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 even later. To help you get a couple more turns in this season, we compiled a roundup of the best resorts where you can ski in May thanks to deep snowpacks, north-facing slopes, and high elevations.

Breckenridge, Colorado

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Thank a snowmaker! | Photo: Breckenridge Resort

Closing Date: 5/31/21

Each year, the snowmaking and grooming crews at Breckenridge Resort work hard to keep the season running as late as humanly possible. In 2021, resort officials are confident they’ll be able to provide great skiing through Memorial Day Weekend.

Where to stay: Enjoy spacious condominium rooms and ski-in, ski-out access via the well-rounded Beaver Run Resort.

Snowbird, Utah

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Skiing in May makes us want to jump for joy | Photo: Snowbird Resort

Closing Date: TBD

This Utah resort’s ski season usually goes strong through May and this year, they’re hoping to keep The Tram running through Memorial Day Weekend. Operations usually go to “weekends only” in late April and stay that way through the closing weekend.

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

Mt Bachelor, Oregon

Mt Bachelor May skiing and closing date
Suns out, tongues out | Photo: Jarl Berg – Ski Bum Dad 

Closing Date: 5/30/21 (conditions permitting)

Grab your Hawaiin shirt and slap on some warm wax because Mt Bachelor keeps the ski season running through most of May, conditions permitting. The nearby town of Bend, Oregon offers visitors incredible breweries, fly fishing, and mountain biking as well.

Where to stay: Stay in the middle of it all by booking the Fairfield Inn and Suites in downtown Bend for easy access to everything this amazing mountain town has to offer.

Mammoth Mountain, California

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You can get your google tan on at Mammoth’s Mill until July 4, and possibly later. | Photo: Mammoth Mountain

Closing Date: TBD

Mammoth Mountain is always one of the last resorts standing and they typically host skiing into June and on big years, even 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

Killington May skiing and closing date.
Spring style is the best | Photo: Killington Resort

Closing Day: 5/31/21

The Beast of the East, Killington typically hosts skiing and snowboarding through Memorial Day, and to put it simply, it’s a scene. Retro gear, slush bumps, and lots of shorts and t-shirts make this a must-see for any East Coast skier.

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

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Arapahoe Basin skiing May guide
May is the perfect time to visit Arapahoe Basin | Photo: Barclay Idsal

Closing Date: TBD

When it comes to late-season skiing in Colorado, Arapahoe Basin will always reign supreme. On huge years, the ski resort can even stay open through July 4th but this year, it will likely close sometime in early June.

Where to stay: Stay in nearby Keystone at the affordable and accessible, Aspen Ridge Condominiums.

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