Spring has arrived, and while many might be packing away their snow gear, die-hard snow enthusiasts are determined to ski until the very last resort closes for the season.

Here’s a look at where you can still carve some turns in North America, along with projected closing dates. Keep in mind, these dates are dependent on weather and snow conditions.

North American Ski Resorts OPEN This Weekend

Colorado

  • Arapahoe Basin: As long as possible
  • Winter Park: Mary Jane is open as long as possible

California/Nevada

  • Palisades Tahoe: 5/27 (Alpine closed 4/28)
  • Mammoth: 5/27

Utah

  • Brighton: 5/19
  • Snowbird: 5/27 at least (weekends only)

East Coast / Midwest

  • Killington, VT: As long as possible (Superstar Express running Friday-Sunday and Memorial Day only. Lifts closed Mon-Thurs)
  • Wild Mountain, MN: Reopening May 18 only for Leftovers Spring Jam

Pacific Northwest

  • Mt. Hood Meadows, OR: 5/18 (weekends only)
  • Mt. Bachelor, OR: 5/26 (lifts 8:30 am – 1:30 pm)
  • Timberline Lodge, OR: As long as possible

Arizona

  • Arizona Snowbowl: Weekends through May 27

Canada

  • Sommet St-Sauveur, QC: 5/20 (daily through April 21, then Friday-Sunday + Victoria Day)
  • Banff Sunshine Village, AB: 5/20
  • Whistler Blackcomb, BC: Daily on Whistler Mountain through 5/20 (Blackcomb now closed)

The Joy of Spring Skiing

Spring skiing offers a unique experience for snow lovers. The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and the vibe is more relaxed. Here are a few reasons why spring skiing is a must-try:

  1. Soft Snow: Spring skiing often features softer, corn snow that’s forgiving and fun to ski on.
  2. Sunny Days: Enjoy bluebird days with plenty of sunshine, perfect for working on your goggle tan.
  3. Less Crowded Slopes: With many skiers already transitioning to summer activities, you’ll find fewer crowds and shorter lift lines.
  4. Après-Ski Atmosphere: The après-ski scene comes alive with outdoor parties, live music, and festive spring events.
  5. Great Deals: Resorts often offer discounted lift tickets and lodging packages towards the end of the season.

So, if you’re a snow enthusiast who isn’t ready to say goodbye to winter just yet, grab your gear and hit the slopes for some epic spring skiing adventures!

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