Spring Skiing Guide: Plan Your Perfect Trip

Spring in Utah brings longer days and brighter sun. Soak up the fun this year at Utah's amazing resorts.

Kids Enjoying Spring Skiing In Utah 

With spring on the horizon, the time to plan your family ski vacation is now! Enjoy soft snow, mesmerizing mountain views and beautiful sunny days. Time to lather on that sunscreen!

Why choose a spring skiing vacation?

There are tons of reasons why spring skiing—and especially spring skiing in Utah—is the best time to go. Here are just a few:

  1. The weather
    One of the main reasons why people love spring skiing is because of the warmer weather. A lot of people love the feeling of a crisp winter day on the mountain but, for those who are concerned about the low temperatures, the warmer weather of the spring season are just the ticket.
  2. Shorter lines, less time waiting
    Because spring skiing is Utah's (and the world's) best kept secret, there are often far smaller crowds and much shorter lines for lifts in the spring. No one wants to spend their day on the mountain standing in line, and spring skiing lets you make sure that your time on the slope is maximized to the fullest.
  3. Discounts and deals
    You might find that, as the ski season draws to a close, there are more deals to be had on gear, lift passes, and accommodation.
  4. Good snow
    There is a common misconception that the snow will somehow be worse if you go in the springtime. However, that could not be farther from the truth. In fact, by the time spring break rolls around, the resort's base depths are optimal, providing great coverage and sunny skies.
  5. More stuff to do off the mountain
    An added bonus of spring skiing is that there are often more activities to do outside of your time spent on the mountain. Because of the warmer weather, many activities like hiking, mountain biking, and climbing, or places that would otherwise have been closed are now available to you. A lot of these activities are contained in our guide.

Choose from Utah’s family-friendly resorts, all of which offer a variety of terrain—perfect for the whole family. So no matter if your family is perfecting french fries and pizzas on the bunny slopes or charging the steeps, Utah has you covered.

Where can you ski in spring?

Most Utah ski resorts are typically open for at least a part of the spring season, up to the end of March. But Snowbird is known for #LongestSeasonInUtah, some years offering skiing as late as July 4th. Here are the resorts that are most commonly open for spring skiing into the latter part of April:

Every year is different, however, so it's always worth checking the snow reportbefore you book your trip.

Did you know, there are 10 resorts less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport? Which means there is more time skiing and less time for the “are we there yet” questions. Which means more time skiing and less time hearing “are we there yet?”

We have created the definitive guide to spring skiing in Utah. So check it out, pack your bags and bring the whole dang family!

Check out our spring skiing tips, tricks, and local secrets.


On average Utah receives OVER 80 inches of snow during April. So keep those skis waxed, lather on your sunscreen and come join us on the mountain.




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