Ski Magazine voted Whistler the No. 1 overall resort in 2016. From competitions to community events, Whistler will fill you with excitement this spring break. They have 432,000 total acres of terrain, 173 glaciers and 475 runs. Additionally, there are three parks and a snow-cross track. If you’re really up for an adrenaline rush, try Whistler’s heli-skiing experience and watch the 2016 Sport Chek Canadian Championships.
Although Colorado is best known for winter skiing, the spring may just be as popular. Visit Breckenridge ski resort for the biggest party in the Rocky Mountains. They host an annual “Spring Fever” festival from March 18 through April 24, 2016. When you are done partying, fly down their 2,500 feet of coaster track on the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster. Oh and you better hurry, Spring Fever Lodging offers are up to 30 percent off right now!
Jackson Hole reaches a summit elevation of 10,450 feet and has a vertical drop more than 4,000 feet. That being said, beginners should steer clear of this resort. Advanced and intermediate skiers have the option to go backcountry skiing and fly down the slopes on their 2,500 acres of ski terrain.
Get ready to fly down the slopes. Mount Snow has 589 acres, 20 lifts and 10 terrain parks. They are also hosting numerous events during spring break, some of these include their annual AFP Carinthia Freeski Open and their month long Bud Light Concert Series. Also, don’t forget to visit the famous Snow Barn for Sunday night trivia and one of the best live music scenes in southern Vermont.
Le Massif is perfect for skiers of all skill levels due to its variety of terrain. They have the highest vertical elevation East of the Canadian Rockies. For those interested in both skiing and amusement, you won’t be disappointed. Le Massif hosts numerous events, competitions and concerts.
If you love to ski but still want to party with your buds and have some fun, stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. During the day, take the Heavenly gondola and venture down the slopes. At night, enjoy the amenities your hotel has to offer. They have more than 500 rooms and a 25,000 square foot casino.
Get your friends together and participate in helicopter skiing along with other backcountry adventures. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you slide down the slopes then head back to the resort and relax in Alta Lodge’s hot pools and saunas. Or start your day off with a one-hour yoga class, then head to breakfast, enjoy afternoon tea and end your day with a four-course dinner.
Get out to Mt. Bachelor resort for some of the best spring skiing. Don’t let the spring fool you; Mt. Bachelor still has snow falling! If you’re new to skiing or want to brush up on your skills, take a private lesson. Couldn’t make it for spring break? It’s OK. Mt. Bachelor Resort plans to operate until Memorial Day weekend.
For a more personal spring break trip, look no further than the Alyeska Resort. This type of seclusion offers you the opportunity to ski in peace without having to wait on long lift lines. When you are done skiing for the day, head back to the resort and enjoy the perks of their saltwater pool, whirlpool and fitness center. Bonus: Alyeska Resort offers different lodging packages to suit your interests.
Loon Mountain Resort has something for everyone. Skiers of all levels will have a blast on their 61 trails and 370 skiable acres. They also have numerous spring events to choose from. Whether you want to spectate or participate is up to you. The Annual Governor’s Cup race gives you the opportunity to have fun with your friends and ski through the slopes. For some more spring break fun, visit Loon Mountain for ‘80s Day. Party in costume with the on-snow DJ, watch a slopeside après-ski performance and sip on brew at the outdoor Bud Light bar.
Big Sky Resort is by far one of the best spring break destinations for ski lovers. Ski on the mountain during the day, then at night, watch as Big Sky transforms their mountain into a luxurious dining experience. Ski all day, ride the lift to a 3-course dinner at night, and finish up the day with a sleigh ride down the mountain.
Spring break at Boyne Mountain Resort is from March 25 to April 10. Skiing during this time calls for adventure and fun for everyone. Enjoy great food with Prime Time Fridays at Everett’s, entertainment provided by DJ Bill da Cat and numerous activities such as Bonfire & S’mores, just some of the many things to look forward to.
Vail resort is a bit more pricey than the others but is definitely worth it. They have some of the best spring festivals in the area. Some of these include, “Spring Back to Vail,” their annual spring bash that celebrates the closing of the winter season and the World Pond Swimming Championships. Also gather your friends and participate in their famous après parties, listen to live music and get hooked up with some cool giveaways.
If you are looking for a low key spring break skiing experience you may want to consider Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado. You can go skiing, ice climbing, snowshoeing, and cat skiing without the huge crowds that other ski resorts in Colorado encompass. Use this opportunity to take a private snow sport lesson or an adult group lesson. When your day of adventure is complete, take some time to relax and check out the spa.
Canyons Resort is the largest ski resort in Utah. It has more than 180 trails and three terrain parks on 4,000 acres, which makes it the perfect destination for skiers of all skill levels. The resort has a large selection of upscale dining, shopping and lodging options. Park City Resort offers village activities, après live music, spring concerts, and festivals from March through Mid-April.