Two US Ski Areas Close After Long Season
2nd June 2022
Last modified on June 6th, 2022
Arapahoe Basin in Colorado and Killington in Vermont closed on Sunday June 5th. For Killington it marks the latest time skiing has been on offer for 25-years at the east coast resort. UPDATED
The 1996/97 season lasted until June 22nd.
“When lift operations conclude, we will have offered more than 190 days of skiing and riding this season here at Killington,” said Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort ahead of the closing.
“Year-round adventure kicked off with mountain biking and golf, Memorial Day weekend.
“Next winter we’re excited to kick off the longest season in the East with the unveiling of the new K-1 Base Lodge and the return of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.”
Ending the winter season on a high note
It’s not every year we send it right into June, but it’s exactly how we wanted to close out the 21/22 winter season. The vibes were running high, the camaraderie was unmatched, and we can’t wait to keep the adventure going all summer long! pic.twitter.com/QZJz8xbUfd
— Killington Resort (@KillingtonMtn) June 5, 2022
The skiing was on preserved snow and was carefully maintained by the resort.
The snowmaking team began work on October 17th 2021 in preparation of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.
It continued making and stockpiling snow until the end of March 2022.
The grooming team has since worked to preserve the snow.
Another resort calling it a day at the weekend was Arapahoe Basin in Colorado.
We are now closed for the winter season. Thank you to everyone who made our 75th season of skiing and riding LEGENDARY!
We will be open for summer activities on June 24th!
The 6th Alley will be open Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm the next couple weekends until we open for summer.💙❤️#ABasin pic.twitter.com/7xEB8QXija
— Arapahoe Basin (@Arapahoe_Basin) June 5, 2022
Meanwhile in Utah the resort of Alta may have closed but the locals have recently been hiking up for some fresh powder.