Springtime in Colorado
There is no place we would rather be than Colorado in the springtime. There’s something special about the moment you head to the bar for a well-deserved drink after a long day of riding spring slush and tune in to some live music courtesy of the mountain’s free spring concerts. Navigate your weekend travels to the Colorado mountains, ski and sink into some Apres Ski live music.
If you’re like us, you’re an adventure seeker with a heart full of wanderlust, but work hard to play hard. Many of us are weekend warriors. To help you get through the work week, we prepared an ultimate weekend warrior planning guide to Colorado ski resorts so you can get the most out of your spring ski weekends and what Akinz gear to champion on a two-day excursion.
Rock the Boat @ Steamboat Ski Resort
Springtime in the boat is a bit of an ambiguity, the calendar changes seasons, but fresh powder is still dumping. Most years, there is no shortage of epic powder days and endless celebrations. This town knows how to do weekends. Start it off with FIRE(WORKS) ON THE MOUNTAIN every Friday around 7:00 pm best viewed from…everywhere. Kick it on Saturdays with live music on in Gondola Square starting at 3:30 pm all spring.
For a legit Steamboat action-venture, wear our powder days, cold beers, and warm fires shirt with a Whiskey Makes Me Frisky flask slipped in the pocket. Warm your soul, your body, and the hearts of all your friends on the mountain with this pairing.
3/31 The Goonies
4/14 The Last Bandoleros
4/15 Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Shakin at the Basin @ Arapahoe Basin
‘The Legend,’ Arapahoe Basin, has one of the most extended seasons in North America (Oct- June) which creates a mecca for late season skiing. A-Basin Beach backs up to the mountain chairlift and is perfect for tailgating or a full-on parking lot party. You can BYOB and pregame or post-sesh your slope shred. A-Basin hosts a spring concert series, Shakin at the Basin at the Base Area in Mountain Goat Plaza.
We recommend a set of Glow in the Dark Five Star Pint Glasses because they are unbreakable, BPA free (good for the environment), and you’ll never lose it because it GLOWS IN THE DARK, which should be mandatory while tailgating at the ‘beach’.
4/28 A Led Zeppelin Cover Band 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
5/5 King Cardinal 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
5/12 Homeslice 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
5/19 The Beloved Invaders 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
5/26 White Water Ramble 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
5/27 Mojomama 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
6/3 Tunisia 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CB Unplugged @ Crested Butte
Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) recently got serious about protecting the beautiful Colorado mountains. They initiated a resort-wide recycling program and launched a stewardship campaign for the eco-friendly guide to the slopes. They have an organic-focused lifestyle on the mountain and in their entertainment. The pace is peaceful, and the music is unfiltered and unplugged. A weekend warrior adventure here will get you in touch with your roots.
Crested Butte has Friday night unplugged sessions with local and national acts, bloodies and bluegrass on Saturdays at the Umbrella bar, and intimate afternoon concerts at Butte 66. They plan a legendary close of the season event, Ski Town Breakdown
When heading to CBMR, equip yourself with one of our Sundowner Tees or tanks for men or women. This shirt has vintage vibes and is hand printed on an eco-heather blend (a blend of recycled poly, organic cotton, & rayon). It is stripped down, natural, and super soft. Top it with a recycled cotton trailhead beanie for the win.
Friday and Saturdays at Butte 66, at the base of Red Lady Express.
3/24 Bluegrass & Bloodies 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Umbrella Bar
4/1 Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth 4:30 pm
4/6 Trout Steak Revival at the Crested Butte Center for Arts
4/7 Drew Emmitt Band at the Ice Bar at Uley’s Cabin from 12 – 2 PM.
4/7 New Orleans Suspects at Butte 66 form 4 – 6 PM.
4/8 Coral Creek at the Umbrella Bar from 12 – 2 PM.
Spring Bash + Splash @ Winter Park
Winter Park is the oldest operating ski resort in Colorado, but this year Winter Park (WP) went under new ownership. The coolest thing about WP is the alternative way you can get there, the winter express train. If you want to feel like you traveled for an adventure, why not?
Once you get there, you can ski in the boundaries of the slopes that feel like you earned your turns in the backcountry. It has some slightly rugged terrain with chutes, bowls, glade skiing, backcountry runs, secluded powder stashes and spacious groomers. WP is hosting a Spring Bash + Splash. Four spring weekends of live music and the promise of sunshine. The kickoff is downtown in Winter Park, at Hideway Park and the remaining shows are in front of Derailer Bar at the base of the resort.
Since this resort pretty much put Colorado on the map for skiing, we will give a symbolic nod to the Colorado flag hoodie, but really you are safe in any of our Colorado Gear. The Colorado flag hoodie is a made from a super soft eco-fleece in heathered royal blue or navy. You will feel like an authentic native in this pairing,
“I’ve had a deep love affair with skiing for many years.”– John Denver
3/31 THE LONG RUN, “Colorado’s tribute to The Eagles
4/7 The Big Wonderful
4/7 Trout Steak Revival
4/21 ELECTRIC AVENUE, The 80s MTV EXPERIENCE
Eldora Spring Thing @ Eldora Mountain
Eldora receives 300+ inches of snow per year and has Colorado’s best snow making system. This means full coverage of snow even when mother nature didn’t intend it. They boast all groomed trails that are ski, snowboard, AT, XC, and snowshoe friendly. A bonus to Eldora is it is the closest resort to the Front Range. Less driving means more turns. This spring in The Lodge at Eldora is the 10 Barrel Music Series.
The most essential pairing we could give Eldora is the Slush Neckwarmer. Perfect for windy, cold slopes, which is often the case at Eldora. Layer with our Verse Hooded Cowl for extra ninja factor. Spring skiing will look a lot better with this combo.
3/24 Pioneer Mother
3/31 Farmer Sisters
4/07 Retro Day
04/07 Kort McCumber