It’s been a brutal year on the West Coast for the little guys. Smaller ski resorts don’t have the funding nor snowmaking capacity to make it through warm, dry winters such as our current winter.
These smaller ski area operators have to shut down when conditions take a turn for the worse. Shutting down means financial loss, no cash flow, laying off nearly all the employees, and a slowing or stoppage of business in the local area.
It’s no ones fault, it’s just mother nature. All we can do is keep our fingers crossed for some big March and April storms that can get these Mom and Pop ski areas up and running again.
The biggest, most well known ski resorts on this list are Mt. Baker, WA and Homewood, CA.
SKI AREAS CURRENTLY CLOSED ON THE WEST COAST DUE TO A LACK OF SNOW: