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North America resorts extend season
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Good snow means several resorts in the USA and Canada will be open until early summer. It is not the first time resorts have been open into the summer.

In 2011 record snow bases at a number of Californian ski areas led to more than half-a-dozen staying open until, or re-opening for, the US independence day holiday weekend in July.

However last year the picture was very different with almost no snow remaining after a poor winter.

This year Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington state has already announced it intends to stay open at weekends from late April until at least June 16. The resort has had more than 10 metres of snow fall this winter and currently has a base of around 2-3m.

In Canada, both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains in BC will remain open daily until April 21st after which Blackcomb Resort will be open until May 20th then the Blackcomb glacier will be open daily from noon to 3pm from June 22 to July 28 for summer skiing.

Mammoth Mountain in California is yet to announce its summer opening plans but has more than a 4m base at present and has stayed open in to August in the past.

Elsewhere, in Oregon, Mount Bachelor has announced it will be open to at least May 26th 

The resort's Pine Marten, Skyline and Summit lifts will operate to 2pm daily. 

And back north of the border in Alberta, Canada Marmot Basin, Lake Louise and Sunshine ski areas will all be open in to May.

For the spirit of the mountains

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