By Alison Fox
Updated February 24, 2020
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Hitting the slopes is one of the best ways to spend the winter, but the fun doesn’t have to end just because the weather starts warming up. In fact, spring is one of the best times to take in majestic mountains and packed powder — and thanks to this flash sale from Vail Resorts, it’s also one of the best times to score a deal.

Until Friday, Vail is putting some of the best hotels and lodges on sale at a number of its 37 resorts making it easier than ever to take in some runs — and some great après-ski options — as temperatures start rising.

“It’s shaping up to be an amazing Spring ski season across the Vail Resorts portfolio. Breckenridge has received over [seven] feet of snow in February, making it the snowiest on record,” Hope Grandon, the manager of portfolio communications for the Vail Resorts Management Company, told Travel + Leisure. “Whether you’re taking advantage of skiing until Memorial Day or attending one of the fantastic Spring events on-mountain, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure this Spring.”

For Vail, rates start as low as $165 per night for The Lodge at Vail, the resort’s first hotel that sits meer steps from Gondola One. For a splurge, try The Arrabelle at Vail Square, which sits at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola and features very spacious rooms and an escalator that brings guests right to the mountain's base, with rates starting at $333 per night.

Besides the slopes themselves, visitors can hit up events like the Taste of Vail festival in April, including a Colorado Lamb Cook Off.

At Keystone, one of the most family-friendly ski resorts, visitors can book a room at Lakeside Village for as low as $99 per night and then hit the slopes at a deep discount since kids 12 and under ski and ride for free with a two night stay. And after a long day traversing the slopes, kids can check out the daily Kidtopia schedule (think: milkshake socials or a meet and greet with an avalanche dog team).

In Utah, Park City is ready for Spring visitors with more than 7,300 acres of terrain and rates starting as low as $97 per night for the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Park City. Or go for a splurge with the Apex Park City Residences at Canyons Village (starting at $671 per night during the sale), which offers seriously envy-inducing ski-through access.

Head there the first weekend in April for the Annual Pond Skim where 100 people will try their hand at the 100-foot-long pond skim pool.

And don’t forget California, where the Northstar California Ski Resort makes the perfect Spring break destination for kids (and adults who want to feel like kids) of all ages. After a full day of skiing, adults will enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly while kids will love celebrating their accomplishments by seeking out the S’mores Ambassadors after ski school. And with rates starting as low as $96 per night during the sale for Aspen Grove Studio, everyone in the family will be happy.

The 96-hour sale starts at 12:01 a.m. MST Feb. 25 and goes until 11:59 p.m. MST on Feb. 28.

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