Skiing into Spring: 4 of the Best Resorts for Your Ultimate Spring Break

Discover the best in spring skiing for your Spring Break at top resorts like Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, and Vail. 

Snowboarder enjoys sunny day on Symphony, Whistler

If you love skiing, Spring skiing is an adventure you don’t want to miss—and there's no better time than Spring Break to enjoy all the mountains have to offer. When spring storms are followed by sunny skies and soft snow, for an idyllic season that often lingers well into April.

In addition to ideal skiing conditions, spring brings the high country to life with sun-soaked aprés patio sessions, live music events, pond skimming contests, and much more. This makes it the ultimate place to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day or a family-friendly Easter ski trip. 

So grab your sunscreen, your favorite sunglasses, and read on to explore some of the best resorts—like Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, and Vail—and bring your Spring Break ski trip dreams to life. 

Springtime Beckons: Breckenridge 

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge isn't just a ski destination, it's a springtime sanctuary. With an alpine village set against a backdrop of stunning peaks, Breckenridge is as charming as its slopes are challenging.

Sitting at 9,600 feet above sea level, the spring season in Breckenridge goes as long as the snow lasts into May—with soft snow that maintains its quality thanks to a nice winter base.  

While Breckenridge has a stellar selection of all-season après events, they warm up a bit in this spring as warm weather moves events onto patios. 

In addition, Breckenridge hosts an annual pond skim (usually near the end of April). This year, we're adding the Five Peaks Music Festival to the mix. Never miss the inside scoop! Tune into The Secret Stash: A Guide to Breck, to visit like a local.

Stretch Out Your Season: Whistler Blackcomb

With one of the longest ski seasons stretching into May, Whistler Blackcomb is the epitome of spring skiing. 

The vast terrain of this Canadian giant is great for all skill levels, making it an ideal for both beginners and experts. The Coast Mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop as you carve through Whistler's pristine runs.

Whistler Blackcomb also hosts the World Ski & Snowboard Festival, a ten-day bonanza blending sports, arts, and mountain culture. Whistler Blackcomb's weather forecast and snow report offer you the crucial insights you need to to safely explore the terrain you intend to conquer.

For a special start to your day on the slopes, set your alarm for an early gondola upload with the First Tracks Early Access program—and get a food voucher that can be redeemed throughout the day.

Spring Skiing Royalty: Vail

The endless terrain, iconic peaks and legendary Back Bowls are just a few of the reasons they say that Vail is like nothing on Earth.

It's even more incredible in the Spring. Boasting over 5,000 acres of skiable terrain, with over 200 trails, Vail is a destination for both beginners and adrenaline junkies alike.

If you're looking for a powdery affair, the seven Back Bowls are where it's at—especially during sun-soaked March ski days. Vail, Colorado celebrates the end of the season with a spring aprés series. Stay in touch with real-time weather reports to make sure you’re packing accordingly.  

A Perennial Favorite: Park City 

There’s a lot to love about Park City Mountain. Easily accessible from Salt Lake City, Park City Mountain is one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S., boasting 3,000 feet of vertical, covered with what Utah has claimed is the *"The Greatest Snow on Earth.®”

And even more to love in the spring. With over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, there’s plenty of terrain to keep you occupied all spring long. While it is a hot spot for spring events, Park City Mountain is known for its annual Spring Grüv. This concert series is a music lover's dream, with over two week’s worth of free performances in Canyons Village.

Spring Skiing Essentials: Pack Smart, Ski Smarter

Think light and bright when packing for a spring ski trip. Bring light layers—like a waterproof shell—to cover up on cold mornings, that can be taken off on sunny afternoons. And bring plenty of protection for bright, bluebird days—sunscreen, lip balm with SPF, and some polarized shades.  

Your skis or board need a spring makeover too. Remember, mornings are firm and afternoons are soft, like a good day on the slopes should be! So a good warm-weather wax job will make you smooth as possible on the soft spring snow. 

Or save hauling your gear altogether. Renting can be a great option. Experts at resorts like Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, and Vail are the perfect guides to help you pick the right equipment for whatever conditions the day brings. 

Pro Tip—Test out the newest gear with a demo—you can often find a deal on demonstration skis this time of year. 

Get Your Spring Started on the Right Boot

Make this the year you trade your winter blues for a sunshine-filled spring ski trip. Whether you're craving the charm of Breckenridge, the grandeur of Whistler Blackcomb, the music-filled streets of Park City, or the iconic peaks and celebrations of Vail, any of these places are sure to deliver all that’s needed for a spring ski trip you’ll never forget.

*The Greatest Snow on Earth.® is a registered trademark of the State of Utah and is used with permission.