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Keep On Sliding; Late Spring Action Continues

Mammoth Mt. spring

It’s not over ‘til the Fat Lady rides, so to speak. A number of resorts across the North American alpine snowbelt are doing their best to offer skiing and riding as long as the snow and weather holds out. 

 

There are a few resorts that will re-open for weekends should conditions allow, so be sure to check SnoCountry.com condition reports.

 

But, here’s what’s happening at some favorite resorts you can count on for late spring action.

 

Killington lives up to its keep-it-going reputation, planning to stay open weekends through June 1. The Central Vermont ski area is reporting 11 trails open, serviced by 1 lift. The base is 36-42 inches.

 

Mammoth Mountain, Calif., which previously announced a Memorial Day closing, is sticking to it, with 70 trails, 8 lifts with 29-140 inches of base.

 

North to the Pacific Northwest, where Mount Bachelor, near Bend, Ore., is rocking with 67 trails, 4 lifts and a base of 80-117 inches through May 26. Crystal Mountain, Wash., is planning on weekend skiing and riding as late as June 16. Crystal is reporting four lifts spinning. Summit at Snoqualmie is also operating weekends.

 

Lake Louise

Whistler Blackcomb, BC, is offering plenty of fun on Blackcomb Mountain through May 27, while over in Alberta, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village are rolling on to May 20. Louise is reporting 128 trails, 9 lifts on a 68-79 inch base. Sunshine has 109 trails, 7 lifts and a base of 78 inches. Both are at or nearly 100 percent open. 

 

A-Basin in Colorado will win the longevity award in that state, planning to stay open until June 2. They are reporting 93 trails, 7 lifts, and a 63-inch base.

 

This report is written May 2, 2013.

 

Photos: Top -- Mammoth Mountain spring; bottom Lake Louise spring 

 

 

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