BOSTON -- It ain't over 'til it's over, and at some ski areas, the
fat lady hasn't yet sung.
Last year Alpine Meadows stayed open until June 13, and Squaw
Valley USA offered skiing daily until May 31. Both resorts are
located in California's Sierra Nevada range.
Following is a sampling of what's out there for die-hard skiers
and snowboarders:North Lake Tahoe. Several downhill ski resorts on the
California-Nevada border are expected to be open through the end of
May, and visitors can take advantage of price breaks.
Discounts are available at Northstar-at-Tahoe, Squaw Valley USA
and Alpine Meadows, for example, and visitors can even work in a
round of golf, hiking or mountain biking, depending on the
Lake Tahoe Central ReservationsPark City, Utah. The Canyons, expected to stay open until the
end of April, offers rates starting at $85 per night plus tax for
Phone: (800) 824-6348
Central Reservations of Park CityMountain Vacations. The Denver-based tour operator is offering
late-spring packages to two resorts, both of which typically stay
open until the end of April.
Phone: (800) 570-5618 or (435) 649-6606
A three-night lodging package at Breckenridge Mountain Lodge in
Colorado, including a two-day lift ticket and hotel taxes, starts
from $195 per person, land.
The package also includes a free hour of on-mountain activities,
such as tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing or snow skating.
A three-night land package at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort
Whistler in Whistler, British Columbia, including a three-day lift
ticket and hotel taxes, is priced from $255 per person through
April 21. Discounted air add-ons also are available.
Mountain VacationsUnited Vacations teamed up with Breckenridge Resort to offer
Ski Free/Stay Free packages through April 25.
Phone: (800) 775-7995
Skiers receive a fifth night free at the Great Divide Lodge and
a fourth free day of skiing. Rates begin at $544 from San Francisco
and Los Angeles and $624 from New York and Boston, including
roundtrip air fare on United Airlines.
Prices are per person, double occupancy, and are valid for
Wednesday and Thursday departures.
Phone: (800) 328-6877