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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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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


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