Arapahoe Basin’s Save Our Snow Celebration is made for Coloradans: Powderhounds, environmentalists, and music-lovers alike will appreciate its earth-friendly focus. On Saturday, the resort's base will be transformed into “Green Village," an educational hub set up by sustainability-focused businesses and organizations in the local community. (Major event-only perk: Adult lift tickets are only $69.)
Skiers and snowboarders can meet the village participants—including Friends of Dillon Ranger District, Innovative Energy, the Alpine Source, Clif Bar, Colorado Foundation for Water Education—who will provide information on their environmental efforts and offer guidance on how the public can become more involved. Between slashing spring ski-runs and perusing the Green Village take a break to dance: Music at the base—provided by local radio station KRYSTAL 93—will be followed with live performances from local jam-band High 5 at 2 p.m. Be sure to enter the event raffle for a chance to win prizes like an A-Basin season pass, Avalanche tickets, and Planet Earth clothing.
Save Our Snow benefits the High Country Conservation Center (HC3), a Colorado-based organization that promotes and supports programs for waste reduction, energy conservation, green building, and climate change. HC3 also provides environmental education to A-Basin employees, who often engage in the group's volunteer and fundraising opportunities. Bonus: Keep an eye out for Smokey Bear. He’ll be at the base area spreading the word about fire prevention.
Get-Involved: Join the festivities. Twenty dollars from each adult lift ticket sale and 100 percent of the raffle ticket proceeds benefit the High Country Conservation Center.
—Image courtesy of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area