Spring is here but there are plenty of resorts with lifts still spinning, Flow Snowboarding wants to keep you posted as to what resorts still have plenty of terrain open. Here are 25 resorts (as of 4/10/15) with you can still kick into your snowboard and take a lift up to feed your need to ride. You better hurry, quite a few of these are having their last call this weekend.
25. Heavenly Mountain Resort, California/Nevada: Few ski resorts can match Heavenly’s scenic beauty and expansive network of lifts, terrain, trails and snowmaking. Located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is the region’s largest ski area, featuring the highest elevation and longest vertical drop. The views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range are magnificent. Projected closing date for Heavenly Mountain Resort is 4/19.
24. Kirkwood Mountain Resort, California: Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year-round mountain destination located along the Sierra Crest in the Eldorado National Forest south of Lake Tahoe in California. The terrain at Kirkwood offers skiers and riders everything from long groomed trails to expert lines and chutes. The resort receives abundant snowfall each season coupled with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Projected closing date for Kirkwood Mountain Resort is 4/19
23. Brighton Resort, Utah: Brighton Resort is a great choice for snowboarders & skiers who are looking for consistent snowfall combined with immaculate groomed trails and wide variety of beginner to advanced terrain. Brighton Ski Resort is an excellent option for families due to terrain that allows for beginners and intermediates to ski off of the same lift. The resort is home to a great ski and snowboard school with group and private lessons for every ability level. The ski area also offers night skiing with over 200 illuminated acres. Projected closing day for Brighton is 4/19.
22. White Pass, Washington: Only 50 miles east of Yakima and 110 miles west of Tacoma, Washington, White Pass Ski Area is just 12 miles southeast of Mt. Rainer National Park in the Washington Cascades. White Pass offers a vertical rise of over 2,000 ft. and terrain from beginner to advanced for skiers and riders, 8 lifts service the area and includes a Nordic area as well as terrain parks. Projected closing date of White Pass is 4/26.
21. Sugarloaf, Maine: Surrounded by Maine’s Western Mountains in the heart of the Carrabassett Valley, Sugarloaf offers the only lift-serviced above treeline skiing in the East. Sugarloaf is Maine’s second highest peak. The annual snowfall totals 200 inches and 14 lifts provide access to 161 trails and glades and 3 progressive terrain parks. Projected closing date of Sugarloaf is 4/26
20. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, California: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the highest resort summit elevation in the state of California at a height of 11,053ft. Located in the southwest corner of the volcanic Long Valley Caldera on the eastern edge of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The resort is home to modern facilities and excellent terrain options. The mountain has a variety of expansive bowls, tree skiing, wide open groomers, steep chutes and world-class terrain parks. Projected closing date for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is 5/31.
19. Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah: Snowbird Ski Resort is nestled in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forrest approximately one mile down the road form Alta Ski Resort. Utah’s famous ultra-light dry powder piles up high on Snowbird’s terrain that is diverse, steep, and lots of fun. The resort boasts the longest ski season in Utah. Projected closing date for Snowbird Ski Resort is 4/26.
18. Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico: Taos Ski Valley is located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico and is home to a distinctive European atmosphere combined with local Native American and Spanish cultures. The ski area has a great mix of terrain providing trails for all ability types and is home to one of the country’s highest rated ski schools. Projected closing date for Taos Ski Valley is 4/12.
17. Deer Valley Resort, Utah: Deer Valley Resort is located just outside of Park City, Utah and is only 37 miles from Salt Lake International Airport. The ski resort is situated along the Wasatch Range and is home to great powder, groomers, steeps and moguls. Projected closing date for Deer Valley Resort is 4/10.
16. Killington Resort, Vermont: Killington Resort is located in Southern Vermont within the Green Mountains. Heralded as one of the East’s best mountain resort destinations, Killington is home to an extensive trail system that spans six mountains. Killington’s terrain is extremely diverse, ranging from gentle groomers, learning areas to steep mogul runs and gladed trails, as well as some of the best terrain parks in the northeast. Projected closing date for Killington Resort is 5/31.
15. Keystone Resort, Colorado: Keystone Resort is just a quick hour-and-a-half drive from Denver International Airport and well worth it as the largest ski resort in Summit County. With terrain ranging from beginner to advanced spread across 3,148 skiable acres (1498 acres open as of 4/10), three distinct mountain peaks, 20 lifts and two gondolas, Keystone also offers up terrain park and cat skiing options to suit the full skier/snowboarder spectrum. Projected closing date for Keystone is 4/12.
14. Squaw Valley, California: Located at the end of the Sierra Nevada on the west side of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley averages 450 inches of snow annually across six mountain peaks including Snow King, Broken Arrow, KT-22, Emigrant, Squaw Peak, and Granite Chief. Squaw is home to the only Funitel, a 28-person gondola, in North America. From the mountaintop beginner area to the expert steeps, trees, and bowls, snowboarders and skiers are sure to find the perfect challenge. Projected closing date for Squaw Valley is 4/12
13. Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado: Copper Mountain is famous for its naturally divided terrain that has distinct sections of advanced, intermediate and beginner trails. Located in Summit County, about 75 miles west of Denver, Copper Mountain is a Colorado favorite. The resort is also home to Woodward at Copper, an indoor freestyle training facility that is open to the public. Projected closing date for Copper Mountain Resort is 4/19.
12. Loveland, Colorado: Known as one of Colorado’s highest ski areas with a summit of 13,010 feet, and one of the first resorts to open every season, Loveland Ski Area sits on the east side of the Eisenhower Tunnel and crosses the Continental Divide. With two base areas, Loveland Valley and Loveland Basin, skiers and riders have access to 1,800 acres (1792 acres still open as of 4/10). Projected closing date for Loveland is 5/3.
11. Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana: Once called the Big Mountain in northwestern Montana, Whitefish Mountain Resort offers spectacular views of Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest. Whitefish can accommodate snowboarders & skiersof all levels and abilities. Five terrains parks and a Skier/Boarder Cross course entertain the freestylers in any group. The projected closing date of Whitefish Mountain Resort is 4/12.
10. Silverton Mountain, Colorado: Located in Silverton, Colorado and opened in 2002, Silverton Mountain is an advanced and expert skier and rider only mountain. One double chairlift accesses 1,819 acres of the steepest and deepest un-groomed powder and an additional 22,000 acres are accessible by hiking and helicopter. Projected closing date for Silverton Mountain is 4/12.
9. Grand Targhee Resort, Wyoming: Grand Targhee Resort located in Alta, Wyoming within the Caribou-Targhee National forest is notoriously known for having deep powder (in winter) combined with excellent terrain options. Located near the border of Idaho and Wyoming, Grand Targhee is situated on the west side of the grand Tetons and is consistently hit by pacific-born storms that stack up against the Tetons. Projected closing date for Grand Targhee is 4/19.
8. Mount Bachelor, Oregon: Mt. Bachelor is situated within the Deschutes National Forest in the scenic Cascade Range of central Oregon. Only 22 miles outside of Bend, Oregon along the Century Divide Highway, Mt. Bachelor is a great mountain resort destination that includes a modern lift infrastructure and updated amenities. Projected closing date for Mount Bachelor is 5/24.
7. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah: Park City Mountain Resort is located conveniently in the heart of Park City, Utah and has multiple terrain options for all ability types. The resort is home to a good mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain. The resort is located above the historic main street and can be accessed directly via the Town Lift. Projected closing date for Park City Mountain Resort is 4/19.
6. Steamboat, Colorado: Steamboat Ski Resort, located just outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is a premier ski destination famous for its Champagne Powder®. The resort is situated across seven mountain peaks within the Park Range and overlooks the Yampa Valley. Projected closing date is 4/12.
5. Winter Park Resort, Colorado: Winter Park Resort is a Colorado favorite located about 67 miles northwest of Denver. Originally built by the city of Denver as a winter park for its residents, Winter Park Resort has continually operated since 1939. The ski area is known for being a very family friendly resort and has terrain for all ability types. Projected closing date for Winter Park Resort is 4/26.
4. Breckenridge, Colorado: Situated along the Tenmile Range in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Breckenridge has four distinct base areas and a total of 2,908 acres of skiable terrain for all abilities. Projected closing date for Breckenridge is 4/19.
3. Aspen / Snowmass, Colorado: Anyplace else, this would be considered four separate vacations, but not in Aspen, where skiers will find terrain between Snowmass, Aspen Mountain (Ajax), Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Projected closing date for Aspen / Snowmass is 4/19.
2. Vail Ski Resort, Colorado: Vail Ski Resort is world renowned for providing guests with an experience that truly is “Like nothing on Earth.” The resort is home to seven legendary back bowls spanning seven miles across the backside of the resort. The resort has great terrain options, excellent ski schools, and a large assortment of shopping and dining options. Projected closing date for Vail Ski Resort is 4/19.
1. Big Sky Resort, Montana: Big Sky Resort is known for giving snowboarders access to more terrain than anywhere else in the United States. Located in south central Montana, about fifty miles south of Bozeman. Projected closing date for Big Sky Resort is 4/19.
Some of these resorts are closing this weekend. Grab your gear and run to the hills. If you need some tips for planning a trip, check out our Flow Snowboarding 201 blog: HERE. We here at Flow want to see your spring riding photos. Engage with us on Social Media. Post the photos & videos, tag us and use the hashtags #FindYourFlow & #FlowSnowboarding
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