Where to Ski in May and Beyond


There are a handful of ski resorts still open in Europe, with more in North America. NEW

A swath of ski rsorts in the Alps closed at the weekend including Meribel, Les Menuires, Les Arcs & La Plagne in France.

Obertauern and Ischgl in Austria end their seasons, as did Cortina and Livigno in Italy.

Adelboden in Switzerland also brought the curtain down on its winter.

But some resorts are open next weekend, with others carrying on into May.

The best snow is found at altitude with the snow getting slushier as the day progresses.

The Alps


Soelden (glacier area only) – May 7th

Piztal – May 7th

Moltaler – May 7th

Stubai – May 21

Kaunertaler – May 21st

Kitzsteinhorn – May 29th

Hintertux – Year-round

Hintertux, Austria. Image © PlanetSKI

Hintertux, Austria. Image © PlanetSKI


Val Thorens – May 7th

Tignes – May 7th

Val d’Isere -May 7th

La Grande Derniere, Val Thorens. Image © PlanetSKI

Val Thorens in May. Image © PlanetSKI


Cervinia – May 7th

Passo Tonales (glacier area) – May 7th

Cervinia, Italy. Image © PlanetSKI

Cervinia, Italy. Image © PlanetSKI


Engelberg – May 7th

Glacier 3000 – May 7th

Zermatt – Year-round

Zermatt, Switzerland. Image © PlanetSKI

Zermatt, Switzerland. Image © PlanetSKI

There is also skiing to be had in Finland with the summer glacier resort of Fonna in Norway opening shortly.



Levi – May 7th

Ruka – May 7th


Fonna – Opens May 7th

North America


Blackcombe – May 22nd

Lake Louise – May 7th

Sunshine Village – May 21st

Sunshine Village, Banff

Sunshine Village, Banff. Image © PlanetSKI.


Heavenly – May 7th

Brian Head Resort – 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

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

There are of course the indoor snow centres and plastic slopes in the UK if you can’t wait until next winter.

The ski season usually starts in the southern hemisphere in Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina in June.

Early season conditions are looking good but there is not confirmation yet of any opening dates.

We’ll keep you posted…

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


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