OUT: OUTside Connection March 25, 2009

Ski resorts offer springtime specials

Spring time in the Rockies means dining al fresco on the slopes at your favorite resort.

Gee, where did the winter go?

When we looked up last fall it was snowing 6 inches in Grand Junction and Christmas still was a month away. Now, it’s 70 degrees, the daffodils are blooming and there are skiers wearing shorts on the ski slopes.

Spring skiing is some of the best of the season and most resorts are making it easy for you to enjoy the last few weeks with special deals on lift tickets, lodging and equipment sales.

Take advantage of some new snow along with last-weekend specials at Powderhorn Resort, which shuts down the 2008-2009 ski season at 5 p.m. Sunday. Saturday’s activities include the Slushsprocket Bike Race at 2 p.m., a winner-take-all sprint down the snowy slopes. This may be as much fun to watch as to race.

It’s springtime in the Rockies so grab your boards, a pair of surfer shorts and a truck load of sunscreen and head to the slopes, one more time.

WHAT: Spring flings with special deals on lift tickets and lodging and all the free music you can absorb during the final weeks of the 2008-2009 ski season

WHERE: As close as your favorite ski resort

WHEN: This week through the middle of April, although high-elevation Arapaho Basin might well be running its lifts into early June.

HOW: Get news by going to the Web site for Colorado Ski Country USA, http://www.coloradoski.com


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