10 Best Ski Resorts for Late Season Snow & Spring Skiing
Published on March 11th, 2015 | by David Harrison0
With the summer months fast approaching, are you afraid you might have missed your chance to hit the slopes this year? Fear not! There are plenty of resorts that are still open if you’re looking for some late season ski action! No more excuses for not skiing this year!
1) Val Thorens, France.
Val Thorens is Europe’s highest ski resort, which means the snow keeps colder for long & the lifts remain running up until early May!
2) Åre, Sweden
The number one resort in Sweden is also Northern Europe’s largest and most advanced! A season in Åre lasts right up until May, and is a popular destination for night skiiers, too!
3) Zermatt, Switzerland
For those regular visitors of Zermatt, you will know that it is one of the rare resorts that boasts year-round skiing. Zermatt offers skiing until early May, before the summer skiing ultimately begins on the Glacier!
4) Livigno, Italy
Another one of the higher resorts in Europe, and known for its sunny weather. Skiing in Livigno lasts until late April, or even early May on a good year.
5) Mammoth, California
Mammoth is well known for having one of the longest ski seasons in all of North America. A season here typically last until end of May/ beginning of June but also boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year!
6) Tignes, France
Open all year-round, Tignes remains open for almost three months longer than any other French resort, and is still open well into May. The summer skiing then begins on the Glacier in June!
7) Hintertux, Austria
One of only two ski resorts that is open 365 days every year. Hintertux is open from April to November when it looks to open every day (weather permitting) with it being one of the largest skiable areas in the Alps!
8) Gassan, Japan
Gassan is known for its impressive amount of snow (up to 8metres!) during the winter, so much that it doesn’t even open until April because the resort is totally accessible until then! From April the lifts remain open until late July!
9) Whistler-Blackcomb, Canada
Skiers can keep going in Blackcomb Mountain until mid June thanks to the presence of a glacier. The amazing slope grooming and snow-making facilities also help this Canadian resort to ensure a lengthy season in what has repeatedly been voted the best ski resort in the world.
10) Riksgränsen, Sweden
Riksgränsen is Sweden’s most northern ski resort. Known as the spring skiing capital of Europe, the resorts latitude also means that it’s possible to ski here at midnight during the last few weeks of the season in May and for a few days when the centre re-opens during Midsummer in June – when there’s 24-hour daylight.