Where can you ski in May?

If you’re like us and not ready to stash your skis or snowboard for the season, don’t forget that there are still plenty of ski resorts that stay open in May and often later. To help you get a couple more turns in this season, we compiled a list of are the best resorts where you can ski in May thanks to deep snowpacks, north-facing slopes and even glaciers.

Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler Mountain shuts down on April 17, but Blackcomb has extended its spring ski season to May 23.  There’s a short break in early June, but summer glacier skiing starts on June 11 and is scheduled to be open through July 17!

Where to stay: The Westin Resort and Spa provides easy access to the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola, plus a host of world-class services and amenities.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Boasting the longest ski season in the Alps thanks to its high elevation, glacier skiing and north-facing slopes, Zermatt offers skiing year-round! Ski across the Italian border to Cervinia through May 1, and then schuss while soaking in the views from Glacier Paradise atop the Klein Matterhorn cable car.

Where to stay: Dating back to 1879, the historic Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is less than 250 yards from the lifts and provides a truly elegant, uniquely Alpine guest experience.

Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta

Lake Louise ski area extended their season with daily skiing until May 8. Mt. Norquay will close as scheduled on April 18, and Sunshine Village, always the last of the Big 3 to close, will celebrate the season with the 88th Annual Slush Cup on May 23.

Where to stay: Offering a perfect blend of seclusion, luxury and relative convenience to downtown Banff and the three resorts, Fairmont Banff Springs is a top lodging choice.

Snowbird, Utah

This Utah resort’s ski season goes strong through May with daily lift operations running through May 13 and weekend skiing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Memorial Day (Monday included).

Where to stay: Enjoy several topnotch onsite restaurants and ski in ski out access when staying at Snowbird’s flagship accommodations, the Cliff Lodge and Spa.

Aspen, Colorado

We’re a bit partial to our backyard resort, and Aspen Highlands will stay open for two extra weekends of skiing through May 1. The resort will be closed the weekend of April 16–17. If you live in Colorado, treat yourself to a trip to the Roaring Fork Valley. You’ll score great lodging rates, epic slush bumps and a funky good time at Aspen’s notorious après ski.

Where to stay: For historic atmosphere and easy walking access to all downtown Aspen has to offer, stay at the Hotel Jerome.

Mammoth Mountain, California

This resort is almost always California’s last to close. Right now, closing day is scheduled for May 29, but if conditions are right, this resort is known to stay open into July.

Where to stay: Providing ski in ski out access, Juniper Springs Lodge is one of Conde Nast’s top 50 ski properties and well deserving of the accolade in our book.

Killington, Vermont

If you’re on the East Coast and still feel the need for speed, head to Killington to rip up some fast groomers. Don’t miss the May Day Slalom on May 1, where contestants can sign up for free to test their skills on the Superstar Trail slalom course.

Where to stay: For all the comforts of home, including spacious living areas and full kitchens, Highridge Condominiums come well recommended.


Make your May ski trip happen! Call or chat with one of Mountain Vacation Specialists to sort out the details and save your spot among the spring skiing celebrations!

Alex Boyd

Alex Boyd

Director of Digital Marketing at Ski.com
When I’m not crunching campaign reports or waxing poetic about recent storms, you can find me skiing on Aspen Mountain, lunching at Bonnie’s or hiking with my dog.
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When I’m not crunching campaign reports or waxing poetic about recent storms, you can find me skiing on Aspen Mountain, lunching at Bonnie’s or hiking with my dog.

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