Ski USA - Alaska

USA - Alaska: latest snow conditions round-up

USA REPORT There were still a dozen ski areas open in the USA for the final weekend of May, a long holiday weekend including Memorial Day on Monday. In fact, two of them had opened or re-opened, especially for the weekend. But we're back down into single figures again now as we enter June with about half a dozen areas still open. Newly opened though is Beartooth Basin, North America's only summer-only ski area, located in Wyoming on the Montana border.

After not opening last year due to technical issues, there's excitement that it's back in 2023. Colorado's season will come to an end next weekend with the last resort still open there, Arapahoe Basin (10/50" / 25/125 cm), confirming its plans to end its more than 7-month 22-23 run on Sunday the 4th. The only other area that had still been open, Winter Park, announced after our report went out last week that it would be closing after Memorial Day, Breckenridge had closed the week before. The only bit of lift-accessed snow likely to remain open in the famous ski state once A Basin closes is Copper Mountain, which will keep its snowpark operational, although only for those signed up for private camps at its Woodward freestyle facility. The season is going to go on longer at Mammoth Mountain (150/200" / 375/500 cm) and The Palisades (12/194" / 30/485cm) in California, both planning to stay open into July. They were joined for the Memorial Day weekend by Dodge Ridge re-opening, but it has closed again now. However, California is the only state with two ski areas still open. Palisades has shut down one of its two bases in the past week though and its remaining summer ski and board operation is now exclusively at the Alpine base. There's nowhere open in Utah now after both Brighton and Snowbird closed after the Memorial Day weekend. However, Snowbird says it has so much snow left it will re-open in just over a fortnight and hopes to stay open through to Independence Day, although it's too early to know for sure. The other still-open resort in the US West is Timberline (32/92" / 80/230cm) on Mt Hood in Oregon. It's Palmer Snowfield and terrain parks should remain open through the summer. The state's other still-open ski area, Mt Bachelor, is among those that have now closed. Over in the east, there was cold weather at the weekend and reports of snowfall on Mt Washington. Killington was open for the Memorial Day weekend with its Superstar trail a lone ribbon of white on the green hillside. Guests could also go mountain biking and play a round of golf, if they wished, at the weekend as summer operations began as winter ones continued. It's yet to decide if it will reopen later this week and says it will make the call in the next 24 hours, with Thursday, June 1st or a weekend date a possibility. They warn temperatures are warming though so it's going to be a knife-edge decision. Canada's ski season was thought to have ended over a week ago but Sommet Saint Sauveur in Quebec unexpectedly re-opened on Tuesday for a bonus bit of snow fun. It's possible that will happen again in June but officially the season is over and nowhere is open. The Horstman glacier on Blackcomb Mountain above Whistler is expected to re-open later in June for some skiing and boarding but as last year, when it re-opened in late spring/summer for the first time after several years of pandemic closure, it's only going to be open for those booked in privately-run camps, you can't just buy a lift pass and go skiing/boarding anymore.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in USA - Alaska. Fresh snow is forecast at 1 resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.


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