Last year, the high temperature in the Twin Cities reached 80 degrees. Today, it's snowing, and ski areas in the region are offering snowboarders and skiers a bonus week, with most planning to close out the season this Sunday, March 24.
Hyland Ski & Snowboard area will run an abbreviated schedule this week, opening only from ,3:00 p.m. until 9:00 pm.
Buck Hill will be open 10 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., today through Friday. It has not yet released its closing date.
Welch Village has announced it will close for the season on Sunday, at 6:00 p.m.
Wild Mountain also anticipates its closing day will be Sunday, at 5:00 p.m.
Afton Alps plans a "food shelf frenzy" for the weekend. Bring four non-perishable food items for donation to local food banks, and pay just $8 for a ticket. It will be your last chance to visit before Vail Resorts brings in some improvements over the summer
If you want your season around the cities to linger as long as possible, Trollhaugen says it is "hoping for April." After that you'll have to drive up north to Spirit Mountain (tentative date: March 31) and Lutsen Mountains (expect a date in April).
This being the late season, you'll find lower prices for lift tickets all around. If you would like to check out an area you don't have a season pass for, this would be a good week to do it.