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Montana Resorts Remain Open Into April With Good Spring Conditions

Big-Sky-Facebook-page-image-2 Sunshine and powder on a Big Sky spring day. (Big Sky Resort/Facebook)

The ski season is winding down across Montana, but the major ski areas are staying open into April. There’s plenty of time for Heartlanders to plan one more western trip to close out the season.

Big Sky Resort is extending the season through April 21 affording a little more time to enjoy some great spring conditions. Events include the 13th annual Big Sky Big Grass concert, April 11-14, and the spectator friendly Pond Skim, Saturday, April 20, with live music following at Whiskey Jacks. Lift and lodging packages include a stay three nights in April and get third night free, which includes breakfast and ski valet. They also offer an April pass, good for 21 days of skiing and riding for $399. Tours of nearby Yellowstone National Park are also available, and this is an excellent time of year to tour the park. It’s a great time to catch the bison before they start moving to higher ground.

Ideal spring conditions at Whitefish Mountain Resort. (Whitefish Mountain Resort/Facebook)

Whitefish Mountain Resort conditions are prime spring skiing. Plans call for closing after skiing and riding Sunday, April 7. Upcoming events include the popular Dummy Derby & Brewfest, March 30, where competitors compete for a $400 cash purse, and annual season-ending Pond Skim the following Saturday, April 6. Lift and lodging packages start from $95 per person, per night and include breakfast and hot tub access.

Prime spring cruising conditions at Red Lodge Mountain. (Red Lodge Mountain/Facebook)

Red Lodge Mountain has extended its season to April 14. It’s some of the best late season skiing and riding in recent years. A lift and lodging package at the historic Pollard Hotel in the nearby town of Red Lodge starts from $227 for two people and includes their popular full breakfast. Among other western notables that have stayed here are Buffalo Bill Cody and Calamity Jane.

Discovery Ski Area is 90-percent open and offering great spring conditions. They are staying open through April 7. Lift and lodging packages start from $135 midweek and $145 weekends for two people per night.

Bowls, snow and springtime at Bridger Bowl are a great combination. (Bridger Bowl/Facebook)

Bridger Bowl with four large bowls within ski boundaries has lift and lodging deals in nearby Bozeman that start from $99 per person, double occupancy. Bridger is fully open and plans on closing April 7 after skiing and riding.  

Showdown is also fully open and doesn’t plan on closing until Sunday, April 14. The pond skim takes place the Saturday before. Ski and stay packages are available.

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