The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and it is officially the season of wearing flip-flops (well, Chacos because we are talking about Colorado). However, some of us haven’t quite satisfied our snow-sliding fix and we aren’t ready to let go of winter. Here are the top 3 resorts in Colorado to hit in the spring if you always find yourself wishing that snow would keep falling for a few more months.

1. Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin
Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin offers the quintessential spring skiing vibes. With a snowpack that lasts into the summer and arguably the best parking lot party scene around, A Basin can’t be beat. The resort’s steep terrain won’t close for a while, but the party has already begun. Dress up, shred some laps, pond skim, eat burgers and drink beer in the parking lot for après. Sound like a good day? You bet it does. Arapahoe Basin is tentatively closing June 5th for the 2016 ski season.

2. Breckenridge

Breckenridge, Colorado.

If you are looking to shred park laps look no further than Breckenridge. In the spring the park slushes up while the peaks above stay fresh. It’s hard to beat the views from Peak 8, the highest lift in North America, on a sunny spring day. If you’re looking for spring skiing events “Spring Fever,” Breck’s month-long festival, is currently well underway with weekly concerts, competitions and other festivities until closing day. There are only a few more weeks to hit up the legendary park and extensive off-piste terrain as Breckenridge’s closing day is set for April 24, 2016.

3. Loveland

Samantha Zavadil Flies Over a Self-Built Jump - OutThere Colorado
Samantha Zavadil flies over a jump she and her friend built while spending the day at Loveland Pass. Photo Credit: Christian Murdock

The high altitude of Loveland allows the slopes to maintain fresh and fluffy snow throughout the spring. This resort will help you keep charging the bumps and glades after most people have decided it’s hiking/biking/climbing/paddling season. This year Loveland is closing on May 8th, so get it while you can!

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