With spring snow (and so much of it!) comes discounts at California ski resorts


With California’s epic snow season this winter, Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley ski resorts will remain open through the Fourth of July. Mt. Rose will stay open through Memorial Day, and Alpine Meadow will remain open through May 14.

So what’s happening on the slopes in spring?

For the record:

8:27 a.m. May 30, 2024An earlier version of this post said Mt. Rose ski area would be open until the Fourth of July and Squaw Valley would be open until Memorial Day. Mt. Rose will be open until Memorial Day and Squaw Valley will be open until the Fourth of July.

Squaw Valley at Olympic Village, Calif., offers lessons to first-timers for $79 on Saturday and Sunday. The cost covers a two-hour ski or snowboard lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment for anyone 13 and older. Lessons are held at the beginner area at High Camp, around 8,200 feet. Reservations are required. Info: Ski & Board

Mt. Rose near Reno in the Lake Tahoe area offers $60 lift tickets for adults 16 and older, $30 for kids 6 to 15 years old starting Thursday. The resort plans to stay open Thursdays through Sundays until Memorial Day (May 29) with as much of the terrain open as conditions allow. Info: Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe


Mammoth shows a season total of 610 inches, with a 320-inch base at the 11,053-foot summit. Squaw Valley reports a 222-inch average base depth.

Not all lifts will be operating, and Alpine Meadows will be open limited days after this weekend. Still, it’s a chance to keep your skis and snowboards handy into summer.

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