As spring blooms, Colorado’s high country sees some of the snowiest months whilst lower elevations welcome beautiful, mild weather that is perfect for exploring welcoming towns, relaxing hot springs, hiking routes and everything in between. The season for new beginnings, spring in Colorado boasts an extensive ski schedule to round off another successful season as well as new experiences and opportunities that are waiting to be discovered.
Spring in Colorado? Everything You Need to Know.
For the Ski Lover
Aspen Snowmass Celebrates 75th Anniversary (3-17 April)
In commemoration of 75 years of skiing and riding, Aspen Snowmass is offering guests lift tickets for just $75 per day. Between 3-17 April, skiing and snowboarding fanatics can embark on an adventure in the snowy mountains at an unbeatable price.
Aspen Snowmass boasts 3,132 acres of terrain, four breathtaking mountains, two towns to explore and unforgettable experiences including skiing, snowshoeing and hiking in the summer. Tickets need to be booked at least seven days in advance.
New Uphilling Experience with Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
In February, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa introduced a new uphill ski adventure that should be added to every snow lover’s bucket list. Guided private groups are taken on an uphill ski experience that offers them advanced access to one of Colorado’s most magnificent mountains, where there’s incredible snow and breathtaking viewpoints to discover.
With over 1,500 acres of skiable terrain to explore and the luxurious convenience of a ski-in/ski-out resort, guests are encouraged to customise the uphilling as the ultimate ski package during their stay at Beaver Creek.
For the Culture Vulture
Immersive Frida Kahlo Experience, Denver (3 March – 30 May)
Art aficionados can learn about iconic Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, at the Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibition, taking place at Lighthouse Artspace Denver between 3 March – 30 May. In spirit of recent art trends, the interactive event will highlight the painter’s most iconic works and exhibit Kahlo’s stunning surrealist portraits through animated projections.
The Art of Banksy (14 April)
Opening on 14 April, The Art of Banksy exhibition will be taking over the Denver Sports Castle building with original, authentic work from one of the world’s most influential artists. Art enthusiasts can see over 100 original works spanning the elusive artist’s career. The largest Banksy exhibit ever assembled, his iconic works including Girl and Balloon and Flower Thrower will be on display.
18th Annual Eye Center of Northern Colorado Masks Exhibition (1 April- 6 May)
Now in its 18th year the annual Northern Colorado Masks Exhibition is integrated in Coloradan culture and takes place at the Museum of Art Fort Collins. Each year, Northern Colorado mask artists present new perspectives in ceramic forms, creating a unique collection of masks. An in-gallery auction of the intricate masks helps to fund the museum so it can continue to be a must-visit for travellers wanting to experience local culture.
For the Tree Hugger
Reset Retreat (May)
Proving that one week can change your life, Reset Telluride is a private, luxury wellness and trekking retreat launching in May. Surrounded by the San Juan Mountains, the experience includes a six-night, six-day retreat with three personalised routes – Reach, Recharge and Roam – created for empowerment outdoors
Every week, 18 guests are carefully guided by wellness experts and get to enjoy mountain treks, massages, plant-based meals, sound therapy, oxygen enrichment programmes and much more.
Where to Stay
Viewline Resort Snowmass (23 February)
An iconic ski-in, ski-out property located in the heart of the Aspen Snowmass Village, Viewline Resort Snowmass is the newest hotel resort for travellers to be excited about. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the venue delivers a modern luxury resort experience with a 1960’s mountain ethos. Highlights include 254 guest rooms, including 20 suites, a soothing spa, a private ski and bike concierge, a heated mountainside pool, and sundeck and terrace, perfect for an evening drink.
The Slate Denver (31 May)
Opening its doors on 31 May, luxury hotel, The Slate Denver, is a new boutique property that pays tribute to the site of the historic original Emily Griffith Opportunity School. Adding 251 guest rooms to downtown Denver, amenities include the use of digital keys, allowing guests to access their rooms via smartphone, complimentary Wi-Fi, a business centre and state of the art A/V system to accommodate meetings, whether this is virtual, in-person or hybrid. As well as 4,370 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, a signature bar and restaurant, lounge, outdoor patio and fitness centre.
How to Get There
United Airlines London – Denver flight Returns
From 27 March, United Airlines will add a second daily service from London Heathrow to Denver International Airport, so keen skiers can easily hit the slopes for some spring skiing. United first launched summer seasonal flights between LHR and DEN in March 2018 and the service was expanded to operate year-round in March 2019. It was suspended as a result of the pandemic but is set to resume on 5 March, with double-daily flights beginning shortly after.