Make the Most of Shoulder Season
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Make the Most of Shoulder Season

The outdoor and resort areas of Colorado have 4 distinct seasons: Summer, winter, and our shoulder seasons, locally referred to as “mud season.” The true mud season runs from the time the ski resorts close until the official start of the summer season. This time frame has been dubbed mud season because this is when it finally starts to get warm again and all the snowpack that has accumulated throughout the Rockies begins to melt. Although most of the major ski resorts are closed, mud seasons is arguably the best time to find discounts and deals all over the high country. For example, many of the restaurants and bars offer food specials most commonly including 2 for 1 meals or half price appetizers. A conscious shopper can capitalize on mud season retail sales abound. You may have known about these high country deals, but did you also know mud season is the best time to book a rafting trip with AVA Rafting for the summer? It’s true. Here’s a quick list of what mud season specials we are currently offering:

  • -20% off all full day and overnight trips, Monday-Thursday, scheduled before June 21st. This discount expires May 31st.
  • -Buy One Get One 50% off Zip Line tours in Idaho Springs for trips Monday-Thursday until May 23rd. This discount expires May 23rd.
  • -Buy One Get One 50% off on Upper Colorado River Float full day trips in August. This discount expires May 31st.

Remember, all AVA Rafting trips include a free wetsuit and splash jacket to keep you warm in the possibly chilly Coloradan “Spring”.