If you are looking for less of a traditional college spring break experience then you should hit the slopes. Though I would love to recommend some of my favorite local destinations, the conditions in Tahoe this year are mediocre at best, and it is certainly not worth it to spend the money for slushy snow. However, there are a variety of other destinations that will allow you to get your fill of fresh pow this Spring Break.
One of my top recommendations would be to purchase a package and head to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This site offers a variety of different packages, at different resorts in the Rockies, for a reasonable price. Another way to cut costs is to rent gear at a spot like Sports Authority, instead of paying premium at the resorts nearer to the slopes.
If you are looking to warm up after a cool day of skiing or boarding then you must check out the Granite Hot Springs in the Teton National Forest. Another place to explore is the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve – the hiking is phenomenal and the views breathtaking.
When it comes to food there are a variety of establishments offering an assortment of cuisines at varying prices. TripAdvisor recommends Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream as one of the top spots to indulge after a long hike, or day on the slopes. As far as food goes (not that ice cream isn’t food) Snake River Brewing has it all – including craft beer.
To the readers: if you have been to Jackson Hole, what are some places you would recommend? Additionally, if you are not looking for a ski and snowboarding spring break, where would you like to spend your week off?