or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › How late in the year will the ski resorts stay open?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How late in the year will the ski resorts stay open?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

 

It looks like Snowbird could go late this year as they approach 600 inches of snow for the season. Any word on how much longer before closing for the year?

 

How about Loveland or any others?

 

Michael

post #2 of 19

Look at the published closing date on each resort's website.  Very few deviate from that.  Skiing is rarely profitable beyond mid-April.

post #3 of 19

As someone once said to me, or maybe I read it here... they run out of skiers before they run out of snow...

post #4 of 19

Loveland's closing 5/3.

 

I skied Snowbird 6/13 last year.  But I would doubt they make it that long this year.  They were only running the tram on about the 1/2 hour and even then it was only half full.

 

There's a fairly good chance Aspen Mountain will  reopen for Memorial weekend!

post #5 of 19

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by skiandrun262 View Post

As someone once said to me, or maybe I read it here... they run out of skiers before they run out of snow...


To expand on that, you run out of destination skiers before you run out of snow.  Season pass holders will still show up, even to the point of posting decent skier visit totals.  However, you don't get the all important destination $$$ for lodging, F&B, and ski school. 

post #6 of 19

Bachelor will close May 17th with enough snow to go until July.  This morning was 11 degrees, shin deep powder, no wind.

post #7 of 19

well, up in Tahoe Squaw Valley is going to be the "last man standing" with a close date of May 10.  Alpine is closing early, as they state in their letter here: http://www.skialpine.com/mountain/closing-status.  also in that letter they discuss some other dates: Sugar Bowl (April 26); Northstar (April 19); Kirkwood (April 26); Heavenly (April 19); Telluride (April 5); Jackson Hole (April 5); and Sierra-at-Tahoe (April 20).

 

Mammoth frequently stays open late in the season.  From their website: "Our season typically lasts until Memorial Day and July 4th isn’t too out of the ordinary. Our latest closing date was August 13, 1995."

post #8 of 19

Sunshine Village open until May 18th.

Hiking open until the snow melts. 

post #9 of 19

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by teledance View Post

Sunshine Village open until May 18th.

Hiking open until the snow melts. 


Yeah, I picked up a spring pass this year. SSV has some of the best spring skiing around and is worth the drive.
 

post #10 of 19

I've got to admit, this is why I love Whistler. They get a decent amount of visitors all year around as it's a hell of a summer vacation spot, too. They'll be open until mid june if there is enough snow (and with 25 cm last weekend and more coming on Friday, it looks good). Unfortunately, they usually close blackcomb in mid-may. :(.

 

I definitely agree with vinn, though. Season pass holders will show up until closing, but resorts need the money from lodging, liquor and lessons :P. Otherwise, they aren't making money.

post #11 of 19

Ahhh, the joys of Mt Hood.

post #12 of 19

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by hoody View Post

Ahhh, the joys of Mt Hood.


You'd think a few other places would stay open.  Typical mid week June day on Hood:
 

 

post #13 of 19

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by newfydog View Post

 


You'd think a few other places would stay open.  Typical mid week June day on Hood:
 


think it'll be that way this year?  OnTheSnow lists their closing date as Apr 26th:

 

http://www.onthesnow.com/mt-hood/mt-hood-ski-bowl/skireport.html

 

Squaw is my "local hill", and after they close (they're saying May 10 but it's supposed to be in the 90's inland tomorrow...) i need to find someplace to go ski...   :)

post #14 of 19

http://www.timberlinelodge.com/conditions/

 

Chairs should be spinning till Aug. 198" base today.

post #15 of 19

Alpental, WA stayed open last year through Memorial Day and looks like they will stay open late again this year.  On big snow years sometimes Crystal Mt reopens in the middle of may and has stayed open through june before, this is no garauntee though as they have not done it for a few years. 

post #16 of 19

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by newfydog View Post

 


You'd think a few other places would stay open.  Typical mid week June day on Hood:
 

 


Hmmmm, like Bachelor perhaps?  It wouldn't be that hard to get people up there, at least enough to pay to run 2 lifts.  Just have to do a bit of promotion....if they wanted to, I am sure they could take a few June camps away from Hood. The terrain sure is better at Bachelor, and the northern exposure on PM keep the snow firmer into mid-day. 

post #17 of 19

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by spach View Post

 


think it'll be that way this year?  OnTheSnow lists their closing date as Apr 26th:

 

http://www.onthesnow.com/mt-hood/mt-hood-ski-bowl/skireport.html

 

That comment and picture by newfydog were referring to Timberline Ski Area, not Mt Hood Ski Bowl.  Timberline will be open all summer like always.  Mt Hood Meadows, who knows how long they'll stay open, I don't know if they're doing the spring challenge again this year where they stay open as long as they get 2k skiers per weekend.  Mt Hood Ski Bowl, the one you linked to, is at the lowest elevation of the Mt Hood ski areas and will definitely close first (I'm not counting Cooper Spur if anyone wants to get picky).

post #18 of 19

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaobrien6 View Post

 

 

That comment and picture by newfydog were referring to Timberline Ski Area, not Mt Hood Ski Bowl.  [...]  Mt Hood Ski Bowl, the one you linked to, is at the lowest elevation of the Mt Hood ski areas and will definitely close first...


ah, i see.  i'm not familiar with the Mt Hood area, so that's good info to have.  thanks for the clarification!

post #19 of 19

Anyone know about Mammoth? They have a half pipe event scheduled for the first few days of May.

Their website is close to useless for any info.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › How late in the year will the ski resorts stay open?