Spring Season Pass – The Best Spring Break Skiing Deals Out There

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

Springtacular

Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
Target Closing: Memorial Day Weekend

Mt Bachelor Bend Oregon Spring Season Pass Springtacular
Mt. Bachelor ski resort – the epitome of a volcanic peak

 

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 already have our sights set to visit this juggernaut this spring.

* Beginners / Intermediates be aware that the Skyliner Express chair is closed for the remainder of the season due to supply chain issues.

Learn more about their spring pass

Nor’Beaster

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. In fact, last year they pushed closing day all the way into June! This is your time to celebrate spring in the mountains with soft snow, sunshine, and most of all – parties.

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 16th, along with access to $59 Heli skiing runs and many other discounts throughout the winter season. While it’s already sold out for this year, keep your eyes peeled this summer for the 2022/23 spring season.

Learn more about the Spring Unguided Pass

The Indy Revolution

Indy Pass Resorts Across North America
Target Closing Date: Varies As Late As Mid-April

Most Affordable Ski Resorts In North America corduroy Mission Ridge Washington
Image appears courtesy: Mission Ridge

This is the NEWEST kid on the block. If you haven’t noticed, we LOVE everything this brand is doing. You get access to now 82 resorts across North America AND Japan. Instead of selling unlimited passes which drowns the local resorts on powder days, you get two days of skiing/riding at their resorts, or at most, unrestricted access to your one local resort. New this spring, they’ve created an Indy Spring Pass allowing you to ski two days to ALL their resorts until closing. And if you already own a pass, the price tag will then add another two days to it. 

Learn more about their Spring Pass.

Give Summer The Bird

Snowbird, Utah
Target Closing Date: Varies As Late As June

Snowbird Utah Tram best spring skiing View Spring Season Pass
Jane Enjoying the Snowbird Tram Image taken by: Jason Cameron

 
The longest season in Utah gives you the chance to soak up the sun and experience the last bit of winter. This time of year represents a land of contrasts when it comes to weather. One day it’s a bluebird, goggle tan perfection kind of day. . . while the next could be a powder day filled with more face-shots than you can count.

Learn more about the Snowbird 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: Late May

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

So, 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

7 thoughts on “Spring Season Pass – The Best Spring Break Skiing Deals Out There

  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.

      Thanks,

      Alex

  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.

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