Record Snowfalls Mean Great Spring Skiing


Thanks to record snowfalls in some parts of the country, ski resorts are gearing up for one of their best spring ski seasons in years. With warmer weather, less crowded slopes and special deals that can’t be matched during the winter, spring skiing is one of the most enjoyable ways to wind down your ski season. What’s more, the majority of ski resorts add an array of festive activities to their spring skiing menu, such as sloppy slalom races along with free concerts.

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Coming off a record-setting month of snowfall of 136 inches in February, Sun Valley, Idaho, expects skiing to last until April 21, weather permitting. The previous highest month was January 1969 at 129.5 inches. With a name befitting its weather, Sun Valley experiences sunshine 80% of the year. Attracting celebrities and dignitaries to its slopes, Sun Valley Resort is America’s first destination resort. Built in 1936 by the Union Pacific Railroad, it is located in the Northern Rockies region of south-central Idaho. It has been said that there are more outdoor recreational activities here than at any other destination resort in the U.S. Special Spring Packages include Stay Three, Get One Free where skiers get their fourth night free, or Stay & Ski Free, which provides up to two free adult lift tickets per night. Always dreamed of learning to ski or snowboard? The SunStart package has everything you need to get started, and includes a half-day lesson, rental equipment and lift ticket for the day.


Because of a banner snow year thus far, Winter Park Resort, Colorado, has extended its spring skiing season to mid May, incredible by anyone’s standards. With seven distinct ski and ride territories delivering on-mountain excitement for all levels, and a village and surrounding area full of countless off-mountain activities, Winter Park Resort beckons skiers who love to explore. Guests will quickly discover that Winter Park is one of the friendliest ski resorts on the planet, with an affable staff that is ready to accommodate your every desire. A Spring Fling Package saves skiers up to 60% on lift tickets when you book lodging, while the Spring Double Down results in savings on lodging, lift tickets, rentals and lessons. An array of non-skiing activities includes ski bike tours, scenic snowcat tours and moonlight snowshoe tours.


With a recent base of 120 inches and all 103 trails open, Deer Valley Resort, Utah, is having one of its best seasons ever which will surely translate into superb spring skiing, scheduled to end on April 7. Located just 36 miles from Salt Lake City, Deer Valley Resort has long been synonymous with luxury. Challenge yourself on the very runs skied by Olympians during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. In fact, Deer Valley Resort’s Ambassador of Skiing, Heidi Voelker, invites you to ski with her or one of six other Olympic snowsport athletes. Deer Valley offers several Spring Skiing Packages which feature summer rates with winter conditions, including a Late Value Package that saves skiers 25% on lodging and lift tickets. Lavish accommodations such as Deer Valley’s Signature Collection feature luxurious private homes and condominiums conveniently located in the resort’s villages.


As the most southern major ski resort in Vermont, Mount Snow attracts visitors from all of the major metropolitan regions in the east. Spend some time on the Sunbrook Face where you’ll discover plenty of scenic runs from the summit to the base. Or test you skills on the Northface, home to Ripcord, a double diamond trail that offers some of the steepest terrain in the entire east. Free skiers and boards usually head straight to Carinthia Parks where 100 acres of pure fun await, including ten terrain parks and a super pipe. If someone puts $99 down towards their Peak Pass for the 2019/2020 season, they get to ski and ride all spring long for free. The Ski and Stay package is customizable; you choose the number of lift tickets you need for members of your party and for how many days you need lodging. Although no definite date has been set yet, the resort expects to stay open until mid to late April.

Stratton Mountain Resort, Vermont, boasts one of the most picturesque settings you’ll find anywhere, with an impressive mountain that accommodates every level of skier. The quaint Stratton Village at the base of the mountain is home to a variety of curio shops, luxury boutiques, cafes and fine dining restaurants. Here you can sample the best of Vermont cuisine, craft brews and signature spirits, or shop for this winter’s hottest brands. The resort’s closing weekend is scheduled for April 14 when they will host a miniature music festival called Sugar and Strings. Special packages include the One Nighter, which allows you to take advantage of everything Stratton has to offer with two days on the slopes and one night at the resort. Rates start from $199 for two people. Other specials include The Midweek Getaway. Stay two nights and ski or ride for three days or stay three nights and ski or ride four days and save up to 50%.

For many outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy winter activities, the ski season comes and goes much too quickly each year. However, this year’s spring skiing promises to extend the downhill fun well beyond the normal ski season.


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