Spring Skiing & Snowboarding Across the Midwest

Resorts across the country are extending their spring skiing & snowboarding season, even here in the humble midwest we’re looking at mid- to late-April closing days within a reasonable drive from just about anywhere.

So take advantage of bonus spring skiing & snowboarding, get those last turns, send it to the slush, chill on the patio drinking beer in the sun, and make the most of what’s left, because Thanksgiving is a looooong way off.

Here’s a list of happenings across the midwest in no particular order whatsoever. Feel free to add more because I probably missed a few.

Hawk Island Snow Park in Lansing MI is never closing. But seriously they will probably be open in May this year. Tons of snow and the park is on point.

Joe Waun, boardslide at Hawk Island

Joe Waun, boardslide at Hawk Island

Caberfae Peaks closes this weekend and has some crazy family specials, like $45 for 3 lift tickets, rentals and lessons. Get the whole family out riding or skiing, it should be great spring weather.

Trollhaugen WI will be open Friday-Sunday for their Blowout weekend, with more bonus days to be announced soon. Plus, trolls get $15 lift tickets with a season pass from anywhere this weekend. This place has been on my radar for a long time it always looks like they have a rad park build.

Valhalla terrain park at Trollhaugen, WI

Valhalla terrain park at Trollhaugen, WI

Tyrol Basin is running a spring jam on April 18 & 19.

Treetops MI is open through Sunday, and with a season pass to any other hill, you get to ride free on Friday and Sunday, and Saturday lift ticket is only $10.

Looks like Minnesota’s Lutsen Mountain’s Mountain Meltdown is closing out the season the weekend of April 12-13 with a 2-day music festival, 2-for-1 lift tickets and a huge party. If it wasn’t 14 hours away, it would probably be a good time.

Mountain Meltdown at Lutsen Mountain, MN

Mountain Meltdown at Lutsen Mountain, MN

Mount Bohemia is forecasted to get up to 20″ of snow on Friday. If you live within 8 hours of there, and your daughter’s 2nd birthday party is not on Saturday, you really have no excuses. That place is legit, I can only imagine what it would be like riding that beast in tits deep powder.

Mount Bohemia spring lodging specials

Mount Bohemia spring lodging specials

Ski Brule, always among the first to open and last to close in the Midwest, will probably be open until August. Nah, but seriously they will be open through April most likely.

Marquette Mountain is open this weekend, then closed for the week, and re-opening for the last hurrah on Saturday, April 12.

Crystal Mountain and Nub’s Nob will run daily operations through Sunday, April 13. Nub’s is currently boasting up to 80″ base and “more snow on the slopes now than at any time in our 56 year history.” Get it.

Nub's Nob Terrain Parks

Nub’s Nob Terrain Parks

Boyne Mountain will be open daily through Sunday, April 20.

We’re heading north next weekend, hoping to take advantage of the spring slush and soft parks at Nub’s Nob and Boyne Mountain, because I really really really don’t want to ride my longboard yet.


2 thoughts on “Spring Skiing & Snowboarding Across the Midwest

  1. Ski Brule does scale back its operations, they will close the backside and run only one lift on the front side, but since anyone skiing or snowboarding now is good we can all just ski down Bear and run down the Bunny hill and get on that sole chair w/o a problem. I expect there is a reasonable chance Brule will make it into May.

    My father once talks about how they were once open on Mother’s Day in the late ’90s.

    • Mid-May seems unreal but I know Brule is pretty committed to being the last man standing. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Boyne Mountain makes it in to May this year — tons of snow as of Saturday, and the extended forecast still has overnight lows hovering in the low- to mid-30′s…

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