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Snowmass in mid-Feb or early-April?

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I've decided to take the family to Snowmass for our first family ski trip this winter, and I have the option to go during President's Week (mid Feb) or during Spring Break (1st week in April). I was leaning toward February (mostly because it is sooner and I can't wait to get there), but I see that lodging is significantly less expensive in April.

Is it worth the extra expense to go to Snowmass in February rather than the first week of April?
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Originally Posted by SkiFamDad View Post
I've decided to take the family to Snowmass for our first family ski trip this winter, and I have the option to go during President's Week (mid Feb) or during Spring Break (1st week in April). I was leaning toward February (mostly because it is sooner and I can't wait to get there), but I see that lodging is significantly less expensive in April.

Is it worth the extra expense to go to Snowmass in February rather than the first week of April?
IMO no...

april will have less people,it will be cheaper, it will be warmer, and you will still have a good chance of new snow.

Only tip is dont dress you kids like mid winter and wear lot of sunscreen!!
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I can't tell you about Snowmass in April (I own a bicyle shop, so I don't get to ski in April). But I had the family out there last President's week and we had a great time. It is more expensive, but it was suprisingly uncrowded. No real lift lines more than a couple of minutes. Once you get away from the main area the trails were empty.

Whenever you go, you'll have fun.
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IMO no...

april will have less people,it will be cheaper, it will be warmer, and you will still have a good chance of new snow.

Only tip is dont dress you kids like mid winter and wear lot of sunscreen!!
+1

- always mighty fine snow in Snowmass up until and after Closing Day. It's never crowded there. I just got a flyer in the mail from them yesterday. They are running quite a few specials right now.
post #5 of 9
Yeah, I gotta say, go for April. I was skiing Ajax last season right at the end of March/beginning of April for a short trip and it was fantastic. Huuuugggeee dump of snow, hardly anybody out on the slopes, and honestly, the highlight of my season. It gives me a smile just thinkin about it.
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We were in CO on spring break 2007 and skied Breck, Vail and Copper. We had new snow almost every day and it skied like mid-winter. I think we had 12" plus on Easter Sunday that year! How much difference are the prices...50% less in April?
post #7 of 9
April is nice, but I prefer Feb. I like mid winter snow. Snowmass doesn't really have many lift lines, even Presidents weekend.
Plus then you can go again in April.
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How much difference are the prices...50% less in April?
Yes - 50% less, so I'll save about $1500 by going in April as opposed to February.

I wish I could go in Feb and April!
post #9 of 9
Posters are correct that the Aspen areas do not have lift line issues, even at a peak time like President's week. However, snow preservation is very good, so April skiing is a decent bet. I've had 2 late season trips, one winter conditions all week with 15 inches new snow and one very warm T-shirt weather with some but not a lot of terrain restrictions. With the 50% price difference I'd vote for April. One caveat: Highlands closes before Ajax and Snowmass, so I'd try to get the last week Highlands is open.
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