Private Jet Flights Bring You to the Top Spring Skiing Resorts
In a few short months, spring will be upon us. Blossoms will start to come alive, animals will begin to stir and, of course, diehard skiers and boarders will hop on private jet flights in search of that one last hurrah on the slopes before the snow disappears for another season. In many parts of North America, it’s not uncommon for the ski season to extend well into April or, weather permitting, even May. You just have to know where to look. Here’s a ‘peak’ at some of the top resorts on the continent for getting your spring skiing fix.
Mammoth Mountain, California
We all know California is famous for its sunny weather, but it also happens to be one of the hottest destinations for spring skiing. Thanks to El Nino weather patterns and the mountain’s location high up in the Sierra Nevadas, Mammoth gets piles of snow that last well into spring. This resort is also a popular spring-break destination because, in addition to skiing, there are lots of other events happening, highlighted by the annual Pond Skim on Sunday, April 15. Here, you get to watch brave souls—in costumes, no less—try to straight-line it across a 110-foot pond of icy water. Getting there: Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) is located just 13 miles east of the ski area and is well equipped to handle private jet flights.
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
Continually voted one of the top resorts in North America, Whistler-Blackcomb is actually two ski areas in one. The village, if you can call it that, offers terrific:
- High-end accommodations
- Boutique shopping
The mountain promises long runs catering to skiers and boarders of all abilities, as well as exciting terrain parks. Getting there: Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) is the closest airport to Whistler, and is about a two-hour drive. To expedite your journey, you can charter a helicopter to take you directly to the village.
Stowe Mountain, Vermont
For ski and snowboard enthusiasts on the east coast, Stowe Mountain provides an ideal weekend getaway for people living in the New York or Boston metropolitan areas. The resort hosts a range of fun spring events, including:
- 80s Retro Weekend (Saturday, March 24)
- Easter Egg Hunt (Sunday, April 1)
- L. Bean Bootmobile Mountain Tours (Saturday, March 31)
The mountain closes on April 15. Getting there: Morrisville-Stowe State Airport (MVL) is just a 20-minute drive from the resort.
Spring Skiing Tips
While you might know your way around booking private jet flights, you might be new to the spring skiing scene. Here are some pointers to help you out. Be prepared for spring conditions: spring skiing is glorious because you don’t have to bundle up as much, but it also means the snow might be a little heavier, which can lead to sloppier turns. Dress in layers: While the mornings might still be chilly, daytime temperatures can heat up quite a bit. Dressing in layers means you can stay comfortable. The brighter the better: We’re not sure of the exact reason for this phenomenon, but skiers often like to revisit the bright neon colors of 80s fashion when they’re on the slopes. We say if you can’t beat them, join them! If you’re thinking of skiing overseas, here are 3 can’t-miss European ski holidays. To book private jet flights to your favorite ski resort, talk to a Stratos Jets air charter associate by calling toll-free 888-593-9066.