5 Top Springtime Snow Skiing Getaways

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

A-Basin, as it's called by locals, might not get the fame and glory of its nearby Colorado counterparts, but for spring skiing its unequalled in those parts.

A-Basin's high altitude (its base village is at nearly 11,000 feet) gives it one of the longest ski seasons in the country, ranging from October through June.

With some of the best ticket prices in the region and a friendly, easy-going staff, A-Basin offers a great skiing adventure everytime.

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The resort added Montezuma Bowl five years ago, even more reason to check out A-Basin this spring if you haven't been in a while.

Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

Located in the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, Mt. Bachelor generally has skiing through May and will announce its Springtacular Spring Passes for late season skiing some time in March.

Last year, Mt. Bachelor offered eight days of spring skiing for only $159. So if you're a ski bum who missed most of the 2012-13 season and can take some time off, Mt. Bachelor might worth a weekend look.

And after the day of skiing is done, you can't beat the town of Bend for food, fun and local flavor.

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About the Author

Rob has been a writer and researcher at the skiing venue for NBC at the past three Winter Olympics. He has also written features for numerous travel sites, as well as athlete profiles and sports stories for NBCOlympics.com.

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