Now we are getting down to the specialists. Timberline is located on Mt. Hood, Oregon and they have large glaciers that provide skiing from 10 months a year. Beartooth Basin is a summer ONLY ski resort in Montana/Wyoming that is open from late May until mid July each year. These two spots specialize and dominate summer skiing in North America.
Whistler will hop back on the list this weekend with skiing & riding on the Horstman Glacier of Blackcomb. Whistler is yet another summer specialist.
The normal ski resorts are gone until Fall. The Jackson Hole & Snowbird Trams are still open and they do allow skiing and riding from the tram. It’s more of a backcountry experience than a ski resort, but it’s still lift access:
CLOSING DATES FOR SKI RESORTS IN N. AMERICA:
– Timberline, OR = September
– Beartooth Basin, MT/WY = July 13th
– Jackson Hole Tram, WY = until the snow runs out… (this is still doable as of last week. We have a report coming from June 5th shortly. Check out the photo below.)
– Snowbird Tram, UT = until the snow runs out… (Check out report of skiing from the Snowbird tram last week: Snowbird Tram ski conditions)
Valle Nevado in Chile opened up on June 8th.
5 more ski resorts open within a week: South American Ski Resort Opening Dates
If you’re bi-hemispherical, winter just rolls on…