Every winter, people migrate to ski towns to play in the snow. Then, inevitably, April rolls around, and the weather starts to wane towards spring. So what happens when the ski season is over, but summer hasn’t yet begun?
When you ask most locals in a ski town what they plan to do during mud season, the common answer is “leave.” But there are benefits to visiting these small towns during the off-season. Not everyone’s a skier, and ski towns have evolved to accommodate both people who are active and enjoy a full day of skiing and those who would prefer just to relax and take in the view.
After ski season, you can still eat at great restaurants, shop at local boutiques (many of which will have major sales once the snow melts), and seek out fun nighttime activities. Take a look at these five ski towns that have more going for them than just snow days.