Springtime at ski resorts brings the best of two seasons together: long, sunny days laced with the occasional snowstorm, live music at fabulous après parties, big mountain competitions and a contagiously festive atmosphere celebrating the close of another great ski season. When it comes to spring break this year, opt for sunny slopes and sweet goggle tans, with a slew of fun-filled activities for friends and family to boot. Keep reading for the insider scoop on the top resorts for spring break 2017.
Whistler has one of the longest ski seasons in North America, with coverage on the slopes lasting long into May (and Blackcomb’s Horstman Glacier offering skiing through summer). Long sunny days mixed with late season storms guarantee great conditions no matter which week you travel. Besides après beers on mountainside decks and stunning goggle tans, indulge in free concerts, art showings, film screenings, season-ending parties and the not-to-be-missed World Ski and Snowboard Festival, which takes place late April.
Families: Enjoy Family Après Mondays and Wednesdays at the Whistler Plaza. Don’t miss the famous Dog Parade during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival: hundreds of canines decked out in their best outfits parade and exhibition in the village.
Friends: Dress in your best to compete in the Twisted Tea Slush Cup – Whistler’s version of the classic spring pond skim. Best of the Fest is the final party of the WSSF, held at the Garibaldi Lift Co. – head here for a celebratory recap of all things spring break.