Considering a spring family vacation? Here are three reasons why a ski vacation should be your family’s first choice this spring.
Mountain trails in spring typically have great conditions for learning or expanding skiing and snowboarding skills. “Spring’s softer snow conditions contribute to a great learning experience,” points out Smugglers’ ski school director Harley Johnson. “Soft spring snow is easier to carve turns on and more forgiving of spills.”
Johnson adds, “There are typically fewer skiers and riders on the slopes, which may contribute to a more relaxed learning environment for you, particularly if you’re new to skiing or snowboarding. Plus, you don’t have the distraction of mid winter’s colder temperatures, and you’re not as bundled up so you’re able to move more freely.”
The lowest rates of the season can be found in spring. Typically, vacation package rates for a spring ski vacation are much lower than the rates for a heart of winter getaway. SuperSaver rates on vacation packages at Smugglers’ are in effect from mid-March through early April and run about 15 percent lower than height of season rates. Comprehensive packages that include lodging, lift tickets, and some amenities offer the best value.
The combination of snowsports and spring’s warmer weather create a party vibe. From parking lot barbecues to pond skimming contests, there’s definitely a celebratory atmosphere on the ski slopes in spring. Many events cater to skiers’ and riders’ inclination to linger and enjoy the feeling of community. It’s worth checking ski destination events calendars to see what’s planned – you might find a “don’t miss” event that’s perfect for your family. And with spring’s longer days, you have the opportunity to pack in loads of events and activities!
Spring skiing and riding are all about celebrating the joys of snowsports with the sun on your face and that hint of the changing season in the air. Imagine the pleasure of kicking off next winter’s snowsports season with your spring ski vacation memories still fresh in your mind!