Bummed ski season is over? Don’t be, because it isn’t! Slushy spring fun is still to be had at several resorts across the United States and Canada. Forget those brunch plans you had this weekend; instead, grab a pair of your brightest swim trunks, your finest fanny pack, a case of cold brewskis and the fastest shades you own—’cuz you’re going skiing. Here’s our list of ski resorts that are still open for your spring shredding pleasure.
Arapahoe Basin has earned the nickname “The Legend” for a reason. Located off of Loveland Pass in Colorado with its base at 10,700 ft, A-Basin stays open well into May and June, year after year. All are welcome to pond skim beginning soon, so bring those swim trunks or take your snow pants for a dip. With 24 runs still open (as of 5/16/18), live music at the base and mid-mountain Black Mountain Lodge, mini terrain parks and smiling faces everywhere, there’s still plenty of fun to be had at Colorado’s spring skiing playground. Closing day TBD.
Name a more classic resort than Killington. Go ahead, I’ll wait. This Vermonter just refuses to quit, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Currently, Killington is open Fridays (9am – 5pm) and weekends (8am – 5pm). With nine trails and the Superstar Express Quad still firing away, head on up and get your fill of east coast slush. As far as closing day goes, Killington is open, as they put it, “until the snow is gone”, which seems like a logical answer. Plus, Killington bike park opens weekends starting May 26th, and a spring multi-sport day is about as fun as it gets.
Following up a season with literally historic snowfall is hard, but leave it to Mammoth to follow up 2016/17 with another fantastic season. Mammoth is still open for skiing from top to bottom with 76 trails and an 86″ base at the summit, so if you’re a skier in California head up there ASAP! After the skiing, theres plenty of aprés fun to be had in the village. And as Memorial Day draws near, it’s important to mention that Mammoth is hosting what will be a legendary Memorial Day party at the summit on May 26th. Lawn games, live DJs and good times have been assured. As if that wasn’t enough, Mammoth is also offering deals on lodging, a ski, bike and golf deal, AND free skiing all memorial weekend long for past and present military members. What else would you expect from California’s king of the hill?
With a 75″ base at mid mountain, Mt. Bachelor still has great coverage and plenty of terrain open, with lifts spinning from 8:30am – 1:30pm through May 27. Mark your calendar for the weekend of May 26, when Bachelor and 10 Barrel Brewing are putting on a closing weekend bash that will melt your mind faster than you can say “Corn Harvest.” On the 26th and 27th, the Sunshine lift will be open for mountain biking, while the Skyliner, Pine Marten, and Summit chairs will be spinning for skiers and riders—and Bachelor is offering prizes for those who ski/ride and bike in the same day! They’ll also be hosting an Instagram contest with a $500 Mt. Bachelor gift card on the line, so get those selfies ready. With live music, legendary pond skimming, BBQs and a “beer garden,” all presented in collaboration with 10 Barrel, it literally seems impossible to have a bad time at Mt. Bachelor in the coming weeks.
Alpine Meadows may be closed for the season, but Squaw Valley, the self-proclaimed “Spring Skiing Capital” is very much open. A 77″ base ensures good coverage and fun times ahead, and Squaw is practically giving away lift tickets with $59/day tickets when you buy in a multi-pack. With a stacked lineup of events consisting of spring themed dress-up weekends, hot tub parties (yes, you read that correctly), closing weekend festivities, live music and great food planned from now until closing day on May 28th, you can be sure that Squaw is squeezing every last drop out of spring.
Would this really be a list of spring and summer skiing areas without including Mt. Hood’s Timberline? This year-round skiing destination has never failed to keep the good times rolling and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Three running lifts, long trails and a 115″ base are sure to keep Mt. Hood skiable all spring and summer long. Timberline parks is sure to be cooking up new and creative features to satisfy even the newest of new wave skiers. If park skiing isn’t your cup of tea, don’t sweat it. Lifts are still spinning with runs open for cruising, so you can enjoy your annual corn harvest. Summer passes for Timberline are on sale now.
The quiet French-Canadian resort of Mont Saint-Sauveur has been making some noise lately. The recent winter blessed them with over 100″ of snow, allowing Mont Saint-Sauver to currently enjoy the longest season in Quebec. But act quickly! This little European-feeling get away is only open until May 21st. Plus, with passes as low as $15.00 ($11.73 US), it’s almost like your stealing a vacation to the Alps… but you’re not stealing! It’s totally legal! So, for all those east coast Canadian rippers who haven’t satisfied their need for skiing yet, Mont Saint-Sauver will be spinning lifts from 9am – 5pm everyday of the week. Those slush bumps will be waiting for you…
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Sunshine village truly is the definition of the Banff ski experience. With all 12 lifts turning and 99 runs still open, theres no doubt Sunshine Village is on of the prominent spring skiing hot spots. The mountain is currently offering deals on lodging, and have a stacked list of upcoming events. A spring concert series will keep the masses grooving on May 19th and 20th; there’s a banked slalom competition open to the public on May 19th; a rail jam on May 20th; finally, the 90th annual Slush Cup (creative words for pond skim) on May 21st tops off one of the greatest lineups of spring events offered this season. It’s free to register for the Slush Cup, but if you’re not competing, fear not. It’s sure to be one hell of a viewing spectacle, so get there early for a good spot. Guests have been known to line up as early as 7am to ensure they’ll get the best view of the carnage.
Whistler may have ended its season almost a month ago, but Blackcomb hasn’t quit yet. The Excalibur Gondola is running from 10am – 4pm until May 21st, taking skiers up to access the legendary Blackcomb glacier. It’s hard to think of a better place to spend the spring than in Whistler. After a day of spring riding, head into the village for an aprés experience that is second-to-none. Close out your season by enjoying fantastic local food and beverage while soaking up the sun in one of skiings ultimate playgrounds.