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Spring Skiing Strategy: How to Find & Ski the Best Springtime Snow

24th February 2019 | Krista Crabtree

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A-Basin tree chutes.  - © Ashley Ojala

A-Basin tree chutes.
Copyright: Ashley Ojala

A-Basin tree chutes.  - © Ashley Ojala
Skiing or riding at a resort usually entails a high-alpine environment, so remember to be aware of changing conditions. - © Dave Camara

Skiing or riding at a resort usually entails a high-alpine environment, so remember to be aware of changing conditions.
Copyright: Dave Camara

Skiing or riding at a resort usually entails a high-alpine environment, so remember to be aware of changing conditions. - © Dave Camara
Skiing Arapahoe Basin's East Wall terrain. - © Dave Camara

Skiing Arapahoe Basin's East Wall terrain.
Copyright: Dave Camara

Skiing Arapahoe Basin's East Wall terrain. - © Dave Camara
If you take the wrong turn on a North-facing slope too early during the melt-freeze cycle, you can loose a filling. - © Ashley Ojala

If you take the wrong turn on a North-facing slope too early during the melt-freeze cycle, you can loose a filling.
Copyright: Ashley Ojala

If you take the wrong turn on a North-facing slope too early during the melt-freeze cycle, you can loose a filling. - © Ashley Ojala
The direction a slope faces in respect to the sun is extremely important in finding good springtime snow. - © Ashley Ojala

The direction a slope faces in respect to the sun is extremely important in finding good springtime snow.
Copyright: Ashley Ojala

The direction a slope faces in respect to the sun is extremely important in finding good springtime snow. - © Ashley Ojala
When spring skiing, think about following the sun—start on east- or south-facing slopes and move clockwise to the west and lastly to north-facing slopes. - © Dave Camara

When spring skiing, think about following the sun—start on east- or south-facing slopes and move clockwise to the west and lastly to north-facing slopes.
Copyright: Dave Camara

When spring skiing, think about following the sun—start on east- or south-facing slopes and move clockwise to the west and lastly to north-facing slopes. - © Dave Camara
Spring skiing, like a turbulent relationship, can be wonderful or terrible—all depending on the day or even the hour. - © Dave Camara

Spring skiing, like a turbulent relationship, can be wonderful or terrible—all depending on the day or even the hour.
Copyright: Dave Camara

Spring skiing, like a turbulent relationship, can be wonderful or terrible—all depending on the day or even the hour. - © Dave Camara

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