1. Precipitation Is Your Friend
You can’t control the weather, and rain on the beach is a pretty big bummer. Wind whips sand in your face, the surf gets rough, and all around there is no sun to soak up.
But a chance of precipitation in the mountains is a little slice of heaven.
Seriously, snow on the mountain ANY time of year is magical! And if it isn’t dumping, who can hate on bluebird skies? Either way, its a win-win.
2. Fewer Tan Lines to Cover UP
Spending time on the beach leads to tan lines right before summer is in full swing, so you’ll have those random skin streaks without summer time outdoor activities to even them out. If you spend time on the mountain, you’ll only have to worry about evening out your goggle tan. (Which, let’s be honest, gives you bragging rights.)
3. No Need to Fret About Swimsuit Season
Okay, so maybe your “Get in Shape” New Year’s Resolution took a three-month hiatus —no worries. Spring Break in the mountains means you can wear a puffy jacket and snow pants make everyone’s butt look big. The beach is just a recipe for lounging with skin exposed, sucking down sugary drinks that although look beautiful with the assortment of fruits and umbrellas floating on top of them, do nothing for your physique. And, I know what you’re thinking, I’ll just be drinking those at the mountain, too. BUT, you’re at elevation, so you only have to drink half of what you would at sea level. Just kidding, our real logic is you’ll be drinking them after a day of working out! (No Pain, No Jane, Amiright?)
4. No Sand
Because sand gets EVERYWHERE. Is there anything worse than eating lunch after a beach day and just getting a little disgusting crunch between your teeth? Face shots in powder or even a good snowball fight just result in extra hydration.
5. The Mountain is For Everyone
Yes Spring Break is synonymous with college-aged shenanigans, but spending Spring Break in the mountains is for all ages.
Muscles feeling the effects of lots of spring breaks on the mountain? Soak in the hot tub or book a spa day.
Bringing the kids along? Sign the kids up for lesson and then have some free time to explore the Territories you want to ride in. Or check out our springtime family events to keep the little ones busy!
Taking a break from your campus craziness? Get some extra Après deals because we know you are always trying to save a little extra as a college student!
6. You’ll Have Warm Weather 24/7 Soon Enough
It won’t be long before you’re running your A/C and praying for a cool breeze, so why rush to heat things up?
Enjoy the cool mountain air before there’s nothing but inescapable summer heat!
7. There’s More Than Just Skiing/Snowboarding
Skiing and Snowboarding are only part of the fun of spring break at Winter Park Resort. Hit the Coca-Cola Tubing Hill and then get a flight of hot chocolate! Rent some snowshoes and enjoy the Jim Creek Trail or any of the other miles of trails around the Winter Park Area. And check out our Coors Silver® Bullet Music Series right at the base of the resort!