Why if you have never skied before you should SPRING SKI
The winter skiing season is winding down, but this March has been one of our snowiest on record, so there’s still time to enjoy a few more powder days! This year we’ve had fantastic snowfall and even though the calendar says “spring,” visitors and residents are still hitting the slopes – it’s not too late for a great ski trip. With exceptional conditions, March is your month to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time!
First Time Experience in AspenThere’s nothing like experiencing skiing or snowboarding for the first time. It’s exhilarating to be gliding down the slopes amidst the stunning scenery and fresh air. Aspen/Snowmass has everything the first timer needs to get started – variety of equipment rentals and experienced instructors – but one can’t always control Mother Nature. Spring is always a great season to try your hand at these winter sports because the weather is milder and slope conditions are perfect.
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Great WeatherBy March, the winter has worn off and days are filled with lots of sunshine. Warmer temperatures and longer days offer great conditions for trying skiing or snowboarding for the first time. The Western US ski resorts enjoy beautiful weather this time of year and magic carpet and chairlift rides are warmer and more comfortable in these conditions.
Fresh SnowWhile the days might be filled with sunshine, March often has cool snowy nights. Visitors are often surprised and delighted to wake up to a new blanket of snow, gleaming in the bright morning light and bluebird colored skies. Beginners will be especially excited to realize that fresh powder is softer to fall into when they make a misstep – and yes, beginners do fall from time to time. Groomed fresh snow also provides the perfect surface for beginners to practice their turns; your skis won’t slip out from underneath you as easily as they do on the slick winter runs, you’re less likely to take a spill.
Longer DaysThe extra daylight means more sunshine on the mountain. Lifts typically stay open longer in spring and the warmth allows the snow to stay a little softer – perfect for the beginner. Longer days mean extra time to enjoy the slopes and take in a leisurely lunch while still getting a full day of skiing or snowboarding. Take the time to enjoy the incredible mountain views of the Aspen Snowmass area.
Après Ski Is At Its BestStill not convinced that March is the perfect time to visit Aspen? Longer days and warmer weather just screams for you to enjoy the multitude of great après ski options. Don’t let the snow fool you, Aspen/Snowmass is filled with plenty of outdoor après ski venues. Sunny patios, hot tubs, heated pools are all great places to unwind with friends with a glass of wine or your favorite craft beer. Need a recommendation? My favorite is Ajax Tavern, located at the base of Aspen Mountain, cocktails, truffle fries to die for and great people watching.
Cloud Nine is another popular spot at Aspen Highlands. It is the ultimate party experience. It has a sun deck that offers a view of Pyramid Peak and Maroon Bells that’s unbelievable. Enjoy delicious Raclette while you people watch and sip overflowing champagne or your favorite cocktail. Make a reservation and enjoy the party inside with tons of champagne and dancing.
Spring is here and with it the spring skiing season. There’s no better option for spring break – with or without the kids – than Aspen/Snowmass. With great events like concerts and festivals, Aspen/Snowmass is showing off it spirit. Make this spring the time to try skiing or snowboarding and enjoy the activities and gorgeous warm weather in Aspen/Snowmass.
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