First it was Mammoth Mountain that announced it would stay open until at least July 4. This is not unusual, as it has been known to hold its track until practically going downhill, and this includes spotting for part of the summer. But what is not normal is that already at the end of March he can commit to continuing the opening for so long.
Palisades Tahoe Ski Area is another ski resort that has announced they will stay open until at least July 4th. The California station, although in the Lake Tahoe region, has recorded a record amount of snow this winter. And in fact the snow has continued through the spring. To date, they have recorded a total of 723 inches since the season began. Or what the hell, 18.3 meters in snow.
This isn’t the first time that they’ll be open in the summer. In fact, even in 2017 they had so much snow (not as much as this 2023) that they ventured to say they won’t be closed anymore. That they will continue to open throughout the summer, that they will connect with the autumn and already with the winter ski season. The intentions were there, but the reality came in front of him in the form of temperature and on July 21 he announced that he had reached so far.
The third ski resort that has announced they are signing up for the national day in the United States is Snowbird. He hasn’t done this for the first time either. It has done so five times, most recently in 2019 – and that year received 3 meters less snow than the extraordinary 21.2 meters it accumulated in 2022-23.
With data taken from their own websites, Snowbird is the one that wins the award for the station with the most accumulated snow throughout the season. Its 21.2 meters is above Palisades Tahoe’s 18.3 and Mammoth Mt.’s 18.1.
Snowbird inaugurates its new balcony cable car this summer. I was going to do it last year, but when they were about to put it up, they dropped it. It was so bad that another had to be made.
A fourth ski resort that may be added is Arapahoe Basin. The ones in Colorado have sometimes been open on the 4th of July as well. At the moment they are guaranteed to do it every day of the week until exactly one month in June, but they will study snow conditions to see if they will continue until the United States National Day, which falls this year. A Tuesday, and therefore generates a long festive bridge.