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Longest Seasons?

post #1 of 11
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So sad, but Bachelor closed yesterday with a huge amount of snow (I know same story across the nation). Obviously Timberline has one of the longest seasons running nearly all year. But what are the top 10 resorts with the longest seasons?

Timberline, nearly all year with a couple of weeks down for maintenance.

Bachelor runs from November through mid May.

Others?
post #2 of 11
Back in their hayday, Killington would open in mid to late October and stay open into June most seasons. Would build up 20ft plus base depths on Superstar and ride it as long as it lasted. Skied there one year (1996) on June 14th, they ran the lifts that season to June 22nd. And there actually were a lot of people that came out to ski, although by one or two o'clock when it really got mushy most people would retire to the sun deck, have a beverage or two, and soak up the sunshine. By then the moguls were so huge nobdy could last the whole day, anyway. But that was then, this is now. When ASC owned them, the season got shorter and shorter every year, they didn't have the commitment (or the money) to make snow late into the season, and the new ownership doesn't seem to be interested either. So now for us here in the East, it's either hike or head out West after May 1st.
post #3 of 11
Timberline is longest.

I THINK Whistler is second longest.


Alpy is still open fyi if you want to make the drive. We'd all love to ski with you
post #4 of 11
This year Loveland closed with a ridiculous amount of snow on the ground. Could easily go through till Memorial Day if they wanted to. ABasin still goes Oct-June.
post #5 of 11
Mammoth usually seems to have a pretty long season as well. I remember one year when I was in college Kirkwood closed with more than 200 inches of snow pack. Its really kind of depressing to see that. The local midwestern hill that I frequent could easily push to stay open in to April with the snow making they have. I think this year they stopped making snow early in February and we skied until March 16th.
post #6 of 11
My guess

Timberline
Whistler
Mammoth
ABasin
Snowbird
Loveland
Alpental
Silver Mountain(this year)
post #7 of 11
I believe Mammoth closes this weekend (Memorial Day).

2 seasons ago I was skiing Mammoth on the 2nd and 3rd of July.

And in the past Squaw has usually stayed open until at least Mem Day, often keeping lifts running weekends only until the 4th of July.
post #8 of 11
timberline is open the longsest for sure. BUT MY PASS IS ONLY GOOD THROUGH NEXT MONDAY! now i have to drop damn near 800bucks for a summer pass
post #9 of 11
Alyeska.
post #10 of 11
it should also be noted that snowbird never really shuts for skiing. During the entire summer if you sign a waiver you are allowed to take skis on the tram. Which would effectively make our season longer than anyone but timberline.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
it should also be noted that snowbird never really shuts for skiing. During the entire summer if you sign a waiver you are allowed to take skis on the tram. Which would effectively make our season longer than anyone but timberline.
No, you would still fall short of both Whistler and Alyeska.
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