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What is still open out West??

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

To be more specific Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.  Driving to LA from Wisconsin within the next two weeks and would love to ski one more day this season!!  Tell me where the snow is! 

post #2 of 22

Not much.

 

A-Basin looks like they are good for a few more weeks & are scheduled to operate weekdays.

 

Snowbird... Maddeningly Snowbird is only weekends after today. Per their website.

 

Mammoth is open weekdays & is maybe your best candidate. Maybe...

 

There's always an Oregon detour option.


Edited by spindrift - 5/9/10 at 2:27pm
post #3 of 22

If you are going to LA, stop by mammoth.  It will be open till july.

post #4 of 22
Squaw is still open daily.
post #5 of 22

Monday: Snow. High near 31. West wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Monday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. West northwest wind between 8 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

 

Mt.Bachelor,Oregon for the win.

post #6 of 22

Considering A Basin is under a Winter Storm Watch I would consider A-Basin.  I cannot believe how many storms we have had since all the other areas have closed.  Vail's best week of the year was last week!  We are expecting snow in Denver Tuesday/Wednesday.  MAYCEMBER is a drag with one area open.

post #7 of 22

Damn, I just trashed the legs at a mtn bike race today.  I guess I should have asked for that massage for Mother's Day.

post #8 of 22
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Squaw is still open daily.


Squaw closed for the season 1 hour and 12 minutes after you posted this.

post #9 of 22

Bachelor is getting new snow,the skiing been good.

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post #10 of 22

Mt Hood Meadows, OR is open for the last weekend on May 15/16th, Timberline operates daily 9-3PM -  conditions - light snow. Hate to tell all that and not being able to go :)

post #11 of 22
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Mammoth is open weekdays & is maybe your best candidate. Maybe...


If you can take the detour, Mammoth is the shizzle after April. Be sure you have some spring conditions wax on you boards, get a tan, have a few drinks at the Mill and have fun. Man I am going to miss that place for the next 6 months.

post #12 of 22

 I detect the start of ski with drawl. It's going to be a long hot summer.
 

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If you can take the detour, Mammoth is the shizzle after April. Be sure you have some spring conditions wax on you boards, get a tan, have a few drinks at the Mill and have fun. Man I am going to miss that place for the next 6 months.

post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by liv2 ski View Post




If you can take the detour, Mammoth is the shizzle after April. Be sure you have some spring conditions wax on you boards, get a tan, have a few drinks at the Mill and have fun. Man I am going to miss that place for the next 6 months.


Gotta go to Mammoth, it'll be open till July 4th.  No question that's your winner right there heading from Cheeseland to LA.
 

post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 

Well here is my plan so far!  Leaving early Thursday morning the 20th and driving straight through to A-Basin.  Hopefully they will be open.  Then Snowbird for skiing on Sunday but might just keep on driving and head to Mammoth.  Can't believe I get to ski again this season!  Was at Snowbird in late March this year and thought I was done for the year.  Just not fair.  But my sister needs a minivan worth of stuff brought to LA at the same time I have two weeks vacation. Perfect timing, it was meant to be.   I am going to do my best Jeff Bridges Crazy Horse impression minus the bottle of whiskey and just drive and drive to my next gig... 

post #15 of 22

When I moved from Pittsburgh to Las Vegas in 2006, I packed my shitty sunfire all up and left the jacket, bootbag, and skis on top of the pile...  Stopped at A-Basin on 11/1 on the way here. Skiied 5 hours, early season, no matter.  A story I can tell the rest of my life.

 

Now stop at A-Basin AND Mammoth and make a better story!!

post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 

Mapquest said I-70 is under construction because of a rock slide.  Never drove past Vail, is it pretty slow going through the mountains?  Tempted to dead head to Salt Lake City and ski two days at Snowbird and then head to Mammoth.  Any thoughts on A-Basin, worth a stop?  I heard Loveland was nice too the last couple weeks...

post #17 of 22

Loveland closed on May 2. The Basin is still pretty nice (decent coverage) if it is warm enough to soften the snow or it snows a bunch.

 

The repairs to I-70 shouldn't slow you down much. You can check cotrip.org for details as you get closer to traveling.

post #18 of 22

Chris the rock slide is on the other side of Abasin, won't effect your travels from WI.

If I were you, I'd make the trip before they close the first week of June!

Do it!!!

 

Doh, ignore me, as I didn't pay attention to the part about coming from SLC. 


Edited by Trekchick - 5/12/10 at 2:36pm
post #19 of 22

If you are headed from A-Basin to SLC, you should probably take US40 which would keep you out of Glenwood Canyon where the rock slide was.  Even if you choose to go I70 to US6, there is little impact currently to traffic from the rock slide.

 

To take US 40, take CO9 in Silverthorne to US 40 at Kremling.  You'll follow that through Park City to join I-80.  A scenic drive -- you might want to check out Dinosaur National Monument and visit the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers.  A lovely spot.

 

Mike

post #20 of 22

Snowbird is only open on the weekends now - that is till June 1st, then closes till next season.

post #21 of 22

Alpine Meadows is open this weekend May 14,15 &16, then done for the season. 

post #22 of 22

If you want to head northwest, Blackcomb mountain at Whistler-Blackcomb is still open til the 24th. 33% of the total terrain is supposedly open (I'd estimate it looks more like 20% though. Still a fair amount when you consider that the mountain's absolutely monstrous). 

 

Then it closes... until summer skiing sometime in ... June? July? Something like 600 feet of vertical will be open on the glacier. But I guess there are mountains in the US that might be closer for glacier skiing too. 

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