It’s hard for anyone to deny that the 2013/14 ski season has been exceptional. We started with a tirade of big, early season storms and then it never really stopped. Here in the Colorado Rockies, we’ve seen multiple snow storm accumulations in the foot to two-feet range. Recently, most North American ski resorts, especially Lake Tahoe, the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, experienced significant snowfall ensuring that spring ski conditions are going to be great. Thanks to the incredible, sustained snowfall, ski resorts are starting to announce extended closing dates. Whether you’ve been dragging your feet to book or you want to squeeze in an extra, last-minute getaway, there’s still time to go on a ski vacation.
If you’re like us and have to take advantage of every opportunity to ski, call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Travel Experts, or you can also check out more information about the extended resort seasons and late-season lodging deals below.
Crested Butte announces last-minute season extension
For the first time in Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s history, the lifts will reopen for an extra weekend of skiing on April 26 and 27. The Silver Queen lift will provide access to terrain on the front side of the mountain from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and – in classic Crested Butte style – the outdoor bar and grill at Butte 66 will be serving up lunch, après and probably a rowdy good time.
Aspen Mountain will re-open for two additional weekends
Thanks to the great snow conditions this season, Aspen Mountain will re-open for the weekends of April 26-27 and May 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The resort was scheduled to close for the season on Sunday, April 20, but this winter’s incredible snowfall has continued into late March and early April, making for great spring skiing conditions in Aspen. Aspen Skiing Company will keep as much top-to-bottom terrain open as the conditions allow, including east to west sides of the resort. The Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express, FIS and Ruthie’s Chairs will be open and guests can enjoy sunbathing and grillables up at the Sundeck, located at the top of the gondola.
We’re here to help you save money from the first day of the ski season to the bittersweet end, so check out our Aspen extended season lodging deals.
Whistler Blackcomb extends season by 10 days
Initially set to close for the season on Friday, May 16, Whistler Blackcomb will be open for an additional 10 days, shutting down Monday, May 26.
Banff Lake Louise offers an additional week of skiing
The Banff, A.B. ski resort, Lake Louise, will keep its trails open for an additional week. The resort was set to close on Saturday, May 3, but will remain open Monday, May 4 through Sunday, May 11.
Winter Park extends season by one week
Thanks to 28 feet of snow so far this winter, five feet of which fell in March, Winter Park will also be extending closing day by a week. The resort was initially scheduled to close on Sunday, April 20, but will now be closing on Sunday, April 27. The end-of-season Springtopia celebration will still happen the weekend of April 19 through 20.
Save on your end-of-season getaway with our Winter Park extended season lodging deals.
Copper Mountain will stay open for an additional weekend
The resort was originally set to close on Sunday, April 20, but will provide one last hurrah for skiers and snowboarders who just can’t get enough schussing in. Copper Mountain will re-open Friday April 25 through Sunday, April 26.
Check out our Copper Mountain extended season lodging deals and save money while you enjoy the last turns of the 2013-14 ski season.
Breckenridge extends their season by one week
Originally scheduled to shut down the bullwheel for good on Sunday, April 20, Breckenridge just announced they will be open through Sunday, April 27. In January, Breck was the snowiest ski resort in the U.S. and has received more than 28 feet of snow so far this season. Three of the resort’s famed peaks will be open during the extended week: Peak 6, 7 and 8.
Check out our Breckenridge extended season lodging deals.
Originally from the icy trails of New Jersey, I moved West to pursue powder and a career in writing and editing. Now in Aspen, Colo. and working for Ski.com managing the website and blog content, I couldn't be happier. You'll find me skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands in the winter and mountain biking at Snowmass in the summer.