The ski season in the White Mountains doesn’t end after February break! Keep your edges sharp, because you can keep shredding into April here in the North Conway area. Warm sunshine, deals and discounts, and pond skimming make the spring season some of the best skiing around. Here are five reasons why late-season skiing is worth it.
It’s Not Freezing
In the spring, the sun has been slowly getting warmer, which means skiing on a sunny spring day is much more comfortable than the frigid temperatures of January. Say goodbye to freezing fingers, toes, and noses and bask in the high spring sunshine. Kiddos especially like skiing on a warmer day, which is something parents will appreciate. Springtime also means longer days, so you can get more ski time.
Fewer People = Shorter Lines
Once the winter school breaks have come and gone, the crowds begin to dwindle at most mountains. Shorter lines for lift tickets, rentals, food, and lifts mean a more enjoyable day on the mountain. It’s easier to make consecutive runs, and stay warm, when you aren’t spending half your day waiting in one line or another. Smaller crowds also mean a more enjoyable trip down the mountain, not just up.
Deals, Deals, Deals
Discounts are easy to find in the springtime. Attitash Mountain has deals on St. Patricks and April Fool’s Day, , and Bretton Woods has a Patriot’s Day deal on the last day of their season, April 20th. Bretton Woods will also be hosting a Beach Party on March 28th, complete with discounted lift tickets, a barbeque and live music! There are deals to be had on lodging as well, Pinkham Vacation Rentals has the best selection of homes available for rent, including child and pet friendly options!
When the sun is warming up, it means the snow gets softer. Nothing is worse than a wipeout on an icy slope. Taking a tumble in spring snow however, means fewer bumps and bruises, something everyone can appreciate. If you’re still learning how to ski or snowboard, late season just may be the best time to do so.
Pond Skimming may be the most fun event to come out of the late ski season. Several mountains in the area hold pond skimming events including this year’s Pond Skim at King Pine on March 29th and Wildcat on April 18th . Costumes are encouraged! There will be live music and plenty of sunshine to enjoy an apres ski beverage and snack outdoors at most mountains throughout the late season, too.
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