We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ouch! We got a little rain for the past 3 or 4 days -- very little. Most of the "storm" rolled past us just south a little and dropped it on CO. We are going to have a very bad summer for fire here. I can see dirt all the way to the top of the highest peaks--there are still some patches of snow. The snow melt has already passed through the rivers.
A-Basin generally tries to stay open until 4th of July weekend. IIRC they made it last year and, based on those photos, may make it this year. I'm not a fan of skiing in slush so it matters not to me. Was out at Canyons and Park City in Utah in mid-March and it was way too warm for skiing. Bummer.
I believe part of the reason, if not the entire reason, that other resorts in the Summit and Eagle area don't stay open is that they are located on National Park land and their permits require that they close in time for the elk migration.
Oh, BTW, I realize your friend didn't intend to ski but skiing in Jeans makes him what my daughters call, "A Joey". That's a big fashion no-no ;)