6 Reasons Why Springtime is the Best Time to Hit the Slopes
The perfection of spring skiing in Aspen and Snowmass is still a bit of a well-guarded secret. But, chances are you’ll rarely encounter a lift line in March or April. And you’ll have an excellent chance of scoring those sublime first tracks, too. It can sometimes feel like you have the whole mountain to yourself. .
Here are 6 reasons (and there’s actually more) why should plan you vacation in Aspen and Snowmass in the springtime.
- The Springtime Skiing and Snowboarding Conditions are Ideal
Aspen and Snowmass experts agree— some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions can be found in the springtime. It sounds contrary, but hear us out. The snow has been piling up and packing down all winter long. And while there is still a chance of a springtime snowstorm, for the most part, the weather in Aspen and Snowmass in March and April remains warm and sunny.
Imagine sliding down the slopes under a bright blue sky and feeling warm and toasty sunshine on your face. It’s the best of both worlds. Perfect, snow-packed, gorgeous ski slopes bathed in mild breezes and bright sunshine. Don’t forget to slather on some sunscreen before hitting the springtime slopes! You’ll also want to pack for a mix of weather— bring the ski parka, but also pack a light jacket and a few t-shirts, too.
- The Ski Slopes in Aspen Snowmass in the Spring are Uncrowded
The perfection of spring skiing in Aspen Snowmass is still a bit of a well-guarded secret. Chances are you’ll rarely encounter a lift line in March or April. And you’ll have an excellent chance of scoring those sublime first tracks, too. It can sometimes feel like you have the whole mountain to yourself.
Fewer crowds on the slopes also mean fewer crowds in town, too. You won’t be waiting for a table for brunch or dinner or standing in a long line for coffee. The boutiques and shops are calmer and easier to browse, too. It’s a quieter time in Aspen and Snowmass all around, adding to the peaceful vibe.
- Longer Days Mean There’s Even More Time to Ski in the Spring
With the days getting longer, the slope times get a bit longer, too. After President’s Day, skiers and snowboarders in Aspen & Snowmass enjoy lifts that stay open until 4 PM most days. That gives you a full day of epic, world-class skiing and still plenty of time to enjoy aprés-ski. SkiCo is now keeping the slopes open til 6pm on certain dates towards closing for sunset skiing!
The extended springtime hours add a feeling of ease to the slopes. Combined with the warmer temperatures and bright sunshine, spring skiing in Aspen and Snowmass is truly a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
- Aprés-Ski Takes Center Stage
Sure, Aspen and Snowmass are famous for their epic skiing and snowboarding, gorgeous views, and luxurious shopping. But if there’s another aspect of the ski scene that Aspen and Snowmass excel at— it’s aprés-ski. If you’re unfamiliar, the term aprés-ski was coined in the Swiss Alps and is French for “after ski.” The tradition used to include huddling with friends over some mulled wine or spiked cider after a long, cold day on the slopes.
The scene will have changed this year, no doubt about it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a party around town after a day on the slopes! Although you may be limited to your smaller group or individual table, many places will still have a great atmosphere in the afternoons. Locations such as Local Coffee House will have live Dj sets for après-ski parties, and many classic mountain spots will still be hopping such as Ajax Tavern, Dante and Cloud 9 on Highlands (you just can’t spray as much champagne this year).
- Events, Competitions, and Celebrations— Oh My!
Once you slip out of your skis, there’s always plenty to do and explore in the springtime. Events, competitions, and celebrations are everywhere in Aspen and Snowmass in March and April. Check out a few of these, and plan your spring break trip around the one that you don’t want to miss:
New for 2021, the first ever Bud Light Mountain Games is being hosted on Fridays & Sundays throughout April on Snowmass Mountain. Self proclaimed athletes can participate in multiple skiing-based competitions from fat biking to ski golf, as well as enjoy a good time in the base village afterwards.
For more serious competition, check out the U.S Alpine Championships, running from the 5th-16th of April at Aspen Snowmass. The countries best skiers will meet & compete in a series of races ranging from Super-G to the Giant Slalom.
End-of-season celebrations are everywhere! The ever famous Highlands closing party won’t be the same this year – but you should still expect the mountain to be epic on its last day, and even book a table at the Alehouse for one last drink at the base!
- You’ll Find Great Springtime Rates on Lodging
Shoulder seasons— like springtime— mean less demand for lodging. And less demand always translates into lower prices. You can save even more by skipping the generic hotel and booking one of our luxurious vacation rental homes in Aspen and Snowmass. How does renting a home over a hotel save money? Book a big house that can hold the whole family or a group of friends— and split the cost. And renting a home with a fully-equipped kitchen means you aren’t forced to eat out for every meal, which adds up to huge savings.
A memorable springtime trip to Aspen and Snowmass starts with choosing the right accommodations. Take a peek inside an incredible Snowmass Vacation Rental Home, Snowmass Modern Ski Retreat, which can easily accommodate up to 12 people. And with its clean lines, modern design, and panoramic mountain views, it’s a treat for the senses as well. Bennett Bench is located on a half-acre of land in Aspen’s prestigious Red Mountain Ridge and sleeps 11 people across 5 spacious bedrooms. To see even more Aspen and Snowmass vacation rental homes that are perfect for a springtime getaway, click here.
Head to the Aspen and Snowmass Mountains This Spring
Although skiing and snowboarding may be synonymous with winter sports, opening your mind to a vacation on the slopes in the springtime can be a game-changer. Go against the crowds that flock to predictable southern climates in the springtime. Head to the mountains and do some spring skiing in Aspen and Snowmass instead. You’ll enjoy uncrowded activities, discounted prices, gorgeous weather, and the unmatched, world-class skiing and snowboarding that Aspen and Snowmass are famous for.
The local experts at Aspen Luxury Rentals are here to help you plan the perfect spring getaway to Aspen and Snowmass this year. Contact us today to get started. Head to the mountains of Aspen and Snowmass instead. You’ll enjoy uncrowded activities, discounted prices, gorgeous weather, and the unmatched, world-class skiing and snowboarding that Aspen and Snowmass are famous for.