Spring in Aspen is short & sweet. You can experience spring ski days in March & April, enjoying warmer temperatures, goggle tans, and sunny après ski. These days can often be followed by a winter storm warning and one of the best powder days of your life. The official ski season closes around mid-April, but Aspen Snowmass has already announced extended closing dates for both Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands (closing April 16 and April 23 respectively). Here are 3 reasons to plan your spring ski vacation in Aspen.
1. Warm days and fluffy snow! The sun is out and the bluebird days are plentiful during spring skiing in Aspen. Feel free to ditch the layers on some of the most epic powder days. Fun fact, Aspen has an average snowfall of 29 inches in March according to US Climate Data.
2. Apres ski and closing day parties. During the months of March and April, apres becomes apart of your ski routine. After a day on the slopes, you can ski right into a spring sun soaked patio which often includes DJs, food & drink specials, and colorful spring ski attire. Highlands Closing day party has become almost has iconic as the mountain itself. Slated to close April 9, the party draws upward of 4,000 celebrants in their best costumes to dance the season away at Highlands Ale House. Other closing day highlights include Bacon Appreciation Day on Buttermilk Mountain and Hawaiian shirts galore to close out another season on Aspen Mountain. Check out our top spots to apres here.
3. Spring is a great time to collect on discounts and deals happening around town. As the ski season winds down from winter, you can expect to find lodging deals and discounts on gear and lift passes. Checkout vacation and lodging specials here.