It’s that bittersweet time of the year again—the last few weeks of skiing and snowboarding are upon us but it’s so darn beautiful outside. It’s only natural to feel conflicted, but it’s best to embrace the changing of the weather. To help you look on the bright side, here are nine reasons to love spring skiing.
Nothing says I had a good time on the slopes quite like a tan around those goggles. Embrace it—goggle tans are so in right now.
Neon Gear from Way Back When
That hot pink, lime green and neon yellow jacket that your dad wore on the slopes in the 80s is now the perfect piece for spring skiing.
Tons of mountains across the continent are throwing some huge spring bashes. From free live music to drink deals and some crazy competitions, spring is the time to get out and celebrate.
You know those crazy competitions we mentioned earlier—pond skimming is definitely one of the wildest. Watch skiers, boarders and generally crazy people skid across a cold pond and usually flop in. Just try not to laugh, we bet you can’t hold it in.
Shedding the Layers
What’s more liberating than skiing or snowboarding? How about skiing or snowboarding in just a base layer or t-shirt? No winter coat required.
Maybe people are done skiing for the season or maybe they just don’t know there’s plenty of good snow remaining—either way, spring skiing typically means fewer people out on the mountain.
Great Deals—and the Cheapest Season Passes
Less people on the slopes and no fresh powder means you can get a great deal on lift tickets. Not to mention buying a season pass for next year now means you’ll get the cheapest rates.
Outdoor Après Action
Remember those January days when the temperature was in the single digits and the wind was fierce? Après ski drinks were likely enjoyed inside on those days, but when it’s sunny and 40 degrees, you can take the party outside.
Sunshine makes just about everything better—including a day on the slopes. Enjoy the amazing weather and relish the fact that after a whole season of skiing you’ve finally gotten really good. Don’t forget to bring the sunscreen, that goggle tan doesn’t look as good when you’re red.