British Columbia's inland resorts stay open well into April for plenty of spring corn snow. At some, last minute lodging packages are available through the end of the ski season.
Two resorts celebrate their ski and snowboard seasons by wrapping up operations April 5. Kimberley Alpine Resort finishes with its Spring Splash, two days packed with a dummy downhill, music, and crashes in the splash pond. The resort will run its Northstar Express Quad on weekends for scenic rides during the summer. Red Mountain Resort also wraps up its winter the same weekend, but has no plans for summer resort activities.
Sun Peaks brings on its Spring Festival for closing weekend April 11-13 and then re-opens in June for mountain biking, lift ride, and golf. Skiers and snowboarders can still get the Destination Sun Peaks one-night ski and stay package through closing day on April 13. Call 800- 807-3257 for reservations.
Silver Star ends its winter season with the Dummy Gelundee April 12. It's summer bike park opens in late June, and the resort hosts the Okanagan Summer Wine Festival in early August.
Kicking Horse debuts it first Sun Splash Funk Fest for its closing weekend, April 10-12. The three-day party features a retro dress up day, dummy downhill, mountain bike race on snow, slush cup, and music. Special ski and stay packages for the weekend start from $99 per person per night. Call 866- SKI-KICK for reservations. The resort opens again mid-June for lift-accessed mountain biking, hiking, gondola rides, and grizzly refuge tours.
Panorama Mountain Village runs its slush cup April 11 and closes April 12. The resort re-opens in summer for scenic lift rides, mountain biking, and golf.
Revelstoke closes April 13, but plans to run weekend activities in July and August.
Big White holds out the longest in B.C.'s inland mountains with corn snow. Its last day of skiing -- April 19 - celebrates with a dummy downhill and its Ski 2 Seas race, a relay or triathlete event which combines alpine, Nordic, mountain biking, road cycling, running, canoeing, and kayaking.
- Snow Reports