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Spring Skiing nex year.

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

We had a great spring trip (April) this year.  Winter Park was great and the people could have not been nicer.  We are planning a a trip with myself (ski it all), my wife (Greens and blues) and my son (4yo) for next spring (April).  We are looking for great snow, and a nice people (Vail is out to snooty for a redneck).  

post #2 of 15

I'm in Virginia, so I think I qualify as a redneck too

 

Winter Park is a very neat place with some fun variety:  fine beginner terrain and ski school reputation, but also killer bumps for advanced skiers in Mary Jane.  Also, interesting mix of destination vacationers and locals day-skiing from Denver.  All this spiced-up by the terrific pack of adaptive skiers and their instructors that run there.

 

I bet you'd also like an April trip to Copper Mountain for similar attributes, usually good late season snow conditions, and a slightly larger slopeside village: 

http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_article.php?article_id=1212&mode=headlines

post #3 of 15

You guys might also want to take a look at the Salt Lake area because they tend to have better late season conditions. Plus, it is easier to get to.

post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the link.  You hit Winter Park dead on, it is a cool place.

post #5 of 15

Tahoe, an area defined by April mega-dumps!

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The Northwest is looking to benefit from a La Nina weather pattern this winter. This would benefit our already long season. Though our resorts tend to have a few less ammenities.

post #7 of 15

come to banff

 

when everywhere else is turning to crap, that is when skiing here is at its best. long days, still winter temps and always a possibility of powder.

post #8 of 15

Agreed, Banff is usually better than anywhere else in the Spring. Cheap hotels as well, if you wait until April/May.

 

Had a great time in mid-May at Sunshine, they were still getting new snow...

post #9 of 15
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Agreed, Banff is usually better than anywhere else in the Spring. Cheap hotels as well, if you wait until April/May.

 


Except they never seem to discount the lift ticket, even the last week of the season! :-(
 

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Tahoe, an area defined by April mega-dumps!

 

I loved spring skiing in Tahoe this year.  With the temperatures and light clothing, there are a lot of red necks as well.

post #11 of 15
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Except they never seem to discount the lift ticket, even the last week of the season! :-(
 

 

Very true. I saw a few cheaper lift tickets as part of a hotel stay, but that is about it.

 

Can always do what the local ski bums do at Sunshine, and wait in the parking lot in the afternoon to clip tickets from people done for the day. haha
 

post #12 of 15

Mt Hood was nice in June. A lot better in April / May when the lower sections are open

 

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Rooms were not cheap but real nice

 

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post #13 of 15

Aw, that's purrty!

post #14 of 15

I would look at either Banff as has been mentioned or Mammoth mountain.  Mammoth seems to keep its snow late.  Lots of different ability terrain.  Hot springs nearby :)

post #15 of 15

We've been going to Summit Co. CO each Spring.  Ski a different resort each day: Breck, Vail, BC, and Keystone.  We keep out option open.

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