts, events and dining experiences. From Pond Skimming to champagne tasting to listening to sweet tunes from North Mississippi Allstars, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and other great bands, everyone was definitely getting into the grüv.
Back East, Sugarloaf celebrated its 25th annual Reggae Fest. The pass to enter was called the Good Vibes ticket, which summed up what this event was all about – good times, chill jams, and friendly people. To kick off the festivities, Sugarloaf prepared a massive fireworks display, which was followed by Reggae Rave – one of the most happening events of the year. Over the course of the weekend, there were 13 bands playing on 4 different stages. The festival was headlined by John Brown’s Body, which incorporated reggae, dub, drum & bass, dancehall, and hip hop to form a progressive and bombastic live show.
Up in B.C.? Whistler’s World Ski & Snowboard Festival is the place to be.
What are some of your favorite Spring ski area events? Share in the comments below!
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