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Ski Resort Life

Seven Resorts Still Spinning Lifts

These resorts don't care that the ski season is supposed to be over by now.

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A-Basin, Colo.

Photo Courtesy of Arapahoe Basin/Dave Camera

Closing: June 3
Conditions: Beach day! Bring your beers, burgers, bikinis and board shorts and post up A-Basin’s iconic beach. 
Check out: 17 Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, May 27: Sample beer from Summit County and beyond, and get down to Mojomama’s Old School R&B and Funk jams. 

Banff Sunshine, Alberta

Spring skiing at Banff Sunshine Village
Photo courtesy of SkiBig3 // Kyle Mulder

Closing: May 21
Conditions: Sunny skies and smiles for miles.
Check out: SlushShine Rail Jam, May 20: Banff takes pond skims to the next level. Watch skiers and riders send it on rails and other park features to cross the ponds. 

Killington, Vt.


Closing: May 28
Conditions: Novice terrain is closed for the season, but the Superstar Express is spinning on weekends and Superstar is serving up soft spring bumps
Check out: The Beast’s Bike Park, scheduled to open May 26: Spring’s all about multi-sporting, and you get bonus points for doing winter and summer activities on the same day. Throw the skis and bike in the car and get after it!

Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

Mammoth Mountain in the spring
Photo courtesy of Mammoth Mountain

Closing: May 28
Conditions: Dude, it definitely still goes. Slushy, sugary goodness awaits.
Check out: Memorial Day Salute to Summer, May 25-26: Active and retired military ski and ride for free, all others welcome. Clothing optional, bikinis and board shorts recommended. 

Mt. Bachelor, Ore.

Mt. Bachelor, Ore.
Photo courtesy of Mt. Bachelor

Closing: May 27
Conditions: What spring? With freezing temps overnight and 2,000 acres of skiable terrain open, it still feels like winter at Mt. Bachelor.
Check out: Board, Bike & Brews, May 26-28: For the grand finale, Mt. Bachelor is pulling out all the stops. Bike, ski and drink, and keep track of your weekend antics for a chance to win fun prizes. 

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Calif.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Calif.
Photo courtesy of Squaw Alpine Meadows

Closing: May 28
Conditions: Slush, sugar, spring corn, mashed potatoes. Whatever you call it, it’s hella good. Get stoked.
Check out: Made in Tahoe Festival, May 26-27: The Spring Skiing Capital celebrates all things uniquely Tahoe on their closing weekend. Hang out in The Village at Squaw Valley to peruse a variety of goods made by Tahoe locals. 

Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.

Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. one of the world's biggest ski resorts.
Photo courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb

Closing: May 21
Conditions: Irrelevant—this is Whistler we’re talking about. Just grab a mickey and give’er!
Check out: GO Fest, May 18-21: It’s the best time of year to celebrate the great outdoors. Try new sports and activities at Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival.