Monday, May 19, 2008

Late Spring and Summer Ski Update

Wiinter keeps hanging out in parts of the Rocky Mountains and a few areas are keeping the the lifts open and/or extending their seasons.

Here are a couple of updates we found on the web at the Ski Area Management site:

New York State's Windham Mountain is reopening on Saturday, May 24 to host a rail jam for diehards. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 24th. Because of the event’s location at the base of the mountain, no lifts will be running, but food and beverage operations will be open.

Utah, Snowbird will continue to operate on a limited schedule, with selected lifts through the weekend of May 30, and will shoot for a possible July 4 closing should conditions permit.

Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin is the last to remain open in the state, with a June 8 closing day. Check out recent photo galleries of spring skiing, beach party and hikes to the North Pole terrain.

In California, Mammoth Mountain has scheduled May 26 as the mountain’s final day to run the lifts.

Farther west, both Timberline’s Palmer snowfield on Mt. Hood and Blackcomb’s glacier will remain open deep into summer. Timberline’s season is expected to go until September 1, with operations on the Blackcomb glacier commencing June 9 and running through July 27.

Blackcomb resort will close on June 8 and the mountain’s Wizard Chair and Solar Coaster Chair are closed for maintenance through June 8, but will reopen on June 9 for glacier skiing.)

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