Springtime in Colorado

Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 0

With spring in the air, Colorado’s high country sees some of the snowiest months, while lower elevations welcome mild weather that is perfect for exploring welcoming towns.

It is the season for relaxing hot springs, hiking routes and everything in between. Spring in Colorado boasts an extensive ski schedule to round-off another successful season as well as new experiences and opportunities waiting to be discovered.

For the ski lover

Aspen Snowmass Celebrates 75th Anniversary (3-17 April)

Commemorating 75 years of skiing and riding, Aspen Snowmass is offering guests lift tickets for just $75 per day. Between 3-17 April, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the snowy mountains at an unbeatable price. Aspen Snowmass has 3,132 acres of terrain, four mountains, two towns to explore and world-class skiing, snowshoeing and hiking in the summer. Tickets should 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 which is a must on 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. With over 1,500 acres of skiable terrain to explore and the convenience of a ski-in/ski-out resort, guests are encouraged to customise the uphilling as the ultimate ski package.

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 Frida Kahlo exhibition, taking place at Lighthouse Artspace Denver between 3 March – 30 May. In the spirit of recent art trends, the interactive event will highlight the painter’s most iconic works and exhibit Kahlo’s 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 illusive 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 programs and much more.

Where to stay

Viewline Resort Snowmass

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. It has 254 guest rooms, including 20 suites, a soothing spa, a private ski and bike concierge, heated mountainside pool, and sundeck and terrace.

The Slate Denver (opening 31 May)

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, , complimentary Wi-Fi, a business centre and state of the art A/V system to accommodate meetings. It boasts a signature bar and restaurant, lounge, outdoor patio and fitness centre.

How to get there from the UK

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 has now resumed with double daily flights beginning later this month.

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