Even though yesterday marked its official start, Spring arrived nearly two weeks ago in the west and many skier/riders are already ditching long johns in favor of board shorts and bikini’s.
And while skiers and rider’s are hoping for a few more blasts of winter weather, it doesn’t hurt to go ahead and plan some spring skiing and beer drinking before the fat lady sings and we hang up our boots for the season.
Find top-notch Spring turns At These 7 ski areas…
Projected Closing Date – 07/04/17 | Base Depth – 330″
Mammoth is easily our top choice for spring turns this year after the eastern Sierra resort saw roughly 520″ of snow at their main lodge since the start of the season. That abundant snowfall has left the summit with a ridiculously deep snowpack and resort officials are already planning on keeping the resort open through 4th of July!
Projected Closing Date -07/04/17 | Base Depth – 233″
Squaw Valley, aka “The Spring Skiing Capital Of The World” is set to have an amazing end to the season after Ullr decided to dump 625″ of snow on the north Tahoe resort. The great thing about Squaw is if the skiing sucks– you can always head to High Camp…
Projected Closing Date – TBA | Base Depth – 61″
Arapahoe Basin is known for its steep skiing and some of its best terrain begins opening up in April. This includes the infamous East Wall and Lewanee Mountain among other lines. However, it’s “The Beach” that really makes the spring skiing at The Basin special. Just make sure to snag a spot early, designate a sober driver, and bring lots of beer.
Projected Closing Date – 05/29/17 | Base Depth – 150″
When it comes to the PNW, nobody does spring skiing quite like Mt Bachelor. The Oregon ski area will keep running lifts through Memorial Day (*weather permitting) and should be serving up some tasty turns for those not ready to put on a summer coat of wax just yet.
Projected Closing Date – TBA | Base Depth – 36″
Killington is the perennial favorite for spring skiing in the east and is known in particular for its late season bump skiing. The outer limits is where it all goes down– just be sure tighten up your “daffy, twister, spread” first.
Projected Closing Date – 04/16/17 | Base Depth – 110″
After Jackson Hole Mountain Resort closes its doors for the season, “The ‘Ghee” keeps the season going in the Tetons for an extra two weeks. More often than not, this is one of the last places to find lift-accessed powder turns
Projected Closing Date – TBA | Base Depth – 118″
One word– TRAM. Thanks to this unique lift, spring @Snowbird is all-time and this year will be especially good as the LCC resort is boasting one of its deepest snowpacks in recent memory. Don’t miss out!
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