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Western Skiing either the week before or after Easter this year

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Like the title says I'm going to take the plunge and make a trip out west this spring but it will be April before I can get away. Would like to take advantage of extra time off at Easter to make my vacation days go farther. Easter is the 16th of April this year.

Would there be any advantage to going the last week in March or earlier in April?

Strong intermediate skiers from MI, looking for the western experience. Not so much into the nightlife as the skiing.

Thanks in advance
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Mid-April is getting kinda late. There will likely be plenty of snow high up, and you will have great spring skiing, but you won't be getting new snow. Far more likely to get that if you go in March. Mid April alot of places will be closing, more from lack of skiers than lack of cover.

You will want someplace with elevation, so Colorado or SLC.
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Steamboat Closes afer the first week of April. So you will need to plan for a resort that is high up like Breck. It can be a crap stoot for snow quality that time of year. It can be powder at the top and slush at the bottom. But that is also the perfect time to hit all the resort beach parties!!!
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Lots of old threads here on late season skiing. Here's one : http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...light=bachelor
See Tony Crocker's post and website for some good gauge.
A trip to Oregon for Bachelor and Mt. Hood might be real cool at that time.
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http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=35960

This thread also had some info.

I've skiied Brighton's beginner terrain on closing weekend. It's icy, but it's not bad skiing with girls wearing lycra tank tops............
post #6 of 8
Well, then it's decided... everyone should go to Brighton for closing weekend.
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Late season can aslo be awesome. You get lower prices, less crowds and sometimes mid winter snow. This was at Deer Valley, three weeks after they closed, last year.



Powdr
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In CO, you can ski Loveland and A-Basin. I skied Loveland last May 1st and there was a foot of new snow.

You should also check out Mammoth. They're usually open well into the summer. (July 4th last year, I believe)
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