We get it. It’s warming up outside, the snow is melting, and you’re more than ready to switch into “springtime” mode.
But hold on a second! Is the skiing season really over? Wouldn’t it be great if you could squeeze in just a few more spring skiing & riding sessions before the warm weather takes over?
We have great news for you. At Wachusett, the season ain’t over ‘till it’s over – and we have plenty more days of skiing ahead of us!
Warm weather at Wachusett – great for beginners
You might think that the warm weather is a signal that skiing time is over, but really, the spring skiing season is the perfect time to get out on the slopes – especially for beginners!
Here’s the deal. When the weather heats up, the snowpack on the slopes begins to thaw and get slushier than you’ll typically see in the winter. This can make some aspects of skiing – such as cornering – a bit more difficult, but it makes other aspects easier.
For example, warm season snow is softer than deep-winter freeze, meaning that any slips or tumbles will be a little gentler on your body. Compared to fine powder or hard packed snow, it’s sort of like skiing through a sea of cushions. Is there any better way to learn how to ski?
Some of us even prefer warm weather skiing
Spring skiing is good for beginners, but heck – even us experienced mountaineers love skiing in the sun. It’s great to get your skiing fix without needing to brave the cold, and while you’ll still want to bundle up for the morning hours, you’d be surprised at how warm it gets during the day. We recommend dressing in removable layers – you’ll be ready to rock and roll no matter what the weather brings.
And in our experience, warm weather skiing is a bit more palatable to youngsters and those less-than-thrilled about spending hours in the snow. When the sun’s out, the slushy snow is perfect for snow angels, snowball fights, and more. It’s common to see visitors out and about in t-shirts, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen. It’s a completely different mountain experience than you had in the winter, and it’s one we love to share.