Spring skiing is in full effect nationwide. The last days of winter might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean skiing is over, especially as global climate change is dragging winter out well into May and June in the high country. We love deep winter skiing, of course we do. But the beauty and benefits of longer days, warmer temps, and slushy snow have their place. And one of those places is on the deck. With more time in the day, you’ll have time to shut down the slopes and still celebrate après-style. Even better, spring gives you the chance to tie a nice bow on each adventure during the special span of time between your boots coming off and the sun going down that doesn’t exist in short winter days. Yes, the snowfall will start to taper off pretty soon here after a few more spring storm cycles — but at the same time, the days are longer, the sun is brighter, visibility is unlimited, and the snow can be perfect for beginners and powder seekers alike.
Here’s a pro tip for both Eastern and Western skiers: If you’re in Aspen/Snowmass or the Catskills this spring, stop by the Select Slopeside Popups to wrap up the day with a spritz from Select Aperitivo and live music as a backdrop for airing out your goggle tan lines over stories about that perfectly corned couloir line you had to hike to to earn the day’s libations.
The brand is based on a slice of Venetian culture that looks pretty similar to how we end the best ski days here in the States — winding down with a drink in hand and letting the stories from the day tumble out with abandon. While the country was pulling itself out of the wreckage from WWI, Italians needed something to take the edge off of reentry into the “new normal”… and if that doesn’t sound familiar, then perhaps you’ve been living under a rock since 2019. The same drink that helped them piece their lives back together and find a reason to smile again might just help us do the same.