Copper's hike to park in Center Village.

I think it’s finally time we admit to ourselves that ski season in the United States is over. With the closure of Arapahoe Basin this past weekend, lift access skiing became even more limited, down to just one area taking you to the top of the trails on a chair. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still ski, and that doesn’t mean you can’t still find real snow to keep the party going.

Timberline Lodge, Oregon

The summer riding at Timberline Lodge continues, with Palmer Express taking skiers and snowboarders to the top of the Palmer Snowfield. Much of the area will be taken up by summer camps and training throughout the week, but a public lane will always be open to those who just can’t let things come to an end. Plus, they’re still getting snow up there, with 8″ of snow falling in the past 72 hours.

Copper Mountain, Colorado

Copper Mountain is not open for lift access skiing or snowboarding, but those willing to put a little work into getting to the top can take on the hike access park right in Center Village. Open from 10am-5pm Friday-Sunday, park fans can take advantage of several rails for just $25. The park will stay open as late into the season as conditions will allow.

Jay Peak Resort, Vermont

Jay Peak will offer a carpet-serviced rail jam for one day and one day only this Saturday, June 22, thanks to a snow stockpile they’ve saved with the help of a whole bunch of hay. The rail jam goes along with their Summer Solstice Sessions concerts. For $50, individuals can ride the rails and boxes for one hour, and for $100, they can get access for the full four hour session. Plus, a concert pass is included with every on-snow pass.

Big SNOW American Dream, New Jersey

There really is no off season at Big SNOW in New Jersey, one of the few places in the world to offer skiing indoors. Open from 1pm-8pm Monday-Thursday, 1pm-9pm on Fridays, 10am-9pm on Saturdays, and 10am-8pm on Sundays, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy three trails and a park all year long. For those who aren’t in need of rentals, a 2-hour access pass costs $59.99.

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