EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › Any eastern resorts good in late march?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Any eastern resorts good in late march?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi,

I am going on a college trip during the 3rd week in March in New England and was wondering if any resorts would have any thing beyond corn and slush. I was thinking by best bets would be Jay peak and Sugarloaf in ME, but I have never been to any of those places. I was also wondering if conditions in the white mountains would be good enough for a snowshoeing trip.

post #2 of 7

I regularly ski the Whites then and have never been w/o snow though the choice of terrain is more limited and it's pretty soft on the lowest slopes. That being said, the further north you go and the higher up you go the more likely you can do the snowshoeing thing. Jay is a great bet, Sugarloaf pretty good as well.   

post #3 of 7

Don't knock slush!  I love late season slush bumps in warm sunshine.

One year I went to Sugarbush when people were sitting around the pool at the base hotel and had a great time skiing.

 

But some years the 3rd week of March is still winter-ish.  There is usually a lot of snow in March (but also a lot of melting).

post #4 of 7

King of spring = Sugarloaf

 

Last year while other places in NE only had 1 or 2 trails open in April Sugarloaf had 56.

 

My best powder day ever was 4 years ago, 2nd week of April at the Loaf.

 

Every year is different, last April I had to go to Utah for the snow.

 

But even the end of March last year was still awesome skiing in the NE.

post #5 of 7

Third week in March in New England can mean anything from spring conditions to mid-winter cold and powder.  All depends on the weather.  Some of the largest dumps of powder I've ever experienced were in mid-March in Vermont. 

post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by billabilla View Post

Hi,

I am going on a college trip during the 3rd week in March in New England and was wondering if any resorts would have any thing beyond corn and slush. I was thinking by best bets would be Jay peak and Sugarloaf in ME, but I have never been to any of those places. I was also wondering if conditions in the white mountains would be good enough for a snowshoeing trip.


Jay and Sugarloaf are good bets.  Sugarbush has been staying open really late in recent years.  Stowe good too.  Mt Washington area will surely have enough snow for extensive snowshoeing and Wildcat is usually real good for late spring lift served skiing too:

http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_article.php?article_id=838&mode=rss

post #7 of 7

I'd say in the third week of March you're just as likely to have good skiing at the bigger resorts as in any other part of the season.  In fact, if you wanted spring skiing, you might be too early for it.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Resorts, Conditions & Travel
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › Any eastern resorts good in late march?