The Best Spring Ski Passes

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While March marks the official start of spring, as flowers start pushing through the remaining snow pack, skiers in the know take advantage of special spring skiing passes at a variety of ski resorts around North America. While many of the major ski passes, like Ikon, Epic, Mountain Collective, and Indy, let you ski until the very end of the season, a number of ski resorts also offer great spring ski passes and deals. What’s more, some of the ski passes that go on sale in the spring for the following season include unlimited skiing for the last few weeks of the current season.

Keep on reading to find out a few of the great spring ski passes at ski resorts in North America.

The Best Spring Skiing Passes

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Located in the shadow of the Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole is an iconic destination in spring. Skiers and snowboarders who own a valid  winter resort season pass anywhere (yes, anywhere) in the world can come to Jackson Hole between March 18 and April 14, and receive a 50 percent discount on lift tickets for what Jackson Hole calls the Golden Ticket. Lift tickets are subject to availability, as daily capacity is limited. While this isn’t a spring pass per se, it’s a screaming deal at one of North America’s top ski resorts.

Jackson Hole powder, spring, bluebird day.
©Jackson Hole Resort

Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon

With a solid winter base depth and frequent spring snowfall, Mt. Hood Meadows is about as good as it gets because of the long spring ski season that Mt. Hood sees. What better time to take advantage of Mt. Hood Meadows’ Spring Season Pass. This great Mt. Hood skiing deal offers a spring pass valid for nights (3 – 9 p.m.) starting February 19 and days (9 a.m. – close) starting March 5, use of Mt. Hood Meadows rental equipment, and three 2-hour group lessons (available for use only when the pass is valid). Mt. Hood Meadows’ spring pass starts at $299. Other upgrades and packages are available as well.

Schweitzer, Idaho

Schweitzer’s Spring Fling Pass goes on sale March 15 for nearly a month of unlimited skiing and riding. At just $169, the pass pays for itself after just a couple days on the mountain. If you plan on skiing and riding at Schweitzer during the 24/25 season, then consider just purchasing a season pass, which provides access for spring skiing for the same dates from March 15 until closing day. Note that a Spring Fling Pass can not be applied to the purchase of any 24/25 season pass product.

Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho, groomer, spring, view of mountain.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort @Shutterstock

Bogus Basin, Idaho

Like Schweitzer, Bogus Basin offers an unlimited, unrestricted spring season pass from mid-March until the end of the season. The pass is valid starting March 11, and can be used through closing day, which is anticipated for mid-April. Bogus Basin’s Spring Season Pass is just $119 for reloading adults, while $139 for new skiers and riders, making it Bogus Basin’s most affordable pass. There are discounts available for seniors, college students, military, and families. Spring passes must be purchased in person at Bogus Basin’s downtown sales office, and can be picked up there or at the Simplot ticket office on the mountain.

Person skiing down run on a bluebird powder day at Bogus Basin

Monarch Mountain, Colorado

Monarch’s Wings Pass gives skiers and boarders the opportunity to slide the rest of this season and all of next season. Yes, a spring ski pass, plus a season pass for all of next season. Monarch typically closes in early- to mid-April, so this provides weeks of spring skiing, in addition to skiing for next season. Passes are available to adults ($659), teens ($499), juniors ($379), and seniors ($529) for skiing at Monarch, plus partner resort benefits. The current pass includes tons of partner ski resorts across the West.

Monarch Mountain snowboarder terrain park.
©Monarch Mountain Resort

Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

By May, most ski resorts in North America have closed for the season. However, at Mt. Bachelor, there’s still weeks of skiing and riding to be had, with a ski season that often goes until about Memorial Day. Skiers and riders can enjoy nearly two full months of spring skiing conditions on Mt. Bachelor’s spring pass, which is valid starting April 1 until closing day. From March 1-31 it’s $349 for ages 6 and up, with prices increasing on April 1 to $399.

Mt. Bachelor boasts that it offers the most open terrain in North America during its spring season, with all 4,323 acres of terrain scheduled to remain open through mid-April (conditions and weather permitting). Then in May, more than 1,500 acres are scheduled to remain open through Memorial Day Weekend. With the acclaimed mountain town of Bend nearby, and incredible late-spring weather, Mt. Bachelor makes for a great spring ski destination.

Mt. Bachelor spring skiing powder.
Spring can mean powder days ©Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort

Killington, Vermont

The Beast of the East offers a great Spring Pass available for skiing and riding through the end of the season. The pass is good for all ages from February 22 through March 14 for $359 and March 15 to closing for $389. Killington’s spring pass is also valid at its sister ski area (down the road), Pico Mountain, through the close of its season. Killington’s Spring Pass comes with a number of benefits, which includes up to 40% off select lodging from March 15 through the end of the season.

Best bets for early skiing, Killington Vermont.
@Killington Resort

Sunshine Village and Lake Louise, Canada

Sunshine Village’s Spring Season Pass offers a whopping 73 days of unlimited access to one of Canada’s top spring skiing destinations. In addition to lift tickets, other perks include discounts on food, retail, rentals, and accommodations. Note: Goods and Services Tax (GST) cost is not included in price. Various categories and prices include adult for $595, family for $999, midweek for $395, youth and students for $325, and children for $160.

Nearby, Lake Louise also has a great spring pass, featuring spring skiing for 66 days, starting at $529 for adults.

Snowboarder riding down trail at Banff Sunshine Resort
©Sunshine Village

Wachusett, Massachusetts

Wachusett call its spring pass the “Rest of Season Pass.” The pass offers skiing and riding from March 1 to April 7 for just $259, meaning that it pays for itself in just 3 visits. Pass perks include discounts at other ski resorts and discounts for rentals, retail, and more. Bonus: Wachusett extends its hours to 7 p.m. on March 10 through closing day (hours, times may vary depending on conditions). This makes for a great spring pass for Boston residents, since Wachusett is just 60 miles from Boston.

Wasuchett Ski Area, spring view of the lift.
Wasuchett Ski Area @Shutterstock

Crystal Mountain, Michigan

You can purchase Crystal’s March Premier Pass, which may be used for downhill skiing and snowboarding anytime during normal lift hours from March 1 – April 1 for just $169. It pays for itself just after a couple days, and offers an entire month of skiing and riding at Crystal Mountain. Crystal Mountain also offers a March Rental Pass, for $119, which can be used for skis and snowboard rentals for children and adults from March 1 through April 1. This makes for one of the best spring skiing deals in the Midwest.

Spring skiing at Crystal Mountain Michigan.
©Crystal Mountain Ski Area

Header image: ©Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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