WHY SPRING SKIING IS A CAN’T MISS
Spring skiing somehow never seems to get the credit it deserves. After all, there are so many good things going for springtime on the slopes, and it’s a completely different experience from the winter days you’re used to. Sunny skies, so you can get use out of your layers. Lots of soft snow well into April. And a later start so you can sleep off the late night you had. This season, try something new and different and challenge yourself with the unique spring skiing experience at our 8 world-class resorts!
Warmer Temps = Different Gear
Because temps change more rapidly in the spring (we love the afternoon sun!), you need more layers to stay warm and cool down quickly. Pack lots of mid-weight layers so you can regulate your temperature throughout the day and still stay comfortable. And because the conditions can be different from what you’re used to in the winter, take the opportunity to rent some gear. Our rental experts will help you pick the right skis or board for the day’s conditions. Plus, you get to test out the newest and most advanced stuff with a demo!
Snow, Snow, Snow
With a full winter behind us and a deep base in place, you’ll enjoy prime snow conditions at our resorts well into April. Looking for a day of cruising with the whole group? Head out late morning or early afternoon and get softer snow due to those sunny mornings you yearn for. And if you’re feeling the need for powder, get out first thing in the morning. Powder days are aplenty in spring, so grab first chair and take in the fluffy stuff.
Do More Than Ski
For those of you who savor your time off the slopes as much as on, there are so many activities to discover (or rediscover) at any and all of our iconic ski destinations. Relax the afternoon away with a drink in hand at après. Outdoor decks offer the best views and sunny skies. The list of spring events at our resorts is endless, too. Here are some of our favorites:
• Spring Back to Vail: Vail, Colorado. This annual event (held April 14-16) celebrates the end of Vail’s season with a slew of memorable experiences. From World Pond Skimming Championships to a live concert and après parties, this is one weekend you will want to be a part of.
• Spring Grüv: Park City, Utah. Ready for 16 days of free concerts spread across two different villages? This annual series, held March 25 – April 9 this year, features some big name acts in one of the greatest settings steps from the slopes.
• Unbuckle Après Party: Heavenly, California. After going all-in on the mountain, take that energy to Tamarack Lodge at the top of the gondola for an epic party. This hot spot features live DJs, drink and food specials, and the iconic Heavenly Angel dancers.
If you haven’t tried it before, make 2017 the year you get to know all the joys of spring skiing. And if you’re familiar with the perks of springtime in the mountains, there’s probably a spring in your step already.