The vast majority of U.S. ski and snowboard resorts have shuttered operations for the season -- many of them extending past announced closing dates -- but a hearty dozen will spin their lifts deep into the spring.
Beartooth Basin is far from your average ski area in many ways. Located about 23 miles up the Beartooth Highway from Red Lodge, it is one of the few ski areas in North America open during the summer months and the only operating only summers. When most people are starting to dust off their bikes and dip into the water, the basin is just starting to turn its surface lifts.
When Rocky Mountain resorts have shut down for the season, there’s always been a summertime option for skiers and snowboarders: Beartooth Basin in northern Wyoming.