March Magic: The Ultimate Guide to Skiing in Colorado

Experience skiing nirvana in Colorado this March! Get insider tips and unlock the secrets of the best resorts for your next spring break ski trip.

Skiing in the Back Bowls in Vail, CO.

With pristine slopes & scenery, endless powder, and a your choice of lively après scenes, Colorado’s the place to be for March skiing. 

Let's dive into the nitty-gritty of skiing in Colorado in March, uncovering the best resorts and dropping some tips to ensure your spring skiing adventure is unforgettable. 

March Majesty: Skiing in Colorado

March in Colorado isn't just another month; it's what ski dreams are made of. Snow-capped peaks, jaw-dropping views, and warmer afternoons... what’s not to love? 

The snow gods are still generous—in fact, spring storms often make it one of the best months for snow. In addition, the sun's playing nice, and you've got more elbow room on the slopes AND on your favorite après-ski patio. Whether you're a snowboard ninja or a ski rookie, there's a Colorado ski resort for you.

The Hot Spots: Where to Drop In

Vail Mountain

Iconic peaks. Legendary Back Bowls. It's not just a mountain… There's a reason they say Vail is like nothing on Earth. 

Boasting over 5,000 acres of skiable terrain, over 200 trails, Vail is a desired destination for both beginners and adrenaline junkies alike. If you're looking for a powdery affair, the seven Back Bowls are where it's at—especially during sun-soaked March ski days.

Keystone Resort

From night skiing, snow tubing and the World’s largest mountaintop snow fort, to ice skating, scenic sleigh rides and more, there is tons of fun to be had at Keystone. 

Add in the lively après-ski vibe (check out hot spots The Bighorn or 9280' Sake House ), and you've got yourself a classic March ski shindig.

Breckenridge Ski Resort:

Five Peaks. One Incredible Mountain. Experience the High Five at Breck. 

Did you know… the top 5 facts about Breck:

Five Peaks: Breck is made up of 5 distinct peaks, each with something unique to offer.

A Real Mountain Town: The iconic Five Peaks serve as the backdrop to the historic Town of Breck.

Base Areas & Progression: Breck is big. Check out this guide to make the best of your day.

Ski To Town: 4 O’Clock Run lets you ski from 12,840 feet all the way to downtown Breck.

Highest Ski Lift in North America: Topping out at 12,840 feet above sea level, the Imperial Express SuperChair reaches within 100 vertical feet of Breckenridge's famous Peak 8 summit. 

Never miss the inside scoop! Tune into The Secret Stash: A Guide to Breck, and visit like a local.

Crested Butte Mountain Ski Resort:

Untamed and unlike the others. Crested Butte is for the wild ones. Explore every inch

Located off the beaten path, with 561 acres of expert skiing and riding, Crested Butte Mountain is known as one of the birthplaces of inbound extreme skiing. If you’re feeling feisty, be sure to slay Rambo, the steepest lift-served tree cut trail with an average pitch of 55 degrees.   

Home to quirky costume events and a friendly vibe, Crested Butte is a place you want to add to your March skiing bucket list. Check out the must-not-miss March ski events such as the Al Johnson Memorial Telemark Race.

From transportation to lodging to to gear choices, check out this guide for all you need to know! And for insider tips and tricks, check out the Crested Butte Mountain Resort blog

Tips for a Ski-tastic Trip

Your Colorado March ski trip is only as good as your preparation. Here are some nuggets of wisdom to ensure your adventure is memorable… in a good way:

  • Dress in Layers: March in Colorado is like the weather's on shuffle. Be prepared for rapid changes by layering up. It's like having a ski wardrobe DJ—minus the cheesy tunes.
  • Sunscreen is Non-Negotiable: You might be closer to the clouds, but you're also closer to the sun. Don't end up looking like a roasted (er, burnt) marshmallow. Slather on that sunscreen and thank us later.
  • Book in Advance: Want the best deals and to avoid disappointment? Book your digs and lift tickets ahead of time. Trust us, you’d much rather be sipping après libations instead of searching for a place to crash.

FAQs: March Skiing

Q. Are there slopes for beginners in Colorado?

  • A. Absolutely! Most resorts offer beginner slopes and ski lessons for those new to skiing.

Q. What's the best way to reach these ski resorts?

  • A. Denver International Airport is the gateway to Colorado's ski country. From there, hop on shuttles or grab the keys to your snow chariot of choice—4-wheel or all-wheel drive strongly recommended. 

Q. What should I pack for a March ski trip?

  • A. Warm clothing, sunscreen, goggles, and waterproof gear. It's all about layers.

Q. What's the après-ski scene like in Colorado?

  • A. There is a vibrant après-ski scenes with bars, restaurants, and live music. It's the perfect way to cap off your March ski day.

For many, skiing in Colorado in March is where it's at. With a selection of resorts, stunning landscapes, and weather that's just right, Colorado is a snowy spring playground.

So get those skis ready—Colorado is waiting for you with an adventure of a lifetime. See you on the slopes!