Spring Season Pass – The Best Spring Break Skiing Deal

skier carving soft snow with Canadian Rockies behind him Image appears courtesy: Lake Louise Ski Resort

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While most resorts are trying to ramp down and close-up shop by April 1st, there are a few ski resorts still waving the spring break skiing flag. Besides the party scene going off on the slopes, corn-huntin’ season is in full effect! Here’s a bunch of resorts offering you UNLIMITED skiing & snowboarding through the end of their season. It’s spring season pass time as they push the limits on those closing dates.

Ski Resorts Offering A Spring Season Pass


Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
Target Closing: Memorial Day Weekend

Bend Oregon in April means powder
Example of a powder day in late April – Photo by: Local Freshies®

The “OG” of the spring season pass, it’s one of the best out there for late season. In fact, it can be argued that it’s even better for spring break skiing. How come? Just like most mountains near the Pacific Ocean, storms come in fierce in the winter bringing LOTS of wind and snow, forcing the resort to shut down the summit chair 30% of the time. As the season wanes, the summit chair is open almost all spring long due to the massive amounts of sunshine and beautiful weather. With nearly 100% of Mt. Bachelor open typically through the end of April and 2,000 acres in May, it has some of the best late season skiing on the content. We went to Bend Oregon In April as part of RendezVan, and instead of harvesting corn, we were gobbling up powder. 

Learn more about their spring pass


Killington, Vermont
Target Closing Date: Late May or until the snow melts

Killington Nor'Beaster Spring Season Pass
Killington – Image taken by Richard Schatzberger

The Beast of the East is always known for pushing the limits of what a ski season’s length should be. Even in a tough season, they’ll keep the lifts running until the very last bit of snow disappears. This is your time to celebrate spring in the mountains with soft snow, sunshine, and most of all – parties. Their spring pass can be used at both Killington AND Pico starting March 15th until the end of the season.

Learn more about the Nor’Beaster

Spring Unguided Pass

Silverton Mountain, Colorado
Target Closing Date: April 19th

Silverton Mountain Spring Season Pass
Image taken by: EladKceM

Less of a ski resort and more of a lift-served backcountry destination, Silverton’s spring pass with its high elevation gives you a chance to get in some powder riding before the season ends. The Spring Unguided Pass includes the spring season, plus an exclusive private day at Silverton Mountain on March 13th, along with access to $39 Heli skiing runs and many other discounts throughout the winter season. While it’s already sold out for this year, the 2024 spring season pass is already available.

Learn more about the Spring Unguided Pass

Cabo In Tahoe – The Fomo Pass

Target Closing Date: At least mid-April

Snowboarder enjoying empty slopes and fresh tracks at Sierra-at-Tahoe
Powder day at the NEW Sierra-at-Tahoe – Photo by: Local Freshies®

If you didn’t know, Lake Tahoe’s biggest month for snowfall is March. Even in the worst winters, storms in March usually save the winter hence it’s nickname “Miracle March.” While the old Sierra-at-Tahoe, due to its heavy concentration of tree skiing, provided an OK spring skiing experience, after the Caldor fire, it’s become all time. With 100% terrain open, an event line-up that is busting at the seams, parks that are firing + enough chill vibes AND ONLY $267, you got yourself one heckuva great spring.

Learn more about the Sierra-at-Tahoe Spring Pass

Here’s Johnny!

Timberline Lodge, Oregon
Target Closing Date: Spring pass goes through May 26

Mt Hood Timberline Oregon skier spinning best spring skiing Spring Season Pass
Spring Skiing: Freestyler’s Delight Image taken by: Nathaniel “Ragingterror” Hayden Twitter @Ragingterror


You can’t say spring skiing without talking about Mt Hood and Timberline Resort. Besides having the longest season in North America (7 days a week until June), it also offers you:

  • Diverse terrain for all ability levels
  • Night skiing
  • Access to amazing restaurants and bars in Portland
  • Historic Timberline Lodge

Learn more about the Timberline Lodge Spring Pass

Oh, Canada!

Lake Louise, Canada
Target Closing Date: AT LEAST May 5th

skier carving soft snow with Canadian Rockies behind him
Image appears courtesy: Lake Louise Ski Resort

The longest season in Canada offers the chance to experience the last bit of Old Man Winter before he makes his retreat to the southern hemisphere. Due to its northerly location, mid-winter temps can be frigid and are often below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring is when these temps warm up to the point that they’re comfy and yet you can still sample the legendary cold smoke Rocky Mountain powder. Historically, April sees almost as much snow as February or March! If there’s a time to visit Lake Louise, it’s in the spring.

Learn more about the Lake Louise Spring Pass

If you aren’t done with skiing and snowboarding, why not pick up a spring season pass, plan a trip or two, and head to one of these spring break skiing meccas. For tips on how to make the most of this time of year, what to wear, and how to tune your gear, visit our homepage to all things spring: Everything You Need To Know About Spring Skiing… And Why It’s the Time Of Year To Visit

8 thoughts on “Spring Season Pass – The Best Spring Break Skiing Deal

  1. …..er, think that Mammoth will ski 7 days a week at least through Memorial weekend, buy the IKON PASS, ski Mammoth plus a whole bunch of others, from April 9th & all next year, from $599

  2. FYI. Your link to Timberline Lodge Spring Season Pass has nothing on spring season passes. Is Timberline behind in updating their webpage?

    1. Hi Erkki,

      Unfortunately at the moment they don’t have a spring pass on the website just yet. We’ll keep you posted once they do.



  3. Any word if Epic / Vail Resorts will offer any kind of spring pass that will be good for the rest of this year and next year similar to the Ikon pass that Robin Falkingham mentions above? Got a bunch of Florida friends going to Tahoe in 2 weeks and they would prefer to just buy passes if they are good for next year too.

    Keep up the great articles!

    1. Hey David,

      I doubt it. I’ve never seen Vail offer up a spring pass. Good news is that they just extended the ski season at both Kirkwood and Heavenly until the 24th. Sadly, due to the terrible winter we’ve been having this isn’t the best season for an extension.

      With that being said, they do usually offer up the opportunity to buy next year’s season pass and you get to ski for free this spring. I haven’t seen an announcement just yet about that. I would expect to hear something from them in late March. Depending on when your friends are coming I would suggest skipping the south shore and hit up Alpine Meadows / Palisades instead for better opportunities to ski corn.

      Thanks for the kind words and good luck getting those passes dialed in! 🙂

      – Alex

  4. I saw this on the Snowbird website: “Snowbird has discontinued the Spring Pass. Ski/Ride FREE for the remainder of the 2021-22 spring season when you buy a 2022-23 Summit or Alta-Bird season pass. Season passes will be on sale starting April 13.”

    As for the Indy Spring Pass, I phoned each resort in the Rockies region to confirm their closing date, a few are closing late March, most are closing by April 3, only 4 resorts are open to April 10, and only one resort (Silver Mountain) is open to April 17. So the pass is really only good for skiing in March.

    1. Hey Patrick,

      Good point on the Rockies and even West region resorts. A lot of the long spring locations on the Indy Pass are in the East Coast or Midwest. Lutsen has been known to push the season into May on banner winters and Jay Peak usually has a long season especially for the East.

      In regards to Snowbird… that sucks! 🙁 When I looked at it just a few weeks ago they still mentioned it. Ah well and thank you for clarifying.

  5. With the snow year Mammoth is having, I fully expect them to stay open (at least at the Main Lodge) well into July. The last time we had a season like this, I think they closed the first week of August! (On IKON pass)

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