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Resort Guide 2020 West: Spring Break Destination

Don't let ski season fizzle out: These 10 resorts close it out with a bang.

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.

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Lively après, great dining, and rockin’ nightlife keep the party going through the spring at Aspen Snowmass.Photo courtesy of Aspen Snowmass

2. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.

Whistler Top 10 Nightlife
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.”

3. Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif.

4. Vail, Colo.

Vail Top 10 Nightlife
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.”

5. Breckenridge, Colo.

6. Park City Resort, Utah

Park City Top 10 Apres
Plenty of party in Park City to end the seasonD 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!” 

7. Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

8. Squaw Alpine, Calif.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, 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!”

9. Whitefish Mountain Resort, Mont.

10. Steamboat, Colo.

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