Once spring breaks across the country are over and April comes to the county, things begin to quiet down around here. Springtime in Summit County means ski areas close. We only have A-Basin & Breck left open in the county. Loveland will close this weekend and the Mary Jane area of Winter Park will stay open as long as possible. The snow still comes, although it seems like less than normal this year. Everything melts off quickly but the roads can still be treacherous during a storm. If you’re coming to the mountains of Colorado, it’s still too soon to swap your snow tires for the summer tires. Springtime in Summit County is when we can all relax, take a breath and enjoy mud season.
Mud season gets its name from our outdoor areas. The snow is melting but still falling making trails and ski runs muddy. It’s our shoulder season happening in between winter and summer. It happens in May and October but can carry on a little longer in either direction depending on the weather in any given year. Tourist visits are minimal as the outdoor activities are somewhat limited. Restaurants often close down for a couple week vacation. Our hustling, bustling county returns to a quiet mountain town of years past.
Springtime in Summit County is when we start hearing about the events planned for this summer. The Dillon Amphitheater has its summer schedule set. Free and paid shows happen all summer long. The towns start announcing festivals. Frisco’s BBQ Challenge is back this year as is Keystone’s Bacon & Bourbon Fest. It’s a good time to start planning when you want to be here this summer. Of course, there is always hiking, biking, golf, sailing, kayaking or SUP, and so much more.
Covid in Summit County
Who knows where we will be this summer with Covid. Currently, there are no mask or vaccine mandates. Each business or person can decide what is best for them. Of course that may change so it seems having a mask & a vaccine card in hand may be the best way to operate, just in case.
Springtime in Summit County is a great time to relax, reflect & appreciate where we are.