Skip the tropics and hit the ski beach in one of these ski towns for spring break 2016— there’s plenty of snow left, lots of incredible free music, and pond skimming waiting for you.
These are 4 of the best ski towns that are already partying without you.
Mt. Snow, Vermont
If you’re on the east coast, you don’t have to go far to find a real mountain. Mt. Snow is 4 hours from NYC, 2.5 hours from Boston, and 5 hours from Philly.
They’ve still got 47 runs open and March is packed with free music and shredding. Hit the Reggaefest from March 25-27th, sign up for The Comp, or get to Mt. Snow early for a St. Patty’ Day celebration on March 17th.
Check out their calendar of shenanigans here.
Park City, Utah
Utah isn’t the first place that comes to mind if you want to party for spring break, but Park City isn’t like the rest of the state (watch the video above). You might want to check a few real beers in your luggage, but you’ll have a good time and the snow is awesome.
Park City Mountain is the biggest resort in the U.S. with over 7,000 acres and Utah had a good winter. Right now they have a 50 inch base and over 300 runs open. They have a few weeks of free music and partying outside planned for March — Spring Gruv.
Don’t miss Pond Skimming on March 19th and the free show from John Brown’s Body.
You can get real beer in Colorado and Breckenridge even has its own dispensary — Alpenglow Botanicals. Breck throws one of the biggest spring break parties every year and 2016 is no exception. Spring Fever, features free shows from Michael Franti with Spearhead, and Trombone Shorty with Orleans Avenue.
Breck’s had a great winter and all 2,908 acres, 34 lifts, and 187 runs are open this week. Spring storms in Colorado can deliver waist-deep powder followed by bluebird beers before the outdoor concerts. No matter what, spring break at Breck doesn’t suck.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole’s March Radness is lined up for 31 days of free live music, competitions and burly skiing. The Rendezvous Spring Festival sits at the heart of it from March 17- 20 with shows from Yonder Mountain String Band, Zac Brown Band and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.
The shredding always delivers in Jackson — their Upper Mountain still has an 84 inch base and the mountain is due for a deep spring storm.
Whistler has over 400 inches of snow this season, the drinking age in Canada is 19, and this ski town knows how to party.
Any time in March is going to be killer (remember, it still snows in March), but the Whistler World Ski and Snowboard Festival from April 8 – 17 is the best time to go. This year, the festival features tons of live music with a DJ Set from Chromeo and a show from A Tribe Called Red.
When you aren’t shredding, enjoy your tasty Canadian beers while watching the North American Freeride Championships, a Monster Borderstyle event and competitions between the world’s best filmmakers and photographers.