By Eli Wallace. Above: Credit By Me (Méribel, France) via Wikimedia Commons
An unseasonal spot of chill shouldn’t ice out your weekend! There’s still plenty indoors and out to enjoy during the tempestuous early April season.
1. Last Chance to Ski, (almost)
It depends on the mountain, but with this final little dusting of snow, it’s pretty much the final countdown on ski season. Ski passes for next year are already available; the pondskim parties are in the works; the mountainfolk are donning their bikinis, jeans, and 1980s jumpsuits and hitting the slopes.
Some handy end-of-season dates (soonest first)
Crested Butte: April 4, 2015
Telluride: April 5, 2015
Wolf Creek: April 5, 2015
Buttermilk: April 5, 2015
Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort: April 5, 2015
Steamboat Springs: April 12, 2015
Beaver Creek : April 12, 2015
Keystone : April 12, 2015
Canyons : April 12, 2015
Eldora: April 12, 2015
Snowmass & Aspen Highlands : April 12, 2015
Monarch: April 12, 2015
Breckenridge : April 19, 2015
Vail : April 19, 2015
Heavenly : April 19, 2015
Northstar : April 19, 2015
Kirkwood : April 19, 2015
Winter Park: April 26, 2015
Arapahoe Basin: June, 2015
2. Save a Life (Possibly)
Photo Courtesy of Colorado Multisport
Colorado Multisport will be holding a bone marrow drive this Saturday from 10am-3pm in honor of all-around-awesome person and incredible triathlete, Amy Marsh, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in December. The process takes ten minutes and isn’t any more painful than a cheek swab, so get on it!
3. Start Your Training (of any kind)
By http://www.flickr.com/photos/giovannijl-s_photohut/ Gio JL [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
For what, you ask? Well, for whatever you want! As a big believer in be the change and also New Year’s Resolutions, I’m here to tell you that it’s never too late to start training for something new. Bolder Boulder, on Memorial Day Weekend, is still far enough away that training is still feasible.
The entire summer is now stretching out before you—what are you going to do to make sure you’re better/faster/stronger by the end? Maybe you need to run that marathon, or 10K, or maybe a 5K fun run. Or maybe it’s time to clean up your life, clear out the junk, and refocus. I’m here to say that now is the time. Or, not now, but this weekend. Get it done, get it together, and do work! Here’s your couch-to-10k running plan, and here’s a link to some spring-cleaning inspo.
I’ve got to tie my running shoes now, thanks.
Enjoy the weekend, Boulder!