I t's Easter weekend, and for a lot of people that means putting Peeps in the microwave.
But you, my friend, can take your pick of outdoorsy things to do instead.
Get your ski on, and then participate in some on-mountain Easter egg hunts. Picture this: a large, human-sized bunny shredding. All that and more can be yours at these Colorado ski areas: Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Winter Park, Wolf Creek, Durango Mountain and Steamboat.
If that's not your style, Aspen/Snowmass is hosting band Grouplove on Saturday.
Or, forget Easter entirely and break out the challah. Holla for challah! You can bring some to the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) snowboard nationals this weekend at Copper Mountain. The championships start Saturday and run through Thursday. Watch the nation's best (of all ages) compete in GS, slalom, slopestyle, halfpipe, boarder cross and rail jam.
The University of Colorado-Boulder cycling team's Stazio Crit was cancelled earlier this month, but has been reschedule for this Saturday. The race will be held at the Research Park, 3891 Discovery Drive on the CU-Boulder campus, and has been renamed, aptly, the CU Research Park Crit.
Pre-registration ($30) closes at noon on Friday, but you can register the day of for $35. Races start at 8:00 a.m. and run all day.
Run any way
Also on Saturday, run a half-marathon. The Spring Fever 5K, 10K and half-marathon in Golden gives you lots of choices. You can register the day of at the North Area Athletic Complex.
On Monday, hear Ryan Van Duzer speak about his life as a multimedia storyteller, Peace Corp volunteer, cyclist and outdoor-lover. He's part of the Beyond Adventure Speaker Series that Patagonia has been putting on since October. Hear Van Duzer at Patagonia Boulder from 7:30-9:00 p.m. (for free) on April 1.
More: https://facebook.com/beyondtalks or call 720-479-2387
Try to tri
Then on Tuesday, learn about getting started in triathlons at Boulder REI (also, free) on April 2 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The presentation will talk through some good starter races, how to train and what to wear. Five-time Ironman finisher and USA Triathlon-certified coach Will Murray will lead the discussion.
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