Can’t Blame the Virus Anymore | Many Major Resorts Would’ve Officially CLOSED Last Weekend

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A pond skim is a must-have for closing day. Credit: Mammoth Mountain

It’s been a month now since the ski season in North America was brought to an early and abrupt end. We resent the virus that has cost us four weeks of spring fun. However, this weekend and the last marked the OFFICIAL end of the season for many of the country’s major resorts, such as Jackson Hole, WY and Aspen, CO and the coming weekend would see even more closing. Ski season is coming to its natural end, we can no longer blame our invisible enemy for why the lifts aren’t turning.

The vast majority of ski resorts in North America would have closed for the season yesterday April 12th, 2020.

Last week (5th April) would have seen Telluride and Wolf Creek in Colorado close, and Sundance and Eagle Point in Utah.  April 12th would have seen Aspen Highlands, Beaver Creek, Crested Butte, Monarch, Keystone, Steamboat in Colorado all have had their closing parties and spring splash events. In Utah, Park City and Deer Valley would have stopped their lifts turning. April 12th would also have seen Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee in Wyoming both celebrate the end of another awesome season.

The armada assembles in the Tetons for a spring derby not to be missed. Photo: Grand Targhee Resort

Next week, April 19th would be the end of the season for Copper Mountain, Vail, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, and Silverton in COlorado; Alta, Brighton, and Solitude in Utah; Big Sky Resort, MT; Heavenly and Northstar in California, and Revelstoke, BC north of the border. 

Below is an (incomplete) list of many of the resorts that have either passed their official closing date, or are approaching it.

April 5th

  • Buttermilk, CO
  • Telluride, CO
  • Wolf Creek, CO
  • Sundance, UT
  • Eagle Point, UT

April 12th

  • Aspen Highlands, CO
  • Beaver Creek, CO
  • Ski Cooper, CO
  • Crested Butte, CO
  • Echo Mountain, CO
  • Eldora, CO
  • Monarch Mountain, CO
  • Keystone Mountain, CO
  • Steamboat, CO
  • Brian Head, UT
  • Deer Valley, UT
  • Park City, UT
  • Powder Mountain, UT
  • Snowbasin, UT
  • Jackson Hole, WY
  • Grand Targhee, WY
  • Fernie, BC (4/14)

April 19th

  • Aspen Mountain, CO
  • Copper Mountain, CO
  • Silverton, CO
  • Snowmass, CO
  • Vail, CO
  • Alta, UT
  • Brighton, UT
  • Solitude, UT
  • Big Sky Resort, MT
  • Heavenly, CA
  • Northstar California, CA
  • Revelstoke, BC

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