For skiers of all ages, hitting the slopes at night can be an exhilarating experience. In fact, many skiers actively seek out slopes that remain open in the evening hours, illuminated by the soft glow of fluorescent lights. Here are just a few options where you can indulge your need for a nighttime run.
Located just a short way from Vancouver, British Columbia, the mountain park offers evening hours for skiers who may be too busy to make it to the slopes during daylight hours. The city lights provide a soft glow to see by and the park’s well-maintained grounds are just a couple reasons this is one of Canada’s most favored locations.
Le Collet d’Allevard
This is France’s largest night skiing park, providing as much as 50 acres of slopes. It’s rare to find such an expansive resort in the country, because this region of Europe is dominated by alpine terrain. For that reason, skiing is restricted to the lower portion of the mountain ranges. Le Collet d’Allevard keeps its slopes open until 10:30 p.m.
These Colorado slopes rise far above the Steamboat Resort and remain open into the early evening hours. It’s important to check the operating hours for each day, because times do vary. The slopes are brightened with overhead lighting and lifts carry skiers to the top of the mountain for each new run.
It’s rare to find late night skiing in this part of the country, but that’s exactly what this northeast facility offers. The New Hampshire resort may offer the latest skiing of any resort in the country with hours lasting as late as 3:00 a.m. on some nights. Once guests obtain the special pass, they can ski as late as they like.
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl
The Ski Bowl, found in Oregon, is the largest ski park in the United States, boasting 960 acres of outdoor fun. The slopes are illuminated and there are activities to entertain skiers of every level from rocky mini golf lines to moonlit powder fields. The resort remains open until 10:00 p.m. every night.
This Utah ski resort is known for its night powder turns and its three chair lifts that keep skiers moving. Its most popular lift, the Crest Express, takes skiers higher up into the mountains than any other U.S. resort.
The most renowned ski resort offering nighttime skiing takes skiers east to Japan. The resort offers guests a wide range of slopes and activities, so something will appeal to everyone. Frequent snowfall keeps the slopes fresh, even into the late evening hours. Guests travel from all over the world to experience the slopes on Grand Hirafu.