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Old 02-03-2010, 06:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Got spring break from 4/16 to 4/27 was wondering where I'm most likely to find some good snow in NA?
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Mt. Hood.

Most of the name-brand resorts have closed by 4/15ish.
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Sunshine Village is open till mid May. I've had many good days in April.
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So Banff and Mt. Hood, two places i've never been but always wanted to check out. Either of those have cat tours near by?
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There is Cat skiing in Fernie and Revelstoke which are about 3-4 hours from Banff. Both will be done by then. There is no Cat Skiiing in Banff National Park. If it snows at Sunshine it will be awesome. April is one of their best months.
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Pretty sure Mammoth and Tahoe area resorts will still be open. Spring riding in California is second to none. If it's not snowing it's generally sunny and the corn harvest is perfect. Powder days get to be a bit harder to come by at that time of year.
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Most of the big resort in CO are shutting down mid-April due to National Forest Service agreements. Assuming we finally get some snow here along the Front Range, A-Basin will still be kicking, but that may be about it.
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A friend of mine lived in Denver for a year, he said there are some mom-and-pop style "mountains" in the middle of nowheres and such that operate like a single chairlift, and that some of these stayed open into June when he was living there in 2005. I'm sure conditions were less than favorable, but you can get your fix.
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*Sigh*

Pretty much none of the resorts have to close in Colorado due to Forest service agreements. It's the money. Plain and simple. The "Elk" migration claim is about as bs as it gets. I've even chatted with the Forest service guys about it, and they admit that pretty much all of them could operate for as long as they want. They just don't want too. Of course people will bitch, so the Forest Service let's them use it as a convenient out. Copper, Breck, Winterpark, and even Vail used to extend their seasons all the time in the 90's. I remember Copper going into May and Winterpark (actually just Mary Jane) running through the end of May. They all had reduced operations. All of those resorts still operate under the same agreement with the forest service then as they do now. The money just isn't there the last few weeks of April. Everyone is going golfing, mountain biking, whatever. If the money started coming around again, most of them would operate longer if the conditions would allow them. Got to fill those rooms though, and the parking lots.

A-Basin generally runs until June (they used to shoot for July 4th) and Loveland closes the first weekend of May generally. Wolf Creek will re open on weekends if the snow is there and on occasion they run until June too. That's about it.
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^^^^

I don't doubt it. It sucks, because often the snow is still excellent when the resorts are shutting it down.
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