Last-Chance Spring Skiing
I know most people in the U.S. are head over heels for spring right now, breaking out the shorts, the bikes, even thinking about the bathing suit. But I can’t quite let go of ski season. It was a record one this year and, of course, I wish I had gotten out on my board just a few more times. If, like me, you are holding on to the dream of just one more outing into the white stuff, there are a few places where you can make it come true.
In Colorado, Loveland’s closing day is May 8 (hurry, hurry), but A-Basin, which reached a 100-inch base on April 26, is still open and might be until June.
In Utah, Snowbird, which got 700 inches of snow this year and currently has a 186-inch base, is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday through May, possibly later. When I was visiting this year, a local told me he has skied Snowbird as late as July.
In Canada, Whistler is closed, but Blackcomb, which had 607 inches of snow this season and has a 127-inch base, is still going.
And, in California, Squaw Valley has been blessed with 730 inches, which will keep it open through Memorial Day, and Mammoth is having a monster season, with 639 inches and counting—and will be open until July 4th!
Anyone else still out carving? If so, where?
Laura Teusink is the managing editor at Travel + Leisure.