Now you may say I am a party girl but I’m not going to lie – the Spring Ski Season is hands down my favorite part of the year. Yea, December thru February typically provides the most consistent snow and blower powder days but you have to embrace the Party Mountain energy of March and April. These months have great weather for you to fill up on your Vitamin-D and are still littered with storms to feed your powder fix! What’s better than skiing a spring storm one day and then waking up to bluebird t-shirt weather the next? Not only is the skiing still great, but resorts across the country fuel the party by hosting concerts, festivals and POND SKIMMING! Here’s a list of the most happening resorts for you to flock to this Spring!
WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
WORLD SKI AND SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL
“Party in April, Sleep in May” is a perfect slogan for North America’s biggest annual gathering of winter sports, music, arts and culture. Head out to Whistler this Spring to enjoy 10 action-packed days celebrating the send-off Winter! Ski all day on some of the best terrain in North America then party all night with free concerts in the plaza. Don’t miss out on the action – catch the freestyle competitions then head over to the roller derby invitational!
BUD LIGHT REGGAE FESTIVAL
Skip the tropics and get Spring-Baked this year at Sugarloaf’s annual Bud Light Reggae Festival! This Weekend event is widely known as the East Coast’s biggest spring party! New Kingston and John Brown’s Body are headlining this year’s Fest and are sure to keep the vibes positive. Get out there grab some PBR’s and partake in the fun!
SQUAW VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
THE PAIN MCSHLONKEY CLASSIC
Celebrate the life of the legendary skier Shane McConkey this season at the Pain Mcshlonkey Classic! Bust out your most ridiculous get-up and dust off those snow blades for a day of friendly competition. Watch some of the world’s greatest winter athletes and amateurs throw down for the coveted Pain McShlonkey Golden Saucer trophy in the ultimate snow blade showdown – the Hot Dog Downhill. Then stick around after-dark for the sexiest party of the year, the Shane McConkey Legacy Gala!
PARK CITY, UTAH
March 25, 2017 – April 09, 2017
Park City knows how to party and they make no exception with their Spring Gruv event! Come out and enjoy 16 days of free concerts and the 21st Annual Pond Skimming Contest! Pond skimming is the classic rite-of-passage for skiers where contestants attempt to cross ponds of freezing water on their skis, snowboard or any floating apparatus! Get your costume ready and sign-up early because the spots fill up fast!
MARCH 18TH-APRIL 23RD
Breck’s annual Spring Fever month-long festival is back again to end the ski season with a bang! Enjoy big name artists and even bigger freestyle competitions! Spring Breakers can also get down with other events going on in town including a Chili Cook-Off and the Spring Fever Beer Festival. Send the Winter off right this year and make it happen at Breckenridge!
BE SPRING BREAK READY
Don’t be the person wearing a normal outfit to a Spring Break party. Here are some items to spice up your look!