It’s been a blockbuster winter season for many mountain areas and it’s not too late to take advantage! Spring can offer some of the best conditions but you need to hurry, the first resort on our list closes in less than a week!
Soft Snow And Warm Weather
As April churns on, spring weather is starting to take hold. Plants are blooming, pollen is settling and, for mountain locations, the snow has started melting. However, plenty of ski resorts are still open after a banner year for many regions across the U.S.
In fact, spring skiing is one of the greatest times to be skiing. The skies are clear, the temperatures are warm, and the terrain choices are much easier to manage. Gone, or severely reduced, are the chances of whiteout blizzards, numb fingers, and frozen faces. So, if you like snow and sunshine, get out to the slopes before it all melts!
Ski Resort Projected Closing Dates (2023)
Here’s a rundown of ski resort closing dates from May onward. Keep in mind that dates can be extended (or shortened) depending on weather, so check resort websites for the most up-to-date information:
- Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon (May 6)
- Sugarbush, Vermont (May 6)
- Copper Mt., Colorado (May 7)
- Heavenly, California (May 7)
- Loveland Ski Area, Colorado (May 8)
- Jay Peak, Vermont (May 13)
- Snowbird, Utah (May 14)
- Alyeska, Alaska (May 14)
- Winter Park, Colorado (May 21)
- Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah (May 21)
- Killington Resort, Vermont (May 28)
- Breckenridge, Colorado (May 28)
- Brighton Resort, Utah (May 29)
- Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Colorado (June 4)
- Mammoth Mountain, California (July 1)
- Palisades Tahoe, California (July 4th)
- Timberline Lodge, Oregon (August 31)
Ikon, Mountain Collective, And Epic: The Time To Buy Season Passes Is Now
While thoughts are shifting from winter to summer, now is the time to lock down next winter's plans. 2023/2024 Epic, Ikon, and Mountain Collective passes are at their cheapest from now until September. After that, they steadily rise until the next ski season kicks off.
A Perfect Time To Learn
Spring skiing is a fun time to ride with friends, but it can also be a perfect learning environment. Whether you’re a multi-year veteran perfecting skills or just starting out, spring is a lot more welcoming than the frozen depths of winter. Check out our ski tips to get the most out of the snow before it melts!
- Beginner Ski Tips: Skiing the 5 Types of Snow
- Beginner Ski Tips: Avoid these 15 Common Mistakes
- Intermediate Ski Tips: 13 Common Mistakes & How to Fix Them
*The information on this site is based on research and first-hand experience but should not be treated as medical advice. Before beginning any new activity, we recommend consulting with a physician, nutritionist or other relevant professional healthcare provider.