Spring skiing: when we wear fewer layers, swap goggles for sunglasses and don’t put on enough sunscreen. Strong storms in February and early March this year buried central and southern Colorado in many feet of snow, leading some resorts to extend their seasons and setting spring up for epic conditions.

And with spring skiing about to be sprung, it’s time to make some decisions, starting with, “Where should I go?” Here are a few ideas — some close, some a half-day’s drive; some big, some offbeat. Take your pick and start planning out that silly ski costume, which seems to be expected and encouraged at pretty much any ski area from mid-March until closing. (“Closing dates vary by resort.”)

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