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JULY 4TH SKI SESSIONS - Katie Bamber, Senior News Reporter
Monday July 3, 2017 - Email this article to a friend

After a monster season in the USA, Independence Day festivities included skiing, as well as more hot tub parties. Take a look: UPDATED



Here's how the resorts, still going strong off the back of epic snowfall during Winter 16/17, partied into July on the USA's birthday.

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Enjoy this snow through August at California's Mammoth.

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4th July

America will be celebrating today, big.

A few of our favourite spots get to do it with a little of what we like best.

So here's a look at those resorts offering skiing and snowboarding, with more besides, in the USA.

Squaw Valley, California.

Celebrations have been going on since 1st July at the resort's Freedom Fest.

"It is certainly uncommon to be able ski in July but it is truly unheard of to be operating at the capacity that we will be operating on July 4th Weekend," Squaw Valley's CEO, Andy Wirth, says.

"With five lifts [running] including the Funitel and Gold Coast Express, pool parties, live music and the Lake Cushing Crossing, this will be the Ultimate Independence Day Weekend," he told news site, Tahoetopia.

Down in the village is the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival while the 'Ultimate Independence Day Weekend' includes pool parties and barbecues up the mountain.

It is going all out with three days of live music, hot tub parties, free shows at KT Base Bar and fireworks on Monday evening.

And then there's the skiing, 1st - 4th July until 2pm.

Not to escape mention is the annual pond skimming event: Lake Cushing Crossing.

To honour the day, members of the military are welcomed to the resort to ski for free!

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Mammoth Mountain, California

This resort has hands down had the best of this monster season.

It is operating daily and has committed to running through August.

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Mammoth Lakes festivities:
  • All day skiing and riding at Mammoth Mountain
  • 7:00 a.m. Lions Club pancake breakfast
  • 10:10 a.m. Footloose Freedom Mile
  • 11:00 a.m. Independence Day parade
  • 11:00 a.m. 40th annual arts show
  • 9:15 p.m. Fireworks at Crowley Lake

The Village:

  • All-American picnic in The Plaza
  • DJ mashups & live music
  • Ducky races in The Village pond
  • Chihuahua races in The Plaza
  • Kids' activities in The Plaza
  • Stage show in The Plaza
  • Fireworks extravaganza in The Plaza
Snowbird, Utah

... Is hosting a pancake breakfast with live music for the Fourth of July celebrations.

- And the resort will fire up a lift on the 5th for 100-year-old George Jedenoff to celebrate his century on skis where it all started for him.

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Mount Bachelor, Oregon

Ski the Summit from 2nd - 4th July until 1pm on the prepped ski slope.

After the morning's ski or ride, the action continues in West Village: mountain biking off Sunshine Accelerator, barbecues on the deck, a chairlift up to the top of Pine Marten for the views.

"It's kind of a novelty thing to be able to ski in July, and it's exciting. We are stoked," the resort's marketing and communications manager, Stirling Cobb, said.

"If you have a mountain bike, there is no reason not to throw it in your car as well and bring it up."

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Colorado's Arapahoe Basin will surprisingly be closed on the 4th. It is open for summer operations Friday-Monday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. through September 17th. 

Give us a few hours for it to kick off and check back in for what goes on today in the mountains.

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the mountains.

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