New Freshies Keep Skiing, Riding Strong In West
New snow in the West is keeping the season alive and well every day at several resorts in California, Colorado, Oregon and Utah. Several other ski areas are playing the “re-open” card on weekends.
The big winner in the freshies department seems to be Mammoth Mountain, Calif., where 29 inches of fresh snow perked up the mountain the past six days. There are eight lifts still spinning and 83 trails available. Alpine Meadows at Lake Tahoe, meanwhile, rolled up 18 inches out of those storms and is offering two lifts and 45 trails.
Utah was a precip winner, too, where Snowbird picked 25 inches of snow the past four days. The ‘Bird will make 90 of 100 trails available serviced by 9 lifts. That bonanza also prompted neighboring Alta to re-open today (May 2).
You can, most certainly, still ski and ride in Colorado, where Loveland is enjoying 12 inches of new snow the past three days. There will be 84 trails available and six lifts running through the weekend. A-Basin grabbed six inches and has every one of its 107 trails open served by seven lifts. Aspen Mt. is re-opening for the weekend.
The Northwest is still going strong – particularly at Mt. Bachelor, Ore., where 12 inches freshened everything up the past week, while Mt. Hood Meadows added three inches. Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood is also open.
Conditions change quickly, as do re-opening and closing dates. Always check first this time of year before heading to the lifts.
Photo: Loveland will be fully open through this weekend (Loveland/Facebook)