To the snowed-in, cabin-fevered East Coasters, powder-hungry West Coasters and Midwesterners stuck on flat land without a mountain in sight: we hear your plight! In answer to your winter ailments, we concocted eight spring-skiing remedies to alleviate the top eight most common winter ailments.
1. AILMENT: THE COMMON WINTER COLD
Spring-skiing remedy: Bask in the sun and snow at Beaver Creek, Colorado. The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek features a ski-in ski-out patio, swimming pool, and hot tubs to help you shake off that deep freeze from the winter months.
2. AILMENT: ACHING FOR ALTITUDE
Spring-skiing remedy: Stuck on flat land? Head to the Rockies and soak in the views from the Imperial Express, North America’s highest chairlift, at Breckenridge, Colorado. As an added bonus, Breckenridge’s high altitude means great late-season conditions.
3. AILMENT: WORK-RELATED STRESS
Spring-skiing remedy: If you’ve had your nose to the grindstone, escape to Park City, Utah, where you can maximize your time away from work by skiing the same day you land. In fact, the resort is only 35 minutes from Salt Lake City Airport.
4. AILMENT: ACHES, PAINS AND SNIFFLES
5. AILMENT: INSATIABLE SKI CRAVINGS
6. AILMENT: CABIN FEVER
Spring-skiing remedy: Feeling cooped up? Go global at Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia for the World Ski & Snowboard Festival, which brings art, film, music, parties and competitions to the resort April 16-26.
7. AILMENT: POWDER DEPRIVATION
Spring-skiing remedy: If you’re hungry for powder, make turns at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, home to some of the biggest snowfall in North America this season.
8. AILMENT: WINTER BLUES
Spring-skiing remedy: If you’re caught in a rut, check out Steamboat Springs, Colorado the resort’s Springalicious festival (April 1-12) brings live music and quirky competitions to the slopes.