Aspen ski area has announced it will re-open for the US Memorial Day long holiday weekend at the end of the month (May 25-27).
The resort will re- open 130 acres on Aspen Mountain for skiing and boarding.
It will mean that three Colorado ski areas will be open for the last weekend of the month as Breckenridge (pictured above earlier this month) and Arapahoe Basin are yet to end their 2018-19 ski seasons, Arapahoe Basin will stay open daily to June 2nd and recently announced it will re-open the following weekend.
Meanwhile in California, where four ski areas are still open, there’s a heavy snowstorm dumping down at present. Mammoth (pictured top and below) reported 20cm of snowfall in the first 12 hours but forecasts suggest as much as 60cm (two feet) may fall by Sunday.
Squaw Valley is also open daily with Donner ranch and Heavenly at the weekends.
A dozen US ski areas are currently still operating their lifts and slopes, four times as many as any other country.
Other US areas still open for snowsports include the Arizona Snowbowl (Pictured below on 15th May), Snowbird in Utah, Mt Bachelor and Timberline in Oregon and Killington in Vermont.
All should stay open at least to the memorial Day weekend except Arizona Snowbowl which says it will close this weekend after its longest ever season.
North of the border sunshine at Banff and Whistler mountain are the two remaining Canadian ski areas still open for skiing and boarding.