The real reason to visit Big Sky is the fact that you can find yourself standing at the top of Lone Peak, at 11,166 feet as soon as you step out of the tram. Once you exit the tram you find yourself with nearly endless options of chutes, wide open snowfields, and a challenge in every direction. Even if you are not ready to ski your way down (since there is no easy way down), a ride to the top of Lone Peak is a must do for any visitor.
Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia
Total Snow this season: 408.0″ (as of 3/5/2018)
This gigantic resort has been getting pounded with snow this season, so the spring skiing at Whistler/Blackcomb may feel and look like full on winter and with it’s proximity to the coast, having a GORE-TEX Shell is a must at Whistler/Blackcomb.
If you feel like getting radical, Whistler Peak is a giant, high alpine zone that is loaded with steeps, rocks, and cliffs that will test even the best skiers. On the Blackcomb side, the 7th Heaven Express has wide open bowls that have been an absolute dream to ride this season, and the Peak2Peak Gondola creates a unique link to the two ski areas.