Let it snow: These ski resorts are still open through Memorial Day weekend

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Memorial Day is generally recognized as the unofficial start of summer, when, for most people, tan lines have replaced lift lines and lawnmowers have usurped snowblowers.

However, for those more pulled towards the winter sports, there are still a few ski resorts that are keeping the lifts turning through Memorial Day weekend. The amenities and terrain available this late in the spring are usually much more limited (and often more advanced), than what you’ll find during the core season.

But if that is OK and you’d prefer one more snow day over switching to pool days, this list is for you.

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Arapahoe Basin

A-Basin has a long history of ski seasons running into June and this year is no exception.

Currently, tickets are available through June 5, with several inches of new snow expected this upcoming weekend. Lift tickets need to be purchased in advance and start at $58 with weekends coming in closer to $100.

Arapahoe Basin, CO. (Photo via Shutterstock)
Arapahoe Basin, CO. (Photo via Shutterstock)

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain is the largest ski mountain in Washington State and it is keeping the lifts turning on weekends through Memorial Day weekend.

The mountain plans to operate Rainier Express, Green Valley, and the gondola with all 2021 – 2022 season passes accepted or single-day tickets on sale for $69 each.

Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth in eastern California is known for its ability to offer summertime skiing. Currently, Mammoth has tickets on sale through June 5 with Memorial Day weekend tickets pricing at $107 – $125.

Ikon Pass members can also enjoy spring skiing here at no additional fee by showing a pass.

If you are looking for an adjacent hotel bookable with points, the Westin Monache Resort in Mammoth, is available in the coming weeks from 50,000 – 66,000 Marriott points per night.

(Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)

Palisades Tahoe

For those looking to ski on an upcoming Lake Tahoe trip, Palisades Tahoe (formerly known as Squaw Valley before a rebranding) has lift tickets available for $139 through Memorial Day or you can also put your Ikon Pass to use for spring skiing at this resort.

Mt. Bachelor

In Oregon, Mt. Bachelor is planning to operate until May 29 with spring hours running 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m with single-day lift tickets costing $92 each.

Timberline

Located on Mt. Hood at an elevation of over 11,000 feet in Oregon, Timberline has one of the longest seasons around in the country and currently boasts a 169-inch base with fresh snow still falling. Spring tickets cost $99 and lifts will be turning at least through Memorial Day.

Related: How the Ikon Pass can unlock spring skiing this year

Killington

Killington, located in Vermont, remains the Northeast’s only hope for a few final runs. There’s not much remaining terrain open here (one lift and three trails), but it is scheduled to be available through Memorial Day. If you need a single-day ticket for Memorial Day weekend, it’ll cost you $55 – $75.

Additional reporting by Summer Hull.

Featured image by Mammoth by Summer Hull/The Points Guy.

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