Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
Mt. Bachelor is North America’s king of spring (and summer!) skiing and snowboarding, with most of the mountain remaining open through April, and typically half the mountain operational through Memorial Day. The end of winter also means that Bachelor’s Summit Express Chairlift stays open more regularly, giving corn-seekers access over 1,700 feet of vertical.
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado
While most of Colorado’s resorts start shutting down lift operations sometime in April, A-Basin’s one place where skiers and snowboarders can count on finding some turns well into the spring (in 2011, A-Basin’s closing day was July 4th). The skiable acreage shrinks as the weeks and months go on, but for most of May (and sometimes June and July!), The Legend is Colorado’s go-to spot for spring snow.
Mammoth Mountain, California
California’s Mammoth Mountain stays open as long as possible, with this season’s projected closing date estimated to be sometime around Memorial Day weekend. The ski area has accumulated 400-inches of snow at the mountain summit, meaning that with some spring storms that are sure to roll through over the next few weeks, it could be a gold mine for late season turns.
Who hasn’t dreamed of ripping up some spring slush at Whistler? The season officially ends April 22, but terrain on Blackcomb stays open into late spring and early summer for anyone looking to keep the season going as long as possible. And while Whistler officially cracks our top five spring skiing bucket list destinations, Canadian resorts Lake Louise and Sunshine Village won’t disappoint either, as both enjoy a long season and plenty of snow to go along with it.
North-facing terrain at Utah’s highest altitude resort keeps the snow hanging around late into the spring, and the average 64-inches Snowbird typically receives throughout the month of April doesn’t hurt, either.