After last winter's disastrous showing, snow-lovers in the Twin Cities can take heart: Winter's not over yet.
Afton Alps will have normal operating hours through Saturday, March 23. On Sunday, March 24, it closes early, at 6:00 p.m. It will then operate on a reduced schedule of 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., until Easter Sunday, when it will be closed.
Buck Hill has already shortened its evenings, closing at 7:00 p.m. this week. It opens at 10:00 a.m. during the week, and at 9:00 a.m. on the weekend. Though it has not announced a formal closing date, expect it to keep the wheels turning through the end of March, and perhaps even into April.
Trollhaugen will have shortened hours this weekend, and will be closed on Easter Sunday. It may eek out some time in April, though right now, that's "TBD."
Wild Mountain will be open until the end of the month, but it's going to take some breaks. It will be closed on Monday, March 25 through Wednesday, March 27, before re-opening on Thursday, March 28 for three days, running from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It will be closed on Easter Sunday. It will have near-normal hours the rest of this week (closing at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 9:00 p.m. on Friday) but closing early (9:00 p.m.) this weekend.
Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area is on target to close on Sunday, March 24. It's open for the after-school market during the week (3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.), and will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on the weekend.
Welch Village will close up shop for the season on Sunday as well, at 6:00 p.m.
To avoid unpleasant surprises due to closure this late in the season, be sure to check with each area's website before heading out.