Spring skiing in Salt Lake offers up some of the best turns of the year. While it’s natural to look ahead to warmer weather, there’s still phenomenal ski experiences to be had. Some of the best snow arrives later in the season, extending the thrill of spending time on the slopes.

This is, after all, the Greatest Snow on Earth®. If you don’t believe us, check out our storm totals for last season, ending at a whopping 903”.  Mind you, March was the snowiest month ever recorded with 229”—we told you, spring skiing is phenomenal here.

Salt Lake has so many entertaining and over-the-top ways to round out the ski season in style. It’s the place to be for an exciting tradition of unique celebrations, and each of the local resorts has its own way of throwing an unforgettable party. The sunny spring skiing days followed by the iconic closing day parties at all four Cottonwood Resorts are ski experiences not to be missed. 

Spring Skiing at Brighton: Warmer Night Skiing, Closing Day Party

Situated at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton Resort offers powder perfection on five-star groomed trails. The snow is typically light, fluffy and dry – with plenty of it. Brighton also boasts the most night skiing terrain in Utah, with 22 runs on over 200 lighted acres. It’s pure magic.Post-Daylight Savings, the mountain during the night skiing hours stays warmer and lighter. It's pure magic.

Last season, Brighton hosted closing day festivities at Millie chairlift, even crowning King and Queen costume winners who snagged free tickets for the upcoming season. You can always count on a good time at Brighton.

Brighton closing dates: 

Anticipated night riding closing day - April 6
Regular winter operations close - April 28
The Meltdown! - May 3-19, Crest 6 will be operating 9 am to 2 pm with limited terrain and park features.

Spring Skiing at Alta: Frank World Classic, BYO Hot Dogs

Alta celebrates the end of the season with its super-popular ski event dubbed the “Frank World Classic.” Honoring Frank, whose origins are unknown but is seemingly remembered as the ultimate rock and roll skier, this late April event is truly not to be missed. Packed with skiers in crazy costumes, outlandish downhill tricks and an accepting culture of pushing the limits, it’s all about having a good time on the hills. Local tip—don’t forget to bring your Frank's hot dogs, IYKYK.

Alta Closing Dates:

Projected closing day: April 21

Spring Skiing at Snowbird: Freestyle Fashion, Tram Club Shots

And over at Snowbird – one of the last resorts open – you’re greeted by the sight of skiers wearing retro headbands, cut-off jean shorts and all kinds of other unexpected and often ill-advised fashion choices. Freestylers take their stunts to the next level, while everyone else is simply enjoying the warmth of spring and the easy-going spirit of the celebration. Take in the good spring skiing vibes by heading to the Tram Club for the classic shot and a beer combo, or get your wiggles out while winding down the snake in your jortskis.

Snowbird's Closing Dates:

Conditions permitting, Snowbird aims to stay open until Memorial Day weekend
April 14 - Mid-Gad, Wilbere, Gadzoom, Gad 2, Baby Thunder and Baby Thunder Tube close
April 14 - Lower Gad Valley terrain closes for construction

Spring Skiing at Solitude: Beach Bash, Pond Skimming

Other end-of-season highlights include events with curious names like Solitude’s Last Chance Beach Bash and Pond Skim Beach Party, featuring live bands and the occasional Après Ski DJ party.

Solitude Closing Dates:

Open daily until May 12, conditions permitting

More Ways to Enhance Your Spring in Salt Lake

Salt Lake is the place to be if skiing (and letting loose) is what moves you. You’ll find lodging options to meet whatever your budget allows, and the ability to book spontaneously for those who aren’t long-range planners.

Take the Cottonwood Connect Shuttle

And to make the trip to the resorts easier, try the Cottonwood Connect Ski Shuttles, just $20  for a guaranteed round-trip ride and no need to hassle with parking reservations at the resorts.

Go Tubing or Sledding

Beyond the ski resorts, late winter and early spring in Salt Lake are the chance to sample many other rewarding experiences. For non-skiers who still crave downhill winter fun, there’s a host of free tubing spots and sledding hills, from Sugar House Park to Donut Falls in Big Cottonwood Canyon – where there’s still time to experience an epic season for yourself.

Explore Arts & Culture in the City

Or find your warm, happy place at a variety of museums, festivals, and other family-friendly attractions. Salt Lake is a place that defies expectations and welcomes everyone with a spirit of generosity and acceptance. Learn more about what’s happening and book your trip now at visitsaltlake.com.