While most mountains on the East Coast are wrapping things up in March, in Utah, ski season is still going strong. In fact, the snow just keeps on coming! Did you know that in Utah an average of 6.7’ of snow falls during April. Yes, that's SIX FEET SEVEN INCHES (FYI that's how tall Tony Robbins is)! Spring skiing in Utah is where powderhounds will find bliss.
To date, the state has been blessed with an abundance of snow. As of March 1st, Brighton Resort already has 555” on the season, and most of Utah’s resorts having well over a 100” base, this spring is the perfect time to come to Utah. If you have a late spring break, or heck even want to ski over Easter, you should consider Utah.
If you can nab a direct flight, Utah is quite doable from most cities for a weekend ( I just checked Delta and I found a weekend round-trip airfare of $250). The airport is close to the mountains (just 45 minutes to a number of resorts), with a morning flight you can be skiing in the afternoon. Right now it's the perfect snow-friendly equation--great snow and great deals on lodging.
Wondering where to go? I've been to seven of the 14 ski areas in Utah, let me break it down.
Spring Skiing in Utah
Alta closes on 4/16. We say..."Alta is the place to turn a person who likes to ski into a powder hound. Are you ready to fall deeply madly in love with skiing like that?" Read the review
Alta Deal alert: Kids Stay Free April 2-16, 2017
When you book a standard room for four or more nights, two children ages 12 and under can stay in the their parents’ room at no additional charge–breakfasts and dinners included. This represents a savings of over $200 per night. Check out the free Kids’ Club.
Snowbird--has so much snow they HAVEN'T SET A CLOSING DATE! We say..."Reliable, powdery snow. That’s why flocks of people head to Salt Lake City every winter (more than 100″ already this season)–to chase powder." Read the review
Snowbird Deal Alert: Book a minimum of two nights and get daily Snowbird lift tickets per adult at rates starting at $105*. Kids 12 and under ski free for every night of their stay on this package. Valid 4/2-5/6/17.
Deer Valley closes on 4/16. We say..."The people, the snow quality and the food are the reasons folks keep coming back. Talk to the greeters. You’ll see these friendly folks all over in green jackets. They are a wealth of information on conditions, dining ideas and stories. Many of them are retirees and they know their stuff." Read the review.
Solitude closing date 4/16. We say..."I truly believe that learning to ski at Solitude Mountain is a gift you will give your child for a lifetime. This gem of a resort is the perfect place to fall in love with skiing." Read the review.
Solitude Deal Alert: Late Season Value Package
Receive 20% savings on ski/snowboard rentals and lodging at a wide range of accommodations managed by Solitude Resort Lodging. Package is valid March 26 – April 16, 2017.
Sundance closes on 4/2. We say..."If you’re like me, you keep quite a schedule managing career and kids. At Sundance you can slow down and renew your love of the outdoors and simply catch your breath". Read the review
Sundance Deal Alert: Stay Three Get the Fourth Free Special
Take an extended stay this Spring to enjoy blue bird ski days and the rustic elegance of Sundance Mountain Resort. Through the end of the season, book three nights and receive a fourth night free!* Plus two ski/lift passes per room for each day and complimentary wellness classes.
Park City closing date 4/16. We say..."Whether you are looking for awesome snow adventures or unexpected après experiences, Park City is the spot for your family. When it comes to snow, Park City thinks big. Really big. Thanks to some recent acquisitions, the resort now has massive acreage." Read the review
Park City Deal Alert: SAVE UP TO 40% ON LODGING, LIFT TICKETS, AND A HEARTY BREAKFAST! The Spring Ski Stay & Savor offer includes great rates on lodging (save up to 40%), breakfast for 2 daily (additional discounted vouchers may be added by speaking with one of our vacation specialists), and specially priced package lift tickets (a minimum of one multi-day adult ticket is required). Book a minimum 3-night stay between March 1 and April 16, 2017 and receive a $200 Delta Air Lines travel voucher!
Pond Skimming is part of the 16-day Spring Grüv event series at Park City Mountain, which also includes concerts and other fun activities. Spring Grüv runs from March 25th – April 9th.
Are you ready to ski this spring? For more ideas visit our 2016/17 Family Ski Guide here:
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