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Resort Survey Categories: Apres-Ski + Nightlife + Value + Challenge
These resorts don’t let a little spring sun get in their way. With amazing aprés and nightlife, great skiing and more bang for your buck, gather your crew and head to one of these resorts for the ultimate Spring Break destination.
1. Aspen Snowmass, Colo.
Lively après, great dining, and rockin’ nightlife keep the party going through the spring at Aspen Snowmass. Photo courtesy of Aspen Snowmass
“The spring skiing is one of the most underrated aspects. Ah, the joy of skiing soft corn on Aspen Mountain as the season winds down.”
See more details about Aspen Snowmass 2. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.
Once the sun goes down, the fun really starts in Whistler Village. Justa Jeskova
“Provides a large amount of different terrain to ski. Liftlines in the springtime are short to none.”
Read more about Whistler Blackcomb 3. Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif.
“Great resort and since it is in South Lake Tahoe you have all the casinos, night clubs, Airbnbs, hotels and bars/restaurants in a gorgeous on lake location.”
Get more details about Heavenly 4. Vail, Colo.
It’s aprés everyday with the many concerts and events at Vail. Vail Resorts
“Vail offers so much to:do, for skiers and non-skiers alike. The restaurants are also world class; you can experience awesome fine dining, or simple pub food if you like – they have it all. And the Apres Ski opportunities are wonderful, sunny decks with great appetizers are not to be missed.”
Read more about Vail 5. Breckenridge, Colo.
“Breck is the place to be with your friends. The mountain and town combine to make an all-encompassing ski and town vibe unmatched anywhere in the United States. Best nightlife and great big mountain, high alpine skiing.”
Find out what’s new at Breck this season 6. Park City Resort, Utah
Plenty of party in Park City to end the season D Campbell
“Park City is just terrific all around. Great mountain town close to the local airport. Easy access, main street littered with aprés options, ski in & ski out everywhere, the mountain is fantastic and it has the BEST snow on earth!”
Learn more about Park City Mountain Resort, Utah 7. Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
“There is something for every ski ability, from long greens to some of the most challenging double black terrain in the country. No lift lines, sunshine and a ski town atmosphere with excellent aprés make Mammoth Mountain one of my favorite ski resorts”
See what’s new at Mammoth Mountain this season 8. Squaw Alpine, Calif.
There are plenty of restaurants and bars to get your aprés on at Squaw. Photo courtesy of Squaw Alpine Meadows
“So much terrain you can access off the lifts. Chutes, trees, and cliffs are all awesome. Spring Skiing Capital so you can’t go wrong with aprés there, not to mention the view of Lake Tahoe!”
Learn more about Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows 9. Whitefish Mountain Resort, Mont.
“Great terrain, very friendly people, affordable, Whitefish town is picture perfect and has a great selection of bars and restaurants. The resort and town have that balance of offering a lot while maintaining a small-town intimate feel.”
Get more information about Whitefish Mountain Resort 10. Steamboat, Colo.
“The ‘Boat’ has amazing snow and the best tree skiing, all year hot springs in town and up at Strawberry Park. Downtown Steamboat is a real town where cowboys and their hats are welcome that rocks with live music all year.”
Read more about Steamboat More Reader Survey Resort Guide Rankings in the West
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