Top 10 Places to Ski and Snowboard in Summer

Some of us simply can't get enough skiing in the five or so months of winter the northern U.S. has to offer. Fear not, there's a whole other hemisphere in which it snows. To ski every month of the year, you may also need to head north to colder regions or super high in search of glaciers...unless you call skiing on patches of poop-hued snow the size of a city bus skiing. So in honor of never-ending winter and never-relenting powder hounds, the Powder Feed's last blog post of the season offers the gift that keeps on giving: the top ten places to ski in summer. Don't forget the sunscreen and happy turns. 

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One of the U.S. Ski Team's favorite summer haunts, Portillo has killer steeps, wide-open alpine terrain, famed dry powder, plus views of Aconcagua and the glowing glacial Laguna del Inca. And because the resort famously only accommodates 450 people at a time, lift lines are virtually unheard of. The season runs June 19-Oct. 2. 

Timberline Lodge & Ski Area, Mt. Hood, Oregon

Mt. Hood's Palmer Snowfield retains schuss-worthy snow all year round, which is why Timberline stays open throughout the summer and claims the only year-round lift-served terrain in the country. Beware of the kid racers mach-ing down the hill. 

Zermatt, Switzerland 

While the rest of Europe is hitting the Greek isles, Zermatt's Theodul glacier, just under the shadow of the Matterhorn, stays open for die-hard skiers (and European national ski team training) all summer. So sure they are of their high altitude and efficiently run ski area, those Swiss offer an "absolute snow guarantee." Not bad. 

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