Whether we’re ready to admit it or not, spring is on the horizon. For those of us who are not ready to say goodbye to snow, the arrival of spring does not mean our snow magically melts – especially for our friends out west. The arrival of spring means the potential for bigger snowstorms, longer and sunnier days, and plenty of fun activities to partake in at Ikon Pass destinations.
If you’re ready to plan a last-minute spring break ski trip, an Ikon Pass destination is the place to be. Read below to check out some of our favorite spring break events, and make sure to visit the website of the destination you are visiting in advance to plan your visit. Pack your gear (don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen), and we’ll see you at one of these fun events below.
Ikon Pass Holder Early Ups
Start your spring break off right and take advantage of Ikon Pass Holder Early Ups at Mammoth Mountain. This exclusive event for Ikon Pass holders takes place Sunday, March 6th, at 7:30am. Enjoy untouched corduroy one hour before the lifts spin for everyone else.
Winter Pridefest 2022
The 4th Winter Pridefest at Mt. Bachelor celebrates pride and inclusivity within a community of skiers and riders who share a love of the outdoors. This jam-packed weekend, taking place March 4-6th, includes three days of skiing, ice skating, tubing, après ski, queer dance parties, and more.
Celerbate Mardis Gras at high altitude Saturday, March 5th at Winter Park Resort. Village restaurants will be featuring Mardi Gras food specials (think Mardis Gras Gumbo), and there will be no shortage of beads and celebratory drinks.
SheJumps Get the Girls Out!
The Get the Girls Out! event taking place March 6th at Crystal Mountain, in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, is a must-do event for women of all ages and skiing/snowboarding abilities. The event, hosted by SheJumps, promotes unity and creates an inspiring community for women to support, challenge, and mentor each other. New friends are guaranteed, and the day ends with an après party, games, and more. To register and learn more about the event, visit here.
Kid’s Festival Weekend
For a spring celebration dedicated to kids and kids only, visit Boyne Mountain March 11-13th for Kid’s Festival Weekend. Kids of all ages will delight in the free activities ranging from paintball, scavenger hunts, the Kids’ Silly Ski Race, rock wall climbing, and more.
College students from the south and coastal states, get ready: Snowshoe Mountain is planning its official College Weekend March 12-13th. With the slogan “Ski. Party. Sleep. Repeat.,” this is one weekend college skiers and riders don’t want to miss.
Rock the Piste
Join fellow skiers and riders the week of March 12-20th for a special spring break après at Blue Mountain’s Rock the Piste event. Listen to the best singers and songwriters daily from the Coors Light Off-Piste Patio.
B4BC’s Love Your Peaks
Visit Taos Ski Valley on Sunday, March 13th, for the Love Your Peaks event. This full day fundraiser offers activities to benefit Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) and the Anita Salas Memorial Fund. Honor those who are fighting the fight by taking part in the Bumps Challenge, a marathon down mogul-filled Al’s Run. Tune in to the local art scene with Paint for Peaks, a silent auction featuring custom art on snowboards, helmets, and more.
Vermont Brewers Festival
Enjoy the warming temps of a mid-March festival in New England at the Vermont Brewers Festival on March 19th. Sip exclusive beers crated by local brewers while relaxing by the fire pit. Learn more about the schedule, how to get tickets, and what the COVID-19 policy is here.
Wrap up the winter season at Steamboat Ski Resort with Springalicious, an early-April celebration of free concerts and can’t-miss events. Soak up the sun on the last runs of the season while celebrating bluebird skies and warmer temps.
Schpring Finale 2022
Celebrate the end of the season April 2nd-3rd at Schweitzer with fun, family friendly events (like a duck derby). With the official planned closing of the mountain a week later, this is the last chance of the season to have fun in the snow until next winter.
Spring is the perfect opportunity to visit an Ikon Pass destination and have a ton of fun celebrating spring break with fellow pass holders, friends, and family. From full-on kids activities to weekends geared towards college students, there is something for everyone at your favorite Ikon Pass destination.