There’s no doubt that we’ve had an incredible season so far. However, the time is nearing where the snow stops gracing us with its presence as the temperature starts to rise. Spring is quickly approaching, and with it comes slushy spring laps with friends, costumes and warm, sunny days. Skiing might not be your first thought when thinking of spring, but trust us: don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. Spring skiing is all about soaking up the Colorado sunshine, enjoying the slushy snow, having fun with your friends on the mountain, and grabbing a drink or two after your final run (please drink responsibly).
Here are five tips to make your spring ski trip epic:
- Soak up the sunshine and enjoy the slush. Situated at 10,000 feet above sea level, when spring comes around, the sun feels warm on the skin. Spend less time in the lodge warming up and more time on the slopes—where you want to be.
- Ski with your best friends. Gather all your friends for a day filled with slashing the slush. Nothing beats mobbing down the slope with your best friends. Soak up the sunshine, build up the laughter and make those memories!
- Grab a drink. Spring skiing is about taking it easy. Take a break and grab a drink on the patio at Robbie’s. Sip your beverage outside in the warmth of the sunshine as you watch others coming down the slopes before getting back out there yourself.
- Don’t overdress. With an average of 300 days of sunshine and at high elevation, the sun is hot! Don’t overdress for the ski slopes; otherwise, you might overheat. Keep layers as mornings might still be chilly, but be ready to shed layers as the day gets warmer. We recommend bring a small backpack to stuff in those extra layers at lunch time.
- Wear sunscreen. With all the sunny days Colorado offers, we highly recommend wearing and reapplying sunscreen while on the slopes. The sun is intense and you are closer to it here at elevation. Keep from getting burned by making sure to keep reapplying. A sunburn is sure to ruin any vacation!
No matter how you spend your day on the slopes, you are guaranteed to have a blast at Breckenridge in the spring.