Where Are You Celebrating Independence Day?!

Credit: Brett Monroe from Seattle, USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
There are more than a few ways that could be called traditional that we celebrate the 4th of July. Some head to the beach, out on the boat, to the local park and then fire up the grill for a good old fashioned family cookout. Oh, and there is always the fireworks show at the end of the night. But, what about going a little outside of tradition and hitting the slopes. There are a handful of places that you can do that.

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Celebrating one of the longest seasons the mountain has had in a long time, A-Basin will be open for skiing and riding on July 4, from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. This marks the first time since 2011 that they have been able to do that. Also, this will be closing day for them, so get out to celebrate if you can.

Snowbird, Utah

Boasting the "Longest Season In Utah", Snowbird will be open all morning on the 4th of July, from 8 AM to noon.  The day there also starts with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, so head out early. This will also be closing for them, just like A-Basin.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, California

The Lake Tahoe area took a bit of a whooping during the wicked winter of 2018/2019. What does that mean? It means they got a ton of snow and are able to ski right into the 4th of July. With activities and events throughout the holiday weekend, including all day lifts on Independence Day, this could be the place to be to celebrate the birth of the nation.

Mammoth Mountain, California

If you have been following closing dates of the U.S. mountains, you know that Mammoth really hasn't picked one this year. They just aren't closing, which means they will be open for the 4th of July. Get this, on July 6 is their fireworks show, which also happens to be the highest fireworks display in the nation.

Beartooth Basin, Montana

Beartooth Basin, known as a summer-only hill right here in the land of the free and the home of the brave, it only makes sense that they would have lifts spinning for Independence Day. Get out there for all skiing and riding.

Timberline Lodge And Ski Area, Oregon

The Pacific Northwest will also have the opportunity to get out there and ride on the 4th of July. Head out to Mt. Hood if you're able.

Whistler Blackcomb Hortsman Glacier, British Columbia

If you want to get some turns on a glacier and feeling squirrely enough to take the Independence Day celebration to our neighbors to the north, you can do that, too. They will have just had their Canada celebration, why not mix it up with 4th of July?

For more detailed information regarding events, celebrations, dates, times, and pricing, please head to each of these hills websites of social media pages. Happy 4th of July!!!


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