While many of the PSIA-AASI Snow Pros like Alpine Team Captain Mike Rogan prepare to travel down to South America, New Zealand, or Australia for the “second season” of snow, it appears that North America’s snow season has not completely ended as of yet.
As we head into the month of June and the beginning of summer, there are several areas that are still running their chair lifts. According to Scotland-based Snow Hunter Patrick Thorne, “There are four areas still open in the US, all on the Western side of the country. Mammoth Mountain in California has a 7.5 – 12 foot (2.3 – 3.6m) base and reports a fresh dusting of snow in the past few days. The near-year-round Timberline ski area on Mt Hood in Oregon has a 148 inch (4.5m) base. Arapahoe Basin in Colorado is looking good with about half of its lifts and terrain open with a 45 inch (112cm) base and yet another three inches (7cm) of new snow in the past few days.”
Snowbird in Utah is still open as well, which has recently announced that a late May storm put the area over the 600-inches mark. Their new scheduled closing date is June 20th.
Get out there while you still can!