Shred Into Summer
Mount Bachelor, Ore.
Winter isn't over yet. Several resorts around North America will remain open for skiing and snowboarding into May and beyond. Mount Bachelor will run lifts through May 26, with the resort's backside Northwest Express lift operating through May 12. No plans for Memorial Day weekend yet? Check out Sammy Carlson's annual invitational contest during Mount Bachelor's closing-day weekend on May 25.
Colorado's Loveland ski area got hit with a huge April storm, bringing its season snowfall total to 313 inches. This photo was taken April 23, after the resort got 11 inches of new snow overnight. Loveland plans to stay open through May 5.
Jay Peak, Vt.
Jay Peak will remain open weekends through May 5, with tentative plans to extend the season if snow conditions permit. The terrain park will stay open through May 5 as well. And it's all at a discounted rate: Spring lift tickets have been lowered to $55.
The fun at A-Basin really gets going right about the time other Colorado resorts shut down. Thanks to a mid-April storm, the hike-accessed terrain on the famed East Wall, pictured here, opened for the first time all season. Also, the spring parking lot parties are the stuff of legend. A-Basin will be open seven days a week through June 2.
Sugarloaf has been getting some late-season storms, and the resort plans to stay open as long as it can. It's open daily through April 28 and weekends only through May for as long as the snow holds out.
On April 29, Snowbird will be the only resort in Utah left to ride at this season. The resort will run seven days a week until May 12 and then be open Friday to Sunday until Memorial Day. Bring in a 2012-13 season pass from anywhere and ski for $42.
Skiing in Vermont is going well into the summer season. Killington is staying open daily through May 5 and Fridays through Sundays from May 10 all the way to June 2. You've never heard of a triathlon quite like this one: On May 4, the Killington Triathlon will consist of skiing, biking and running.
Whistler may be closed for the season, but Blackcomb is open for spring shredding until May 27. If you miss that window, fear not: The Horstman Glacier will open for summer ski and snowboard fun June 23.
Crystal Mountain, Wash.
Crystal will be open weekends until June 16, but if you're headed up there, don't forget your costume. Every weekend has a theme, so check the resort website ahead of time so you don't end up wearing a wig on "tight and bright weekend" or a one-piece on "mustache weekend." That would just be embarrassing.
Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
In addition to spring park riding with just about every pro who still has the energy to strap on a snowboard or step into a pair of skis, the resort is throwing parties and hosting live bands every weekend until May 31.