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The days are getting longer and warmer, which means more sunlight to enjoy skiing and riding, and fewer layers.  If you are a fan of spring skiing – and who isn’t – put these slopeside and downtown events on your calendar in March.

Here’s our monthly ICYMI (in case you missed it) collection of this and that.

Extended Hours at Aspen/Snowmass/Highlands

 Ski and ride all major lifts until 4pm, including –

  • Aspen – Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express
  • Snowmass – Big Burn, Village Express and Elk Camp Gondola
  • Highlands – Exhibition
  • Buttermilk – Summit Express

Toyota Takeover Weekend at Park City

March 3-5 – There will be Toyota trucks and other models everywhere, including on the slopes, racing to the Waffle Hut at the Mid-Mountain Lodge, and a terrain park contest.  Weekend events also include concerts and an on-mountain scavenger hunt on the Canyons Village side of the sprawling resort.

Remember that parking reservations are required for the 2022/2023 season.

See our recent article on this season’s parking rules at Utah resorts, including prices.

Toyota US Freestyle Championships at Waterville Valley, NH

March 25-26 – Athletes are competing for $3,000 first prize money in moguls and dual moguls.

Watching the events in person is FREE.  So is watching the Livestream via Twitch.

Resort parking is free in lots 1-9.

Mardi Gras at Stratton, Vt.

 March 25 – Here it’s called Marchdi Gras, Stratton Mountain’s annual outdoors village block party. It’s an annual celebration of the seasons to ring in spring and enjoy live music, specialty food, drink and more in the Village.

Swing through the Village to receive Marchdi Gras beads and get ready for crafts and live New Orleans style performers in the Village from 2pm to 6pm.

Sun Valley Film Festival

March 29-April 2 – Returning for its 12th year, SVFF is five days of films, coffee talks, parties and more

SVFF supports independent film and the magic of storytelling. It’s mission to celebrate and award filmmakers who are established and emerging has earned the Festival accolades by the film industry, film festival goers, film lovers, and filmmakers.

The year-round Sun Valley Film Initiative develops professionals and illuminates the process of filmmaking, propelling emerging voices with grants and education.

Since 2012, SVFF has invited fans and filmmakers to America’s first ski resort to celebrate the magic of storytelling. Past Festival guests include such Hollywood legends as Gwyneth Paltrow, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Geena Davis and Oliver Stone, as well as avant-garde writers and filmmakers like Stephen Gaghan and Mark and Jay Duplass.

Rendezvous Spring Festival at Jackson Hole

March 31-April 1 – The annual two-day music festival features a variety of FREE concerts in two locations – at Teton Village at the base of the resort and in the historic downtown Town Square.

Bands include the world-famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans, Ryan Bingham with The Texas Gentlemen, Grammy nominee Elle King and more.

Free tickets are required to some events to manage space.

Slopeside Oxygen Bar

Adjust in style to alpine elevation with the new “Elevate” slope-side oxygen bar at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole. There’s also a menu of IV drip therapies offered in The Spa (open to non-guests) or your guest room, all in partnership with Housecall Hydration.

The new Elevate slope-side oxygen bar shares space with the popular Fahrenheit Forty-Seven Champagne bar.


  1. You left out St Patrick’s day celebration Friday March 17th. For many years (40+) Brodie Mountain in New Ashford, Ma was the place to be for spring skiing, and St Paddy’s day. Brodie closed in 2002 but the memories of a week of spring skiing, green snow, green beer, Irish bands playing in the Blarney Room, and skiing leprechauns still lives on in me and my family and friends. We will be in Park City for St Patrick’s day and let the celebrations begin. Look us up and lets ski… and well you know…
    Everyone is Irish on St Patricks Day!

  2. Richard Kunz says:

    Hi Evelyn, It was great to meet you and recently ski with you at the Big 3 in Alberta. Your article is timely and informative.

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