Note: This ought to be a live camera shot so it will be dark at night in California. Snow on the deck and in the background as this is published.
Global Warming? No Way, Dude! It’s time for June Skiing!
From Mammoth Mountain we have this report:
Yes, that URL says JUNE 14th. As in 1 week shy of the summer SOLSTICE.
Ski Your heart out till Memorial Day this year!. Mammoth has promised till the end of May after a wonderful season. The snow is still fresh and Mammoth skiing, is still… well Mammoth! There is a 4-6 foot base reported and the snow is holding although spring conditions are here. That means cold nights below freezing and warm days in the 50’s. Sorry fisherman, but we don’t do early mornings this time of the year! The main lodge is open with all lifts around Main Lodge operating, including 1, 3, Gondola to the top, 6, Stump Alley and the terrian parks, Unbound Main, Disco Park, Forest Trail, Main Superpipe and Main Super-Duper Pipe (that’s the beeg one!) So get on your skis, your board… your shorts and tank top and go for some runs.
Yup, it’s loads of snow and plenty of runs!
Is It Just One Mountain?
No way, dudes and dudettes! Squaw Valley is doing the ski party this weekend too!
Squaw will be open for skiing & riding this Memorial Weekend.
Join us for Memorial Weekend at Squaw Valley USA! This is the place to be for skiing, riding, scening Cable Car rides, mountaintop dining and swimming at the High Camp Swimming Lagoon & Spa.
The high camp camera shows plenty of snow right now.
Just A California Thing?
Shows some Colorado resorts closed crazy early for no good reason, but with some folks taking advantage of long sticking snow and cold conditions this year. In particular:
Even with some resorts looking to stay open into May & June this year, the 2009-10 Colorado Ski Season is still coming to a close. We know this news will be hard for some of you, but looking back it has been an amazing winter season in Ski Country. We here at Colorado Ski Country will be cherishing this season’s memories for many a year to come.
So grab that box of tissues and your favorite blanket you’ve had all these years, here is the list of projected closing dates* for the resorts all across Colorado.
*All dates subject to change
Arapahoe Basin – June 2010
So at least one is keeping the doors open.
Similar story in Utah:
Snowbird Remains Open Until June 20
5-20-2010 – Snowbird will remain open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until Father’s Day June 20th. We’re still skiing in Utah!
BUT: Common Guys! Just One More Day and you can have a summer solstice skiing special! Just imagine the fun of a hillside covered in Druids on Skis!
All the Earth Mothers and Wiccans skiing by moonlight on the mid summer day! (But be prepared, many neo-pagans practice their spiritual quest in the buff…)
It’s a whole new market!
I’m sure there are more
This was the result of just a quick look at some local (to Western US) ski areas that most folks have heard of before I’m sure there will be others, too.
And I’ve heard that the ski season is coming early to the Southern Hemisphere this year… Forget global warming and The Perpetual Summer, it’s time for The Perpetual Ski Bum!
reports a 120 cm base at Mt. Dobson, so we’re likely to have a June opening available.
This travel company site has an early June open listed for some runs:
Queenstown ski resorts
Coronet Peak ski field:
Ski runs open 05 June to mid October 2010
Night skiing (Fri & Sat) mid July to mid September 2010
Heli skiing trips (helicopter skiing!)
25 mins drive from Queenstown
So now there is no reason to ever put those skis away! If we keep getting “Global Warming” like this, we’ll be skiing on the 4th of July in Colorado and California…