Silverton Mountain

The experience is more heli-skiing than resort skiing, but instead of dropping $800, you ride an old double chairlift all day for $99.

Loveland, Colorado

Loveland, Colorado: Ski Powder for $30 Until May 2

It's still snowing in Colorado—Loveland Ski Area is reporting eight inches of new snow in the past 48 hours. And here's the best news: If your mountain is closed for the season, bring your season pass from any other mountain to Loveland and they'll give you a lift ticket for $30. Closing day at Loveland is May 2.


Silverton Mountain: The Greenest Little Ski Area

The Ski Area Citizens' Coalition, an organization that ranks ski resorts' environmental practices, calls Colorado's Silverton Mountain a "little ski area that rocks." The mountain has one lift—which services over 1,800 acres of expert-only terrain and accesses over 3,000 feet of vertical drop—no grooming, no snowmaking, no cut trails, and no beginner runs. We spoke to co-owner Aaron Brill while riding the chairlift about Silverton's reuse and recycle motto.

Dan Abrams, Vail

Where to Ski This Weekend: April 4-5

Thanks to extended operating hours, fresh snow, spring parties, and end-of-the-season savings, now is the time to go skiing. We've got tips on where to head this weekend, including Durango, Colorado, Taos, New Mexico, Okemo, Vermont, and Alta, Utah.