Spring skiing: the ultimate snow seekers’ guide

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You’ve got spring skiing questions: where’s the best spring skiing in Western Canada? How long are ski resorts open for? Where should I ski this April? Or May?

We’ve got the answers - read on to find out how to max your ski and snowboard season, with our guide to spring skiing across Alberta and BC. 

We’ve got the latest snow conditions, closing dates for all Western Canada ski resorts, tips on where to enjoy spring apres, recommended places for new skiers or families to learn to ski or snowboard over their spring break and tips for improving your skiing as the season progresses. And more!

Straight up: we want you to get the best of the season, for as long as you can.

ultimate guide spring skiing
Photo: Dave Heath
Sun and snow on the menu for spring skiers and snowboarders.

Snow Conditions

Snowfall and snowpack matter in spring, keeping the season going longer - sometimes ski resorts are even able to extend their closing dates if the white stuff sticks around longer. Check the latest conditions reports for Alberta and BC ski resorts.

Western Canada Ski Resort Closing Dates

The ski season in Western Canada extends all the way to May Long weekend at the latest. Check our closing dates listings to see when Alberta and BC ski resorts are open ‘til, and make a plan to get there. 

How to plan the ultimate ski holiday

There's a lot to consider in planning a ski trip: where to ski, what to pack, where to stay, how to serve everyone's interests. Here's how to navigate the process. 

Where can I find awesome spring apres?

You ready to bump hips with your nearest concert-going neighbour at a ski hill concert or festival? Or are you looking to find an uncrowded spot to chill and feel the VIP vibes? Either way, we've got some suggestions you're going to love.

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