Skiing and Fireworks on the menu for the 4th of July

You thought skiing was over? Not so fast—thanks to the West Coast's wild winter, you'll be able to celebrate your independence from summer's heat by sliding on snow this holiday.

If you’re anywhere near California or Oregon this Independence Day, ditch (or delay) the barbecue and grab your skis. The West Coast received such truly enormous amounts of snow this season that winter is still going on at these four resorts, which are just as psyched about 4th of July skiing as you are.