5 places to shred now!
We know it’s almost Memorial Day, but there are still places to get your shred on in North America. Check out the top five places that are still running their lifts.
A-Basin might be in a landlocked state, but it still has a kick-ass beach. The lower parking lot is home to a stretch of prime real estate known as the “Beach.” This area backs up to the three lower chairlifts, making it easy to access tons of skiable terrain. Even though it’s late in the season, over three-quarters of the mountain is still open. Check out the Web Cams before heading up because in Colorado you never know if it’s going to be blue bird and sunny, no vis and dumping, or raining with a mixture of it all. Get ready to get your shred on until Independence Day. Daily lift tickets run $54 for adults.
Mammoth Mountain, California: Open through July 4th.
Everyone knows that spring riding in Mammoth is where it’s at. Snow is still falling on this Cali shred spot and the conditions are simply out of hand. The resort has parks, pipes, and powder, and plans to be open through July 4th. Tickets are $69 for adults. For conditions and events peep Mammoth Mountain.
If you’re looking to get a little shredding, camping, and “festivaling” all in one, head to Mammoth from June 4th- 6th for the first ever Frendly Gathering. Jack Mitrani and the rest of the FRENDS crew are planning a get together to start “summer off on a bang.”Spring shredding and camping together?! What could be better?
If you are looking for a late season shred adventure, head on up to Whistler, Blackcomb, before this Olympic resort shuts down for the season. From now until May 24, 2010, you can access Blackcomb Mountain from the Excalibur Gondola from 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m. They have a few features open including a halfpipe and mini pipe. Get your summer riding on for $55 (CAN).
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Snowbird, Utah: Open through June 19th
Photo: Snowbird, UT
Snowbird, Utah is still open and ready for all you spring and summer rippers. Lifts will be turning on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until June 19th. Head on over to the this big mountain mecca to get your fill of slush turns for $62 bucks a day. Peep the conditions page for the all the latest: SnowBird Conditions
Timberline, Oregon: Open all summer!!
Who says you have to go to summer camp to shred Mt. Hood? Thanks to Timberline in Oregon, you can get your summer riding on at the popular Palmer Snowfield without paying pricey camp costs. For a mere $42 bucks you can rip around the abundant terrain at Timberline all summer. Lifts run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the park is always fun and changing. Keep tabs on the park status by checking out the daily blog, and conditions page.