Utah Spring Skiing Guide (And Closing Dates)


The time for corn snow, goggle tans, and ski shenanigans is here, and all the fun makes it worth riding even if the pow is gone. While skiers and snowboarders love the longer days, sunshine, and warmer temps of spring skiing, it also means that ski season is winding down. (That said, April often brings big powder storms; don’t stash your fat skis just yet.)

Utah ski swaps woman in goggles

Instead of feeling bummed about the warming weather, get out and enjoy what’s left of the snow (while praying for more of it) at amazing resort events and use our gear guide to plan your spring skiing outfit for Closing Day. Happy spring!


Ski Resort 2020-21 Closing Dates (weather dependent)

Alta – Sunday, April 18 (reopen: 4/23-4/25)

Beaver Mountain – CLOSED

Brian Head – Sunday, April 18

Brighton – Sunday, April 18

Deer Valley – Sunday, April 11

Eagle Point – CLOSED

Nordic Valley – CLOSED

Park City – Sunday, April 11

Powder Mountain – Sunday, April 11

Snowbasin – Sunday, April 11

Snowbird – TBD

Solitude – Sunday, April 18

Sundance – CLOSED

Woodward – TBD

Spring Skiing Resort Events


Spring means concerts, pond skimming, barbecues, Easter egg hunts, and closing day parties. Find all the details on spring events at Utah resorts below.


spring skiing at spring gruv park city

Park City’s legendary pond skimming competition.

Spring Gruv: Park City Mountain, March 6 – April 5

The annual 16-day Spring Grüv event series includes concerts, pond skimming ( April 6) and other fun activities. Both Canyons Village and Park City Base Areas will have live music from Utah’s best local acts on Closing Day- April 7.

Spring Pass: Brighton, TBD – end of season

Brighton is offering free, unlimited spring skiing/riding at the resort from now until the end of the season if you pay in full for next season’s pass. You can also buy a spring pass for $199. (Their closing day party is a Utah favorite.)

Spring Pass: Snowbird, TBD-end of season

Get full access to the Tram and chairlifts any day of the week from April 1st through the end of the season. A great deal if we get April snow showers, and you can keep riding into May if conditions are right.

Spring Carnival: Brian Head, Saturday, April 4

Head south for Brian Head’s Spring Carnival that features bikini slalom, cardboard sled race and much more.

Snowbasin Pond Skimming, Saturday, April 11

Near Ogden, Snowbasin is hosting its pond skimming with live music, and fun prizes for the family. Closing Day is April 12.

Earth Day: Alta, Saturday, April 18

Celebrate Earth Day on the slopes at this event that features ski recycling, snowshoe tours, birding ski tours, ranger tours, vendors, and much more. Followed by a screening of  Guilt Trip, a climate change/skiing film, at Our Lady of the Snows at 5 p.m.

Closing Day: Alta,  April 25

You never want to miss its legendary Frank Day closing celebration. But sadly the event was canceled this year due to COVID-19 and not wanting to bring a crowd. You can still expect plenty of people to show up on the first and last closing days in their best costumes and armed with portable grills for parking lot parties.

Twin it up with your bestie when spring skiing!


 Essential Spring Skiing Gear 

What would spring skiing be without a ridiculous outfit? Here are our top gear picks for times when you want to stand out, but still fit right in with the party crowd.

Tipsy Elves Onesie

Thrifted onesies are best, but if the stock is out at your local DI, buy a nostalgic onesie from Tipsy Elves. Not only do they come in all your favorite ’80s shades of neon, they also are packed with features like plenty of pockets, lift pass loop, and zippered vents. They’re currently clearanced online too! $179-$225



Pit Vipers: The Corduroy 

Goggles are for winter; Pit Vipers are for spring. These shades are key to any spring ensemble, and the new shape and colors just scream steazy snow style. Sunshine-blocking side panels make them easy to ski in, and you’ll fit right in with the throngs of people sporting them on the slopes. $69

Pit Viper Half Hat

When the riding is done for the day, swap your helmet for a half hat—otherwise known as a headband. Rock some made slope style while letting everyone know that you’re the best skier on the mountain. $20

Cotopaxi Fanny Pack

Need a place to stash your beer…err snacks…on the slopes? Get a one-of-a-kind fanny pack from Cotopaxi, fill it with your goods, and know you’re doing some good to thanks to Cotopaxi’s humanitarian focus. $30

Stoked Coffee Stix

Coffee is life, and now that the ski days are longer, you’ll need more of it to keep going all day. Instead of sub-par coffee, stash Stoked Stix in your pocket and make gourmet coffee wherever you find hot water—instantly. I’ve never been a fan of the instant variety before, but these organic, medium-roast packets give you the jolt you need and make coffee that tastes straight out of a fancy cafe—without the fancy price. $9



About Author

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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