PC: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
With Fourth of July skiing comes Fourth of July ski parties – truly a sight to behold for anyone who wishes to see skiers and snowboarders dress up in funky costumes and drink to excess while enjoying the pleasant weather and slushy snow. Here are the top picks for ski resorts to ride at on the Fourth of July this summer:
Spread-eagles are for America PC: Liftopia
Sending the cornice at Beartooth PC: Missoulian
Mt. Hood in all her Glory PC: Snowbrains
Mt. Hood, OR – Timberline is the only mountain in the United States that allows lift-accessed skiing 12 months out of the year. During summer operations, Timberline is best known for its abundance of terrain parks and private race courses, attracting park skiers and ski racers alike from around the country to come enjoy the sunshine and get their fill of slush skiing. Many of these ski bums camp at or around the base of the ski area, creating a popping yet mellow scene of riders who came just to ski and enjoy the vibe. Fourth of July here is definitely a fun place to be and ski.
Mammoth or the beach? PC: Adventure Sports Network
'Murica PC: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA – After having received a whopping 35” in the month of May, Squaw Valley has announced that they will keep their lifts spinning up until the 7th of July. Because their closing weekend falls on the same weekend as the Fourth, crowds of locals flock here in outrageous costumes with intentions to party. “Squallywood,” as some call it will also host the “Lake Tahoe Freedom Fest,” which entails 3 days of live music and festivities as well as a massive display of fireworks. How many other ski areas have a closing day party as patriotically labeled as, “Freedom Fest?” Showcase your patriotism and ski your heart out at the same time this year at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the Fourth of July.