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Summit County welcomes slew of skiing events as March and April draw near

As March and April approach — traditionally the snowiest months of the year — trade association Colorado Ski County USA's 22 member resorts are welcoming spring with a full calendar of promotions, deals and activities for the whole family.

Locally, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Copper Mountain Resort and Loveland Ski Area all have upcoming events for guests. The state's four Vail Resorts-owned properties, including Breckenridge Ski Resort and Keystone Resort in Summit, are not CSCUSA members, but have a slew of springs events as well, which can be found at Breckenridge.com and KeystoneResort.com.

At Loveland, guests can take advantage of free snowcat rides with a valid lift ticket or season pass, as conditions permit. Enjoy amazing views of the Continental Divide in the comfort of the 18-passenger Ridgecat, providing access to Field of Dreams, Velvet hammer, Tickler, Marmot and Golden Bear runs. A Ridgecat pass is required to participate, and can be picked up at the Loveland Basin ticket office. For more information, visit: SkiLoveland.com/the-mountain/the-ridge-cat.

Arapahoe Basin, celebrating its 70th anniversary, presents its ninth-annual Save Our Snow celebration on Saturday, March 25. There, guests will receive an education in the base area on how to save Colorado's powder with sustainability partners. The day also includes ski and snowboard demos from local companies Icelantic Skis, Grass Sticks and more with $10 donation. Giveaways and a drawing for prizes from Arapahoe Basin and partner organizations also takes place during this event to benefit the High County Conservation Center.

The free Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Shakin' at the Basin spring concert series also begin April 29. For a full list of performers, check out ArapahoeBasin.com.

Finally, Copper Mountain once again offers the world's largest Easter egg hunt, this year on Sunday, April 16. With more than 65,000 eggs spread over 2,500 acres, there's a chance for everyone to participate, from hunts for children 3 and under in Center Village, to an on-mountain hunt for the kid at heart. And, the first 800 kids who recycle their eggs by turning them back in empty for use in a future year will be given a free drink from Honest Tea. Visit coppercolorado.com for more information.

For a full list of events and participating resorts, visit Colorado Ski Country USA's website at: coloradoski.com.