Plenty of sunshine and lots of snow, that’s spring skiing in Glenwood Springs! With an unbeatable combination of weather conditions, February and March are a great time of year to hit the slopes for Colorado spring skiing.
If you are a fair-weather skier or snowboarder, spring skiing is for you. You know who you are — you like the sun shining on your face as you ride the lift, you’d rather not rely on boot warmers to keep your toes toasty and, when it comes to eating lunch, sitting outside is your preference. If this sums up your perfect day on the slopes, make tracks to Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs where spring skiing is in its glorious prime for the next few weeks.
Sunlight Mountain Resort is Glenwood’s hometown ski area and it’s open every day through March and into the first week of April for some of the best family-friendly spring skiing in Colorado. The area is a breath of fresh air with plenty of room to spread out on its 67 trails over 730 acres of terrain. Sunlight is known for its wide range of runs that include family pleasers such as Ute, which happens to also be one of the longest runs in the state to the experts-only steeps of the East Ridge. In the middle are a flurry of intermediate runs that feature groomed corduroy, bumps and tree skiing.
The Perfect Storm
While many spring days are sunny and warm, March is also one of the snowiest months of the year for Colorado resorts, including Sunlight. Spring storms tend to come fast and furious, blowing in from the west and south, leaving behind inches, if not feet, of fresh powder. Fortunately, storms dissipate just as quickly returning the skies to their famous Colorado-blue setting. Spring skiing is also a time of light-hearted antics. You’ll no doubt see people skiing in shorts, bikini tops and costumes! Spring is a great time of year to let your personality shine through, feel free to be silly!
Spring Skiing Essentials
As you plan your spring skiing vacation to Glenwood Springs, be sure to pack all the necessities. You’ll definitely want to protect your skin by slathering on a high SPF sunscreen several times throughout the day. Also, because the sun is so bright and reflects the snow, keep your goggles on while riding the lifts. If you can’t resist taking them off, stash a pair of sunnies in your jacket pocket. You can easily slip on and off as needed. Dressing in layers is also a smart move. Spring mornings can start out chilly, but you’ll warm up quickly. By the last turn of the afternoon, you might those extra layers again.
More High Elevation Action at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
What’s true of Sunlight Mountain Resort is also true of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Spring is the ideal time to plan a visit, especially if you’re looking for a sunny, bright, action-packed day off the slopes. The Adventure Park is open Fridays-Sundays through March 7; then every day beginning March 12 through the end of the ski season and beyond.
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