Spring skiing: the ultimate snow seekers’ survival manual
You’ve got spring skiing questions: we've got spring skiing answers.
Where’s the best spring skiing in Western Canada? How long are ski resorts open in spring? Can you ski in BC in March, or April in Alberta?
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 après, 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.
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.
How can I save on spring skiing?
Looking to score some wicked deals to stretch your budget and get a few more ski days into the season?
PRO TIP: Some resorts and collectives re-issue spring passes or offer additional incentives or discounts for spring skiers and riders. And if you're ready to go all in, now is a great time to renew your season pass at the best rates—season pass sales have begun!
Check out these stories to find some of the best bang for your buck.
Learning to ski or snowboard
Spring break is a popular time for families, friends and couples to hit the mountain; why not take a lesson?
Our #NewSkiAB program welcomes new Canadians and beginners of all kinds to hit the slopes and learn or improve on their skiing and snowboarding.
Read more and find your fit here:
Improving your skiing and riding
So you’re a more experienced skier or rider, looking to shred more gnar?
We can help there too.
Where can I find awesome spring après?
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.
Inside tips to some of our fave ski destinations
Don't just ski, ski it like a local. Here's some tips from locals on their fave ways to crank it up.