Rising temperatures and longer days mark the end of winter. As the ski season comes to a close, celebrations for a fun-filled year can be found at most—if not all—Ikon Pass destinations. From pond skims to costume parties, mountain destinations know how to end the ski season on a high note.
Toast to another great season of Champagne Powder® at Steamboat during the Springalicious® Festival. This two-week event (April 1-14, 2019) is filled with lively events and bluebird ski days. Enjoy free live music with the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Concert Series, featuring a mixture of musical genres and performers taking the Steamboat Stage every weekend in Gondola Square. Check out contestant’s creativity and humor during The Cardboard Classic, where homemade cardboard crafts race down Stampede to the finish. And don’t miss the closing day classic, Splashdown Pond Skim, where crazy skiers and riders dressed in costume attempt to successfully cross the icy pond.
WinterWonderGrass & Stratton Present “Sugar & Strings”
To give the season a proper sendoff, Stratton is partnering with the team at WinterWonderGrass to host Sugar & Strings (April 13-14, 2019). This free end-of-season event features live music from groups like Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Kitchen Dwellers, Twisted Pine, and many more. Little ones can enjoy non-stop fun at the Kids Zone, while adults sip on local brews and food specials.
The sun is setting on a record winter, and there’s no better way to ring in springtime than live music under a Colorado sun. Buttermilk is saying farewell to winter with Après, a brand new three-day music festival (April 5-7, 2019). Enjoy some spring skiing and snowboarding with on-mountain live performances during the day, then head to the base of Buttermilk to see headliners The String Cheese Incident and Umphrey’s McGee, as well as Moon Taxi, The Main Squeeze, Southern Avenue, and ALO.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
As the lifts shut down, the margaritas start to flow at Sugarbush’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Castlerock Pub (May 5, 2019). Groups can gather around plates of Texican food while enjoying live music, cornhole in the courtyard, and a lively après scene.
Party at the Summit
Celebrate an exceptional season at Tremblant’s Party at the Summit (April 13, 2019). Head to The Grand Manitou at the top of the mountain to enjoy an afternoon of drinks and delicious barbecue. Enjoy the festivities as renowned Quebec DJs spin a mix of upbeat tunes, and local dance duo Team White impresses with their award-winning moves.
No matter where you choose to celebrate, the end-of-season excitement can be felt at Ikon Pass destinations across North America. Hit the slopes for some final sun-soaked ski days before raising a glass to a successful winter on the mountain.