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Bust Out the Sunglasses: The Top Five Places for Spring Skiing

Winter is not over, some would argue that the best part is still coming—the long days of spring when the sun shines and the snow more forgiving. While some resorts have closed early, others around North America have some of the best coverage of the year. We've rounded up the top five destinations this spring where you can find the best skiing of the season with fewer crowds and fun end-of-season events. Pond skim anyone?

Revelstoke Mountain Resort: This resort deep in the interior of BC Canada might be your best bet for winter skiing through the spring. Revelstoke has been on the receiving end of numerous winter storms with a snowfall total of 322 inches making for a solid base depth of 90 inches. In addition to massive vertical, "Revie" offers helicopter and snowcat access from the base area in addition to lift access, check out the "Ultimate Packages" offering all three starting at $1,574 CAN (the exchange rate currently favors the US at $1.25 USD/CAD). Lifts open at 8:30am and run through April 12.

Grand Targhee: Grand Targhee and nearby Jackson Hole resorts received solid snowfall throughout the season becoming the go to resorts for snow-starved West Coasters. The trend continues into the Spring with Targhee boasting one of the deepest snowpacks in the West with 85 inches. The resort is celebrating with the Spring Break Away festivities from March 27–April 19 featuring live music, competitions, lodging deals starting at $96.50 for two nights with lift tickets, and of course, there will be pond skimming.

Taos: New Mexico and Arizona had a fairly stellar winter season with Taos receiving over 70 inches of snow during the month of February. As such, Taos just announced an extended winter season with lifts 1, 2, 4 and Kachina Peak operating April 10–12 after the previously scheduled end date of April 5. These will be great conditions to get acquainted with the terrain off the new Kachina Peak lift. If you've never skied the Southern Rockies, this is the time to do it!

Tremblant: The East Coast fared well this winter, and no resort more than Mont Tremblant, which received over 140 inches of snow. The resort is celebrating the long days of spring with music and events March 21 through closing on April 12. As spring settles in, the firm snowpack will definitely produce some of the best corn skiing out East. And the exchange rate definitely favors a trip up North.

Mt. Bachelor: With a mid-mountain depth of 95 inches, Oregon's Mt. Bachelor resort may not have as much snow as usual, but spring skiing should still be good this year. Spring season passes are on sale starting at $179 for March 30 through the end of the season. When you're done skiing for the day, you can always go for round two at one of Bend's award winning golf courses or incredible mountain biking trails. It's a win win situation.

· The East Coast is Having the Best Winter Ever [Curbed Ski]
· 9 Reasons Why Taos Should Be on Your Bucket List [Curbed Ski]
· Why Revelstoke is the King of Heli-Skiing [Curbed Ski]