That was 2009. We see that pretty much every year. Early season is uncertain, late season is not. Bachelor used to have July 4th as their regularly scheduled closing, but not enough people come to make it worthwhile
As per website at Mammoth, Horizon operating flights till Sep 2010 , am just posting, have not looked into it. Was toying with going to Mammoth in late April to mid-May. someone please do update this if incorrect.
Second Mr Romano, for SnowMom, if beginner or low intermediate - Snowbird would seem to be a waste. On the other hand, while Mammoth i read and hear is huge and has tons for beginners and intermediates, that is going to be almost 2 days travel and transit time from Ithaca, NY. I would humbly suggest looking at Alta, or Park City. I believe both are open when you are planning to travel and that is about as quick in terms of travel - direct flights from NYC. Park City has snow and am sure will have a ton when you hit the slopes. But check with Alta, I believe their closing date is 4/25 this year, and Park City also - a couple of phone calls should get you all set.
Bachelor has has a mediocre year....until the last two weeks, when four more feet fell. Temps have been in the teens to freezing. Today was cold, sunny, windblown powder in all the chutes. Ho hum....are areas actually closing?
Mammoth. Just went 500 inches for the year and announced they will be staying open until July 4th. We just went over spring break, plenty of terrain for what they are looking for. Not the easiest to get to but worth the trip. I will get a TR up in a couple of days.
My son has break 4/18-4/25. We are planning to see Snowbird or Squaw. We are both beginner to low intermediate skiers coming from Ithaca NY. Which resort would be a better choice?
Neither, as both are expert-weighted mountains. If you're willing to fly to Reno, it will be well worth the longer drive to Mammoth once you get there. Again, top of Squaw is same elevation as Main Lodge at Mammoth. Snow preservation difference in late season is dramatic. My Mammoth TR from April 2-4: http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8861