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Ski Areas open past April 15th?

post #1 of 22
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Got to take a late trip this year and want to do someplace different. I'd like to know what Resorts stay open later than April 15th. I know about Breck and ABasin but what others? Maybe Utah, Tahoe area or Pacific NW?
post #2 of 22
Whistler will be open well after 4/15.
post #3 of 22
Based on 2007 which was not a good year:

Alta - April 22 http://www.skireport.com/utah/alta/stats/

Snowbird - May 18
http://www.skireport.com/utah/snowbird/stats/
post #4 of 22
Arapahoe Basin has the nominal theoretical goal every year of staying open until July 4, with a big closing party that day. It hasn't happened in a long time, and most years they close in early June. But we have so much snow this year, who knows?
post #5 of 22
Heavenly announced a projected closing in May on their website.
post #6 of 22
Loveland stays open until the first week of May, generally.

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Originally Posted by raspritz View Post
Arapahoe Basin has the nominal theoretical goal every year of staying open until July 4
The last two years they've had planned early-June closings, due to construction. Hopefully that's done for the time being, now that the new lift's finished.
post #7 of 22
Sunshine Village open until mid may typically.
post #8 of 22
Don't forget Mammoth. Timerberline (Mt. Hood) should be open until Labor Day. Alpental and Mt. Baker in Washington will most likely be open into May (though Alpy is under new ownership--Boyne--so that could change).
post #9 of 22
Mt. Baker closes on the last Sunday in April each year.
post #10 of 22
Yes, but Mt. Baker will only be open Fri-Sat-Sun in April. What's more, we just set a new record for crowds (again), and don't need any more people coming here to ski.

Twenty minute lift lines over the weekend. Reeediculous.
post #11 of 22
Tignes, Hintertux, Ischgl, Kaprun, Val Thorens ....

post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by raspritz View Post
Arapahoe Basin has the nominal theoretical goal every year of staying open until July 4, with a big closing party that day. It hasn't happened in a long time, and most years they close in early June. But we have so much snow this year, who knows?
No disrespect, but A Basin's 56" base does not qualify as 'so much snow this year', let alone enough to make it to July. At least not in my book.
post #13 of 22
Bachelor used to stay open until July 4th. They could this year for sure, but the mangy dogs of Powdercorp will close it mid-late May.
post #14 of 22
"No disrespect, but A Basin's 56" base does not qualify as 'so much snow this year', let alone enough to make it to July. At least not in my book."

As of today, most Colorado USDA NRCS snowpack sites are reporting current snow depths 150-175% of the long-term average for this date, with the greatest depths since 1997. March is typically our wettest month, so let's wait and see what happens.
post #15 of 22
Mt.hood Meadows , oregon will be open possibly till june with great terrain and timberline has this hemispheres only all year skiing .
post #16 of 22
Mt. Hood Meadows should be open. 2 years ago they started a new trend, which I thought was very cool. Instead of planning a closing date due to expected lack of skiers, they instituted what they called the May Challenge. If they got X number of skiers on saturday and sunday combined, they'd open the following weekend, too. And they'd keep going until they didn't get X number. The first year they did it, they stayed open until June something. Last year, they only made it until May something. However it works out, I think that's an incredibly cool way to approach the end of the season.
post #17 of 22
Snowbird
post #18 of 22
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Snowbird
2nded. Alta will be open, but my guess is with limited lifts and terrain (no supreme or cecret).
post #19 of 22
The only times I've skied Mammoth have been over July 4th weekend. It's usually a safe bet.

Tahoe should be good too. Even last year -- which was pretty bad -- even Sugar Bowl stayed open through late April. I had one of my best days of the season on their closing day. Squaw and Alpine will be open at least through the end of April; depending on how the next six weeks go, we can hope for Memorial Day.
post #20 of 22
Given how much snow they're getting, Mammoth will most likely be open through Memorial Day. Some years they stay open until July 4th. Click on http://www.mammothmountain.com/index.cfm# Then click on 'snow report' then 'snowfall history' then 'past year's totals' and you can view monthly totals and opening/closing dates back to 1969.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by SkiingAgain View Post
Based on 2007 which was not a good year:

Alta - April 22 http://www.skireport.com/utah/alta/stats/

Snowbird - May 18
http://www.skireport.com/utah/snowbird/stats/
Alta closes in April no matter how much snow they have. Snowbird stays open as long as there is snow on the ground ( it can be as late as July ).
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
2nded. Alta will be open, but my guess is with limited lifts and terrain (no supreme or cecret).
They'll likely go to weekend operations for a couple of weeks near the end of their season (april) to extend it out. After that it's open season for those of us with touring set ups. I've had some of my better end of the season powder days at Alta after they were closed.

Utah overall is pretty weak on the extended season. Snowbird is the only one that can and will stay open into May. Most of the others lack interest (Park City areas) or the permitted days (Solitude, Brighton, Alta) to remain open. And frankly, most Utah skiers are ready to start climbing, biking, golfing and such come the first rays of April sunshine. It's a sad thing really.
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