Where to Ride in North America Right Now
Mother Nature seems to be a bit confused. It's mid-May, but late season dumps in California, Utah, Whistler, and Colorado have kept the season alive and firing. Late last week, it puked over a foot at Mammoth Mountain, which allowed the resort to scratch it's original closing date of May 10th, and will now stay open as long as the snow holds up.
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It also puked a solid 10-12 inches in higher elevations near Aspen, Colorado, which prompted many shreds to gear up and get back after it in the backcountry.
Snowbird Resort in Utah had a hell of a closing day on Sunday as 10 inches of fresh blanketed the resort. This provided ample pow for late season missions in the Wasatch Range.
With so much snow still out there, we're not over it, and you shouldn't be either.
Here's a run down of all the resorts still open in North America and where you can ride right now:
1. Mammoth Mountain, California
Closing: TBD Snow Dependent
2. Arapahoe Basin, Colorado
3. Timberline Lodge Ski Area, Oregon
Open Year Round
4. Killington Ski Resort, Vermont
Closing: Sometime in June
5. Whistler Blackcomb, BC:
Closing: June 7 http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/
6. Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort, Banff Canada
Closing: May 18th http://www.skibanff.com/
*Closing dates are approximate. Visit resort's websites for more info.
Where are you getting after it this week?