Originally Posted by near nyquist
I am sure glad to ski in the spring when the conditions are usually great
Hopefully the masses wont figure this one out
If they did figure it out, resorts would stay open longer instead of closing at near-peak snowpack as is commonly the case in the West.
Think about it. Imagine the empty slopes and great corn harvests of Spring, just pushed out to the end of April or beginning of May instead of the very beginning of April.
Imagine that month spent at the beginning of the season skiing WROD waiting for the good stuff to open shifted to a month of 100% open terrain.
What is frustrating about Wolf Creek's April 6th closing is at Wolf's elevation, the first week of April isn't even reliably Spring. More often it is transitional Winter-Spring conditions where you get plenty of rock solid frozen days instead of reliable corn. I love Spring skiing, and I don't get to see too much of it when Wolf closes long before the snow starts to melt off. Some years they open weekends after the season, but they are installing lifts and seem pretty resolute that the April 6 date is a firm one...