In California, Mammoth Mountain has one of the longest ski seasons in the U.S. It typically starts in November and runs at least into June.
Timberline Lodge in Oregon actually has year-round skiing. No, I’m not kidding. They’re more than 11,000 feet high, and you can ski all the way through Labor Day, and on limited days in autumn.
Whistler Mountain in British Columbia has something called glacier skiing between June and July.
Of course, there’s always the option to go south…the Southern Hemisphere, that is. They’re just gearing up for their ski season in places like New Zealand and Argentina.
In Chile, Portillo resort is all about the skiing—no touristy shopping, no cheesy village, no Starbucks. What they do have is skiing from July through September.
Also, since it’s owned by American expats, it even has the North American color system for ski runs…so you don’t end up on the expert slope by accident.
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