After such a cold winter, the warming air and soft snow of spring skiing and riding will be a nice change of pace. And with that seasonal shift come great discounts at Sugar Mountain, which never hurt either. Beginning on Monday, March 3, 2014, March Madness pricing will go into effect at the North Carolina resort, meaning skiers and riders can enjoy 25 percent off their lift tickets, rentals and lessons for the remainder of the 2013-14 winter season.

And if your ski trip has been on hold until the right deal this season, Sugar's Winter Value Package is your excuse to pull the trigger on a late-season stay when you can save 30-40% and stay any day of the week. Prices vary by lodging partner. Reservations must be made a minimum seven days in advance.