Spring Break in Leadville, Colorado

        It’s almost time for spring break, and that means spring snow! Leadville is always an affordable option for a Colorado trip, with extra specials this time of year. Come for skiing, winter mountain biking, backcountry hut and yurt trips, and more!

        Spring Skiing

        At Ski Cooper, lift tickets top out at $56, with extra savings this spring. Come for $30 Thursdays in March. Grab a $25 spring lift ticket deal on Easter week, April 1-7. Or book the Play and Stay Ski Special recently featured on Denver’s 9News. Play with Ski Cooper and stay with the Silver King Inn and Suites! Buy one to two lift tickets and get 5% off your room rate, or buy three or more lift tickets and get 10% off your room. Lift tickets are $49 per adult and $32 per child.

        Celebrate spring holidays at Cooper! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Ski Cooper all weekend long, March 16-17. Have a fun day on the slopes, then party with Irish food and drink specials and live music. Enjoy the sounds of Ireland with Colin McFee on bagpipe, Maggie on Irish flute, and George and Sam playing a variety of Irish music. Or bring the kids to the annual Ski Cooper Easter Egg Hunt, the morning of April 6. Kids can hunt for Easter eggs on the snow!

        Fat Tire Biking

        North America’s highest city, full of late-season snow, is a great place for fat tire biking. For only $20, do a fun race or two with the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series. Tour Leadville’s East Side Mining District, full of jaw-dropping mountain views and historical mining sites. The Fatty Patty 50K honors St. Patrick on March 16, and the East Side Epic rolls on April 20.

        Awesome Winter Sports on a Student Budget

        Leadville has nearly 100 miles of free groomed winter trails for Nordic skiing, fat biking, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing, plus affordable rentals in town. All are great choices for a spring break getaway.

        Group Backcountry Trips

        Gather family and friends for a backcountry spring break trip you’ll remember forever! Reserve one of these unique options.

        Luxury Sleep Yurts: The Tennessee Pass Cookhouse & Sleep Yurts offer down comforters, soapstone stoves, and room service. The next morning, wake to a delicious breakfast basket and cross-country skiing and fat biking at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center. Backcountry experience not required.

        10th Mountain Division Hut Network: The 10th Mountain Division backcountry huts are connected by 350 miles of suggested routes and provide a unique opportunity for backcountry skiing, mountain biking, or hiking while staying in secure, comfortable shelter. Ten of the 34 huts are near Leadville. For experienced backcountry winter travelers.

        Backcountry Yurts: The Leadville Backcountry Yurts are perched at approximately 12,000’ behind the Mosquito range and 14,000’ Mt. Sherman, offering a spectacular setting. The trek from the trailhead to the yurts is 5.5 miles with an elevation gain of 1,200’. For experienced backcountry winter travelers.

        Sustainable, High-Altitude Hut: The secluded Weston Pass Hut is set at nearly 12,000’, with a unique tundra roof and locally harvested and milled beams. It sleeps 20 and has four bedrooms, with sleeping arrangements first come, first served. For experienced backcountry winter travelers.

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