Cover photo: Jamie Walter
Mammoth Mountain currently has 3 parks, 1 halfpipe, and nearly half of their terrain open as of this writing. The 3 parks range from beginner to the big dog park where you'll find pros lapping all summer.
The classic summer skiing spot for those looking to lap park until late August (& beyond in some cases). Mt. Hood has their Spring Pass ($139) which lets you hit their public park until May 27th. The summer pass, which is also on sale for $899, will keep you shredding the Mahalo Volcano until conditions permit.
The only resort in Utah that stays open into the summer has no park but if you're looking for all-mountain jibs and corn skiing, look no further. Top to bottom, leg burning tram laps and The Wave™ are the name of the game this time of the year and when you're quads are roasted from that, head on down to the Tram Club to get your drink on. Rumor has it Snowbird will be staying open till July 4th and with a 144" base (& 644" YTD), it seems like they'll make it for America's birthday.
SkiBig3 - Sunshine Village
Sunshine Village in Banff has you covered with 3 sections: "Main park at the top which is a nice scramble of everything, then when that ends you either head to the mini park set up, or keep heading down to the big jump line." Keep an eye out for the 4WestCo crew if you make your way there. The closing weekend festivities are stacked with rail jam May 18th, banked slalom May 19th, and the Slush Cup on closing day, May 20th!
Squaw Valley currently has 4 parks open: Big Blue Park, Big Blue Pipe, Gold Coast Park, High Camp Start Park. The park setup has a big jump line and big rails all over. Their lifts are running from 8am-2pm with the exception of the infamous KT-22 which is set for 8-4pm until May 12. Closing day is going to be July 7th.
Place of refuge for many skiers all over North America trying to squeeze in one last month of skiing in before summer fuller sets in. This year Blackcomb closed first leaving the sunny spring laps to be on Whistler until the end of May. With a newly implemented 6 person chair servicing the park, the laps are quick and top to bottom. Check out @whistlerparks for all the latest updates.
Sommet Saint Sauveur
Sommet Saint Sauveur was going off last weekend with an unreal park setup (potentially the last park on the East Coast?). Two jumps, a handful of rails and a challenge box are in place for hot laps. The resort plans on staying open for the next two weekends and hosting a night skiing event on May 18th.