The 9 Best Mountains for Spring Skiing | According To Men's Journal

The 9 Best Mountains for Spring Skiing | According To Men's Journal

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The 9 Best Mountains for Spring Skiing | According To Men's Journal

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Spring has arrived marking the official kickoff to the spring corn harvest. Men’s Journal brings us a look at what they feel are the 9 Best Mountains for Spring Skiing.

The 9 Best Mountains for Spring Skiing

“The advantages of spring skiing often outweigh the disadvantage of damp corduroy. The arrival of the sun means you can ski in your shirtsleeves and the arrival of festival season means you can ski in your shirtsleeves to a slopeside party. If the winter is about getting radical, spring is about having a good time in ski towns full of lift operators looking to let off some steam. Here’s where you should head this season if you want a great last run.” – Men’s Journal

– Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Although it closes relatively early compared to many other major resorts in the west, Jackson Hole always finishes the season with a bang.

– Stevens Pass, Washington

With an average of 166 inches of snow in March and April alone, Stevens Pass is Seattle’s favorite place to shred in spring.

Silverton, Colorado

The terrain is steep – this is advanced skiing – but you’ll get what feels like your own private mountain, zero lift lines, and $49 tickets for unguided skiing.

– Black Jack Ski Resort, Michigan

Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Black Jack Ski Resort makes up for what it lacks in vertical feet with enthusiasm, debauchery, and snowmobile trails.

Lake Louise, Canada

Spring comes a little later north of the border. This year, Lake Louise Ski Resort in Banff closes for the season in early May.

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Telluride, Colorado

Closing weekend in Telluride is something to behold, especially if you like the color pink. From April 4 through 6 the KOTO Pink Flamingo Street Dance floods the slopes and town with pink boa clad and flamingo waving partiers in various stages of intoxication, along with people wearing anything pink, and other costumes of all shapes and sizes.

– Sugarloaf, Maine

The largest ski area east of the Rockies, Sugarloaf is king for spring skiing. The mountain has more continuous vertical feet (2,820) than Crested Butte, Taos, or Grand Targhee, and has the only snowfields (wide-open areas above the tree line) in the East.

– Heavenly Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe

Nobody does spring skiing better than Lake Tahoe, and Heavenly Ski Resort’s annual Spring Loaded Festival (March 28th-April 5th) is the season’s see-and-be-seen event. A week of non-stop après ski parties rage the top of the Gondola and a D.J. presides over the Gun Barrel 25.

– Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

On April 20th, Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor hosts the Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge and Luau, a one-of-a-kind snowboard-only event hosted by legendary surfer Gerry Lopez, who calls Bachelor his home mountain.

 

Read the Full Breakdown HERE – The 9 Best Mountains for Spring Skiing

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