April Skiing Winter Park Colorado
Looking for the best month of the year to ski in Colorado? Well that would be April in my opinion. The weather is a little warmer and there are some glorious days with a nice white blanket of snow overnight and a sunny blue sky day for what we here would call a bluebird day.
The deals on lodging and lift tickets always seem to pop up in late April and the big spring-break crowds of March fade away. Want to celebrate spring? There is no way better than to spend an the afternoon after a day of skiing on one of Winter Parks glorious decks with a beer in hand. Need some deck suggestions? Well, we have The Sushi Bar, Derailer, Doc’s Roadhouse, The Cheeky Monk, Fontenot’s and these are the places not on the ski hill. On the the Winter Park Resort ski hills I would suggest Snowoasis, Sunspot or Club Car at the bottom of Mary Jane.
The snow report is saying we are in for a bunch more snow before this ski season comes to an end. Here is what our favorite snow forecast site (Snowforecast.com) is saying about the rest of March and April snow at Winter Park Resort:
There is a break in weather/ snow possible after next Tuesday/ Wednesday’s storm, then another shot at snow possible for the last weekend in March (27th/ 28th). Pacific storms (with snow) should move through with good frequency right into April. The rest of April still looks potentially snowy (what we mean by “snowy” – at least 1 day with snow for every 2 sunny/ no snow days).
Don’t forget about the best day of the year in Winter Park, the Winter Park Spring Splash, April 18th this year. A day of fun, debauchery and a celebration of the ski season gone past. A day that should not be missed by anyone that has a love for skiing and Winter Park, Colorado.
The above photo is by Mr Scott Heffel on Jones Pass for a Skiing Magazine photo shoot.
Chris March 20th, 2010