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What's left in the East?

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Today is scheduled closing day for several of the Eastern resorts.  Since I've missed the last 2 weeks of awesome spring skiing due to schedule/family activities, I'm just wondering what's left that would be worth taking a trip from NC to visit.  It's one thing to hop to someplace that has limited skiing if you live close, but another thing entirely to need to travel and plan a trip!  What's left that's worth traveling for??

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Originally Posted by hobbes429 View Post
 

Today is scheduled closing day for several of the Eastern resorts.  Since I've missed the last 2 weeks of awesome spring skiing due to schedule/family activities, I'm just wondering what's left that would be worth taking a trip from NC to visit.  It's one thing to hop to someplace that has limited skiing if you live close, but another thing entirely to need to travel and plan a trip!  What's left that's worth traveling for??


Have you noticed this recent thread?  Might ask there.  Flight to Denver might make the most sense. :)

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/133929/top-3-spring-skiing-mountains-in-new-england

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Here's an article from OnTheSnow.com from April 1st about resorts staying open longer than usual in the east. 

http://www.onthesnow.com/news/a/595126/infographic--resorts-remaining-open-in-the-northeast---midwest

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Best bets would be Killington or probably the Loaf. It looks liek a cold and snowy week this week. I wouldn't expect limited terrain due to snow, but maybe due to closing lifts from lack of business.

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Both Killington & Sugarbush skied well this past week. K will have the gondola & Superstar chair running while Sugarbush will have Super Bravo & Heavens Gate chairs running. If I had to pick one or the other it would be Sugarbush but that might be because I ski K quite a bit more than Sugarbush. Sounds as if weather may be a factor this week. With the exception of Fri. it was bluebird all of last week.

 

edit: the lifts mentioned at both areas are scheduled to run everyday until the 26th. After that Sugarbush will close weekdays & only open for one additional weekend after that (conditions permitting). After the 26th K will only be running the Superstar chair daily until May 3rd. After May 3 K will only run the Superstar chair Fri.-Sun. for as long as the snow lasts (hopefully June).


Edited by steamboat1 - 4/19/15 at 1:42pm
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Looks like rain/showers are in the forecast most of the week for New England ... figures!

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Looks like rain/showers are in the forecast most of the week for New England ... figures!

Chance of snow at elevation but regardless doesn't sound like sunny spring days at all this week. Can't always trust the weatherman though, you'd miss a lot of great days listening to them. Personally I plan on being at K later next week into the weekend. It's only a 5 hr. drive for me.

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I think the past ten days were the prime cut of spring this year in northern New England. Saddleback (now closed) still had excellent cover yesterday, but nevertheless a lot more shrubberies sticking out than the previous weekend. I will be keeping my eye on the precip this week. If it stays cold enough up high the Loaf could be good next weekend. If Sunday River is running it will be on man-made base, because all the natural snow is gone below about 2000'. I certainly wouldn't count on anything this time of year.
post #9 of 12
Killington will be down to just Superstar pretty soon, but that will be going for a while. I wouldn't lap it exclusively in midwinter but it is a fun time in the spring. I will probably go back one more time.
post #10 of 12

Hobbes,

 

I was at Cannon in NH yesterday, which was their last day, and it was really good. Qcanoe summed it up pretty well. The last 2 weeks were our spring and most areas are shutting down this past weekend or today which is a Mass. holiday  (Boston Marathon day, hopefully no incidents this year). There will be a handfull of mtn's still operating, but its coming to a close real soon. I would suggest Jay Peak or Sugarloaf as your best choices due to how far north they are. The major factor will be the weather this week. If it rains all week and the northern mtn's get rain, then not worth coming up. If Jay or Sugarloaf get snow, then you might get some really good skiing this weekend. It will be mostly limited to on trail skiing, as most of the woods have melted out by now.

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Hobbes,

 

 It will be mostly limited to on trail skiing, as most of the woods have melted out by now.

 

Just to make sure I give my home mountain full credit for its awesome snowpack this year, the glades I went into at Saddleback yesterday day were still pretty decent. The mountain was 100% open.

 

Much as I love tree skiing, after a long, dark, cold, winter I found myself gravitating, on the last two weekends, to the open trails, just because of the long-lost sun to be found there. Also the snow in the woods is pretty dirty, and fallen branches and stuff are starting to surface as the base melts, even though there is still plenty of base depth in most places.

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Went to Jay Peak thursday the 16th and it was still amazingly good in glades! In fact, I saw less rocks in the glades than patches on the slopes... 

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