What is Mud Season?

As we trudge through what the rest of the country calls “spring”, the Vail Valley and surrounding mountain towns endure “Mud Season.”

Beyond the mixture of rain and snow that defines the shoulder season, it is a time treasured by locals. The villages are void of skis, turning lifts and filled with great restaurant and retail deals. I encourage any avid mountain lover to come visit during this so-called down time. Each year the mud season gains more and more popularity for tourists seeking solitude and quiet reflection. Click here for current local restaurant  and lodging deals.

Spring weather can be unpredictable, teaching outdoor enthusiasts to weather the storm and adventure on, with rainbow rewards and sensational sunsets. It’s this time of year we often realize taking the good with the bad is truly rewarding, in all walks of life.

So bust out your rain jacket, hat and gloves and enjoy a the true mystery of mud season in the high country. IMG_5200


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