The Best Spring Ski Passes

Newsroom Resort Features The Best Spring Ski Passes

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 offer great spring skiing passes and deals. Some of the spring passes even include skiing and snowboarding for next season.

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

Spring Skiing Passes at North America Ski Resorts

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 2022-23 winter resort season pass anywhere (yes, anywhere) in the world can come to Jackson Hole between March 14 and April 19, 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.

Jackson Hole expert run.
Spring skiing still means challenging runs at Jackson Hole Resort. ©Shutterstock

Snowbasin, Utah

Purchase a 2023-24 season pass for Utah’s Snowbasin Resort, and enjoy free access to the mountain for the remainder of this historic season, which has seen nearly 400 inches of snow and will go through mid-April. Snowbain’s 2023-2024 passes come at a number of different levels with different benefits, with the Value Pass for adults starting at $899, Premier Pass at $1,099, and Premier Platinum Pass at $1,599. Perks of the Premier and Premier Platinum passes include summer gondola access for hiking and biking, and a select number of buddy vouchers.

Snowbasin, UT.
Snowbasin Resort ©Jeremiah Watt

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. Every day access begins March 6 for 47 days and can be used with a night Season Pass beginning Feb. 20 from 3-9 p.m. for an additional 11 days. Adult passes are $249, young adults (15-24) $169, kids (7-14) $99, and seniors (65-74) at $199. Other upgrades and packages are available as well.

Snowboarder riding down groomed trail on a sunny day with Mt. Hood in background
©Mt. Hood Meadows/Richard Hallman

Timberline, Oregon

Featuring the longest ski season in North America, Timberline has a great and long spring ski season that goes through May, when the Oregon ski resort transitions to summer skiing (yes, seriously). It’s spring pass, at $269, is less than the price of two peak adult lift tickets, and is valid through May 29. That’s 78 days of spring skiing and snowboarding at Timberline.

Timberline, Mt. Hood, OR.
Bluebird summer day at Timberline, Mt. Hood, Oregon. ©Shutterstock

Monarch Mountain, Colorado

Monarch’s Wings Pass entitles skiers and boarders 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 is scheduled to close April 17, so you’ll have to get in your spring ski days as you can. Passes are available to adults ($659), teens ($479), juniors ($369), and seniors ($519) for skiing at Monarch for the rest of the 2022/23 season, plus next season, in addition to partner resort benefits. The current pass includes more than 70 days at partner resorts.

Skier catching air on a powder day at Monarch Mountain
Monarch’s Wings Pass is good for the rest of this season and next. ©Monarch Mountain

Killington, Vermont

The Beast of the East offers a Spring Pass available March 1. The pass is good for all ages from March 1-16 at $349; later until end of season for $379. Killington’s spring pass is also valid at its sister ski area (down the road), Pico Mountain, through the close of the season. Pass purchasers also enjoy up to a 20 percent discount on select lodging at the Killington Grand Hotel, Highridge or Trail Creek Condominiums for arrivals March 16, 2023 through the end of the season.

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

Crystal Mountain, Michigan

You can purchase Crystal’s Spring Premier Pass now that may be used for downhill skiing and snowboarding anytime during normal lift hours throughout the end of the season, with no limit on the number of visits. Plus, enjoy 2022-2023 Passholder Perks. Adults 18-64 can purchase the Premier Pass for $159. The Spring Rental Season Pass may be used for skis and/or snowboard rental anytime until the end of the season. Equipment includes skis or snowboard, boots and helmet.

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

Sunshine Village, Canada

Sunshine Village’s Spring Season Pass is valid March 20-May 22 in Banff. 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 $459, Family $899, Student $299, Youth $219, Child $129, Senior $359.

Snowboarder riding down trail at Banff Sunshine Resort
©Sunshine Village

Sunlight Ski Resort, Colorado

Sunlight’s Spring Saver ski pass is available for purchase until March 18. It entitles you to unrestricted skiing and riding from March 1 until April 2 at Sunlight Ski Resort. It then becomes your season pass for the 2023/24 season.  Adult passes are $569. Additional discounts are included, as are nearly 100 additional “ski free” days at a host of other Colorado resorts including Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, and Cooper, as well as other resorts in the U.S., Germany, Austria, Japan, and Spain.

Header image courtesy Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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