Memorial Day Weekend Fun - Ski Mag

Memorial Day Weekend Fun

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Still wondering what to do this Memorial Day weekend? Why not visit one of the many ski resorts still open? Several resorts have fun-filled activities lined up this Memorial Day Weekend. Check out what is happening at resorts across the nation.

Alpine Meadows, California
For the 18th consecutive season, Alpine brings back their annual on-snow golf tournament, Sunday, May 25. Participants ride to the top of the mountain, pick out a golf club and a tennis ball, then golf Alpine's nine-hole on-snow course to the base area. Also, if you have a season pass for any other resort, be sure to present it at the ticket window for discounted lift ticket rates.

More Information: Snow conditions (530) 581-8374 or visit

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado
A-Basin will kick off Memorial Day Weekend with their Beach Party on Saturday, May 24. Live music starts at 2:00 p.m. with Opie Gone Bad. To add to the fun, the Basin will host their 2nd Annual Brew Festival on the same day.

More Information: Call 1.888.ARAPAHOE or visit

Killington, Vermont
The only ski resort still open in the Northeast, Killington is sure to make one of its last weekends of skiing one to remember. Rage weekend begins on Saturday with course preview clinics and women's clinics. On Sunday, it holds one of its most grueling events—the Triathlon—where contestants ski or snowboard, mountain bike and trail run. On Monday, it's a race to the top of 4,241-foot Killington Peak starting at 10 a.m.

More Information: Call or visit

Mammoth, California
Norpine Mountain Sports will host its Telemark Ski Camp Saturday-Monday at Mammoth. This long weekend of free-heel merriment includes all-day instruction Saturday-Sunday and an optional backcountry tour on Monday.

More Information: visit

Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
On Monday, May 26, Mt. Bachelor celebrates Memorial Day with musical guest, Bobby Simms, a BBQ, and the North American Pond Skimming Championship. The grand prize for the pond skimming championship is a season pass for Mt. Bachelor.

More Information: visit

Snowbird, Utah
Utah's only resort open for skiing and riding, Snowbird has received more than two feet of snow in May. Little Cloud chairlift accessed by the Gadzoom high-speed quad will be open.

More Information: Snow Conditions 1-801-933-2100,

Squaw Valley, California
Squaw is scheduled to close on Monday, May 26, but its upper mountain base depth is still well over 13 feet. Squaw will kick off its last ski weekend with a huge pool party, the Spring Schwing Snow Golf Tourney, and the annual Season Pass Holder Party.

More Information: visit

Note: Please remember to check with each resort before heading out. At this time of year, events may change due to snow and weather conditions.