End of 2024 Ski Season Events & Celebrations

How to Celebrate the End of the 2024 Ski Season in Summit County

As the spring months bring warmer temperatures to the high country, Summit County's resorts are gearing up for their end-of-season celebrations, marking the finale of another fantastic ski season filled with powder days and unforgettable mountain adventures. From live music and festive parties to pond skimming and costume contests, each resort has its own unique way of bidding farewell to winter and welcoming the summer months ahead.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Closing Day: May 12, 2024

The end of ski season at Breckenridge is a bittersweet time, with skiers and snowboarders flock to the slopes to enjoy the last runs of the season, soaking up the sunshine and savoring the final moments on the mountain. As the snow begins to melt, locals and visitors alike start looking forward to Breckenridge’s notorious end of season event, the Splash into Spring Pond Skim.

End of Ski Season Events at Breckenridge Ski Resort

Breckenridge Ski Resort Pond Skim 2024

Five Peaks Music Series: April 27 – 29, 2024

The Five Peaks Music Series offers a lineup of talented musicians against the stunning backdrop of the Ten Mile Range from the base of Peak 8. Soak up the sounds while savoring the last days of the ski season.

Splash into Spring Pond Skim: April 27, 2024

The Splash into Spring Pond Skim is a widespread favorite annual event where skiers and snowboarders attempt to skim across a pond at the base of Peak 7. The pond skim marks the end of the ski season at Breckenridge. Participation is free for all guests with a valid lift ticket or season pass, making it a popular and entertaining way to celebrate the arrival of spring on the slopes.

For more information about Breckenridge’s end of ski season events, click here to visit the events page on the resort’s website.

Skiing Breck this spring?
For up-to-date mountain conditions, click here to check out the Breckenridge Associates Live Mountain Cam!

Summertime Fun on the Mountain

Gold Runner Coaster

Gold Runner Coaster in Breckenridge, CO

Enjoy Breckenridge’s thrilling alpine coaster, located at the base of Peak 8. The Gold Runner Coaster typically opens in late May or early June, depending on weather conditions, and is a must-do activity for summertime adventure seekers. Children must be at least 3 years old and 38 inches tall to ride.

When: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost to ride: $15 - $25, discounts are often available for multiple rides or with a season pass.

Website: https://www.breckenridge.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/summer-activities/gold-runner-coaster.aspx

Gold Summit Climbing Wall

Gold Summit Climbing Wall in Breckenridge, CO

Typically opening in late May, Gold Summit Climbing Wall is an impressive outdoor climbing structure located at the top of Peak 8, accessible via the BreckConnect Gondola at Breck’s Alpine Camp. With a height of 35 feet, this towering wall provides both beginner-friendly paths and challenging routes for experienced climbers.

When: 1 pm – 7 pm

Cost: $15 for a day pass, $100 for a season pass

Website: https://www.breckenridge.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/summer-activities/gold-summit-climbing-wall.aspx

Arapahoe Basin

Closing Day: June 2, 2024

Renowned for staying open for one of the longest ski seasons in Colorado, skiers and snowboarders flock to Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort for their final chances to carve through the legendary terrain as the lifts make their last runs of the season. The end of the season at A-Basin is always a celebration with live music, parties, and lots of stoke.

End of Ski Season Events at Arapahoe Basin

End of Ski Season Events at ABasin

35th Annual Enduro & Après Party: April 10

Participants will showcase their skills and endurance as they complete in A-Basin’s 35th Annual Enduro and Apres Party on April 10th. After the race, the party continues with live music, food, and refreshing apres drinks.

6th Alley Dinner – Women, Whiskey, and Western Wear: April 12

Celebrate the spirit of the wild west at Arapahoe Basin’s 6th Alley Dinner – Women, Whiskey, and Western Wear. Guest are invited to dress in their finest wester attire and enjoy a night of delicious food, whiskey tastings, and entertainment at the iconic 6th Alley Bar and Grill.

Earth Day Sustainability Bash: April 20

The Earth Day Sustainability Bash at Arapahoe Basin is a celebration of environmental stewardship and sustainable living. This event brings together like-minded individuals and organizations to promote eco-friendly practices and raise awareness about environmental issues. Attendees can enjoy live music, educational exhibits, and activities that highlight the importance of protecting our planet for future generations.

Moonlight Dinner Series #5 – Luau: April 20

The Moonlight Dinner Series #5 - Luau at Arapahoe Basin promises an enchanting evening filled with Hawaiian flavors and mountain charm. Guests can expect a feast featuring traditional island dishes, paired with refreshing tropical drinks, all set against the stunning backdrop of A-Basins legendary terrain under the moonlight.

For more information on Arapahoe Basin’s end of season events, visit their website’s event page at: https://www.arapahoebasin.com/events/

Summer Adventures at A-Basin

Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata at A-Basin

The Via Ferrata at Arapahoe Basin offers an exhilarating mountain experience for thrill seeking adventurers right here in Summit County. Located on the east wall of the resort's famed Montezuma Bowl, the Via Ferrata combines hiking, climbing, and breathtaking views, and Located on the east wall of the resort's famed Montezuma Bowl, this exhilarating experience combines hiking, climbing, and breathtaking views. Participants must be at least 13 years old and anyone under 18 must be accompanies by a parent or legal guardian.

When: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm daily

Cost: Prices vary depending on the duration and type of ride, with rates starting around $55 per person.

Website: https://www.arapahoebasin.com/via-ferrata/

Keystone Ski Resort

Closing Day: April 7, 2024

The closing of the season at Keystone marks the end of epic powder days and après-ski gatherings, leaving behind a sense of nostalgia and anticipation for the next winter season. As the resort prepares to close its doors for the season, skiers and snowboarders can celebrate another stellar season at Keystone Springtastic and Pond Skim on the last two days before the resort closes.

End of Ski Season Events at Keystone

2024 Keystone Pond Skim
Keystone Springtastic and Pond Skim

Keystone’s Springtastic event features live music, food, drinks, fun activities for all ages, and their popular Pond Skim competition. The event is free to attend, and registration for the Pond Skim opens at 8:30 am on the day of the event, with the competition starting at 11:00 am.

Click here for more information about Keystone’s Springtastic and Pond Skim events.

Summertime at Keystone

Keystone Stables

Keystone Stables

Keystone Stables provide a family-friendly environment with well-trained horses suitable for riders of all abilities, from beginners to experienced equestrians. The stables offer a variety of rides, including scenic trail rides, dinner rides, and pony rides for younger children, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy amidst Keystone's stunning mountain scenery. The stables typically open for the season around late May to early June.

When: 8 am – 5 pm daily

Cost: Prices vary depending on the duration and type of ride, with rates starting around $55 per person.

Website: https://www.keystoneresort.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/summer-activities/keystone-stables.aspx

Copper Mountain Ski Resort

Closing Day: May 12, 2024

As the final days of the 2024 ski season approach, there's a bittersweet atmosphere in the air at Copper Mountain as Skiers and snowboarders enjoy the exhilarating runs and stunning views that Copper offers. Copper Mountain does not skimp of the end of season celebrations, with various events and festivities, including live music, pond-skimming competitions, and themed parties.

End of Ski Season Events at Copper Mountain

Green Tire Giveaway: April 13

The Green Tire Giveaway is an on-mountain scavenger hunt presented by Nokian Tyres. Participants will follow along with virtual clues posted to Copper’s social media while they attempt to track down the location of the green tire. The first to find the tire will win a full set of brand-new Nokian Tyres.

Bubly Tubing Spindig: April 14

Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate the soon to end season at Copper’s unique Bubly Tubing Spindig. The event transforms the tubing hill into a vibrant party, featuring music, games, and lots of tubing fun.

Slush Rush: April 27

Appropriately named, the Slush Rush is Copper Mountain’s pond skimming event. Skiers and snowboarders costume up and test their skills as they compete in a relay race as teams of three for the fastest overall time to skim across a pond of freezing water at the base of the mountain.

Sunsation: April 27 -28

The ultimate spring bash, Sunsation at Copper Mountain is a festival with free concerts at the base of the mountain, competitions, and plenty of sunshine-filled fun. Visitors hit the slopes in their best retro gear during Copper’s closing weekend.

Click here for Copper Mountain’s end of season event schedule.

What's Next at Copper Mountain

Union Peak Festival

2024 Union Peak Festival at Copper Mountain

Celebrate the end of summer and the countdown to ski season at Copper Mountain’s 4th annual Union Peak Festival. Enjoy live music, art, complimentary sports clinics, and the mountain athlete lifestyle before the resort is buzzing with activity in a few short months.

When: September 6-7, 2024

Cost: Free to attend, however a VIP experience will also be available with pricing TBA.

Website: https://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/union-peak-festival

We'll Help Your Find Your Dream Mountain Home

It’s not hard to fall in love with all that Breckenridge has to offer on and off the slopes, but it can be hard to find the perfect mountain property in this highly desirable location. Whether you’re looking for a place for your family to gather and celebrate the holidays or an income generating ski-in, ski-out condo - Breckenridge Associates are the local experts on Breckenridge real estate.

Call us today to speak with one of our knowledgeable Brokers. We look forward to being your Summit County buying guides!

Posted by Breckenridge Associates Real Estate on


Email Send a link to post via Email

Leave A Comment

e.g. yourwebsitename.com
Please note that your email address is kept private upon posting.