Mammoth Mountain, California
Ride Park And Pipe
With an 8–12 foot base and more snow still falling, it’s like mid-winter up there. The resort is open through July 4 with a park, pipes, and powder. What more do you need to know?
Check here for current conditions.
Ride The Park!
Three lifts are running—Stormin’ Norman which accesses the new terrain park on Otto Lang, Magic Mile, and the Palmer Lift to the top. There’s a 145 inch base. Starting on Monday May 17, lifts will run from 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Tickets are $42 for adults through May 31 (or buy a Spring Season Pass for $99).
Check the park blog for daily park updates: http://www.timberlinelodge.com/parks/
Mt Bachelor, Oregon
The resort has a 130 inch base at mid-mountain and is running the lifts from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. This weekend is closing weekend and Bachelor is hosting the North American Pond Skimming Championships on Sunday, May 16 … closing day. The pipe is open, the skatepark in town is hitting, you can golf, there’s a rager on Saturday night … but you might want to wait for the river to warm up a smidge before setting sail on your floaty.
Alpine Meadows, California
What's good in Tahoe? Alpine suggests hitting the slopes early to get some corn on the south faces in the morning. There are also a couple of jump lines spread around the mountain. It might get a little sticky in the afternoon, so move on to north facing terrain … or to the local skatepark. Tickets are only $25 for area passholders, they’re $44 otherwise.
Kingvale Terrain Project, California
Party In The Park
The Kingvale park is open—the ropetown is spinning, and there’s even a big Triple Down Crown planned. Get it for 22 bucks eleven miles from Truckee.
Over three-quarters of the terrain is still open including the East Wall and Montezuma Bowl. The web cams look downright wintery, but still plan on a post shred beach barbeque. The resort should be open through May and tickets will set you back $54.
Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon
With a 122-inch base, this weekend is it for Meadows. Lifts open at 9:00 a.m. for shredding from Buttercup, Mt. Hood Express, and Cascade Express lifts (weather permitting). They’re reporting that the Superpipe is fresh cut and that the Shipyard Park and Rose City Slopestyle Park are open. Cascade Park will only be open if the Cascade Lift is running.
The lifts are still running at Snowbird on Fridays and weekends through Memorial Day. Check the website often to see what terrain is open—The Tram, Little Cloud, and Mineral Basin Express are all running this weekend. An adult all-day pass is $62.
Blackcomb, B.C., Canada
Access to Blackcomb Mountain is via the Excalibur Gondola which is open daily from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. through May 24, 2010. The halfpipe and and mini pipe are both open, look for some small features to open up by the pipe, too. Adult tickets are $55 (CAN).