You may know it for its satisfying slush, iconic pond skims, and infamous Gaper Day — the tepid temps and crisp bluebird skies beckon some of the most memorable ski and ride days that only spring skiing can provide.

So shed some layers and book your tickets, here’s our roundup of the top Ikon Pass destinations for spring skiing festivities worldwide — some with Buy Now, Ride Now* access so you can hit the soft snow as soon as the 24/25 Ikon Pass goes on sale.



Group of spring skiiers headed to the mountain while dressed in warm weather gear.

Arapahoe Basin
With a base elevation at 10,500 feet, a max summit elevation of 13,050 feet, and copious amounts of north-facing terrain, Arapahoe Basin is home to Colorado’s longest ski and ride season, routinely open into June — even as late as the Fourth of July. A-Basin, as the locals know it, is the place to be for late-season events, like the Shakin’ at the Basin spring concert series, 35th Annual Enduro & Après Party, and bluebird days spent at the parking lot “beach.” Bring your grills, coolers, and dogs for a quintessential Colorado mountain tailgate scene — costumes and bikinis encouraged.

Aspen Snowmass
Concerts & competitions, ax throwing & night skiing, snow golf & snow beach parties galore — if you get bored in the springtime at Aspen Snowmass, it’s your own fault. March brings the resort’s Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series to Snowmass Base Village and Gondola Plaza with big-name musical artists, like Shakey Graves. Not into the music scene but still down for a good time? Each of the four mountains hosts its own closing day party — a fan favorite, the Elk Camp Surf & Snow Beach Party, complete with leis, hot tubs, and margarita blender bikes.

Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada
Spring means March Break at Blue Mountain Resort and with events like the four-day Big Air Show, Canada knows how to throw down. Gather around Smart Alec trail base to watch as Ontario greats slay the XL Big Air Jump, backlit by bright lights and serenaded by good tunes. Later in March, you can help close out a great season with the Red Bull Slopesoakers rail jam–pond skim contest, followed by the Ikon Pass Holder Appreciation BBQ and Retro Pond Skim. Flash your Ikon Pass to grab a free burger — and don’t forget your best retro ’fit.
* Get immediate Buy Now, Ride Now access with purchase of 24/25 Ikon Pass. 24/25 Ikon Passes will go on sale in early March.

Crystal Mountain
Prepare yourself for a fabulous weekend in Washington at MTN PRIDE: Pride in the Pow — three days of mid-day après parties, group ski & ride lessons, and even a lip sync & drag performance to celebrate Crystal Mountain’s LGBTQIA+ community. And don’t forget to secure your ticket to the resort’s annual Nachtspektakel, translated to “night spectacular” in German — the traditional European ski event that begins with downhill in the dark and ends with hot toddies around the fire.
* Get immediate Buy Now, Ride Now access with purchase of 24/25 Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass not eligible. 24/25 Ikon Pass will go on sale in early March.

Deer Valley
Get Utah’s famous High West experience without ever leaving the resort at Deer Valley’s High West Whiskey Lounge — located midmountain at the Silver Lake Lodge McHenry Beach. Round up your crew and relive your spring skiing while sipping on signature High West whiskey cocktails, served straight from their vintage Airstream bar. And if you’re over 21, don’t miss the weekend-long Fire and Ice Après Ski event, a Moët Hennessy collab with specialty sips and live entertainment.
* Get Buy Now, Ride Now access starting April 8, 2024 with purchase of 24/25 Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass not eligible. 24/25 Ikon Pass will go on sale in early March.

Two musicians playing during a music festival while snow falls around them.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
After a day of shredding Jackson Hole’s legendary, sun-drenched steep terrain, slip into your party pants for some slopeside tuneage underneath the Aerial Tram at the resort’s Road to Rendezvous concert series, every Saturday in March. All this music goodness summits with the free two-day Rendezvous Music Festival, this year featuring indie rock heroes The Head and The Heart, Jamestown Revival, Mt. Joy, Luke Grimes, and Niko Moon at two iconic locations — Jackson’s historic town square and at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Many New England resorts close by May, but the Beast of the East, Killington, is also affectionately known as “The King of Spring” in that neck of the woods, always aiming to keep the slopes open until June. Each Spring, it’s tradition for skiers and riders to rip down Superstar’s slushy bumps for the Dazed and Defrosted festival and the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge — come early for the tailgating and stay late for the live music. And don’t miss the Woodward Wind Down at Peace Park; complete with jam session, it’s promising to be a day full of spring stoke.

Mammoth Mountain
Take a trip to the Eastern Sierra in the springtime, and you’ll get a taste of Mammoth’s signature “Second Season” soft snow that, some say, rivals even the deepest powder days. Early April offers Mammoth Mountain’s Caldera Burn ski mountaineering (“ski mo”) challenge and the surprisingly competitive pond skim, where the first 50 costumed skiers and riders propel themselves across a 100-plus-foot pond at Canyon Lodge. With one of the United States’ longest ski seasons, it’s not unusual to be chasing the sun and carving icy corn nuggets into late July.
* Get Buy Now, Ride Now access starting April 1, 2024 with purchase of 24/25 Ikon Pass. 24/25 Ikon Pass will go on sale in early March.

Mt. Bachelor
Travel to Central Oregon this spring for Mt. Bachelor’s a one-of-a-kind snowboard contest: the 12th Annual Big Wave Challenge. Inspired and created by legendary surfer and Bend local, Gerry Lopez, this jam-style competition features a custom-built course with gnarly wave-live features and ends with a fun luau BBQ and awards ceremony. A couple more mustn’t-miss spring hits include music and mountain lifestyle tour, Subaru Winterfest, and RendezVan — Mt. Bachelor’s four-day festival in May that celebrates its committed community of RVers, van-lifers, and slushy slope-goers.

Palisades Tahoe
Pack up your goggles, paddle boards, and bikinis and head out to Palisades Tahoe — also known as the Spring Skiing Capital®. With 6,000 acres of skiable terrain and North America’s largest alpine lake moments away from its base, Palisades Tahoe is the premier destination for multi-sport spring days. After you ski, ride, paddle, and repeat, après like you mean it on the Alpine Lodge Sun Deck. Palisades Tahoe also hosts WinterWonderGrass April 5–7, a three-day bluegrass concert with open-air mainstage at the base of the resort.
* Get Buy Now, Ride Now access starting April 1, 2024 with purchase of 24/25 Ikon Pass. 24/25 Ikon Pass will go on sale in early March.

Be sure to break out your fanciest fits for Panorama’s first-ever Pride & Ski Festival this March, three dazzling days of mountain games & festivities, including a Wonderland Après and Disco, Wine & Paint Night, Morning-After Yoga — even a live drag ball hosted by Miss Vanjie from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Then, later in April, you and your crew can get in on the fun at Red Bull Slopesoakers, the rail jam–pond skim competition, followed by the fun and family-friendly Superhero Slush Showdown.

Crowd of people attending the YETI Natural Selection Tour event.

Flock to Revelstoke this spring to get eyes on some of the world’s best snowboarders at the 2024 YETI Natural Selection Tour. This two-day tour features grueling duels that manifest boarders’ wildest dreams, culminating in crowning the men’s and women’s champions. If you’ve not already cemented world-champion status, Revelstoke also has a competition to help you get there — King & Queen of the Mountain. Register today to ski or ride in the event, and be sure to join the fun as Revelstoke crowns its newest mountain royalty in the Paul Mair Plaza.

Be there as Schweitzer lights up the Idaho night with its annual Torchlight Parade & Fireworks celebration in early March — a free, family-friendly spectacle that starts with snowcats and illuminated downhill, and ends with sparklers in the sky. This action-packed weekend also includes MegaDemo Day, your chance at testing out the latest-and-greatest gear from 20+ of the world’s best ski and snowboard brands. Snag a ticket, click into your demos, and go rip some of Schewitzer’s renowned tree lines at this mustn’t-miss event benefiting the Panhandle Alliance for Education.
* Get immediate Buy Now, Ride Now access with purchase of 24/25 Ikon Pass. Ikon Base Pass not eligible. 24/25 Ikon Pass will go on sale in early March.

Go full send to Snowbasin for the slushy, high-stakes Spring Showdown rail jam this March and 10th Annual Pond Skim, come April, in Utah. Hosted by X Games Gold Medalist, Tom Wallisch, the Snowbasin Spring Showdown spotlights the finest in slopeside trickery from seasoned skiers and riders, alongside professional athletes — all competing for cold hard cash and other sweet prizes. You can also get in on the 80-foot-long adrenaline rush that is pond skimming in costume: come for the crazy antics and stay for the tunes, food, and springy vibes.

Feet of Champagne Powder® pileup at Ski Town USA® makes for a boatload of fun, come springtime, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Fly nonstop from 16 airports nationwide into the Yampa Valley Regional Airport for quick access to Steamboat Resort’s two-week-long celebration, Springalicious. Come for the Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series and stay for the entire events lineup, including the WinterWonderGrass Festival March 1–3, Steamboat’s traditional rite of spring, the 42nd annual Cardboard Classic, and the costume-clad Splashdown Pond Skim Championship.
* Get Buy Now, Ride Now access starting April 8, 2024 with purchase of 24/25 Ikon Pass. 24/25 Ikon Pass will go on sale in early March.

Hurry to Stratton, the birthplace of East Coast snowboarding, this spring for HOMESICK: the mountain’s premier three-day snowboard and culture festival. Riders from every walk of life will delight in exhibitions that celebrate the history, tradition, and progression of this beloved sport, including the Vintage Board Room, The Dawning Exhibit, and the WITNESS Photo Gallery. You can also get in on the competition, with exciting on-snow events for all ages, like the Zebulon Rail Jam, Powers Retro Pipe, and the OG Downhill — snag your spot today.
* Get immediate Buy Now, Ride Now access with purchase of 24/25 Ikon Pass. 24/25 Ikon Pass will go on sale in early March.

Sun Valley
Kick off spring at this Idaho icon alongside some of the valley’s best athletes at the second-annual Dollar Holler, Sun Valley’s high-energy rail jam competition and slopestyle exhibition on Dollar Mountain. Sun Valley is also proud to once-again host the U.S. Alpine National Championships at their historic resort — saddle up slopeside to help cheer on elite and next-gen ski racers vying for their rightful place on the U.S. National Team.

Stein holding competition contestant holds up two full beer steins.

The Highlands
Hit those slushy slopes hard, and then unwind with live music, food trucks, and craft beer at Hops & Highlands — a weekend packed with the Midwest’s best après events. You won’t want to miss this lower-Michigan tradition at The Highlands that raises a glass to some of the region’s best local breweries with dawn-till-dusk festivities, like stein hoisting and keg bowling.

Go down under for some of the Southern Hemisphere’s best snow at Thredbo Resort in southeast Australia. Thredbo is open 365 days per year, but by the time Aussie spring kicks off in sunny September, most of the mountain is open and ready for shredding. Spring also brings the Monster Energy Bush Doof, where some of the globe’s best snowboarders descend upon the resort for two days of world-class riding and partying.

If you love spring skiing as much as we do, shout it from the mountaintop at Tremblant’s Corona Summit Party, complete with DJ, BBQ, brews, and views. Tremblant offers so many springy après-ski activities, like live music in its charming pedestrian village every weekend from mid-March through mid-April and an Easter Celebration with chocolate eggs and face painting. You won’t want to miss the JAMIGOS snow park competition or the Caribou Cup — Tremblant’s always entertaining, annual pond skiing event, surrounded by colorful European-inspired facades at its base.
* Get Buy Now, Ride Now access starting April 8, 2024 with purchase of 24/25 Ikon Pass. 24/25 Ikon Pass will go on sale in early March.

Winter Park Resort
When Winter Park Resort makes a promise to stay open ALAP (As Late As Possible), they keep it — and they go all out. April marks the resort’s Spring Bash + Splash: primo après entertainment four weekends in a row with free concerts, the annual pond skim, and more underneath clear blue skies. Once the Winter Park side closes for the season, you can still ski or ride right on down to The Jane Beach over on the Mary Jane side every weekend in May. We’re talking live DJs, sick goggle tan lines, and plentiful pours of its namesake Mary Jane Ale to help keep the spring vibes alive.
* Get Buy Now, Ride Now access starting April 1, 2024 with purchase of 24/25 Ikon Pass. 24/25 Ikon Pass will go on sale in early March.

* Get Buy Now, Ride Now access when purchasing a 24/25 Ikon Pass, immediately at up to 9 destinations and up to 16 mountains by April 8. 24/25 Ikon Pass will go on sale in early March.

Full Events List


February 16 – Blue Mountain – First Tracks & Flapjacks

February 16–17 – Deer Valley – Tailgates & Tacos


March 1–3 – Winter Park Resort – The North Face Mtn Mix 

March 1–3 – Steamboat  – WinterWonderGrass

March 2 – Aspen Snowmass – Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert: The Revivalists

March 3 – Aspen Snowmass – Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert: Jes Grew

March 9 – Sun Valley – Dollar Holler

March 9–10 – Deer Valley – Fire and Ice Après Ski

March 9, 16, 23 – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort – Road to Rendezvous

March 10–17 – Revelstoke Mountain Resort – 2024 YETI Natural Selection Tour

March 10–12 – The Highlands Harbor Springs – Hops & Highlands

March 11–14 – Blue Mountain – The Big Air Show

March 15–17 – Crystal Mountain – MTN PRIDE: Pride in the Pow

March 15–17 – Deer Valley – High West Whiskey Lounge

March 16 – Tremblant – Jamigos

March 16–20 – Buttermilk – Revolution Tour at Aspen Snowmass Open 

March 17 – Aspen Snowmass – Ullrhof Games

March 20–24 – Sun Valley – US Alpine National Championships

March 21–23 – Mt. Bachelor – Big Wave Challenge

March 22 – Aspen Snowmass – KickAspen Night Skiing

March 22–24 – Panorama – Panorama Pride & Ski Festival

March 22–24 – Stratton – HOMESICK

March 23 – Snowbasin – Snowbasin Spring Showdown

March 23 – Aspen Snowmass – Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series: Frenship

March 24 – Blue Mountain – Red Bull Slopesoakers

March 29 – Aspen Snowmass – Bud Light Snow Fat Bike Challenge

March 30 – Crystal Mountain – Nachtspektakel

March 30 – Blue Mountain – Ikon Pass Holder Appreciation BBQ + Retro Pond Skim

March 30 – Winter Park Resort – TheBigWonderful Beerfest & Bluegrass

March 30–31 – Revelstoke Mountain Resort – King and Queen of the Mountain

March 31 – Tremblant – Easter Celebrations


April 1–14 – Steamboat – Springalicious Festival

April 5–6 – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort – Rendezvous Music Festival

April 5–7 – Aspen Snowmass – Bud Light Snow Golf Challenge

April 5–7 – Palisades Tahoe – WinterWonderGrass

April 6 – Killington – Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge

April 6 – Tremblant – Caribou Cup

April 6 – Winter Park Resort – Carve for a Cause Shred-a-Thon Fundraiser

April 12–14 – Aspen Snowmass – Bud Light Axe Throwing Competition

April 12–14 – Mt. Bachelor – Subaru Winterfest

April 13 – Panorama – Red Bull Slopesoakers

April 13 – Killington – Pond Skim & Woodward Wind Down

April 13 – Snowbasin – 10th Annual Pond Skim

April 13 – Tremblant – Corona Summit Party

April 13 – Steamboat – 42nd Annual Cardboard Classic

April 13 – Winter Park Resort – Spring Bash + Splash: Recess in the Rockies

April 13 – Snowmass – Elk Camp Surf & Snow Beach Party

April 14 – Mammoth Mountain – Annual Pond Skim 

April 14 – Steamboat – Splashdown Pond Skim

April 17 – Arapahoe Basin – The Arapahoe Basin Enduro

April 20 – Arapahoe Basin – Earth Day

April 20 – Killington – Dazed & Defrosted

April 20 – Winter Park Resort – Spring Splash

April 27 – Mammoth Mountain – Caldera Burn


May 2–5 – Mt. Bachelor – RendezVan

May 18 – Arapahoe Basin – Pride Weekend