Looking to hit the slopes for spring break this year? Careful, not all ski destinations were created equal! Here are the very Best Ski Trip Destinations for Spring Break. They’ve still got fresh snow come springtime, plus plenty of fun to be had to keep the party going after skiing as well!
Where to go for a Ski Spring Break Trip: 12 Ski Trip Destinations
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1. Park City, UT - Ski Spring Break Trip
The bustling mountain town of Park City is the perfect spot to spend a spring break ski trip. It’s closely located to the Salt Lake City airport, making it a breeze to fly in from all over the country. Plus, every year Park City Mountain Resort hosts Spring Grüv—a month-long celebration of the spring season complete with live music and all sorts of fun activities!
2. Breckenridge, CO
No list of the best ski destinations would be complete without Breckenridge! And spring is a great time to visit this popular ski resort. You’ll enjoy full sunny days and plenty of fresh powder on the slopes. Plus, there are a whole host of other activities you can get up to at Breckenridge if you don’t feel like skiing everyday—like snowshoeing, tubing, and even snowmobiling. Much like Park City, Breckenridge is also home to a variety of spring break parties and activities: like Mardi Gras, Rocky Mountain Country Fest, and St. Patrick’s Day. Check out their events here!
3. Jackson Hole, WY
If you wanna go skiing for spring break but aren’t trying to be surrounded by a crowd of other spring breakers, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort may be more your speed. While there’s still plenty of evening activities to get up to thanks to March Radness, you won’t deal with the same wild party crowds that often flock to Colorado ski destinations every spring break season.
4. Keystone, CO - Ski Trip Destinations for Spring Break
Wanna head to Colorado for spring break but looking to spend as little time as possible getting there? Keystone is one of the closest ski resorts to the Denver airport, making it possible to hit the slopes in less than two hours after your plane touches down!
Plus, this slightly lesser known ski destination benefits from having a wider variety of accommodations available, making it a bit more affordable for college students on a budget who still want to have a killer ski trip this spring break!
5. Northstar, CA - California Ski Trip Destination for Spring Break
If you’re on the west coast and more of a beginner skier or snowboarder, your best bet will be Northstar Resort located just outside of Lake Tahoe in California. Come March, the area gets a lot of bluebird ski days—think sunny skies, fresh powder, and skiing in just your lightest layers while you enjoy extended sunlight hours after a dark winter. Just a head’s up: stay up to date on the weather forecast, as this area can experience rain come March!
6. Stowe, VT
East coasters, don’t think I forgot about you! While jetting off to a resort out west may seem like the only way to enjoy an epic ski trip for spring break, rest assured you can still have an incredible time on the slopes if you stay a little closer to home!
Enter Stowe: one of the best mountain towns in Vermont for spring skiing. You can also enjoy a few unique activities if you visit in spring: like maple syrup season and ice fishing!
7. Vail, CO - Ski Trip in Colorado for Spring Break
March is a great time to ski in Colorado—you’ll get longer and sunnier days, but the snow is still a-plenty! And Vail is no different. This spring break ski destination is best for those looking for more of the classic resort experience. Where Breckenridge is more laid back, Vail will give you a more upscale vibe, from accommodations to dining options. Plus, Vail is known for having more extensive terrain than nearby Breckenridge.
8. Aspen/Snowmass, CO
Still not sold on the Colorado slopes? Well, you might want to think again—Aspen has the most skiable acres of any CO ski destination on this list! With four impeccable mountains fit for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, the Aspen/Snowmass area truly has a variety of runs for everyone. This Rocky mountain town also has accommodations super close to the slopes, creating an immersive skiing experience where you can essentially hop on a lift straight from your front door.
9. Mammoth Mountain, CA
Mammoth Mountain is another top option for west coast skiing in the springtime. At this time of year, you can enjoy some of the best corn snow the country has to offer. Corn snow forms when temperatures cool overnight and heat up during the day, creating a layer of corn shaped snow formations at the crust.
Spend your day skiing from east to west to get the best spring conditions at Mammoth, and be sure to check out other popular activities in the area: like spring hiking around Mammoth Lakes or one of the many hot springs in the Mammoth area.
10. Winter Park, CO - #1 Ski Resort in North America
The last (but certainly not the least spectacular) Colorado ski destination on this list! And I may have kept this one for last because it’s actually my top pick—after all, USA Today named it the #1 Ski Resort in the US. Winter Park is a great pick for groups with varying skill levels, and the runs for beginner and intermediate skiers have their own side of the mountain.
You can read more about my trip to Winter Park Resort here for the lowdown on where to stay and what to do!
11. Ruidoso, NM - Ski Trip in New Mexico
Ruidoso is a good pick for anyone with an earlier spring break week, as Ski Apache Resort in Ruidoso can sometimes close before the end of March. However, this is still a wonderful ski trip destination, especially if you’d like to get up to more than just skiing during your trip!
Enjoy warmer weather than most other destinations on this list, with plenty of bluebird ski days. Then spend your evenings unwinding in Ruidoso’s charming downtown!
12. Bretton Woods, NH - East Coast Ski Trip Destinations for Spring Break
As New Hampshire’s largest ski area, Bretton Woods is a good bet if you’re trying to find solid ski conditions on the east coast later in the season. This ski resort is located high in the White Mountains, giving you crisper weather later into March than most other ski destinations east of the Mississippi. Alongside 101 trails and 4 terrain parks, you can also enjoy the unique treetop zipline course that Bretton Woods offers!
Spring Break Ski Trip Essentials
Ski Jacket + Pants: You can usually rent these, but if you see/snowboard regularly, you might as well buy your own set. Or, get a ski jumpsuit… they come in some many fun colors and patterns!
What’s your favorite ski resort for the spring season? Drop a comment below or send me a DM on Instagram!
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