Timberline Lodge, Ore. and Whistler-Blackcomb, B.C. remain the only resorts regularly open in North America. Snowbird, Utah is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 15. These resorts have limited terrain and spring conditions.
Meanwhile, Europe awaits the re-opening of glacier ski areas in June and July. The first round of openers will be the weekend of June 14 with Les Deux Alpes, France and Val Senales, Italy.
Also, the Southern Hemisphere seems ready to go. Predictions there are for a cold winter. Some snow has already fallen, and temperatures have been consistently cold enough for some ski areas to get a headstart on snowmaking.
All Australian resorts were scheduled to open for the Queen's Day weekend June 6 and 7, but due to warmer temps, only a handful were able. Historically, dry stutter-starts followed by dumps later on are the norm.
Mt. Lyford leads off New Zealand resorts June 12, followed on June 14 by Mt. Hutt, Turoa, and Whakapapa, then the rest on through the end of July.
Cerro Catedral leads off for Argentine resorts on June 12, followed by everyone else the next day, on June 13.
Chilean resort openings began with El Colorado and La Parva on June 6, followed by cat-serviced Ski Arpa soon after. The balance should open by June 13.
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