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

Breckenridge may skiing and closing date
Spring Perfection! | Photo: Breckenridge Resort

Closing Date: As long as the snow lasts into May! 

Each year, the snowmaking and grooming crews at Breckenridge Resort work hard to keep the season running as late as humanly possible. Here are the details on late-season fun at Breckenridge Resorts.

  • Dates: From Monday, April 15, operations will switch to a late season schedule, planning to continue as long as snow conditions allow, potentially into May.
  • Late Season Lift Operations: Beginning April 15, the following lifts will operate:
    • Peak 8: No beginner terrain available after April 21; base area access until April 28.
    • Lifts at Peak 8 Operating Through Specific Dates:
      • Colorado SuperChair (through April 28)
      • Rocky Mountain SuperChair (through April 21)
      • Five SuperChair (through April 21)
      • Rip’s Ride (through April 21)
      • Snowflake (through April 21)
      • Imperial SuperChair
      • T-Bar
    • Peak 7:
      • Independence SuperChair
    • Peak 6:
      • Zendo Chair
      • Kensho SuperChair
  • Gondola and Transportation:
    • The BreckConnect Gondola will operate daily until April 28. After this date, the gondola will close for the season, reopening for summer operations in mid-June.
    • From April 29, after the gondola’s closure, buses will transport skiers and riders to the resort.

This schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions and snow quality.

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

Snowbird, Utah

jumping for joy for spring at snowbird utah
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, conditions permitting.

  • April 21, 2024: Baldy Express closes with The Aerial Tram, Peruvian Express, Peruvian Tunnel, Mineral Basin and Little Cloud remaining open
  • May 6, 2024: Spring hours go into effect 8 am – 2 pm, conditions permitting
  • May 12, 2024: Daily skiing ends – Snowbird remains open Saturday and Sundays, conditions permitting

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

Photo Credit: Mt. Bachelor Instagram

Closing Date: May 26, 2024 (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.

Palisades Tahoe, California

Sunny California spring slides! | Photo: Palisades Tahoe

Closing Date: May 27, 2024

Spring in Lake Tahoe is a SPECIAL TIME. The crowds have cleared out and Palisades at Tahoe keeps the good vibes going late into May. The resort hypes it up with après-ski parties galore with free music to be found throughout the month!

Mammoth Mountain, California

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

Closing Date: May 27, 2024

Mammoth Mountain is always one of the last resorts standing and will be spring skiing and riding well into May!

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: TBD

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.

Only intermediate and advanced skiing/snowboarding is available late season.

  • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Closed Monday through Thursday

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: Tentatively set for June 4, 2024

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 close in early June.

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

Copper Mountain, Colorado

Freestyle fun at Copper Mountain Resort | Photo: Copper Mountain Resort IG

Closing Date: TBD

Colorado is the state that keeps on giving! Spring will extend through the end of April at Copper Mountain Resort. The extension is possible due to the resort’s high elevation and favorable slope aspects that help maintain a solid snowpack. The terrain parks stay open, featuring the superpipe and a hike park in the base area. The Sunsation + Slush Rush events are scheduled for the closing weekend of April 27-28, promising a lively close to an epic winter.

Where to stay: Passage Point is the perfect place to land for springtime fun.

Banff Sunshine Village, Canada

The best après-ski patios around | Photo: Banff and Lake Louise Tourism

Closing Date: May 20, 2024

Sunshine Resort is celebrated for its snow farming technique, which uses extensive fencing to gather and redistribute natural snow, contributing to one of Canada’s longest ski seasons that often extends into late May. After skiing, enjoy the après-ski scene in Banff, with its array of patios at restaurants, bars, and breweries.

Where to stay: Stay at the nearby Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, for a bougie spring getaway.

Whistler-Blackcomb, Canada

Skiers enjoy perfect spring skiing conditions in Whistler-Blackcomb | Photo: Whistler-Blackcomb Tourism

Closing Date: May 20, 2024

Spring skiing at Whistler-Blackcomb means warmer weather, softer snow, and longer days—perfect for enjoying the slopes without the winter chill or crowds. The resort buzzes with live music and events, offering plenty of après-ski fun in the sun.

Where to stay: Legends at Whistler-Blackcomb provides comfortable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites with style and atmosphere that is truly unique to Whistler. Different room configurations make it the perfect getaway for group travel.

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