Spring is approaching faster than a forecasted New England snowstorm turns to rain. With that, many skiers’ minds shift from cold powder and après by an indoor fireplace to sunshine, warm weather, corn snow and, of course, outdoor music at their favorite ski mountain.
Throughout ski season, almost every ski resort has local cover bands perform at slopeside watering holes each weekend. But when spring rolls around, the run-of-the-mill après-ski events become parties. The bands perform outdoors, celebrating warmer days and the closing of a great ski season, costumes fill the slopes and pond skims return. Here are a few spring highlights definitely worth checking out.
— Winter Wondergrass | Stratton | April 10-11
Winter Wondergrass, a bluegrass-focused event, is more than a traditional après concert. In addition to hosting big-name artists performing original music, this music festival celebrates Vermont culture through music, food and, of course, maple syrup. This year, the festival will take place at the base of Stratton Mountain, merging the closing of ski season and the opening of music festival season. In addition to the Vermont show, Winter Wondergrass has dates at Steamboat Springs and Tahoe.