Now that it’s June, thoughts of snow and winter are in the rear view mirror. Our last Certified Snowfall Totals® report was published on May 31st. However, parts of the western United States are still seeing the white stuff. Now, we are talking about the mountainous regions in the West and elevations above 5000 feet. But, nonetheless, there are a few ski areas that are having a record season.
Breckenridge Ski Area in Colorado and Snowbird in Utah are still open this month. Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley in California remain open as well. In fact, Squaw Valley is planning on keeping the ski area operational until July 7. However, Timberline Lodge at the base of Mount Hood remains the king of all ski areas in the United States. With a summit elevation of 8540 feet, the ski area receives an average of 550” of snow. This year’s projected closing date is August 31st!! Timberline Lodge is open, on average, 305 days a year and sometimes folks can ski through the Labor Day weekend. Impressive for sure. For the rest of us, let’s just enjoy summer.