Where Is It Still Possible to Ski?

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Quite a few places & the April conditions in the Alps are the best in recent years.  NEW

As Spring blossoms in the UK and at lower altitude in the Alps people think winter and skiing is over.

Not so.

How do we know?

Mainly because PlanetSKI has been in France and Switzerland these past few weeks making the most of the excellent April snow.

At low altitude it may have been like this:

Le Tour, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Le Tour, France. Image © PlanetSKI

But higher up:

Val Thorens, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Val Thorens, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Meribel, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Meribel, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Les Menuires, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Les Menuires, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Chamonix, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Chamonix, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Verbier, Switzerland. Image © PlanetSKI

Verbier, Switzerland. Image © PlanetSKI

95% of resorts in the Alps are now closed, so that means 5% are open.

You can only be in one resort at any one time, so it really doesn’t matter what conditions are like in all the others.

Or whether they are open or not.

All one needs to do is choose carefully and head high.

Follow this link if you want to see what current conditions are like at this time of year:

PlanetSKI is now looking at heading over to the glacier resorts in the Tirol in Austria, that are open into May.

Here is a summary of the main resorts still open in the Alps, Scandinavia and North America and when they are due to close, but do remember conditions change quickly and check with resorts for the latest:

The Alps

Austria

Obertauern – May 1st

Ischgl – May 1st

Soelden (glacier area only) – May 7th

Piztal – May 7th

Moltaler – May 7th

Stubai – May 21

Kaunertaler – May 21st

Kitzsteinhorn – May 29th

Hintertux – Year-round

France

Meribel – April 28th

Les Menuires – April 28th

Les Arcs – April 29th

La Plagne – April 29th

La Grave – April 30th

Argentiere – May 1st

Val Thorens – May 7th

Tignes – May 7th

Val d’Isere -May 7th

Germany

Zugspitze – May 1st

Italy

Livigno –  May 1st

Solda – May 1st

Cortina – May 1st

Cervinia – May 7th

Passo Tonales (glacier area) – May 7th

Slovakia

Jasna – May 1st

Switzerland

Adelboden – April 30th

Andermatt – May 1st

Samnaun – May 1st

Engelberg – May 7th

Glacier 3000 – May 7th

Adelboden – April 30th

Zermatt – Year-round

Scandinavia

Finland

Yllas – May 1st

Pyha – May 1st

Levi – May 7th

Ruka – May 7th

Norway

Beitostolen – April 29th

Voss  – April 30th

Hemsedal – April 30th

Narvik – April 30th

Sweden

Are – April 30th

Riksgransen – May 28th

North America

Canada

Blackcombe – May 22nd

Mount Norquay – May 1st

Marmot Basin – May 1st

Lake Louise – May 7th

Sunshine Village – May 21st

USA

Northstar –  April 30th

Park City – May 1st

Kirkwood – May 1st

Heavenly – May 7th

Copper Mountain – May 7th

Solitude – May 21st

Winter Park – May 21st

Breckenridge – May 28th

Snowbird –May 29th

A-Basin – June 4th

Palisades Tahoe – Mid-Jun

Mammoth Mountain – July, maybe even August

PlanetSKI is visiting Palisades Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain in California in the middle of May, so do look out for those reports.

Mammoth Mountain. Image c/o Christian Pondella

Mammoth Mountain. Image c/o Christian Pondella

Here at PlanetSKI we will be updating information on all resort closing dates as we receive fresh information.

Do check with the resorts for exact and up-to-date times as the situation can change quickly at this time of year.

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This article was originally published by Planetski.eu. Read the original article here.

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