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Where can you still ski in the US?

Winter has officially been over for some time now, and summer weather is already blazing in some parts of the country. For many, the 2023-24' ski season is but a hazy memory, replaced with thoughts of springtime sun and more agreeable weather. But not for everyone.

Is 8 continuous months of skiing not enough for you? Can you simply enjoy the turnover of seasons and look forward to the warmer months ahead?

I certainly can't. And for those of us who refuse to let go of the ski season until the proverbial fat lady sings, there are a handful of resorts still holding on tight to the snow they have. As of May 16th, here are the mountains still open for the few who won't go quietly into summer:

Mammoth Mountain, CA - Closing Mon, May 27th

You have until Memorial Day to enjoy Cali sunshine, slush laps, and springtime après from 7:30 -2:00 p.m. at Mammoth. Over half of their 188 trails, and 5 of their 6 parks remain open through the holiday.


Palisades Tahoe, CA
- Closing Mon, May 27th

180 miles North of Mammoth, Palisades is the only other California mountain sill kicking. 78 trails and 8 lifts will be open 7 days a week until the holiday.

Mt. Hood Meadows, OR - Closing Sat, May 18th

The final two days of Meadow's season will be Friday and Saturday May 17th & 18th. Saturday will feature some live music, and a free rail jam session at the base area.

Mt. Bachelor, OR - Closing Sun, May 26th

Bachelor will remain open until this Sunday, when the mountain will host their annual Pond Skimming Championship on closing day. Dust off your Sunday best cause the pond skim winner will be given a free GoPro Hero 12 and a 2024 - 25' Season Pass.

Arapahoe Basin, CO - Closing ???

Famed for the longest seasons in Colorado, A-Basin will once again be staying open for as long they feel like. With 8 of their 9 lifts still spinning, and over half of their 144 runs open, this just might be the top spot for a prized 4th of July ski day.

Copper Mountain, CO - Closed. But...

While the lifts at Copper are no longer spinning for ski service, they’ll be opening up a Summer Hike Park down in Center Village on June 7th. Open Fri-Sun 10AM to 5PM, the crew at Woodward Copper is prepping features for a park they plan on keeping open all summer:

Winter Park, CO - Closing ???

As of today, Winter Park has not announced a closing day for the Mary Jane side of the mountain, which remained open after the closure of the Winter Park side.

Brighton Resort, UT - Closing Sun, May 19th

Holding strong to a 100' base, 3 terrain parks, and one chairlift, Brighton will be closing out its season on Sunday the 19th.

Snowbird, UT - Open thru at least Memorial Day

Snowbird Surf Season is firing on Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial day this spring, and the resort has no official closing date. Conditions permitting, they'll keep the Peruvian Express, Peruvian Tunnel, Mineral Basin Express, Little Cloud and the Tram operating as long as they can.

Arizona Snowbowl, AZ - Closing ??

Yes, there are people skiing in the state of Arizona today. Snowbowl has had a better than expected snow year, and conditions are too good to close just yet with no official end in sight.

Killington Mountain, VT - Closed. But...

The beast of the East refuses to die! Killington's famous superstar glacier is still holding strong. But in order to keep it on life support, the mountain will be closed until Friday, May 17th, when a horde of hardened New Englanders will no doubt take advantage and harvest the only slush bumps remaining in the Eastern time zone. If you're having trouble imagining, here's what last year's meltdown was like:

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