Soliciting Western May Advice/Votes

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Soliciting Western May Advice/Votes

So, I need to be in Oakland and San Fran for business on the 20th/21st.  Likely going to get in a weekend of skiing on the way out.

Choices are:

Colorado - Breck and A Basin.  A Basin (currently) has the highest percentage of terrain open (90+%), and Breck is ‘limited’ to (a high percentage of) high alpine terrain.

Utah - Snowbird, about 50% open.

Squaw Valley - Lowest percentage of open terrain.

Colorado and Utah expecting a foot or so this week.  Tahoe nada.

So, thoughts?  Advice?
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Best skis on snow experience would be Colorado.  Colder temps, most available terrain, still getting snow this week.

Would love to get back to Squaw, see more of the hill, but is late spring bound to disappoint for that purpose?

Snowbird would be easiest (transportation logistics), expecting snow this week, and I didn’t explore much there last trip.  A little touring around Alta May be doable.

I guess I’ll check events calendars, see if anything fun non-skiing wise is in the cards.

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Weekend trip, still looking for easy.  Not into a 3 hour drive from RNO, and connecting thru LA to Mammoth Lakes looks like a logistical pia.....

Give me a an easy way there and I’ll add it to the list of options!
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I'll be in Squaw from May 29th to June 3rd.

My brother is getting married at the KT-22 base lodge on June 1st.
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JTG4eva! wrote
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Would love to get back to Squaw, see more of the hill, but is late spring bound to disappoint for that purpose?.
I'm gonna say no.

High camp is a summer party, I hear (pools, hot tubs, etc.), and the skiing should still be good up high. I'm bringing skis & golf clubs.
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Mammoth was my first thought purely from a terrain open standpoint.  Have friends planning to meet up there in late May/early June.

Did a ski safari in early May 2018 that started in Oregon and ended with a morning at Squaw and three days at Mammoth.  Pretty good skiing 7:30am-noon at Mammoth.  My ski buddy and I were using the MCP so stopping at Squaw it didn't matter that we'd only get in a few hours on snow.  He'd never skied anywhere around Tahoe.

He went on to ski A-Basin before heading home to NM after dropping me off for my return flight from Las Vegas.  Since he lives at 5000 ft, the high altitude doesn't bother him.

Check and see which lifts are open at Snowbird.  I think the tram is offline for maintenance in May.
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no easy way to Mammoth..

Rent a MTB and ride one of the world's great trails  "Flow Trail" in Santa Cruz..
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No, the Tram at Snowbird won’t be running that weekend.
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MC2 5678F589 wrote
High camp is a summer party, I hear (pools, hot tubs, etc.), and the skiing should still be good up high.
Agree, it is lots of fun.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
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