Have you heard the news? Ski resorts across the West have announced that they will be extending their ski seasons by a whole week. We couldn’t be more excited to continue to bring our customers that legendary service for even more time on the slopes. With how great the snow has been the past few weeks, and the great weather that’s forecast for the rest of March and into April, now is the perfect time to think about getting out on the slopes one last time before the season ends.
Instead of searching the web trying to figure out which resorts will be closing and which will be staying open. We’ve compiled a list of all of them for you. So now you can decide where you want to get those last turns in before the end of the 20⁄21 season.
Park City and Canyons Resort
Vail Resorts just announced last week that Park City and Canyons will be extending their seasons till April 11th. This is great because traditionally they close on April 4th, which is Easter Sunday, which means the mountains will hopefully be a little less packed with all those people trying to ride on the last day and could make an Easter skiing vacation a bit more relaxing.
Deer Valley has also announced that they will be extending their season until April 11th. This is perfect for those who thought they wouldn’t be able to use all their days at Deer Valley through the Ikon Pass. Now you have a full week to travel back and enjoy those slushie cruiser trails that Deer Valley is known for.
Northstar and Heavenly
Both of these North Lake Tahoe resorts have said that they’ll now be staying open till April 18th. This is great news for our friends in California who don’t want to travel too far for some Spring riding but are still craving a few more laps before the Summer heat comes into full swing.
Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley is still predicting a May 31st closure this year so don’t be afraid if you’re busy the next few weeks. Squaw is known for its apres culture and will have more than enough to go around before they close up for the year.
Jackson Hole will be closing on schedule this year with an April 11th end date. Jackson is known to have a pretty wild last weekend of the ski year so if you’re looking to witness some old school costumes and great atmosphere definitely go check it out.
Vail Resorts has also extended their season till April 18th. With all the snow that Colorado got last week, you’ll probably still be able to find some hidden gems stashed in the woods if you look hard enough.
Breck has reported that they will be staying open through Memorial Day weekend with an estimated closing date of April 31st. They could even potentially stay open longer if the current conditions continue to exist and that snow pack sticks around.
Currently Steamboat has an estimated closing date of April 11th but like Breckenridge, if Colorado continues to see snow throughout the rest of March and into April they could push back that closing date even further.
Big Sky will be shutting down operations this year right on schedule with an April 18th closing day. With the days getting longer it’s not too late to explore as much as you can of the “biggest skiing in America”.
With how abruptly the 19⁄20 ski season ended, having these mountains extend their closing days or being able to close operations on their own just feels good. This season has been a bit strange for all of us, but seeing everyone from resort employees, to rental shops, to guests at the mountain doing their part to keep these mountains open gives us at Ski Butlers a sense of pride of the community we work in and the people we work with.
Spring skiing is one the best times of the year, with the warm weather, soft snow, and endless apres we believe that everyone should enjoy these last few weeks as best they can and be proud that we were all part of the reason why these resorts were able to keep operating the way they normally do.
If you’re still thinking about planning a ski trip this Spring, make sure to make a reservation with Ski Butlers to help you with all of your ski rental needs. Want to see what other people are saying about us? Check out some reviews. Looking to start planning a ski trip for next season? Check out some of our other blogs to get some ideas as to where to go and what to do. We can’t wait to see you out on the slopes.