Memorial Day and the corresponding long holiday weekend signals the start of summer for many. However this year there may be more areas open for skiing and riding than any Memorial Day I can recall. Record snowfalls and cool temps is ensuring winter like conditions at many resorts. Here are a few that we know will be open this weekend.
Colorado will see Arapahoe Basin open with a 100 inch base and a huge Brew Fest Celebration at the base on Sunday. The Basin will stay open Friday - Sundays through Father's Day and maybe later depending on snow. In Aspen the area will open Aspen Mountain as well this holiday weekend with a 71 inch base on the mountain.
California has several areas open as well. In the Lake Tahoe area Kirkwood, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will all three be open, while Mammoth Mountain continues operations as well and a huge base of snow still at all four areas.
In Utah Snowbird continues operations and will operate skiing and riding into the summer and appears ready to ski until July 4th.
With skiing and riding being extended this year the snow slowly is giving way to hiking and biking as well. Be sure to regularly check our deals section at the Mountain Sports Club for deals all summer as well. Join now for one year only $7.95 when using the summer promotion code of summer11.