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post #1 of 22
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For some reason it hit me today to see what the snowfall totals ended up in Utah. Snowbird is still running a handful of lifts and are reporting a 147" base depth. They set a new record for snowfall this season with the current season total of 711". The forecast has another snow storm coming through early next week. The previous record was '83-84 with 688 inches--they stayed open until July 4th Weekend that year. The question is, how late do they stay open this year? Do you think its possible for them to stay open until August?

post #2 of 22
On May 1st I was up at Alpental for their last open day of the season. The runs around Chair-2 still had snow so deep our skis were sliding along on the snow from the chair just above the rock bowl 2/3 of the way up. The 'drop' into International wasn't so much a drop as it was a standard slope to ski down into it. No rocks showing anywhere.

Tons of people, 10-15 minute lift lines, gobs of beer and food sold ...... and they closed for the season anyway. Granted, weather is hit or miss but you'd think someone would figure out a way to capitalize on the snowpack. Maybe use Temps with short work notice and plan some Special Event Weekends if the upcoming weather is predicted to be OK. No Passes valid, just ticket sales? Dunno. Gotta be a way though. Heck, I'd volunteer to help run the lifts 4 hrs on one of the two days!

.ma
post #3 of 22

 

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Attention Skiers: Mammoth to Stay Open Through July 4th

 

MAMMOTH -- Thanks to a record-breaking snow year, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area says it will remain open daily for skiing and snowboarding through July 4, 2011.

The 3,500 acre resort received an incredible 606 inches of snow to date, the most ever recorded in a single season.

With 15-25 feet of packed snow, Mammoth has also earned the recognition of having one of the highest recorded base depths of any ski resort in the world according to skiinfo.com

Mammoth is currently at 157% of its seasonal average to date for precipitation.

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Originally Posted by michaelA View Post

On May 1st I was up at Alpental for their last open day of the season. The runs around Chair-2 still had snow so deep our skis were sliding along on the snow from the chair just above the rock bowl 2/3 of the way up. The 'drop' into International wasn't so much a drop as it was a standard slope to ski down into it. No rocks showing anywhere.

Tons of people, 10-15 minute lift lines, gobs of beer and food sold ...... and they closed for the season anyway. Granted, weather is hit or miss but you'd think someone would figure out a way to capitalize on the snowpack. Maybe use Temps with short work notice and plan some Special Event Weekends if the upcoming weather is predicted to be OK. No Passes valid, just ticket sales? Dunno. Gotta be a way though. Heck, I'd volunteer to help run the lifts 4 hrs on one of the two days!

.ma

michaelA, go south.  Crystal Mt. is talking open weekends into July.  If you ski with a season pass for The Summit, it may well include 10 days at Crystal; they are both Boyne ski areas.  It sounds like they are going to only run the Gondola and a couple of chairs but if that means skiing into July okay.

 

It is going to be tough on the golf game.  cool.gif

 

 

post #5 of 22

I thinking July turns sound damn good!  

post #6 of 22

No doubt the glacier will have skiing in July at Whistler/Blackcomb. It is still winter up there.

post #7 of 22

Will ^^^^ this be true for end of July, you think? And anyplace to rent equipment up there that time of year?

post #8 of 22

Wow, I would love to ski in July, as the months-long off-season really annoys me; it deteriorates my skill a lot. July skiing usually occurs (I think) above 9000ft, and have lots of snow.

 

korolevspace

post #9 of 22

I'm due for a trip to Tahoe in July for non-skiing related reasons (I know, I know). May have to watch the reports and pack the skis just in case. Mammoth is a short three-ish hours away. biggrin.gif

post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by liv2 ski View Post

No doubt the glacier will have skiing in July at Whistler/Blackcomb. It is still winter up there.



The glacier will reopen June 18 until July 24th. However, they're closing regular operations on May 30th. Lame. 

post #11 of 22

alpine meadows plans to reopen for July 4th weekend

post #12 of 22
Beartooth Pass opening 5/31 with two high speed pomas.
post #13 of 22

I think those at mammoth will be skiing on this season's snow next season

post #14 of 22

A-Basin has added two three-day weekends to their season (now closing June 19th), and hinted they might try to go for July if conditions hold up.

post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

For some reason it hit me today to see what the snowfall totals ended up in Utah. Snowbird is still running a handful of lifts and are reporting a 147" base depth. They set a new record for snowfall this season with the current season total of 711". The forecast has another snow storm coming through early next week. The previous record was '83-84 with 688 inches--they stayed open until July 4th Weekend that year. The question is, how late do they stay open this year? Do you think its possible for them to stay open until August?



I don't see much advantage to staying open through August. From what I've seen, they love to make closing day a holiday. They try for Memorial Day whenever it's feasible, and last year it was Father's Day. The latest they've ever gone is Fourth of July (2005 and one other time, I think?). Depending upon what the next few weeks are like, I'd expect Fourth of July to remain a possibility. But, without any other holidays, I really don't see them staying open past that.

post #16 of 22

You have to buy a "Spring"Pass" for Crystal $99.00 for Crsytal Paa Holders $149.00 for others (I don't thinkyou Summit Pass is eligible for the $99.00 but it may be)

 

Or if you buy your next years Crystal pass before 06/01 $599.00 +$86.00 to include the gondola and spring (NOW) is included!

post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 

Snowbird is now reporting 742" YTD. Which absolutely shatters the previous record of 688". They are calling for snow or a chance of snow every day for the next week at the Bird. Anyone think it's possible to break the record by 100"?

post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 

They only need 37" more to break the previous record by 100" now.

post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by DSloan View Post

I'm due for a trip to Tahoe in July for non-skiing related reasons (I know, I know). May have to watch the reports and pack the skis just in case. Mammoth is a short three-ish hours away. biggrin.gif



With the weather conditions, its may be possible to take some turns in July this year.  Heck, you may be the next Bob Peters with consecutive months skiing.

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/95959/powder-turns-in-september-jackson-hole-9-11-2010

post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post

You have to buy a "Spring"Pass" for Crystal $99.00 for Crsytal Paa Holders $149.00 for others (I don't thinkyou Summit Pass is eligible for the $99.00 but it may be)

 

Or if you buy your next years Crystal pass before 06/01 $599.00 +$86.00 to include the gondola and spring (NOW) is included!


Regular tickets are also available at Crystal Mt, WA. This weekend the ticket cost is $40 for adults. Starting next weekend it will be $35 for adults. (About what it cost when I first started skiing!)

Weather hasn't been cooperating much but hopefully next weekend will be sunny.

.ma
post #21 of 22

I know the weather has been tough. We could train slalom this weekend and last up in Green Valley & on Lucky Shot, but it has been too crappy to go!

 

Nest sunny weekend day. we're there!

post #22 of 22
Hey - a slalom course set down Snorting Elk might be fun, especially with a wide offset. Keep your speed up with highly accurate technical turns near the bottom - or hike up out of the trough... biggrin.gif (That might be a fun course to try!)

.ma
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