Six Trending Mountain Destinations for Spring Ski Trips

Vacasa Highlights Late-Season Getaways with Advance Lift Ticket Options

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As North America’s leading vacation rental management platform, Vacasa cares for thousands of homes in top winter destinations and has been monitoring ski market trends closely. Initially, guests took a ‘wait and see’ approach to booking ski trips this year. But now, with the snowpack rising, Vacasa rentals in mountain towns are seeing a substantial rebound in reservations as spring approaches.

Guest occupancy this month is up year-over-year in Vacasa destinations like Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Lake Tahoe, California, and in Wyoming we saw an astounding 99 percent increase in stays from December to January,” said Natalia Sutin, VP of Revenue Management at Vacasa. “This year was a bit of a wild card for ski markets, given COVID-19 regulations and lack of international travelers who often book long stays near their favorite resorts, so it’s encouraging to see consumer confidence return and more people across the U.S. planning ski trips.”

For skiers and boarders chasing a bluebird day—and getaway—to close out the season, Vacasa travel experts curated a list of top spots that offer advance lift ticket reservations and Vacasa mountain cabins and ski-in-and-ski-out condos (stocked with plenty of mugs for a personal après ski experience) available to book nearby. The snow-studded list includes:

  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado: home to 169 trails and its signature light and dry Champagne Powder® snow.
  • Park City, Utah: previous host of the winter games, with two prominent and central ski resorts.
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming: celebrated for its record snowfall and rugged, Swiss Alp-like terrain.
  • Lake Tahoe, California: known for its epic alpine scenery and multiple slopes, with six area resorts to choose from.
  • Vail, Colorado: a bucket list ski destination with impeccably groomed trails and challenging back bowls.
  • Adirondacks, New York: suited to a variety of ski levels with an array of expert and family-friendly runs.

You can find more details about each destination here, along with intel on select resorts’ COVID-19 protocols. Though the open-air nature of skiing makes it a lower-risk activity once out on the mountain, be sure to read up on ski resort regulations and check local guidelines before traveling to a new destination.

About Vacasa

Whether travelers are looking to book a weekend getaway or the trip of a lifetime, Vacasa is the trusted partner for all things vacation rental. Vacasa homeowners enjoy industry-leading financial returns on their vacation homes, delivered by the company’s unmatched technology platform that adjusts rates in real time and ensures revenue is always maximized. Guests can relax comfortably in one of Vacasa’s professionally managed homes, knowing that 24/7 customer care is just a phone call away. In the past 10 years, Vacasa and its licensed subsidiaries have grown to become North America’s leading vacation rental management platform and employ nearly 6,000 people who are passionate about providing best-in-class service to homeowners, guests, real estate investors and partners. For more information, visit


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