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Old 01-11-2017, 12:04 PM
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I'm thinking about taking the GF skiing for her 50th birthday. We can't leave until April 18th. I've done a couple of late trips, and visited Arapahoe Basin since they are open late season.

Any suggestions for other areas that usually have a late season? Also, anyone own a vacation condo they rent out?
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My best ever trip was to Salt Lake City near tax weekend. Skied at Brighton, Park City and Deer Valley with a 2-for-1 discount at each. Best part of the trip was the warmer weather and the long days.

However it is very difficult to forecast what weekend they will close, since we don't control the snow pack or the timetable.
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We have a 2 bedroom condo in Solitude village, 40 minutes from Salt Lake City airport. It is 200 yards from the lifts, but unfortunately, the resort is scheduled to close on 4/16/17. If you decide to go earlier, let me know.
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Originally Posted by kylesdad View Post
We have a 2 bedroom condo in Solitude village, 40 minutes from Salt Lake City airport. It is 200 yards from the lifts, but unfortunately, the resort is scheduled to close on 4/16/17. If you decide to go earlier, let me know.
Thanks. She is a CPA so earlier won't work unfortunately. I believe Snowbird is open later, but I haven't looked yet.
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A list of expected closing dates.

http://www.onthesnow.com/projected_closing_all.html
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Breckenridge or Vail get my vote, looks like they close on the 23rd. We skied Vail until the 10th April last year and it was still snowing, think they closed on the 17th last year so looks like they extended a week.
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Snowbird will be open and is probably the best late season skiing in the US on a consistent basis. Cliff Lodge is nice but it's not a condo. Not a lot to do in Little Cottonwood besides ski so you're looking at a trip into Salt Lake for anything the resort doesn't offer. But the skiing is great.
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
I'm thinking about taking the GF skiing for her 50th birthday. We can't leave until April 18th. I've done a couple of late trips, and visited Arapahoe Basin since they are open late season.

Any suggestions for other areas that usually have a late season? Also, anyone own a vacation condo they rent out?
Long time lurker. First time post. I have skied at Snowbird numerous times around that time and have had anything from 4' of snow to bluebird skies. Its one of your best bets for later season.
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Originally Posted by kylesdad View Post
We have a 2 bedroom condo in Solitude village, 40 minutes from Salt Lake City airport. It is 200 yards from the lifts, but unfortunately, the resort is scheduled to close on 4/16/17. If you decide to go earlier, let me know.
Again long time lurker. I just got back from Solitude at christmas and will be there this weekend in the village. Renting a townhouse behind powderhorn with some friends. I go there about 3-4 times a winter and our family are season pass holders. Been going to BCC for 27 years or so and my boys learned to ski there. I am still looking for an early April rental for my kids spring break. Can you PM details. Which building, which rental company etc. We are a family of 4 from NC and Solitude is our "home" mountain so to speak. We keep our gear down at the lifthouse for each season and fly back and forth.
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I just saw Banff, and I can't think of a more beautiful place. Stay in the Banff Springs hotel.
However, with this years west coast storms and unbelievable snow amounts, You might consider Whistler, which is also in Canada, or Heavenly in Nevada-California. Stay in one of the casinos there in Nevada. Fantastic trip, with all the amenities from top notch casinos, and restaurants. Lot's of night life.
And then there is Steamboat ! might be my favorite. Skiing out west seems to be spectacular this year.
And yes, if you catch the last week before the resorts close, the girls Do ski down naked, or at least topless. The trees are filled with bras that are thrown from the chairlift on the trip up the mountain. That's if you like that sort of thing. Kinda made my day a tad better.
Oh Yeah, bring Lots of Sunscreen ! You will get fried so bad, that it will take the fun out of all of those crazy assed girls skiing down without their tops.
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At that time of year your best chance for good conditions will be in summit county Colorado. Breck, abasin,Loveland, copper and winter park, these areas have the highest elevations in Colorado. The parking lot at abasin is at 11,000 feet the top at snow bird(which is the highest in slc) is 11,000 feet. There will be plenty of resorts still open but at a lot of them it will be soft spring skiing. My son and will be staying in Dillon Colorado that same week on his spring break skiing at either Loveland, copper or winter park.
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Originally Posted by catch up View Post
Snowbird will be open and is probably the best late season skiing in the US on a consistent basis. Cliff Lodge is nice but it's not a condo. Not a lot to do in Little Cottonwood besides ski so you're looking at a trip into Salt Lake for anything the resort doesn't offer. But the skiing is great.
Would it be worthwhile staying in the city and commute to skiing or stay at the mountain and commute in for partying?

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I just saw Banff, and I can't think of a more beautiful place. Stay in the Banff Springs hotel.
However, with this years west coast storms and unbelievable snow amounts, You might consider Whistler, which is also in Canada, or Heavenly in Nevada-California. Stay in one of the casinos there in Nevada. Fantastic trip, with all the amenities from top notch casinos, and restaurants. Lot's of night life.
And then there is Steamboat ! might be my favorite. Skiing out west seems to be spectacular this year.
And yes, if you catch the last week before the resorts close, the girls Do ski down naked, or at least topless. The trees are filled with bras that are thrown from the chairlift on the trip up the mountain. That's if you like that sort of thing. Kinda made my day a tad better.
Oh Yeah, bring Lots of Sunscreen ! You will get fried so bad, that it will take the fun out of all of those crazy assed girls skiing down without their tops.
This is just my opinion of course.
Sounds awesome for a guys trip! coming from Orlando, and only having 5 nights, I want to go somewhere more accessible than Banff or Whistler.

I like the idea of Snowbird because it is close to the airport and not as high an elevation.


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A list of expected closing dates.

http://www.onthesnow.com/projected_closing_all.html
Thanks for that. Great resource!
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Mont tremblant in quebec, canada is also an option.. if you do come up, come stay with us!
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Mont tremblant in quebec, canada is also an option.. if you do come up, come stay with us!
Nice offer! Last year we went to Montreal for her birthday.
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Sounds awesome for a guys trip! coming from Orlando, and only having 5 nights, I want to go somewhere more accessible than Banff or Whistler.
I understand the attractiveness of flying into SLC and getting to a mountain quickly but given your timing, you should look hard at Whistler, which I would favor over Banff. Whistler is about a 2 hr drive from the airport in Vancouver but it is a beautiful, easy drive. Once you are there the village has everything you would ever want or need, including some fantastic apres' activities in the base area/village, which only improve with warmer weather. Their elevation and the fact that some of their skiing is on glaciers all but guarantees that you will have good skiing in late April. Five nights is a long enough trip that you will be thankful you made the effort to get up there.
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I'd stay up at Snowbird. If a storm does move through you can find that the road up the canyon is closed for Avalanche control. April can bring some great snow in the Cottonwoods, and other places in the Rockies or Sierra Nevada. Snowbird might not have the elevations of other resorts mentioned but a majority of the mountain faces north and it holds snow longer. Flying into Salt Lake and driving 35 minutes is very nice and Jet Blue has nonstop service from Orlando, Delta might as well. The Hotel Monaco is a nice place to stay in Salt Lake the night before you leave. Great restaurant down in the lobby. How much do you guys ski and what type of terrain do you prefer?
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Snowbird will be open and is probably the best late season skiing in the US on a consistent basis. Cliff Lodge is nice but it's not a condo. Not a lot to do in Little Cottonwood besides ski so you're looking at a trip into Salt Lake for anything the resort doesn't offer. But the skiing is great.
Before the kiddies came along in the mid 90's we use to stay at the Iron Blossom Inn every year for about 5 years. Lifts are super close to the heated sidewalks outside the resort the place was awesome. Seems like a lifetime away.

Now I am all bummed out
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Some of the Tahoe resorts stay open later, especially in big years such as this. Or used to. I skied Alpine Meadows in June in 1998. Awesome spring corn.
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