We all know that Springtime weather on the mountain can be unpredictable. Temperatures and conditions can swing dramatically – sometimes in the same day – from sunny blue bird skies to dumping snow.
Whether you will be hitting the slopes, hanging out in the village, or a mix of both, this guide has the tips you need to master the Spring.
Before you head up to the mountains for a spring break trip, make sure you have the right gear for variable weather. Although spring skiing can be warm and sunny, keep in mind that unpredictable spring storms can sprout up at any time. Because of that, it’s crucial to pack gear for both sun and snow.
For example, layering up with breathable base layers, enhancing visibility with the newest lens technology, and having stormproof gear as well as sunscreen on hand will ensure you are ready to tackle any spring conditions that Mother Nature might throw your way.
Here’s some of our favorite spring gear that can keep you prepared for anything.
|Smartwool NTS 250 Base Layer
Our warmest base layer. Works as a single layer in cool weather or as a base layer in cold weather.
|Smith Squad ChromaPop Goggle
See beyond your normal capabilities with the amplified detail and enhanced natural color of Smith ChromaPop lens innovation.
Burton GoreTex Gloves
|Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen
Oil-free, water resistant (80 mins) face & body lotion protects from UVA and UVB rays.
Après All Day: Spring Essentials
Spring skiing can bring out the livelier side of the mountain both on and off the slopes. If the après scene is going play a part in your spring break trip, make sure you have the gear to explore the village with smarts and style. Dress the part (and for the weather) with breathable jackets, warm wool socks, and waterproof boots.
Dehydration is more common at higher elevations and warmer temperatures, so as you roam around make sure to stay hydrated by keeping a water bottle on hand.
Stop by to pick up these après essentials!
|Spyder Chambers Men’s Jacket
||Obermeyer Tuscany Women’s Jacket
||Sorel Tofino II Women’s boot
|Kamik Yukon 6 Men’s Boot
||Hydroflask 21 Oz Standard Mouth Water Bottle
||Smartwool Ski Phd Light Elite Sock
A common dilemma in the springtime can be what kind of equipment to use since mountain conditions could be heavy and deep (a great fit for wider powder skis/boards) or hard packed and groomed (a great fit for narrower carving skis/boards). Our slopeside rental experts can get you into the right equipment to make the best out of the conditions at hand.
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