Destinations

Endless Winter

Where the Snow Still Falls

You've made it to April. And yet, you've still got the itch for one last powder-filled run. Good news: a few of the continent's top destinations are extending the season a little longer, thanks to an apocalyptic amount of late-season snowfall. So break out the snowflake sweater one more time...

Heavenly, Near Lake Tahoe

Heavenly, Near Lake Tahoe

Pushed back to: April 25
After a colossal snowstorm dropped more than three feet of powder on the region, Heavenly (along with six other nearby resorts) moved its closing date into April. Once they dig out the casinos, all the ingredients will be there for the sort of weekend we can get behind.

Heavenly, 800-HEAVENLY, near Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Mt. Washington, Near Vancouver

Mt. Washington, Near Vancouver

Pushed back to: April 24
For only the second time ever, the mountain's snowfall surpassed 500 inches in a season. Which means you have two more weeks to take part in the joint's famous night skiing, not to mention train for that gold medal you so richly deserved but didn't win because you hid a flask in your ski pole.

Purgatory at Durango Mountain, Southwest Colorado

Purgatory at Durango Mountain, Southwest Colorado

Pushed back to: April 30
Even in southwest Colorado, the snow has been pouring down—this place has gotten 200 inches of snow this winter—which means you can spend a day here skiing and then go whitewater rafting the next day. Make sure to save some time for après-rafting.

Aspen Skiing Co., Colorado

Aspen Skiing Co., Colorado

Pushed back to: April 25
Four times the pleasure: this collective of four mountains has pushed back its final runs to late April. If you prefer to think of it as an extension on slopeside hot tub season, that's fine too.

Alta, Near Park City, Utah

Alta, Near Park City, Utah

Pushed back to: April 18
This place—just down the road from Redford's place—has more than 2,200 acres of dry, skiable powder. Between this and taking the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, you and Park City have had a pretty good run.

Alta, 801-359-1078, near Park City, Utah

Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon

Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon

Pushed back to: May 16
If you really want to make winter last forever, head to Oregon—Mt. Hood Meadows just extended the season through mid-May after three feet of snow fell in the past month. Slaloming down endless powder is really the only way to celebrate Mother's Day.

Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Destinations in Ski & Board