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Can I ski in US/Canada May?

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Just curious.... Have a $300 coupon on Delta... Banff?
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Just curious.... Have a $300 coupon on Delta... Banff?
Sure. Fly Delta into Calgary, then drive up to Banff. The spring conditions at Sunshine Village will be fantastic. I believe the third weekend in May will be their last (it's a holiday weekend). Delta flies direct to Calgary from most major U.S. cities.
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Blackcomb is open until late in June.
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http://forums.mammothmountain.com/fo...nterthread =y

--probably at Mammoth too, although it's farther from an airport
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Mammoth is going to be a week-to-week proposition after May 6 due to the low snow year. I vote for Blackcomb.
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Mt. Bachelor, currently 98 inch base at the parking lot, open until May 28th. top to bottom 2900 ft. of vert. Four brewpubs in town.
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Blackcomb is open until late in June.
Only a very small portion of the mountain, up on the glacier.... not worth making a special trip for it.
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Only a very small portion of the mountain, up on the glacier.... not worth making a special trip for it.
Try 3500 feet of vertical until June 3rd at Blackcomb.
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Only a very small portion of the mountain, up on the glacier.... not worth making a special trip for it.
The deal is, they switched what they usually do (which is keep Whistler open til june and then reopen just the glacier)--instead blackcomb is fully open til june (where there's snow anyway). I was there a week and a half ago and it was awesome--and even though I was the one who said mammoth would be open, I agree w/tony, I'd go for blackcomb this year. (though mammoth has gotten better over the last couple of weeks).
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What Tony said.
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While Blackcomb would be the best. Your probably going to have to fly thru SLC to get anywhere on Delta. Snowbird is open thru the 6th and some weekends after.
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Blackcomb fabulous Sat april 28

I just returned from blackomb sat evening after a great day of skiing. Fresh snow in alpine close to 10 + and as Beric mentioned 3500' of skiing. lower down it softened up by pm but winter like powder/chalk in areas such as diamond bowl, the CE, whiplash, cougar chutes to name a few. hiked up to bc glacier, blow hole, winky/surfs up very nice. Theres was still lots of winter like skiing to be had when I left Sat. Great above mid mount. base, skiing out could prove to be a challenge for skiers and repairshops. at least 3 weeks left
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...hiked up to bc glacier, blow hole, winky/surfs up very nice.
I was wondering whose tracks those were! I skied pretty much the same lines on Sunday, with it being pretty much untracked from the back side of Showcase Peak (dropping in from the big metal pole) - it's normally in the permanent closure area, but according to patrollers not a problem to ski when it's outside the controlled boundary, since it's been adjusted for the rest of the season.
You've probably seen this web page, hey?
http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/mou...s/gemstone.htm
My favourite line is from just to the right of Showcase Peak (marked permanent closure - to the right of that arrow indicating "top of showcase t-bar"), then dropping into Surf's Up or the tight couloir (in the shade) to the right of it along the traverse line. I think it's called Double Rubble, but not named on this map.
I actually saw one or two tracks coming down right dead centre from the summit (if you can believe it!).
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Timberline @ Mt Hood in Oregon

I have good news and bad news for you...

The good news: you can ski at Timberline on Mt Hood in Oregon through out most if not all of the summer.

The bad news: all Timberline has going during the summer is skiing up on a glacier (Palmer chairlift), which makes for some pretty uninteresting skiing. While Timberline's trailmap shows Palmer as a black diamond, in reality it's more of a blue or "double blue" run.

I've skied Timberline as late as the 4th of July. While its not great skiing, when it's what you have, it's what you enjoy. And I do enjoy it.

I'd rather ski the glacier at Whistler than Timberline, simply because of all the other things Whistler has to offer besides skiing. For reference, see http://www.timberlinelodge.com
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