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What are the normal closing dates for the areas in the Sierras? Thanks!

 

"You don't grow too old to play, you grow old because you stop playing"

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Depends, on snow pack and skier visits and lease conditions This year it was late April at Squaw, Mammoth is still open until July 4. There is plenty of snow in the high country still.

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What are the normal closing dates for the areas in the Sierras? Thanks!

 

"You don't grow too old to play, you grow old because you stop playing"

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I know that ski area closing dates are dependent on snowpack and leasing arrangements with the government and private land owners, but in a typical year what are the ranges of closing dates?

 

Thanks!

 

"You don't grow too old to play, you grow old because you stop playing"

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Mammoth is your best bet for a late season.  Most of the Tahoe resorts close mid or late April.  Alpine used to try & stay open at least till Memorial day, not so much anymore.  This year they did stay open weekends till the middle of May.  Squaw also stayed open into May, & reopened a few lifts for Memorial weekend.  Tahoe Donner did the weekend thing till a couple of weeks ago.  Tony Crockers site could probably give you exact historical dates for most resorts.

JF

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What are the normal closing dates for the areas in the Sierras? Thanks!

 

"You don't grow too old to play, you grow old because you stop playing"


Check out: www.mammothmountain.com

I am headed there really early Friday morning.

Love skiing the Spring Corn.

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Thanks for the help. I've got a trip to San Francisco in mid-April of '11 and I've never skied California. I thought maybe.....

 

"You don't grow too old to play, you grow old because you stop playing"

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Plan on it.  Tahoe resorts usually close due to lack of skiers, not snow.  Unless its a very bad year, you should have your choice of resorts until the end of April; then just the big ones.  If all else fails you can grab a cheap ($49) flight from San Jose to Mammoth, which will shock you with its "late" season conditions  

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