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Best Epic Pass Resorts for Spring Break Skiing

14th February 2020 | Epic Pass

News Regions: Utah, British Columbia, Colorado, Canada, Rocky Mountains

Resorts in this article: Breckenridge, Park City, Vail, Whistler Blackcomb

Spring powder turns? You can find them at Whistler Blackcomb.

Spring powder turns? You can find them at Whistler Blackcomb.

Copyright: Eric Berger

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Spring skiing: when the days are longer and the hunt for the best end-of-season powder is on. Whether you’re cherishing the final days to hit your vertical PR or just trying to find the best spot to après in the sun after a few turns, we rounded up a list of the best Epic Pass ski resorts to visit to do spring break right.

1. Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

With a March snowfall average of 2.4m (almost 8 feet), spring is Whistler Blackcomb’s best-kept secret. Enjoy extended après on a sunny patio in the village, lighter crowds, and lots of amazing deals on accommodation, lift tickets and spring passes. A ski culture destination, you won’t want to miss the concerts, competitions, events and epic nightlife of the World Ski & Snowboard Festival (April 16- 26, 2020). Americans take note, the strong US exchange rate makes spring one of the best times to travel north and take on the Peak 2 Peak experience at Whistler Blackcomb.

2. Park City, Utah

Sunny skies and goggle tan lines in Park City.  - © Rob Bossi

Sunny skies and goggle tan lines in Park City.

Copyright: Rob Bossi

Under bluebird skies, you’re invited to ski across 7,300 acres of spring snow, feel the beat of concerts on the village stage and enjoy après under the warmth of the sun. Spring Grüv, a 16-day celebration marking the close of the season offers 16 days of free concerts and events that are spread across the mountain’s two villages, Park City Base Area and Canyons Village. With an easy 35 drive to and from Salt Lake City Airport, Park City is worth the spring ski trip.

 

Read More: Best Ski Resorts for Spring Break Powder

 

3. Vail, Colorado

Home of the World Pond Skimming Championship, you won't want to miss the legendary spring skiing festivities in Vail this year.  - © John Ryan Lockman

Home of the World Pond Skimming Championship, you won't want to miss the legendary spring skiing festivities in Vail this year.

Copyright: John Ryan Lockman

Sun-filled days, endless blue skies and temperatures that make you feel spoiled—spring skiing in Vail is an experience all its own. The snow is soft, the vibe is laid-back and the après scene takes on new energy. Spring Back to Vail celebrates the close of the season with live music, ample après parties and events. Home of the World Pond Skimming Championship, participants ski or board themselves off a snow jump in the hopes of coming out on the other side in style. Will you be the winner? Enter and try your luck, just don’t forget your sunscreen and bunny ears.

4. Breckenridge, Colorado

There's nothing like spring turns in Breckenridge.  - © Andrew Maguire

There's nothing like spring turns in Breckenridge.

Copyright: Andrew Maguire

If you don’t sport a goggle tan, did you really even spring ski? Thanks to a base elevation of 9,600 feet above sea-level, including the highest chairlift in North America – the Imperial Express, Breckenridge is often blessed with plentiful snowfall, excellent spring snow conditions, and now one of the longest-running ski seasons of any major resort in the country. Officially dubbing the festivities Breck’s Spring Finale, carve out time for extended spring skiing and join the spring philosophy of sun, fun, and skiing all situated above an energizing mountain town.

It ain't over 'til you're skiing on dirt. So prepare your retro ski outfits and take full advantage of one of the best times of the year at some of North America's best resorts: spring break.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to Coronavirus, information regarding ski resort closures and policies is changing rapidly. While we are working to keep OnTheSnow updated as best we can, please visit individual resort websites and social media channels directly for the most up-to-date information.

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