Late Spring Skiing in the USA

Can you believe that there is still skiing to be found in the USA? Mid-June – that’s INCREDIBLE.

So where can you find snow?

SNOWBIRD is where it’s all happening  – ski enthusiasts will get one last weekend to hit the slopes in Utah.

That’s because Snowbird has announced today it will extend skiing and snowboarding through this weekend.

The extra days would extend the ski season to a total of 189 days.

The snowfall to date at Snowbird has been an impressive total of 603″ and there is still 72″ mid-mountain. Only one lift will be open – Little Cloud and it will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expert skiers will also have limited access to Snowbird’s Hidden Peak during morning hours.

Snowbird is known for its long, continuous vertical runs and in season it, along with neighbouring Alta, share a dual-resort ticket providing 4,700 acres of skiable terrain. Located 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is North America’s most accessible ski and ride destination.

Courtesy of Wikipedia I now know that Snowbird is a multi-facility winter and summer resort located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. Primarily known for its challenging winter powder skiing and snowboarding, the Snowbird resort also hosts hikers, mountain bikers, fishermen, sightseers, and mountain vacationers in other seasons. Set among spectacular crenelated granite mountain peaks, facilities include ski lifts, hotels, condominiums, spa facilities, restaurants, skiing and mountain-resort-related retail businesses, medical services, heli-services and others.

Starting next week, Snowbird will only offer summer activities including a ropes course and mechanical bull.

An area which obviously has it all…

So if you’re in the vicinity and very keen to boot yourself into your skis one last time this season, then get yourselves over to Snowbird. I imagine it will be pretty festive with everyone intent on having one last good schuss.

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