Although Keystone Resort has already wrapped up their 2013 – 2014 ski season, Arapahoe Basin remains open indefinitely, as long as there is still snow to ski on! The resort has previously stayed open as late as July 4th, depending on the snow pack. With a current base of base of 74 inches and snow in the forecast, we expect the conditions to remain good for awhile to come. Arapahoe Basin is known for their steep skiing and loyal local crowds, but is probably most well-known for the its famous ‘Beach’ area- the strip of the parking lot that backs up to the base of the mountain. Skiers and snowboarders camp out here with barbecue grills, lawn chairs, coolers and good spirits, enjoying the snow and sunshine in between runs. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the Beach!
May 3rd kicks off the first session of the ‘Shakin’ at the Basin’ Concert Series at Arapahoe Basin. Every Saturday in May features a different band, playing live music in the base area from 1 – 4pm. The concerts are free of charge, family friendly, and a great way to spend a Spring Saturday in the mountains! The Summit Stage offers free transportation directly from Keystone and other areas in Summit County, great for anyone looking for a safe ride home after enjoying a cold beer in the Colorado sunshine!
Upcoming 2014 Spring Events
- Saturday, May 3: Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series – Euforquestra
- Saturday, May 10: Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series – The Congress
- Saturday, May 17: Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series – Funky Johnson
- Saturday, May 24: Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series – High Five
- Saturday, May 25: 13th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs with headliner Whitewater Ramble
- Saturday, May 31: Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series – The Champions
If you are a beer-lover, be sure to head up for the 13th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs on Saturday, May 25th. Whether you choose to ski or not, this fun event is a blast and features beer samplings from over 12 breweries and live music from the upbeat ‘Dancegrass’ band Whitewater Ramble. Stay the night or the whole weekend in a Keystone condo and score a great deal with our off-season rates!
If you have never experienced spring at the Basin, now is the time to come and check it out for yourself! Don’t miss the fun upcoming spring events and the great conditions at Arapahoe Basin.