The best spring skiing destinations in the USA

best spring skiing destinations USA

The US ski season isn’t over yet. In fact, 2021 is proving to be a record year for North America with some ski resorts experiencing more snow than ever, and many extending their closing dates into late spring and early summer.

Conditions at this time of year are perfect. The days are warmer and longer, so you can ski until the lifts close and still have enough daylight to enjoy aprés ski outdoors. And spring skiing is cheaper, with plenty of late-season deals to be found on flights, lodging and lift tickets.

So if you’re looking for your skiing fix, here’s a list of the top US resorts that have the best spring skiing right now. All of these options are in North America (hello, springtime snow) and all are set to stay open well into April, May and beyond.

Best spring skiing resorts in North America 2021

You can read our whole guide or skip straight to the resorts you’re interested in using the handy menu below:

Spring skiing resorts in North America

Mammoth Mountain

  • Top elevation: 11,053 ft
  • Skiable area: 3,500 acres
  • Estimated closing date: May 31, 2021
  • Mammoth Mountain snow report

If you’re looking for the best spring skiing for 2021, look no further than California’s Mammoth Mountain. Boasting one of the longest ski seasons in North America, Mammoth offers excellent conditions for skiing and snowboarding, with the 2021 season expected to run through May 31.

Spring skiing at Mammoth Mountain USA
Spring at Mammoth – photo courtesy of @MammothMountain

In terms of tickets and passes, reservations are not currently required for Icon Pass holders but are required for non-pass holders. Daily tickets are limited, so reserving your ski and ride days in advance is the best way to go. We recommend going midweek for the best rates and reduced crowds.

Where to stay at Mammoth Mountain

For all the comforts of home with ski-in ski-out convenience, Mammoth Mountain condos are an ideal choice. Many of these properties are located at Mammoth Village with access to heated hot tubs, pools, gyms and other amenities. For more space and private amenities look at the many luxury lodges and cabins.

Big Sky Resort

  • Top elevation: 11,166 ft
  • Skiable area: 5,800 acres
  • Estimated closing date: April 18, 2021
  • Big Sky snow report

Spring skiing in Big Sky is an must-try experience. While many vacationers are dusting off their flip flops it’s still very much the ski season in Big Sky. Visit in March or April and make the most of the sunny weather, the stunning views and, of course, the abundant snow.

The best places ski in April USA
Early morning on Ramcharger 8 – photo courtesy of @bigskyresort

A wide range of passes and tickets are available including the all-new Early Access ticket, giving guests one hour of first tracks before the mountain opens to the public on Ramcharger 8. To ski the full day, make sure you have a lift ticket or a valid Big Sky Resort, Ikon, or Mountain Collective Pass.

Where to stay at Big Sky Resort

For prime access to the ski slopes, Moonlight Basin and Spanish Peaks are great options, or base yourself in Mountain Village or downtown, close to shops, restaurants and bars. You’ll also find a wide range of condos at Lone Peak and Meadow Village, with access to communal clubhouse facilities.

Park City

  • Top elevation: 10,026 ft
  • Skiable area: 7,300 acres
  • Estimated closing date: April 4, 2021
  • Park City snow report

By the time March and April arrive, the ski season is over for many – but not in Park City. March is historically the snowiest month of the year in Utah, and April has had some record snowfalls in recent years.

Best spring skiing resorts US
Spring skiing at Park City – photo courtesy of @ParkCityMountain

Park City has two world-class ski resorts just a few miles apart, Deer Valley Resort, voted as one of the best ski resorts in America, and Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the country. Aside from incredible spring skiing, you’ll find countless patios both on-mountain and throughout the charming downtown, where you can kick back after a sunny day on the slopes.

Check out the area’s awesome springtime events too. Perhaps the most fun and popular is Park City Mountain’s Spring Gruv, a 16-day celebration marking the close of the ski season. It features a whole 16 days of free concerts and events spread across the mountain’s two villages, Park City Base and Canyons Village.

Where to stay in Park City

You’ll find great-value accommodation at Silver Star, The Colony at Canyon’s Village and downtown Main Street. Over at Deer Valley Resort are condos, cabins and lodges in the scenic areas of Empire Pass, Silver Lake, Snow Park and Deer Crest.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

  • Top elevation: 12,998 ft
  • Skiable area: 2,908 acres
  • Estimated closing date: April 18, 2021
  • Breckenridge snow report

Wondering where you can ski in April in the USA? Then check out Breckenridge Ski Resort. Boasting one of the longest ski seasons in North America, its estimated closing date for 2021 is mid April but it could be as late as May if it’s anything like previous seasons.

Breckenridge is perfect for spring skiing 2021
All five peaks are open at Breckenridge Ski Resort – photo courtesy of @Breckenridge

Offering 300+ days of sunshine and nearly 3,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding, it’s no wonder that Breckenridge is so popular. Not only is the snow great, but your spring skiing days will also be filled with live music, fun events and abundant aprés ski, with the added perk of fewer crowds.

Those visiting in spring will enjoy cheaper prices too, and you don’t need to wait until last minute to book. You can get up to 17% off lift tickets if you buy them early, and they’re fully refundable if your plans change. New passes aren’t currently available, but existing pass-holders can ski with advance reservations.

Where to stay at Breckenridge Resort

When it comes to accommodation, you’ll have your choice of Breckenridge lodging to choose from. From slopeside cabins with hot tubs and ski-in ski-out access, to huge family lodges with fire pits, game rooms and indoor swimming pools.

Sun Valley Resort

  • Top elevation: 9,150 ft
  • Skiable area: 2,154 acres
  • Estimated closing date: April 17, 2021
  • Sun Valley snow report

There are plenty of ski resorts in the USA but none that can match Sun Valley. This was literally America’s first ski resort with the world’s very first chairlifts! Aside from the history, the joys of spring skiing in Sun Valley are endless – warm sun, blue skies, powder snow and plenty of fun activities.

Skiing at Sun Valley
Fresh tracks at Sun Valley – photo courtesy of @sunvalley

Come springtime here, the pressure is off and skiing is a little more relaxed. Expect to see guests shedding a few layers, slathering on the sunscreen and getting out on Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain to enjoy every last moment of the season.

When it’s time to refuel, sunny lunches and drinks can be enjoyed on the deck at one of the many lodges. Events to look out for in spring 2021 include live music at the Duchin and Ram Lounge, daily Happy Hour at Village Station, and sleigh rides leaving from the Sun Valley Inn – to name just a few!

Where to stay in Sun Valley

Whether you want a condo in downtown Ketchum, or a cozy slopeside cabin on Bald Mountain, there are plenty of options. Many homes have their own hot tubs, movie rooms and wrap-around decks – and some offer access to communal swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms and spas.

How to book a spring skiing vacation

We offer a wide range of great-value lodging at all of the best spring skiing destinations in the USA.

Book your stay with us and not only will you get beautiful accommodation at great prices, you’ll also benefit from round-the-clock customer service. Our team can take care of any added extras you need, whether it’s car hire, equipment rental or arranging special experience.

Follow our simple online booking process and you can secure your vacation rental instantly without any phone calls or fuss. It’s easy to check availability, get a quote and book instantly online. Or if you’d prefer to talk to one of our friendly villa experts, give us a call!

Enjoy total peace of mind

We are currently offering extra flexibly for your peace of mind. Our new flexible cancellation policies mean that you can reschedule or even cancel your stay for any reason, even if you are due to check in soon. Simply choose a property marked with Flex 14 or Flex 30.

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