Another blue-bird ski day as Spring Break begins in Park City

The great skiing conditions continue in 2011 here in Park City and Deer Valley. Today was a day the Chamber of Commerce would have been proud of!

Spring Break is kicking off this week and a late Easter this year will likely mean fewer international visitors on Park City’s ski slopes this spring, but the three resorts are expecting a busy two- or three-week window as spring break revelers get in one last trip.

Deer Valley typically enjoys destination visitors from Latin America when Easter is in March or early April. Because the calendar is different this year, they saw a few more around New Year’s Day but will miss most of that clientele.

Spring Break crowds mostly grade-school children and their families are creating a busy period from March 13 to 25. Skier services and lodging reservations are near capacity.

Park City Mountain Resort also sees more young spring break vacationers than college students. They’re expecting a busy three-week window. Families will continue to book late-season vacations as long as the snow falls.

Canyons Resort targets the older crowd with two heavily publicized events.This Saturday is College Daze. Students with college identification enjoy free or discounted services like free entry into the second-annual Oakley Zone Madness and a free concert by the band Swagger.

The 10-day festival Spring Gruv begins March 25 with highlights including Pond Skimming, the Red Bull Schlittentag and free concerts.