When snowfall has been bountiful across the West from the Sierras to the Rockies, ski resorts push their closing dates into late spring and, some, into summer. Deep base depths and cold temperatures are providing excellent spring skiing conditions that should hold through May and even into June and July for a few ski resorts. 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, these ski resorts plan to keep their lifts spinning well into the spring season.
All closing dates listed here are projected or tentatively scheduled and subject to change according to ski resort conditions and weather. You’ll get an inkling of what’s going to happen in late spring and early summer by tracking what happens with spring snowstorms. Lots of snow piling up let’s resorts stockpile and spread later in the season.
You can usually count on these resorts for late-season skiing and riding
- Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows sometimes into early July
- Mammoth Mountain closing date: July 4 is a good bet
- Arapahoe Basin closing date: Often hits early June
- Heavenly Mountain closing date: Late April and sometimes well into May
- Breckenridge Closing date: Keeps going until late May
- Whistler Blackcomb closing date: Very late May, but Horstmann glacier usually open for summer
- Mount Bachelor closing date: Very late May is a good bet
- Winter Park Resort closing date: Hood shot for late May
- Killington closing date: can get into May (but hit June 1 in 2021)
- Timberline closing date: It generally never closes at all