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Skiing The USA On The 4th of July 2024

Skiing The USA On The 4th of July 2024

Published : 04-Jul-2024 07:06

Only one ski area is open in the US this 4th of July, Independence Day 2024, the lowest number for some years.

Timberline on Mt Hood in Oregon is expected to be the only centre open, it's lifts running from 7am to 2pm up on the Palmer snowfield, where there are a few miles of runs and a terrain park to enjoy.

Last winter almost a dozen US centres had stayed open into July, or re-opened especial for the holiday as they still had so much snow lying after a record snowfall winter for many.

Most other years there are at least 4 or 5 centres open on 4th July, with The Palisades and Mammoth in California often managing to stay open until then. This year poor snowfall in the first half of winter got things off to a poor start and whilst there was heavy snowfall in March and April taking some ski centres up to their annual average stat by the final week of winter, it was not a great snowfall year.

Even with that Mammoth – which stayed open into August in 2023 – might have been open but key lifts used for late spring and summer access are being upgraded ahead of the 24-25 season, so it closed unusually early, at the end of May.

It is of course also possible to ski indoors in the USA today, at the Big Snow indoor snow centre in New Jersey.

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