The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the temperature is rising. This can only mean all one thing, spring is in the air. And before April showers bring May flowers, we all need to get out and enjoy some spring skiing! Spring is maybe my favorite time of the entire year to get out and hit the slopes.
Don’t get me wrong, the freshies you get in December through February are something I look forward to all year, but give me a sunny day where I can wear one layer under my shell and my pants, or even better not wearing any outerwear at all, and I am in absolute heaven. That’s right people, I’m talking t-shirt weather, so bikini top skiing for the bold. So, let’s go through the list of reasons why we all need to get out there, work on our goggle tan and enjoy the snow before it’s gone.
1. The Après Scene
Après skiing is one of the best parts of skiing any time of the year. I’m pretty sure we all know that and nobody is going to argue it. For those of you who don’t know what I‘m talking about when I say après skiing I mean the hanging out at the bottom of the mountain having a drink or two with your friends and unwinding after a day on the hill. Or sometimes after a half a day. Maybe even a few runs, no judgement here. So why is après so great in the spring? The atmosphere is different in the spring, it’s warm so you can sit outside and enjoy yourself without freezing your butt off. It’s stays light out longer, which means you get to hang out longer. Not to mention all the parties at the hill, but we will get to that.
2. The Temps
As I said before, skiing in the spring is amazing because you aren’t wearing a dozen layers in order to stay warm. This is especially true for those of us that struggle with temperature regulation (me). There are days in January where it doesn’t matter how many layers I’m wearing, I can never get warm.