However three areas opened at the weekend to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday in the US. On the West Coast Donner Summit and Squaw Valley ski areas re-opened due primarily to fresh snow falling last week.
On the east Coast, Stowe in Vermont took a different approach and unveiled a huge pile of snow it had stockpiled through the winter to use for one off ‘Last Trick' Rail Jam over Memorial Day weekend.
The giant pile of snow, formerly the resort's halfpipe, provided the venue for Stowe's park crew to set up the rails, boxes and jumps for one more jam session.
The event was open to all skiers, snowboarders and spectators with music provided and prizes and giveaways for participants to add to the mood.
Mammoth Mountain announced five inches (12cm) of new snow fell during a storm just before last weekend.