1. Only ski groomers before 10 am – UNLESS it’s a powder day! Then it’s just the opposite
In the spring, sunny ski conditions soften the snow that refreezes at night. If it’s a true powder day, it’s worth getting up early to be on the first chair. Locals will be out in droves heading straight to Vail’s Back Bowls because they know skiing after a spring snow is heavenly. Then as deep snow sets up in the sun, save your knees and head back to the groomers!