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Revely Vail brings a full slate of holiday activities to town the week of Thanksgiving.EXPAND
Revely Vail brings a full slate of holiday activities to town the week of Thanksgiving.
Courtesy Revely Vail

Head for the Hills! Hundreds of Things to Do This Ski Season

On March 14, Governor Jared Polis ordered all Colorado ski areas closed for a week, starting March 15. Please contact event organizers for the status of any event on this list, compiled last fall:

March 17: Cooper St. Patrick's Day: Combine the wearing o' the green with the skiing down the slopes. Cooper, 232 Country Road 29, Leadville, 800-707-6114, skicooper.com.
March 18: Silverton Mountain Unguided Opening Day: Silverton Mountain, 6226 Highway 110, Silverton, 970-387-5706, silvertonmountain.com.
March 21: Fatty Patty 50K: Race three of four in the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series. 9 a.m., Leadville, facebook.com/LWMBS.
March 17: Snowmass St. Patrick's Day: Snowmass Base Village celebrates with music and kids' activities; adults can vie for beer pong supremacy at the Ullrhof Games. Aspen Snowmass, Aspen, 800-525-6200, gosnowmass.com.
March 20-27: Bud Light Spring Jam: This marks the twentieth year of the mountain festival with Kick Aspen Big Air, the return of the Helly Hansen 4 MTN Mission, Terrain Park Boot Camp and free concerts. Various Aspen Snowmass locations, 800-525-6200, aspensnowmass.com.
March 21: Al Johnson Memorial Telemark Race: A sense of humor and epic costumes are required gear at this light-hearted uphill/downhill race. Noon, Crested Butte, 877-547-5143, skicb.com.
March 21: Snowcat Dining Excursion: Head up the mountain in an enclosed Snowcat for a wine dinner lit by alpenglow. 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., $150, Purgatory, 1 Skier Place, Durango, 800-525-0892, purgatoryresort.com.
March 21-22: Spring Festival: Try some late-season demos of fat bikes, showshoes, skins and backcountry skis. Free, Snow Mountain Ranch, 1101 County Road 53, Granby, 970-887-2152, snowmountainranch.org.
March 22: College Day: Show up with a photo college ID and current, printed class schedule and hit the slopes for just $54. Wolf Creek Ski Area, Pagosa Springs, 970-264-5639, wolfcreekski.com.
March 23: Ms. Monday: Women of all skill levels get a discounted lift ticket and two-hour lesson from a female instructor for $97. Wolf Creek Ski Area, Pagosa Springs, 970-264-5639, wolfcreekski.com.
March 24-28: NASTAR National Championships: The recreational alpine racing championship returns to Snowmass after several years in Steamboat. Aspen Snowmass, Aspen, nastar.com.
March 25: Local Appreciation Day: Everyone's a local with lift tickets discounted to $54. Wolf Creek Ski Area, Pagosa Springs, 970-264-5639, wolfcreekski.com.
March 29: The Grand Traverse: It's experts only at this team race that covers forty miles over the Elk Mountain Range from Crested Butte to Aspen. Midnight, $420, thegrandtraverse.org.
March 28: Pink Vail: You can ski down the slopes or just soak up the sun at the base of Vail Mountain as part of this fundraiser for the Shaw Cancer Center. $35 plus fundraising, Vail, pinkvail.com.
March 28-31: U.S. Alpine Tech Championships: Aspen Highlands and Snowmass host the slalom, parallel and giant slalom competition for the first time in six decades. Aspen Snowmass, Aspen, 800-525-6200, aspensnowmass.com.
March 29: Clauson Classic: See how many times you can hike to Tiger Claw in this race that remembers J ohn Clauson, Silverton's late snow safety director, and raises awareness of bone marrow donation. Free, Silverton Mountain, 6226 Highway 110, Silverton, 970-387-5706, silvertonmountain.com.
March 29: Cooper Cup Race #5: On Black Powder. Cooper, 232 Country Road 29, Leadville, 800-707-6114, skicooper.com.
March 29: Kendall Mountain Closing Day Luau & Locals Appreciation Day: Everyone's a local on the last day of the season; in addition to a free lift ticket, enjoy leis and a limbo contest. Kendall Mountain, 1 Kendall Place, Silverton, 970-387-5522, colorado.gov/townofsilverton.
April 1-12: Springalicious Festival: Enjoy free concerts, the Cardboard Classic scramble down the slopes and icy Splashdown Pond Skim. Steamboat, 2305 Mt. Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, 877-783-2628, steamboat.com.
April 4-25: Spring Bash & Splash: With weekend themes like Bluegrass & Beerfest, Country and '80s, the spring skiing should be positively melodic at Winter Park. Saturdays only, Winter Park Resort, 85 Parsenn Road, Winter Park, 970-726-1564, winterparkresort.com.
April 5: Purgatory Pond Skim: Ska Brewing sponsors this party, with prizes for best skim, wipeout and costumes. 1:30 p.m., $10 registration, Purgatory, 1 Skier Place, Durango, 800-525-0892, purgatoryresort.com.
April 11: East Side Epic: The final race in the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series. 9 a.m., Leadville, facebook.com/LWMBS.
April 11: Moonlight Dinner Series Randonée: Hawaiian Luau: The lifts won't run during this mountaintop dinner; you'll have to make it up and down the slope under your own power. 6 p.m.-10 p.m., $85, Arapahoe Basin, 28194 Highway 6, Dillon, 970-468-0718, arapahoebasin.com.
April 17-19: Sisters' Meeting in the Mountains: Expert female skiers and boarders will enjoy two days of unguided action, industry education and networking. Silverton Mountain, 6226 Highway 110, Silverton, 970-387-5706, silvertonmountain.com.

These listings were compiled for our Winter Guide, inserted in the November 14 issue of Westword. Although the deadline is long past for that, we post several calendar stories every week. If you know of an event that deserves attention, send information to editorial@westword.com.

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