Don’t put those skis or boards down in the basement just yet. With warmer weather, more outside dining, less crowded slopes, and special deals that can’t be matched during the mid-winter months, spring skiing is far from overrated.
What’s more, the majority of ski resorts add an array of activities to their spring skiing menu in order to spice up things for their guests, such as fat biking, fly fishing, and hot balloon rides to name a few. For many passionate skiers and riders, the ski season comes and goes much too quickly each year. However, this year’s spring skiing promises to extend the downhill fun so that your last run could still be a month, two, or even three away.
Closing Date: 5/30/21
The Pacific Northwest and Mt Bachelor have done well this ski season in terms of consistent snowfall. With Bend, OR close by, it’s easy to ski, fly fish, and mountain bike all in the same day. As of this update, Mt Bachelor will be open until the end of May with a current base depth of 100 inches of snow. Expect them to build on that base this month as the Pacific Northwest is typically blessed with ample late-season snowfall.
Where to stay: Fairfield Inn and Suites
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Closing Date: 5/31/21
Breckenridge is enhancing its snowmaking infrastructure every season and although we tend to think of the early season as the snowmaking season, Breck is changing the game by amplifying their late-season ski trails with some extra snowmaking so they can keep awesome conditions rocking and rolling through Memorial Day. Who knows, you may even be able to ski or ride in boardshorts or a bikini!
Where to stay: Beaver Run Resort
Closing Date: 4/21/21
While Sunday River is closing down most of its on-mountain amenities as the spring season comes to a close, they are still running lifts through late April, giving those east coasters craving more turns a chance to satisfy their appetite. On their schedule, resort officials are currently indicating they hope to have skiing on Barker Mountain for the final weekend of operations.
Where to stay: Jordan Grand Resort
Closing Date: 5/9/21
Winter Park just announced that it will be extending its season through May 9 and there’s no better parking lot scene than Mary Jane in April. Get your shred pod together, bring a grill, and avoid the indoors. And why wouldn’t you? The forecast has been nothing but sun and warm temperatures for the majority of Colorado lately and meteorologists are calling for more of the same with hopefully a couple more pow days left in the season.
Where to stay: Beaver Village Condominiums
Closing Date: 5/31/21
With over 400 inches to date, Snowbird is rocking and rolling and they expect to stay open through Memorial Day (weekend operations only past 5/14). What separates Snowbird from the rest of the spring skiing crowd is its potential for late-season powder days. With direct access to Mineral Basin via the Tram, skiers and riders can get into some high elevation terrain and lap the pow until it warms up, at which point they can soak in the rays in the hot tub at the Cliff Lodge.
Where to stay: The Cliff Lodge
Closing Date: 4/19/21
Big Sky Resort had a good season this year and our friends up north in Montana are very excited about the two weekends left on the slopes. With crowds thinning out as the season comes to a close, there’s no better time for expert skiers to check out the terrain accessed off the Lone Peak Tram.
Where to stay: Antler Ridge Lodge
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