It’s been a great season for Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Many of them opened in time for the Thanksgiving crowd and kept their lifts running for skiing and snowboarding far into April.
Below are closing dates for Lake Tahoe ski resorts
Boreal Mountain – The resort off Interstate 80 will be shutting down Sunday, April 17. Two-day spring tickets available online for $74-$84 (depending on days selected). 2016-17 season passes can be used for current spring skiing.
Donner Ski Ranch – The family-owned ski resort is closed after experiencing a bounce back season with lots of snow for skiers and snowboarders.
Granlibakken – The ski and snowboard hill remains open through Sunday, April 17.
Heavenly Mountain – With good conditions, Heavenly decided to push its closing date back one week to Sunday, April 24. Gunbarrel is closed for the season, but there is still enough terrain open to enjoy some spring skiing. The 2016-17 season passes cannot be used this spring, but the price of a daily lift ticket can be deducted from the cost of a pass if you purchase it on the same day.
Homewood Mountain – The popular resort with the great views of Lake Tahoe closed on Sunday, April 10. It was a good overall season for Homewood, which had its struggles a year ago with a lack of snow.
Kirkwood Mountain – Closing day is Sunday, April 17 for the resort off Highway 88. Kirkwood had lots of powder this season with more than 450 inches of snow reported.
Northstar California – The family-friendly resort with tons of great amenities will be closing Sunday, April 17. A Vail Resort (like Kirkwood and Heavenly), Northstar had more than 450 inches of snow this season.
Mammoth Mountain – The resort plans to remain open at least through Memorial Day. Special events include the Ezakimak Challenge on April 23, a 2,000-vertical-foot uphill race on foot, skis, snow-shoes or fat-tired bike; online entry is $40; on-site entry starts at 3 p.m., costs $50. The race is followed by a Pink Moon Summit Party (spectators can ride the gondola up, $25). The 2016-17 season passes allow skiing this spring.
Mount Rose – The first Lake Tahoe-area resort to open this season, Mt. Rose will be one of the last to close, shutting down its lifts for good May 8. The 2016/2017 season passes will allow skiing this spring.
Sierra-at-Tahoe – The resort off Highway 50 closes Sunday, April 17. The 2016-17 season passes do permit unlimited skiing this spring.
Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows – The North Lake Tahoe resorts will stay open into May; no firm closure date announced. Ski through spring and get a full season next year, as well as discounted friends and family tickets with purchase of 2016-17 season tickets.
Sugar Bowl – The resort received 8 inches of snow this week and will remain open through Sunday, April 24.