Our Tips for the Best Day of Spring Skiing Ever

Our Tips for the Best Day of Spring Skiing Ever

The official start of spring is just around the corner. By the time you read this post, spring 2024 might already be here. But here’s the great thing about skiing in Utah: it can easily go into June under the right conditions. Some people think spring is the best time to ski at our world-class resorts.

Whether you live locally or tend to visit Utah from out of town, spring doesn’t mean the end of ski season. It is really just a season to enjoy something different. So grab your skis or snowboard and get out there. On the way, consider our tips for the best day of spring skiing ever:

1. Plan to Make a Day of It

Spring brings with it longer days and warmer temperatures. We are guessing you’re going to spend more time on the slopes and less time in the lodge. To make it the best day ever, consider making the entire day about skiing or snowboarding. Plan to arrive as soon as the lifts start running. Don’t go home until the lifts stop.

You can make the day even more exhilarating by hooking up with family and friends. Bring out your entire gang, no matter how big or small you happen to be in number. Skiing or snowboarding with your loved ones is indescribable. Doing it while basking in spring weather is even better.

2. Plan to Stay Hydrated

Warmer temperatures mean you are probably going to sweat a bit more than you do during the dead of winter. When you sweat, your body loses water. So make a plan to stay hydrated. Whether that means bringing extra water bottles in your backpack or increasing your budget for purchased beverages, make sure you drink enough.

By the way, there is nothing wrong with stopping every now and again to enjoy a drink on the patio. Our resorts offer plenty of great drink options year-round. You are bound to find that perfect drink to enjoy while you’re taking a brief break.

3. Dress in Layers

One of the things typical of spring skiing is changing temperatures. It might be pretty cold in the morning, comfortably warm during the afternoon, and seasonably chilly once the sun goes down. The best way to stay warm and prevent hypothermia is to dress in layers. Wearing as many layers as possible lets you shed as you warm up and then put layers back on as you cool off.

4. Wear Sunscreen

Even though there is still snow on the ground and you have to dress in layers, the sun can still do a number on exposed skin. You can avoid a painful sunburn by using sunscreen on any exposed areas. Sunscreen is most important from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. That’s when you will be shedding layers anyway.

5. Use a Warm Weather Wax

Here at Canyon Sports, we recommend having skis and snowboards tuned for spring snow. We can take care of your equipment here at the shop. In the absence of a spring tune, at least be sure to apply a warm weather wax to your equipment. Otherwise, your runs down the slopes will feel sticky and sluggish. That’s caused by the suction effect, by the way. A warm weather wax overcomes that effect.

Even a lousy day of spring skiing is better than a day at work, right? But why settle for that? With a positive attitude and a few helpful tips, you can have the best day of spring skiing ever. Come see us if you need help tuning your equipment before you hit the slopes.