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Ski.com Announces Its Top 5 Picks for Spring Skiing Events in the Mountains

Travelers can save up to 33 percent on lodging by booking their spring ski vacation through Ski.com

Aspen, Colo. – Feb. 27, 2013 – Ski.com (www.ski.com), North America’s largest independent provider of mountain vacations, is offering deep discounts during the best spring events at ski resorts. While current conditions across most of North America are far from spring-like thanks to several recent storms, Ski.com is offering savings of up to 33 percent on resort lodging in addition to its everyday discounts on lift tickets, equipment rentals, flights and more for travelers interested in planning ahead.

“March and April are excellent months for a ski or snowboard trip due to great snow conditions, warm daytime temperatures, and seemingly endless on- and off-mountain activities for visitors of all ages,” said Dan Sherman, managing director of marketing for Ski.com. “Spring skiers and riders can expect great conditions this year, as February storms delivered big snowfall totals, and March is the snowiest winter month on average for Western U.S. ski resorts.*”   

In addition to exceptional savings, Ski.com is providing a guide to this year’s best spring events in the mountains so travelers know where to toast the seasonal warm up and celebrate the conclusion of a fantastic ski season. WATCH SKI.COM’S VIDEO HERE OR SCROLL DOWN TO READ DESCRIPTIONS OF THE BEST SPRING EVENTS. B Roll footage is available for download. Please contact Dan Sherman at dan@ski.com or 800-525-2052 ext. 3279.

Breck Spring Fever, Breckenridge, Colo. – March 17 – April 14, 2013 With its charming ski town and picturesque, high-alpine ski area, Breckenridge offers the perfect setting for a spring celebration. As temperatures rise, Breck Spring Fever prescribes a heavy dose of outdoor concerts, big-air competitions, family-friendly events including an on-mountain Easter Egg Hunt, adult-friendly events like a beer festival and dozens of other activities throughout its 29 days. Ski.com Sample Package:    

Spring Grüv, Canyons, Utah – March 22 – 31, 2013 Located in party-central Park City and blessed with Utah’s famous dry powder, Canyons knows how to boogie down when springtime comes. Their Spring Grüv fest features an impressive lineup of free live music and some equally impressive talent in the annual pond skim. Canyons’ family-friendly setting makes this boisterous celebration a hit with skiers and riders of all ages. Ski.com Sample Package:

Spring Back to Vail, Vail, Colo. – April 8 – 14, 2013 Like its Back Bowls, Vail’s end-of-season bash is epic. Spring Back to Vail is a week of slope-side parties and free concerts, with O.A.R., Sublime with Rome and Jimmy Cliff confirmed as the 2013 headliners. The World Pond Skimming Championships is reason enough to attend. Spectators young and old love watching the brave, costumed athletes launch themselves off an on-snow jump and across an icy pond, striving to reach fame, glory and dry land on the other side. This year, Vail is celebrating its 50th anniversary, so visitors can expect extra amplitude in all the resort’s spring celebrations. Ski.com Sample Package:

World Ski & Snowboard Festival, Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia – April 12 – 21, 2013 Whistler’s World Ski & Snowboard Festival is the largest annual gathering of winter sports, music, fashion, photography and ski culture showcased over 10 high-energy days. Most of the events are free, including daily concerts in the village and at nightclubs and on-mountain professional skiing and snowboarding competitions like Monster Energy’s The Shred Show, The AFP Platinum-ranked Skiing Invitational and Super Demo Days.  Be warned: this gathering is not for the spring-festival novice; the festival motto is “PARTY IN APRIL, SLEEP IN MAY.” Ski.com Sample Package:

Sunsation, Copper Mountain, Colo. – April 13 & 14, 2013 Under the radar but not to be underestimated, Copper Mountain’s Sunsation is good, clean fun. A centerpiece event, the CopperMan Winter Adventure Race invites “Grizzly Adams and Madams” to tackle obstacles including a Hot Chocolate Pit, a Human Luge course and more. Also on the lineup is the “Woodward at Copper SlopeSoakers – A Floating Rail Jam” (April 14), a unique spin on the traditional pond skim. Ski.com Sample Package: 

To learn more about great spring skiing deals at any of the 100 resorts available through Ski.com, visit www.ski.com/specials or call a Ski.com Mountain Vacation Specialist at 800-916-9463. To learn more about Ski.com’s selection of the best spring events at ski resorts, visit www.ski.com/spring.

About Ski.com
Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Aspen, Colo., Ski.com is the largest provider of mountain travel in North America. Ski.com is the only travel company specializing in mountain destinations to offer the unsurpassed first-hand knowledge and experience needed to present travelers the most options at the best value. The company has the largest mountain lodging inventory, offers the most ski-related package components in the travel industry and customizes complete vacations to 100 of the most popular resorts in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America.

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*According to precipitation averages by WeatherBase.com.

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