Late Season Ski Destinations
Spring may have officially sprung on March 20, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for another ski run. There are plenty of great mountains still topped with powdery white snow that will stay open well into April and even a few that have been known to stay open into June. You just need to know where to find them.
Top Destinations for Late Season Skiing
Late season skiing can also mean smaller crowds, cheaper lodging and longer, warmer days.If you are thinking about a spring ski trip, check out this list for some of the best late season skiing you can find in the United States.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Known for having the longest ski and snowboard season in Colorado, Arapahoe Basin in the Rocky Mountains is one of the best destinations for late-season skiing. Most other nearby ski areas close in early April, but Arapahoe Basin is usually open into early June, occasionally even July. The ski area has nine lifts and 1,400 acres of skiable terrain.
Solitude Mountain Resort
At 1,200 acres, Solitude Mountain Resort may be one of the smaller ski resorts near Salt Lake City, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in late season beauty. It is located in one of the snowiest canyons in North America, offering a pure, authentic and untarnished ski late into the season. Solitude is typically open through mid-April.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming offers world class skiing and snowboarding for all ability levels. Outstanding powder, steep pitch and a top elevation of 10,450 feet make the 2,500 acres ski resort one of the most treasured destinations. It’s that elevation along with its proximity to the Tetons that also makes it an excellent choice for late season runs.
Mammoth Mountain is one of the finest Alpine Skiing Mountains in the world. With an average of snowfall of 33 feet and an 11,053 foot summit, you can practically ski in summer. Mammoth Mountain has been known to stay open into June and even July. It offers great late season skiing with over 150 ski trails, 10 terrain parks, heart-pumping chutes, wide open bowls, tree skiing, gullies and excellent grooming.
Killington Ski Resort
The “Beast of the East,” Killington Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in the eastern US. It’s located in the middle of Vermont and offers over 1,500 acres of skiable terrain. It has a nice range of ski trails including wide-open groomed cruisers, narrow classic New England runs, moguls, steeps and trees, all serviced by 22 lifts. Skiing here extends well into spring, sometimes until June.
Tordrillo Mountain Lodge
Tordrillo Mountain Lodge sets the bar for luxury in the Alaskan wilderness. A 40-minute flight from Anchorage, it is a remote, heli-skiing and snowboarding luxury lodge in the heart of the Tordillo Mountains. Heli-skiing at Tordrillo runs into July, with its winter season running from February to April and corn snow skiing in June and July.
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