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Where to Ski Memorial Day Weekend

The ski season is still going off at these nine holdouts, where a few holiday turns could be in your very near future.

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Where to Ski Memorial Day Weekend

Mt. Rose, Nevada

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Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe

For the first time in resort history, Mt. Rose will be operating through Memorial Day this year. To celebrate, they’re having a No Pants Weekend—so bring your swimsuits, Daisy Dukes, or grass skirts—anything but your ski pants.

Killington, Vermont

Killington Resort, Vermont
Photo credit: Kim Williamson

Killington’s projected closing date is June 1st, but since they start their summer activities on May 27th, you’ll be able to ski, golf, and mountain bike all of Memorial Day Weekend. The perfect holiday trifecta.

Mammoth Mountain, California

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Peter Morning

Thanks to massive snowfall this season, Mammoth hasn’t even announced its closing date yet. This Memorial Day weekend they’ll be hosting a Military Skis Free day, retail sales for next year’s gear, and DJs all weekend long.

Squaw Alpine, California

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

After its snowiest winter on record, Squaw hasn’t yet announced its closing date either. (It’s hoping to remain open into July.) Anyone with a Tahoe Super Pass gets to ski or ride free during Memorial Day weekend, and anyone with a season pass from another resort can hit the slopes for $52.

Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

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Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Bachelor isn’t open on Memorial Day itself, but it’s open the Saturday and Sunday before, closing out its season on May 28th with a pond skim, beer fest, and live music.

Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Oregon

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Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

Located right next to a glacier, Timberline’s version of spring skiing doesn’t even include slush. It keep its lifts spinning not only past Memorial Day, but well into the summer, giving Timberline one of the longest ski seasons in North America.

Snowbird, Utah

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Keri Bascetta

With the longest season in Utah, Snowbird will be open Friday through Memorial Day this year, and then will remain open on weekends for as long as conditions allow. 

Aspen Mountain, Colorado

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Jeremy Swanson

After 18 inches of new snow this last week, Aspen Mountain will reopen Saturday, Sunday and Monday with 130 acres of its intermediate and advanced terrain skiable from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., via the Ajax Express.

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

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Arapahoe Basin

A-Basin is usually the last resort to close in Colorado, staying open until June 5th this year, with a bonus weekend from June 9th to 11th. Its Memorial Day weekend festivities will feature the Shakin’ at the Basin Spring Concert Series and the Brewpub Festival.