Where to Ski in May: 8 Picks for Endless Winter

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Powder January - ©Dave Camara

Arapahoe Basin's season regularly pushes into June thanks to powder days like this one.

Copyright: Dave Camara

The atmospheric river that's been pummeling the West during the 2016-2017 ski season has delivered big on bottomless base depths, and many of our Western ski resorts were able to push back their closing dates. Whether you’re still seeking to check off a destination resort or you’re simply looking to claim a few more days at your local mountain, the deep snowpack has allowed these eight resorts to keep their lifts spinning into May, June and July. 

Destination Resorts

1. Squaw / Alpine: Closing Date: 7/4/17

2. Mammoth Mountain: Closing Date: 7/4/17

3. Whistler Blackcomb: Closing Date: 5/22/17

4. Lake Louise: Closing Date: 5/7/17


It's no surprise that Mammoth will be open through July 4th this season. - ©Peter Morning/MMSA

It's no surprise that Mammoth will be open through July 4th this season.

Copyright: Peter Morning/MMSA

Local Hot-Spots

5. Snowbird: Closing Date: 5/28/17

6. Mount Bachelor: Closing Date: 5/28/17

7. Arapahoe Basin: Closing Date: Mid June

8. Timberline: Open year round




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