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Snow conditions in rockies for late april/Easter

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

May have the use of a marriot timeshare for easter week in the rockies. What and where would you book for best family skiing. Black Diamond terrain for my son and daughter  to blue groomers for the wife.

 

Thanks for any input  Tom

post #2 of 8
Probably be best to tell us what resorts are possible. The Rockies are pretty big, running south from Canada to New Mexico.
post #3 of 8

Most resorts close before they run out of snow at higher elevations so if you can ski the runs ner the top of themountain you will usually finde good snow.

post #4 of 8
Easter's April 20. Should eliminate a lot of places. Check bestsnow.net
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Thread Starter 

Breckenridge, pcmr, Sierra at Tahoe,heavenly are some of the resorts  were Marriott has hotels. 

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I've been at Alta in April for several years in a row.  While PCMR is usually still open, my guess is that few people make long range plans to go there after the first week of April.  Elevation is too low to catch late season storms.  Could drive over to LCC every day, but probably not quite worth the effort.

post #7 of 8

Assuming you are talking about the week following Easter, many places are closed. Don''t know where there are Marriots, but here are the typical late season Western resorts:

 

Snowbird/Alta, Ut   (Alta closed April 21-24)

Mammoth, Ca

Squaw Valley, Ca (maybe, depending on snow)

Mt Bachelor, Or

Whistler/Blackcomb, BC

Arapahoe Basin, CO

Loveland Basin, CO

 

A quick look showed a Marriot property in Breckeridge, within driving distance of A-Basin and Loveland, and numerous Marriot properties in SLC,for Snowbird and Alta. Snowbird has plenty of steeps, but the easier runs may be limited depending on which lifts are open.

 

Snow conditons are a crapshoot. Could be relatively decent winter onditons or full on spring conditons. 

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info, as i figured the conditions will be too iffy to fly out and spend mucho bucks for questionable snow . Will have to plan for   January February 2014/15. Tom

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