What to Do on Colorado's Ski Slopes in March 2016

Crested Butte welcomes Boardercross & Skiercross.
Crested Butte welcomes Boardercross & Skiercross.
Crested Butte

Talk about the white stuff: A snowy season in the high country means there will be plenty of great skiing throughout the state in March, and plenty of great events to go along with that snow. Keep reading for our calendar of events: It's all downhill from here!

March 4-6: USASA Boardercross & Skiercross, Crested Butte. USA Snowboard and Freeskiing Association will make another stop in Crested Butte this season to cater to the ski and snowboard racers, as they charge their way through the cross course located below the Paradise Lift (swcoloradoseries.com).

March 5: Crafted Tasting, Crested Butte. Visit Mt. Crested Butte in early March and enjoy spring skiing and CRAFTED, a tasting featuring Colorado’s best craft brews, spirits and local fare. The event will be held in the Event Tent at the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort from 2 to 6 p.m. Enjoy delicious libations and tasty treats with live music and views of the West Elk Mountains; $25 advance/online (6 tasting tickets), $30 day of event (6 tasting tickets), $5 entry under 21 (cbchamber.com>events>crafted).

March 5-13: Springtacular, Purgatory. Spring Break at Purgatory Resort is a nonstop party for the whole family! We’ll have special activities every day for kids and adults, and live music throughout the week (purgatoryresort.com).

March 5: Free Family Race Day, Loveland. Join us as the Loveland Race Club hosts a free Family Race Day. The race will take place off Chair 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Come out and race each other for fun and bragging rights! The race is free and open to everyone. Just sign up the morning of the race on the Basin Patio or at the top of the course (skiloveland.com).

March 6: Kids’ Fest, Monarch. Bring the kids up for games and crafts, avalanche dog meet-and-greet and to check out our kids’ snow equipment (skimonarch.com).

March 11-13: IFSA Junior Nationals Freeskiing Competition, Crested Butte. The International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association was established in 1996 by freeskiing pioneer Shane McConkey. The Junior Big Mountain Freeskiing and Snowboarding system comprises regional events, national events, and one rotating North American Championship. Crested Butte Mountain Resort will host Nationals on
March 11-13, where junior competitors ages 12-18 will compete in the famed Crested Butte Extreme Limits terrain (skicb.com).

March 12: Alpenglow Ascents Rando Challenge, Arapahoe Basin. This third annual springtime event will start and finish in the Base Area while summiting near 12,472’ (arapahoebasin.com)!

March 12-13: Burton Experience Snowboard Tour, Keystone. Are you new to the sport of snowboarding or looking to progress your riding? Join Keystone Resort for the Burton Experience Snowboard Tour, featuring free snowboard clinics for adults and kids, free product demos from Burton, deeply discounted rates on lift tickets and lodging, and entertainment including a scavenger hunt and live DJs (keystoneresort.com).

Keep reading for more events on the mountains in March.


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