The final days of the winter season were a blast, but now that the party is over and your hangover has cleared, you may be fighting off post-season depression. You don't have to fly to the southern hemisphere or even wait till next winter to get more turns in though. Just head over the hill and up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird. With a 143" of base and well over a foot of new snow in the past week and a chance of more on the horizon, we're sure Snowbird can cure all your shoulder season woes. The resort hasn't set an official closing day yet and will be spinning lifts every day until May 14 and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after that for as long as they can.
Sunny skies and goggle tans one day, face shots and sweet spring powder are what spring skiing at Snowbird is all about. Grab a seat on the patio at the Summit Restaurant (located at the top of the Tram) for a beer at 11,000 feet when you need a break--there's no need to hurry or worry when you're on top of the world enjoying Utah's longest ski season. Discounted spring prices are, of course, in effect and you can even pick-up a $419 spring pass for complete access to the tram, chairlifts, and all of Snowbird's amazing terrain. Single day lift tickets are also available at lower rates; make sure you check their website to get the best deal. Want to pay nothing at all? On Saturday, April 22, Snowbird is honoring season pass holders (including employee passes) for a free day up at their resort. Just bring another qualifying Utah ski resort (Alta, Beaver Mountain, Brian Head Ski Resort, Brighton, Cherry Peak, Deer Valley Resort, Eagle Point, Nordic Valley, Park City Mountain, Powder Mountain, Snowbasin Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Sundance Mountain Resort) along with photo ID and enjoy your free day of skiing!
While you're up at the resort, don't forget take advantage of a variety of discounts at the restaurants and shops through April 30, including daily $5 drink specials at the Tram Club, 50 percent off pizzas from 5-6 p.m. at the Wildflower, and much more. Spring skiing at Snowbird is also accompanied by live music and you can catch a show every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Plaza Deck.
Turns in the morning, golf in the afternoon--you can't ask for much more than that!