Outdoors

The Edge: A handy calendar of winter events

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USASA Nationals: April 3-10. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Tom's Terrific Cross-Country Downhill: A 5K, mostly downhill race benefiting junior skiers in the Competition Center. Sat., April 3. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Spring Blast: Drink specials and live music, retail sales, free bump tips from the ski-and-ride school, rail jam competitions and demos. Starting April 3, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through April 18. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Beach and Egg Hunt: Sun., April 4. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Colorado's Largest Easter Egg Hunt: Sun., April 4. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Closing Day: Sun., April 4. Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Hwy. 135, Crested Butte.

All Terrain All Conditions Clinic: Explore some of Loveland's most challenging terrain and fine-tune your skills; for advanced and expert skiers. Sun., Dec. 20; Sun., Jan. 10; Sun., Feb. 7; Sun., March 14; Sun., April 4. Loveland Ski Area, 12 mi. east of Silverthorne at I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, 1-800-736-3SKI, www.skiloveland.com.

Easter Egg Hunt: Sun., April 4. Ski Cooper, U.S. Route 24, 9 miles west of Leadville, Leadville, 719-486-2277, www.skicooper.com.

Golden Bunny Classic Fun Race and Candy Hunt: Sun., April 4. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

Taste of Vail: Enjoy fabulous wine and the most exquisite fare of Vail Valley's world-class restaurants. April 7-10. Vail, I-70, Vail, 1-800-475-4543, www.vail.com.

Save our Snow Celebration: Sat., April 10. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Sunsation: Deep snow, bright sun and free live music. April 10-11; April 17-18. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Volcom Peanut Butter & Rail Jam: A free amateur snowboard contest. Sat., April 10. Keystone Resort, Hwy. 6, from I-70, Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, Dillon, 1-800-468-5004, www.keystoneresort.com.

SmartWool Cardboard Classic: Homemade crafts constructed only from cardboard, glue, string, duct tape, masking tape and water-based paint race down the hill. Sat., April 10. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs.

Closing Day: Sun., April 11. Beaver Creek Resort, I-70, Exit 167, Avon, 1-800-404-3535, 1-970-845-9090, www.beavercreek.com.

Splashdown Pond Skim: Skiers and riders cross an ice-cold pond at the base of the mountain. Sun., April 11. Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs.

Spring Back to Vail: Free concerts, on-snow events, street parties and the World Pond Skimming Championships. April 12-18. Vail, I-70, Vail, 1-800-475-4543, www.vail.com.

Endure: The 21st annual competition. Wed., April 14. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Red Bull 1976 Games: With competitions like Snowbladecross and Old School Air. April 16-18. Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Cir., Frisco, 1-866-841-2481, www.coppercolorado.com.

Spring Splash: The official closing day and festive competition. Sun., April 18. Winter Park Resort, Exit 232 from I-70 onto Hwy. 40, Winter Park, 1-800-979-0332, www.winterparkresort.com.

KSMT's Locals Day: Wed., April 21. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Black Mountain Lodge: A Night in the French Alps Dinner: Sat., April 24. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Marmot Grind: Sat., April 24. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Last Park Standing: Prizes, DJ's spinning on the Plaza and more. Sat., April 24. Echo Mountain Terrain Park, 19285 Hwy. 103, Idaho Springs, www.echomtnpark.com.

May

Huck, Rock 'n' Roll/Shakin at the Basin May Concert Series: Sat., May 1. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

Last Day Meltdown: Sun., May 2. Echo Mountain Terrain Park, 19285 Hwy. 103, Idaho Springs, www.echomtnpark.com.

Beach Bash/Shakin at the Basin May Concert Series & Rail Jam: Sat., May 8. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, 1-888-272-7246, www.arapahoebasin.com.

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