Why Visit Aspen Snowmass in Spring

It’s tough to beat Colorado's snow conditions come March and April. But one resort has the best spring skiing and riding of all: Aspen Snowmass. Here's why.

A spring skier at Aspen Mountain

Spring in Aspen Snowmass can offer up everything from 40-degree bluebird days to massive storm cycles dropping endless refills of powder. And, there’s nothing quite like springtime après on a sun-drenched patio under the Colorado sun once the weather clears.

Here are a few of our favorite reasons to visit Aspen Snowmass for spring skiing this year.

1. Long Spring Days Meet an Extended Ski Season

Later in the season, skiers and riders can enjoy later operating hours with select lifts loading until 4pm and the Silver Queen Gondola downloading as late as 4:30pm. Your ski days will feel extra-long and sunny with daylight savings time taking place mid-March, giving us an extra hour of sunshine, sips, and smiles on our mountains. And, with some of the most consistent snowfall the area has seen in recent history, Aspen Snowmass announced it is extending its ski and ride season for an extra week at Aspen Highlands through April 16, and Aspen Mountain, now closing April 23, providing peace of mind when you book your trip a little later this year.
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2. Learning to Ski is Made Easy in the Spring

Looking to introduce skiing or riding to your kids and loved ones? The less-daunting, sunny days of spring are a great time to get them hooked! Intimidation is low when the warmth of the sun sets the tone for the day, plus our four mountains provide a wide array of learning opportunities and terrain. The softer snow and blue skies make for end-of-season vibes that are sure to shape your learning experience into a growing passion. Utilize our RFTA bus system to get you and your gear around town. With access to and from the Airport, Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk no oversized rental car is needed!

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How to Set Up Your Child for Ski School Success

A person’s first memories of skiing and snowboarding can have a profound impact on their future love of the sport. Learning the fundamentals of gliding down the mountain while surrounded by snow-covered trees, delighting in snack breaks between runs, and giggling with new friends on a chairlift can leave a lasting impression.

3. Springtime Après Ski is Superior

The fun factor here at Aspen Snowmass goes up a few notches come March and April, complete with crazy outfits, jean shorts, sunglasses, and late afternoon après at the Sundeck on Ajax, Elk Camp or Ullrhof on Snowmass, the newly renovated Backyard at Buttermilk, or the Merry-Go-Round on Aspen Highlands—to name a few. The most difficult part of your trip will be choosing where to grab a brew with your buds after you’ve conquered the bowls.

Scope out some of the options for soaking up the après scene in advance.
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Aspen Snowmass' Spring Events

There’s just more to enjoy both on and off the slopes during the months of March and April. Don’t miss out on a fun lineup of springtime events including Uphill Breakfasts every Friday at Cliffhouse, Ullrhof games, Ullr Nights, KickAspen Night Skiing, Slash the Mass Banked Slalom, free Bud Light Hi-Fi concerts, and the NASTAR National Championships. No matter where you’re skiing, riding, or staying, there's an event to satisfy everyone in your party.
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