In Ski.com’s quest to cure the winter blues, we polled skiers and found that those who haven’t enjoyed enough turns this season suffer from a myriad of winter ailments. Ranging from dry skin to taxes, deprived skiers lodged thousands of seasonal complaints. Overall, skiers report they are working too much, skiing too little and not ready for the season to end.
Ky in Alabama has “mountain separation anxiety syndrome,” and Chris in Pennsylvania is suffering from “lack of vitamin ski.” Glenn in New York is debilitated by “mental and physical constipation from being stuck indoors,” while Sam in Georgia laments that not skiing enough is “wounding my inner child.” Jessica in California is mourning having paid “$700 for snow plow service when it’s 75 degrees.”
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: WARM WEATHER
Recommended vacation package deal: Third night free the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek + 2, 2-day lift tickets at Beaver Creek and Vail
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 means great late-season conditions.
Recommended vacation package deal: Save 25% on five nights’ lodging at Antlers Lodge + 4, 4-day lift tickets valid at Breckenridge and Keystone
3. AILMENT: WORK
Spring-skiing remedy: If you’ve had your nose to the grindstone, escape to Canyons, 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.
Recommended vacation package deal: Save 25% on four nights’ lodging at Silverado Lodge + 3rd day free lift tickets valid at Canyons and Park City
4. AILMENT: ACHES, PAINS AND SNIFFLES
Recommended vacation package deal: Save 50% on four nights’ lodging at Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort + 2, 3-day lift tickets at Vail and Beaver Creek
5. AILMENT: INSATIABLE SKI CRAVINGS
Recommended vacation package deal: 3rd night free at Viceroy Snowmass + save 50% on 2, 2-day lift tickets valid at all 4 Aspen Snowmass mountains
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 10-19.
Recommended vacation package deal: Save 40% on 5 nights’ lodging at Lost Lake Lodge + 2, 4-day lift tickets valid at Whistler Blackcomb
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.
Recommended vacation package deal: Save 30% on four nights’ lodging at Snow King Resort + 2, 3-day lift tickets valid at Jackson Hole
8. AILMENT: WINTER BLUES
Spring-skiing remedy: If you’re caught in a rut, go “surfing” in Steamboat Springs, Colorado at the Toes on the Nose Surf Jam (April 5), a friendly ski and snowboard competition on a surf-style obstacle course, followed by a complimentary luau lunch. The resort’s Springalicious festival (April 2-12) brings live music and quirky competitions to the slopes.
Recommended vacation package deal: Save 30% on five nights’ lodging at Timberline Lodge at Trappeurs Crossing + 2, 4-day lift tickets valid at Steamboat Resort
Cure what ails you with leading spring ski-and-stay deals and fun spring events and festivals at popular spring skiing resorts. Get a custom spring-skiing remedy or speak with a Mountain Travel Expert at 800-610-8911.