Deals Abound in Spring
Learning to ski or snowboard as an adult can, no doubt, be a bit intimidating. What do I wear? Where do I get ski or snowboard equipment? Is it dangerous? Do I need a lesson? What lift ticket should I purchase? And, of course, isn’t skiing awfully expensive?
Solitude is here to make this process easier (and more affordable) for you with our Intro to Skiing package, which will get you outfitted with a lift ticket, rental equipment, lesson, AND lodging for a super low rate. But why would you want to learn to ski or ride at the end of the season? Good question. Keep reading to learn why we believe spring is the ultimate time to learn to ski or ride.
Spring Conditions are Perfect for Beginners
Seasoned skiers are prepared and have the experience for most any weather. Cold, snowy, blustery, cloudy, low visibility – an experienced skier can navigate all that. But when you are brand new to the sport, that’s a lot to account for. Skiing in April and May is typically a very different story. Sunny days are more common, temps are warmer, and days are longer, all of which lead to some pretty favorable conditions in which to be introduced to this sport.
Beautiful spring weather solves some clothing concerns. You won’t need as many layers and your gear doesn’t need to be as technical as mid-winter skiers. A non-cotton base layer (top and bottom), a mid-weight layer (like a fleece) for your torso, and water-resistant pants and jacket should do the trick. Throw in non-cotton socks, mittens or gloves, sunglasses, and a helmet (more on that below), and you’re good to go.
Dressed and ready to shred, you’ll soon find that spring skiing has another key benefit. It’s much less crowded. By April, many skiers and snowboarders taper their visits as they engage in other activities. It’s much nicer to ski when you’ve got plenty of room to make mistakes. And with shorter lift lines, you can spend more of your lesson on the hill.
But our favorite reason to learn to ski or ride in the spring? The après ski scene is better. Live music and events are common, or just enjoy a beverage with your crew in the afternoon sun.
Spring ski & snowboard lesson packages
This brings us back to Solitude’s Intro to Skiing package. Here’s where we make your skiing and snowboarding dreams come true. Starting at $77 per person, we’re going to throw in all of this:
- Full equipment rental: skis or snowboard, boots, poles, and a helmet
- 2-hour beginner ski or snowboard lesson
- Beginner lift ticket
- 1-night stay at The Inn at Solitude
Is that the best deal in skiing? We think so. This offer is available this April and May. Follow the link for all the details and book your Intro to Skiing package today.