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Record snowpack spoils Memorial Day plans across West
Skiing is great - Camping lousy to non-existent
Epic snowpacks in parts of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and California have ski resorts bustling with activity, while traditional Memorial Day campgrounds remain covered with snow.
With May snow depths "deeper than anything we have seen in the last 45 years," Yellowstone National Park has just one campground open.
came back from a trip to Yellowstone where a key highway into the park remains
closed because parts of the road have seen more than 25 feet of snow. The major
north-south road through the park was open, but major snow banks remain in many
Meanwhile, the skiing is great.
With three more inches of snow overnight, Washington's Crystal Mountain Resort just broke its all-time snowfall record today, and will be open for skiing all weekend. As of today they've received 600 inches of snow, breaking the previous record of 596 inches set in 1998/99.
In Colorado, "Aspen is reopening 136 acres of trails for skiing this weekend, and Arapahoe Basin has extended its closing dates beyond June 5."
The Lake Tahoe region along the California-Nevada border is "getting amazing ski traffic for this time of year," and it's snowing like crazy at Idaho's Lookout Ski and Recreation Area near the Montana line.
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