Spring skiing magic in Canada

Spring ski magic season is here. Whether you desire Jeep-size moguls, cruising perfectly groomed corduroy, or one of those mystical Spring powder storms which can bring snorkel deep powder to the resorts along the Powder Highway, make time to not only shred your favorite slopes but get your 80’s one piece ready so you can take part in the carnival-like fun that happens every Spring at ski resorts across Canada.

With bluebird days a plenty, you’ve got to make time to take in one of these amazing, zany, and must go Spring events (but don’t forget your sunscreen).

Here is your guide to the best of Spring skiing events across Canada

Canadian Rockies and Powder Highway region, Alberta/ British Columbia

Fernie Alpine Resort – Fernival, the biggest party in the Rockies, April 9, 2016.

Do you like being outside in the mountains? What about free live music? What about being outside in the mountains while listening to free live music? Fernival brings an epic band to the resort each season, this year’s will be Platinum Blonde!

Fernival, Fernie Alpine Resort

Photo: Fernival, Fernie Alpine Resort

Kimberley Alpine Resort – Spring Splash Fest, April 2nd
BBQ, beer gardens, kids treasure hunts, face-painting, photo booth and MORE! Kimberley is regularly voted as one of the most family friendly resorts along the famed Powder Highway and the year-end festival featuring pond skimming and a dummy downhill (April 3rd) is sure to entertain all ages.

Spring Splash, Kimberley Alpine Resort

Photo: Spring Splash, Kimberley Alpine Resort

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort – Slush Cup, the most fun you can have with your SKI boots on, April 2nd
Kick up your heels here as there is no better mountain top place to hang than Eagles Eye Restaurant, the highest dining experience in Canada. Then slap on your chaps and see if you can make it across our huge 75 foot pond of freezing water for some real thrills and chills.

Slush Cup, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Photo: Slush Cup, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Banff Norquay 80’s going strong! April 9th
Pink sunscreen will be perfect for retro 80’s day here. Get dolled up in your old ‘in your boots’ ski pants and prepare to dance to some catchy tunes of Spring skiing’s favorite pastime – everything 80’s.

Sunshine Village get ready to grind! Fat Bike Hill Climb April 1st
The fastest growing cycling segment takes to the slopes here in a solo or relay Fat Bike to Trapper’s Bar! Pedal down hard as the reward is an ice cold beverage on the deck of one of Canada’s classic ski bars, Trapper’s.

Marmot Basin say Aloha to snow season April 16th
Hey monkey it is time to get funky and go coconuts on the slopes. Hula dancing is optional as the race course on Tranquilizer will take all your dance steps to navigate the banks, rollers and small jumps.

Coast Mountains, British Columbia

Big White, Kelowna B.C. A tradition continues, Dummy Downhill, April 10th
Watch parts fly and seize some perfectly groomed corduroy in between the parties that make the Dummy Downhill at Big White a must do Spring Event!  Even better, you can enjoy incredible Spring Skiing with Free lift tickets in April when you book your stay at Big White Central Reservations.

Whistler Blackcomb World Ski and Snowboard Festival April 8-17
Looking for that one Spring skiing event that captures it all? Bigtime musical acts entertain on the main stage, parties at every corner in the village and nighttime big air acts will take your breath away.

Quebec

Mont. St. Anne get Spring Fever with Spring Madness Fest , March 25th – April 4th
Make tracks and feel the heat of the action at the Spring Madness Festival from March 25th to April 24th, with tunes, tubs, and tans kicking up the apres energy. (Photo – Spring Madness at MSA)

Photo: Stoneham Super Splash

Stoneham Super Splash

Stoneham Mountain Resort, catch Spring action here! Monster Energy Boardsyle, April 2nd
Don’t miss head to head action in the new Monster Energy Borderstyle, Pitting four snowboarders at a time in a head-to-head boardercross-style race integrated with big slopestyle terrain features. The course culminates with a mandatory spin off the jump at the bottom of the course. This combination of mandatory spins and flat-out speed is a crowd favorite! (Photo – Stoneham Super Splash)

This guest blog post is by Powder Matt, a travel & adventure writer. Follow Powder Matt on Instagram and Twitter.