SnoCountry's Best College Spring Break Destinations
You’ve got a whole summer of warm weather around the corner, but just a precious few weeks left of winter skiing and riding, so why not head for the hills this college spring break and work on that goggle tan? SnoCountry.com has gathered up the country’s best spring break destinations for you and your buds, where there’s no danger of getting sand in your margarita.
Students will find not only the quintessential ski town in Crested Butte, Colo. with amazing steeps and lots of backcountry, but great deals too. With a valid college ID, the College Quad Card includes four days of skiing for just $99. These four days can be for one person or shared amongst college friends. Check out Big Air on Elk, where the town builds a jump on Elk Avenue (the town’s main street) for a competition.
Breckenridge: This classic ski town, with more than 30 bars, pubs, and restaurants on Main Street boasts nightlife that’s just as thrilling as a run down the Colorado slopes. The largest historic district in Colorado is home to establishments that range from casual to classy to heat things up après ski.
Epic snow is blanketing the legendary slopes of Killington, Vt. to conquer by day and you’ve got more than enough action to keep you busy at night. The Beast of the East is well known for its nightlife and favorites like The Wobbly Barn and the Pickle Barrel Night Club anchor the access road’s après scene.
For the Boyne Mountain, Mich. faithful, Carnival Weekend March 20-22 is nothing short of a major holiday. Schedules are rearranged, elaborate plans formed, and the stops are all pulled out to avoid missing a moment of the fun. Like every other year’s celebration, this Carnival Weekend promises to be even bigger and better than the one before. So gather your friends, and rest up. They’ve got big plans for you.
With a massive mountain full of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe, Calif. (and Nevada), Heavenly is for those who want to go big with high-octane, non-stop nightlife well into the night. Ski here if you are up for first chair and still going strong well after last call. You come here to go all in, and you worry about sleep later.
Cowboy powder and March RADness are on the calendar for 31 days of fun in the sun at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyo. with skiing, free live music, and events galore; all within a month of non-stop excitement. The Jackson Hole Rendezvous is a free four-day lifestyle and music festival, March 19-22.
Photos: Top -- Crested Butte’s mountain town and legendary steeps.(Nathan Bilow); Top Left -- Don’t miss the nightlife after a day on the slopes at Breckenridge. (Breckenridge); Lower Right -- Stop by the Umbrella Lodge at Killington before gearing up for a night on the access road. (Killington); Bottom Left -- Heavenly’s got the snow to match its famous night life. (Heavenly); Bottom -- It's Rendezvous time at Jackson Hole (Jackson Hole)