Breckenridge Closes for Winter, Earth Day and More in Summit County

By Samantha Blair

April snow showers bring May flowers (we hope). But crazy weather is nothing new in Summit County, and this week we are celebrating Mother Nature and our beautiful planet, no matter how unpredictable she may be. Make sure to catch some awesome local restaurant specials around town, too! 

Photo: Everything Summit, Broken Compass Brewing 

A-Basin Earth Day

Saturday, April 21, celebrate Earth Day with the Arapahoe Basin Green Team. Darn Tough and Clif Bar have partnered up with the Basin so the first several hundred cars with three or more people in them will get a free pair of Darn Tough Socks, Clif Bars and raffle tickets to the Après Party. Throughout the day there is a sustainability scavenger hunt with prizes, and the Gin Doctors will perform live music from 12 to 3 p.m. Local athlete Cody Cirillo will give a Climate Change talk at 2 p.m., and the raffle will be at 3 p.m. The Après Party will start at 3 p.m. in Mountain Goat Plaza and will have drink specials and prize giveaways. To participate in the scavenger hunt, you can register on site for $20 per team of two people plus $5 for each additional person. Proceeds will benefit Protect Our Winters.

Photo: Everything Summit, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Mindfulness Meditation

Join a group of people who are trying to be more mindful at Saturday Afternoon Mindfulness Meditation. Every Saturday at 5 p.m. in the County Commons in Frisco in the Mt. Royal Room, people of all backgrounds can come practice meditating. Instruction and guidance will be available as well as information for people interested in advancing their practice.

Closing Weekend Party

Celebrate Breckenridge Ski Resort’s last weekend with 300 Days and Weston Snowboards from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at Breckenridge Distillery. The Distillery will offer drink specials to pass holders, and there will be a BBQ, raffle, waxes and tunes. All proceeds benefit the National Forest Foundation. Tickets cost $25.  Visit the event website for more information.

Photo: Everything Summit, Breckenridge Distillery

Breck Plunge

Come to the Peak 8 base to celebrate Breck’s closing weekend and watch the Breck Plunge on Sunday, April 22. There will be live music, a beach themed party, food and drink specials and amazing competitors taking on the pond skim. Registration costs $25 per competitor online in advance. Morning-of registration is extremely limited and will be $35 per competitor. 

Photo: Everything Summit, Breckenridge Mountain

Earth Day at the Taproom

Anyone who walks, rides a bike, takes a bus or uses other green transportation to Broken Compass Brewing on Sunday, April 22, will receive a buy-one-get-one beer. Customers can also earn free beer by signing up to volunteer with HC3 and FDRD

Photo: Everything Summit, Broken Compass Brewing

Spring Specials in Summit

Stop in to Inxpot to get a $3 latte and 20% off your bill. Mention this ad to get your discount!

Photo: Everything Summit, Inxpot

At Mountain Time Escape Rooms, enjoy an interactive puzzle with your friends or family. Enjoy this $2 off with code to the Avalanche Survival Cabin Escape Room.

Photo: Everything Summit, Mountain Time Escapes

Print a web coupon for 10% off the total bill at Kenosha Steakhouse.

Photo: Everything Summit, Kenosha Steakhouse

These are just a few of the fun events happening around Summit County this week. Visit our Daytime and Nightlife sections to find many more things to do.

About the Author Samantha Blair
Born and raised in Breckenridge, Samantha Blair has returned to live in Summit County as a writer and ski instructor. She has written for publications, companies and organizations from Santiago, Chile, to Rhode Island. When she is not traveling abroad or visiting family on the East Coast, Samantha is enjoying all of the skiing, hiking and adventures in Summit County and around Colorado.