As skiing and snowboarding season wind down, there’s still time to enjoy the beautiful spring weather on the slopes during April.
However, as things begin to warm up, be sure you’ve prepped for changing snow conditions and have all the right gear to enjoy spring skiing and snowboarding season in style!
1. Layer in style.
The best part of spring skiing is being able to take on a mountain in warmer weather instead of freezing winds. Wear lighter layers underneath your ski jacket — and don’t forget the sunscreen!
2. Check snow conditions.
Try and plan your trip around fresh snow and recent storms so that you’ll get the best snow possible for your spring skiing and snowboarding.
Check snow conditions before you leave on your trip, and call the resort if you’re unsure about the snow quality. When you’re on the mountain, seeing patches of soil or slush means it’s time to hit the lodge and call it a day.
3. Ski or snowboard in the mornings.
Avoid the afternoon slush by hitting the slopes early, and get multi-day passes that allow you to take advantage of the snow before things warm up. Resorts that make their own snow will have a fresh layer of powder on the ground first thing, so make use of this fresh snow by getting to the resort before everybody else! Expect the snow to begin to soften around 10am.
4. Pick the best resorts for spring skiing and snowboarding.
Make sure to pick somewhere resorts like Big White in Canada or certain resorts in Lake Tahoe, Nevada that still have robust snow conditions, even in March or April. Do your homework and check the weather forecast as well as your resorts’ website before booking your trip.
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